Belgian-Style White Ale | Cathedral Square Brewery

49 Ratings
Belgian-Style White AleBelgian-Style White Ale

Brewed by:
Cathedral Square Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This traditional White Ale is faithful to the Belgian style with its light body, cloudy color and touch of spice. A complex, refreshing ale that’s perfect for any season.

Added by bort11 on 03-06-2010

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 19
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a large bottle, I dont know the oz because they dont list it. Poured it into a pint glass. It poured a very cloudy golden color. Appearance was not great. It produced a nice amount of white creamy head but retention was very poor. There was no lacing. The smell was dominated by yeast with a small amount of citrus. This beer was undercarbonated. It was very similar to a Hoegaarden, but it didnt have as much citrus zest. Good Beer, I would put it on par with Blue Moon. Not bad for a start up brewery.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of jar2574
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin head, yellow orange, cloudy appearance. Average carbonation. Very light smell, just a hint of spices, not enough there. Tastes along the lines of Hoegaarden but with lest spice and zest. Still, it's not a bad effort, just mediocre. It's mellow up front with the zip and spices coming at the tail end. Overall, the mouthfeel is average though due to too little zest. It's easy drinkin, except for some slight residue that hangs around on the tongue towards the end.

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Photo of wnh
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a turbid amber-ish orange, quite dark, with a frothy white head.

Aromas of bready malt, spicy funky yeast, citrus peel, brown sugar. Seems a bit dense and heavy. Continues into the palate, with more emphasis on the spice and funk. A little bit of funk in a wit usually works, but this is just a bit too much. And too much spice. The levels might work for a double wit, but not here. Bready malt and citrus show up toward the finish, lingering for a short while. There's a slight dusty cocoa note that halfway shows up as the beer warms.

Medium bodied, sprightly carbonated, off-dry, and quite soft. Not a bad beer, but not up to par.

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Photo of katan
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the bridge

a- pours a hazy golden color. Unfiltered. Lots of pearly white head.

s- some earthy wild notes, but overall subdued. No orangepeel or coriander.

t- starts off very dry, grainy. Lightly bitter. Finished with a husky note. Seems more like a saison.

m- light beer body, lots of carbonation feel. Finishes clean

d- easy drinking, but lightly filling. Abv appears manageable.

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Photo of DCon
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ The Jive and Wail Dueling Piano Bar in St. Louis, MO for $5. Tapped from the Cathedral Square Tap Handle into a 16oz Schlafly Pint Glass (no Cathedral Square glasses left?). Served with an orange but I left it on my napkin for later to enjoy after the beer.

Aroma- Has a light aroma with mostly light sweetness, wheat, and a bit of coriander. Once these popped out, I just wanted to start drinking. No use in going back to this aroma...

Appearance- Received with no head at all... The body was an orange color with a thick cloud. Leaves only suds behind.

Flavor- The flavor starts with a huge wheaty taste and a zesty character. Light citrus but definitely present. The orange was served on the glass to add this character I'm guessing (or the bartender didn't know what she was doing...). Finishes with a light hop bitterness but present.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, semi-refreshing, and this is it... Quite a bit heavy on the palate.

Overall Impression- A good wheaty brew but not the same as I've had in bottle... Tougher to drink and had a ton of weight to it. I wouldn't mind going back to this one but would much rather buy a bottle of this. Having it on-tap was much different...

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Photo of birchstick
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amberish, hazy orange with a one finger head. Smells of coriander, spice, and grassy hops. Tasted followed the nose. Nice coriander flavor with a little bit of spicy and herbal hop. Not bad - pretty decent belgian wit. Creamy mouthfeel with a decent body. Pretty good beer that is worth trying.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Goes slightly hazed, decent head retention & lacing, hazing pick up once bottom of bottle is poured

S: Faint wheat notes, white pepper, a whisper of phenols

T: Breadyness, white pepper & faint juicy fruit notes up front & pears. Dryness, more pears & a trace of peppery yeast once warm. Finishes fruity, slightly peppery & dry

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

Drinks easy, but not entirely true to the style. This in the lower echelons of Wit beers. I guess I'm glad I go to try it, maybe not...

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Photo of brownbeer
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty dark and muddy for the style, almost a brownish orange. Bready malt, orange, and gingery spice aroma. The taste starts out ok, with dry spices and light citrus, but as the bottle goes on it turns pretty dirty. Quick, dry finish. First impressions were good, as it went on it kind of made me want to pour it down the kitchen sink.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad looking at all, tan and slightly hazy with a pretty decent head and some thick chunks of lacing.

Smells quite nice. Floral aromas come through first, followed by a nice yeasty smell and a lovely spiciness.

Taste is good but not great. A bit dry. Cloves, spices, floral and wheat come to mind.

Feel is pretty light, well carbonated and pretty refreshing.

Overall it's ok but not great. Certainly it's an easy summer drinker, even if not an outstanding brew.

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Photo of phantomanboy
3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Belgian-Style White Ale from Cathedral Square Brewery
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