Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Ranked #5
Ranked #4,349
4.15 | pDev: 10.84%
Sunday at 05:30 AM
Jan 06, 2003
Notes: St.Bernardus Wit is a traditional unfiltered Belgian wheat beer. It was developed in collaboration with Pierre Celis, the legendary master brewer who was the driver of the resurgence of white beer in the 1960s.
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Rated: 4.11 by not2quick from Missouri

Sunday at 05:30 AM
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

May 12, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy yellow, big white head, excellent retention, spotty lace
Aromas of pasta water, coriander, orange, herbs, slight spice
Cream of wheat, orange, coriander, light spice, slightly tart
Light bodied but fluffy, well carbonated
Not that big on Wits, but this is a good one
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by Chris_lfc1966 from Illinois

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by chippo33 from Vermont

Mar 03, 2023
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Lightly hazed gold (SRM 5-7), with a big, white, fluffy head that holds 2” briefly, before slowly melting over the next five minutes. Delicate Belgian lace coats the glass while fine columns of carbonation lazily float upwards.

The aroma has a pleasantly mild wheat backbone. Modest spicy yeast dances with light coriander, kicking up some dust in its wake.

Wheat bread and a mild sensation of overripe banana gives way to coriander. The coriander is mild, yet much more present than the aroma had suggested. The finish is faint and lingering. Warmth reveals unmistakable lime flavors, and generally brings significant improvements to the experience. The bitterness and sweetness are both mild and balanced.

It has a creamy, full body, with a soft Jersey cotton texture. Carbonation is modest, while the alcohol is as expected. It has a dryness front to back.

This is another great Summer beer, which I am enjoying out back while reading and watching the deer graze. Mild August days are made for beers like this one.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Holbycomp from Maine

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look: straw-colored and hazy. Nice two finger head.

Aroma: pleasantly bready with traces of lemon.

Taste: Creamy wheat flavor, again detecting lemon (and kind of want to add more) Just a hint of good quality funk. Very easy to drink.

Feel: Light and creamy. Some fine effervescence.

Outstanding exhibit of the style.
Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 330mL bottle into a SP lambic glass. pours a foggy, dull yellow with a fluffy but soapy white foam head. lots and lots of citrusy orange, limes and lemons on the nose. a hint of pepper. wonderful. taste is more balanced between the orange and lemon and peppery spice with a wheat-dry finish. full mouthfeel with a high level of carbonation, which is crazy that this still maintains the fullness it does. really, really excellent wit bier.
Dec 28, 2022
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Rated by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Decent but not a fan of the style for some reason. Although this is the best wit beer iv had so far.
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Beecham from California

Nov 16, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Nov 14, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Sabatinis in Exeter pa late this afternoon.

Looks outstanding in the glass. Thick hazy dull yellow body with a decent off white head. This shrinks to a ring and covering, thick rings of lacing.

Aroma is a little soapy.

On tasting, smooth, slightly sweet, grainy, with that light soapy taste.

Mouth full, finish soapy water.

Overall, not sure what to make of this one. A well respected beer, well respected bar, not sure where the soap is coming from.
Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by te99912_123 from Switzerland

Oct 27, 2022
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Rated by FeelsBadJuju

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Although I'm not a fan of Witbiers I had to give this a try since it's from St Bernardus. Solid but took me nearly an hour to finish it.
Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4 by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

Sep 02, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the best Wits on the market.
It doesn't get much better than this.
Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by eluvah from New York

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

May 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bought at Liquor Shed for ~$9 the 4pack. Best before December 1st 2023.

It pours a lemonade colour with a huge billowy head of foam. Good lacing.

Smells of coriander, light cloves, some pepper, mild sweetness, no bitterness.

Coriander, cloves, pepper, pleasant fruitiness...orange, sweetish, no bitterness. Yummy.

Good mouthfeel, very easy drinking. Excellent.
Apr 25, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by clm9 from North Carolina

Apr 20, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by thehermgod

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: Very yellow - goldish pour with a bit of haze. Light foam, about less than a fingers length.
Smell: wheat, with a good fruit smell to it - that of apricot, maybe even slight orange.
Taste: Definitely tasting apricots, slight orange, wheat, light spice at the end, definitely resembles bubble gum in the end.
Feel: Light carbonation, light to medium bodied - slight sweetness to the drink.
Overall: Definitely a good drink! Will end up buying again in the near future.
Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 3.22 by dubadw from Switzerland

Feb 15, 2022
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Probably one of the best Belgian wheat beers out there love that perfect malty Cyprus and a bit of sweetness at the and perfect beer for Ivan Brew beer garden! Cheers!!
Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
1/28/22 Very pale thin white head, just a cap, a little lacy; I smell nada; flavor is so so; Good mouthfeel; a not bad session beer but I prefer a more robust flavor. This beer is highly rated, but for me it's not nearly as good as some of their others, Christmas Ale for example.

The can says 5.0% ABV. BA says 5.5%.
Jan 28, 2022
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Rated by bmaslakov from Russian Federation

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I found this one a bit boring. Tastes lemon and apple, smells citrus. Looks cloudy straw.
Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Tenebris

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
It's not exactly Belgian wit weather (just barely above freezing in my neck of the woods), but I couldn't resist these squatty little cans sitting on the shelf. Of course, I get the things home and see that they're cans in the standard Bernardus 11.2 ounce format. I was guessing 8 oz. max just looking at 'em. Oh well. Not complaining. More beer for me.

There is some ink stamped to the bottom of the can, but I'll be damned if I can determine what the shit it means.

Anyway, this pours with a solid two fingers of head floating over a slightly cloudy pale straw body. Carbonation is incredibly active with a steady procession of bubbles floating northward. Beautiful webs of sticky lacing form as the head recedes. Smells a little light to my sniffer; grainy with mild banana taffy notes. Maybe a little light citrus around the margins. Yeah; oranges for sure. Lemony too. Smells nice, everything's just a little muted. Taste amps up the banana notes up front, but the citrus really takes over on the back end. Finishes smooth and perhaps a touch salty(?). Maybe I'm just losing my marbles. Super soft mouthfeel lends itself to chugging which I might be inclined to do were it warmer. This is a really nice, well-made beer that is far more nuanced and subtle than most of the stuff I've seen and/or been drinking of late. Super cheap, too, by today's standards so there's going to be a lot more of this filling up my beer fridge in the future.
Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I bought a mixed pack Belgium beers from this brewery and enjoying every bottle so far .
330ml bottle at 5.5%.
Poured a 1 to 2 finger head into glass hazy color leaving a lace as you drink it.
Very enjoyable wheat beer good taste very well done .
Overall a very good quality beer.
Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 4.57 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
11.2 oz can with an 8/1/2023 BB date stamped on the bottom.
Appearance. Hazy straw colored body with a rather weak head.
Aroma. Typical for style îf slightly cleaner and with a bit less banana.
The flavor follows, and sets a fine standard for the style.
Nov 16, 2021
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