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St. Cloud Belgian White | World Brews

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2.67/5
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71 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by largadeer on 06-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,145
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
71
pDev:
25.84%
Bros Score:
2.75
 
 
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Tschnab
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- looks like your typical wit, clody yellow with a big white head.

S- smells typical as well. Light orange citrus with lemon peel and coriander, as well as wheat and dough.

T- the taste is light and crisp, slightly sweet and slightly bitter, a well balanced summer beer.

O- people are being pretty harsh with this one but I'd say it's at least average.

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Photo of Billolick
3.41/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, no freshness info, purchased for $5.99/sixpack @ Whole Foods

Suprised by the crushingly low scores for this one. Maybe this years batch is a major up grade from what people sampled last year.

Has the look of a typical wit beer, with decent retention on the off white tiny bubble head.

Some light spice in the nose, nothing remarkable.

Moderate spice, pepper most notable, quite dry in the finish. Ehh, this is a near the middle of the road wit, nothing too exciting, but it work fine on a warm summers day as a refreshing quaffer, which is not that bad of a thing to be relagated to. Bring on some salads, bread and cheese and this a low cost addition to a decent summer's meal.

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Photo of TexasZach
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of mattyrubes
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of jktedder12
2.33/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a hazy orange/yellow color with a quarter inch foamy head. Slight lacing. Fruity aroma detectable. Taste and mouthfeel are not bad, medium body, hops detectable, wheat flavor, but not exactly what I'd consider to be belgian. Overall a decent attempt. Probably wouldn't have another though.

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Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.09/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear yellow pour. Fail. Almost nothing makes up the aroma. Coriander and faint grain.

Taste, not supposed to be this bitter. No delicate flowery touch, no good yeast esters, no banana, no fruit strip gum, whatthedillio? Did they just replace some genny light or something with this label? Tastes like if shocktop made a light beer.

I dunno who talked Whole Foods into this deal, its reminiscient of the Indian Wells contract. Avoid.

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Photo of boudreaux
4/5  rDev +49.8%

Photo of darkAmber
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.58/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazed, orange-golden body with a thin, trifling, white head.

Smell: A phoned in, meager scent of wheat malt, spice, and citrus, but it's just a bit uninspired, maybe even a notch below an aged bottle of Blue Moon.

Taste: Sweetish malted wheat layered with some basic table sugar, small hints of bitter orange and spice. Drying, crisp finish. A beer that's simply weak flavored throughout its entirety and gone from the palate in a flash.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation providing ample tingle across the tongue like club soda.

Overall: Woefully bland, I was expecting a bit more from Whole Foods. Like the cloud in its name, it's just a fluffy, forgettable nothing.

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Photo of morebeergood
2.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was a random six pack purchase at Whole Foods, merely because I had not seen this before and it was super cheap. Poured into a tulip glass. I gotta admit, it's a good looking beer at least. Nice bright sunrise orange body, with a perfect white head atop the glass. The smell really had no major redeeming aromas to note, with a slight hint of orange if you try hard enough. Flavor was not very engaging. It was mostly bland citrus and some spice. The worst part about this beer was the mouthfeel. It gives off a very soapy aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Not a very pleasant finish to this brew. It's a low budget beer, so I wasn't expecting a lot, and I got what I paid for. Now I have 5 left in my fridge though, ugh. Use it for cooking I think.

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Photo of mralphabet
2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into Samuel Adams Pint glass

A: Pours golden pale yellow.. with a little haze, finger and a half of head that settles to a nice layer and ring. Visible carbonation from start to finish... Good lacing.. very soapy looking. Very nice looking beer.

S: I'm getting wheat up front with citrus mixed in.. Lemon and orange peel... Just a tiny hint of colander.

T: Kind of like the smell... Wheat malt upfront.... little spice and lemon mid palate... finish is a little yeast and straight up orange flavors.

M: Very light bodied, kind of watered down... a little sharp carbonation at the start, but settles down as it warms up.

O: Very easy to drink..I'd put the ABV around 5%. It is very refreshing and not bad, but it is not very exciting.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up from the bargain singles lot at Whole Foods in Los Altos, CA.

Pours a bright golden colour, with a suitable haze and pleasant chunks of sediment. Head is firm and creamy, with a nice lace sheeting to it. Body is light, and there's minimal carbonation, but both those things are pretty good examples of the style. Looks good.

Hahaha. Sorry, can't help but laugh, because the nose reeks almost exactly of toilet sanitiser, the pink and blue blocks you get in a men's urinal. It's fresh and cleansing in a way, but also harsh and chemical. And it reminds you just perfectly of the aroma of urine that's never quite covered up by the smell of the cakes. Very little else to it. I don't know how to rate that.

Taste is, unfortunately, just bland and empty. Smooth entry, with a touch of wheatiness to it, but no spice, no bite, no crispness; almost no flavour. It just comes across and smooth, and extremely light, with very little to offer. Feel is not bad, and would be good if the beer were more flavoursome.

It's a shame in some ways. It's not a good witbier by any stretch of the imagination, but they have managed to get some characters right that are hard to do—the feel is light but quite creamy, the head is full but fine while the body reamins light and drinkable. But it's like they forgot to put any flavour in—it's more disappointing because I feel like they could have brewed a good witbier if they wanted to.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with a huge head of carbonation and some sediment, almost to excess. Large spoke-style lacing makes up for the lack of clarity.

Aroma nicely wheat-based, with a hint of orange/citrus.

Smooth in body, and sweet in taste. Mild hint of spice, with definite tones of orange peel in there. Overall, not bad, and quite drinkable, though lacking in complexity or character.

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Photo of DUBinMIA
3.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a sniffer from a bottle. Bright orange opaque color with lots of wheat haze. White ½ in head that turns into about 1/4in. little lace

Smell is malty with yeast and small citrus notes. You can get a real feel for the wheat malt for sure. No noticeable hop aroma.

Wheat malt is brought out in smooth fashion and gives a good thick smooth flavor. Some floral hop flavor is present towards the end as well as yeasty citrus like flavor… not bad

OK body with thick flavors and good carbonation for the style

Not bad by any means… worth a try but I think I will try to seek out another Belgian white to replace my past blue moon love that ended with a Coors takeover… 

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Photo of popery
1.86/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Decent looking wit. Nice yellow-orange body, good haze. Head dissipates too quickly. The aroma is musty grains, weak spices/wheat and simple sugariness. It lacks the complexity and rich, fresh grain flavors necessary to the style. Taste starts sweet, picks up a touch of spice and finishes with that terrible macro sweetness. Some yeast flavor tries to dry things out in the finish, but it’s overwhelmed. Mouthfeel is fine. I’d compare it to Blue Moon, but it’s been a very long time since I drank one. On the other hand, this beer compares quite unfavorably to something like StB Wit. The cloying finish is unfortunate. I’m not a big fan of witbier, but I can appreciate a good one. This is very skippable.

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Photo of metter98
2.04/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are very light aromas of citrus and wheat in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, there are muted flavors of citrus and wheat in the taste. There are some hints of spices and yeast towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The yeast and spices adds a little bit of dryness to the finish, which seems unusual for the style.
O: The beer isn’t difficult to drink and has some hints of refreshing properties, but there’s nothing interesting about the taste that would make me want to try it again.

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Photo of Crossmd
1.55/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured 40 degrees Fahrenheit into a Sam Adams pint glass. $1.50 for a single 12oz.

Pours an almost completely clear light gold with a 1 finger head that dissipates within 30 seconds.

Nose is almost non existent, but is there with some yeasts and the slightest hint of coriander maybe?

Taste is surprisingly thin for what I was expecting of a wheat beer. Tastes like a weak adjunct lager. No hints of any wheat. I think I taste mostly corn. I would rather have a Coors Light than one of these.

It's really pretty hard to try and review this as the style it claims to be, as it doesn't even do that. Regardless though, as a beer of any kind, just generally unpleasant to drink. This will probably be a drainpour.

75.

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Photo of avaldivia
1.91/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. This will be a short review and will start with, I did not like this at all. The appearance is standard. It looked like most other Witbiers. Smell was okay. a bit of spice but nothing too noticeable to point out. Tasted like a watered down Blue Moon. Mouthfeel was light and crisp. Drain poured after having about 1/3 of glass. Not interesting enough to finish. Would not get again.

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Photo of largadeer
1.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks for this one, Will. Maybe.

Muddy straw gold with a quickly fading head, looks pretty standard. Smells decent, very citrusy with strong lemon notes, backed by orange peel, rising bread and raw grain. The palate is surprisingly awful, exhibiting a strong fruity sweetness followed by brash astringency, like over-steeped tea rather than hop bite. The astringency fades into a bland, thin wheaty finish that's oddly slick. Pretty bad stuff, one of the worst wits I can remember having.

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St. Cloud Belgian White from World Brews
Beer rating: 2.67 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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