Backsteen Winkel
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #758
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,043
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.55%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
From:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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andypeters1971 from Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

smooth as a mountains stream. Listed as a saison but doesn't have any of the bitterness sometimes associated with a saison and instead is very smooth. Does not live up to its pilsner color and for some that's a good thing

Jan 21, 2020
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JackRWatkins from Alabama

3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

St. Bernardus Backsteen Winkel

A: pours a hazy gold with a smooth, creamy two finger head
S: has an earthy minerality to it right off, with some pleasant ester notes, no pepper, no hop presence and no spice
T: more of a Belgian pale ale right off, a very soft delicate flavor, with very prominent wheat notes, and some subtle herbs and citrus.
M: nowhere near dry enough to be a saison, medium body
O: this beer is successful as a Belgian Pale Ale, but it is not a saison. With that in mind it is far better than extra 4.

Jan 26, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, yellow body with good head and lace patches. The aroma is hearty with yeast and fruit notes with some minor funk. The body is full and filling thanks to a strong yeast presence with hints of candi sugar and fruity sweetness (not quite tropical) with a clean finish although a touch of funk adds a little kick to the beer.

Sep 06, 2017
Backsteen Winkel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings