St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 01-06-2003

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#1,546
Reviews:
684
Ratings:
1,610
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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Photo of opieo
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNAle
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the can. Almost a hefe-like aroma, with just a touch of citrus and pineapple. Hazy orange-yellow. Tall, thick, white head recedes quickly to a thin cap, with some bubbly lacing. But, the taste... wow! Orange, pineapple, crisp and clean. Very slightly bitter in the middle. A touch of spice. Excellent refreshing finish. Superior to any American-brewed wit I have tried (which, to be fair, isn't that many).

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Photo of Gajo74
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excited to try this beer given my admiration for the brewery and the availability of 4 pack cans for $10.99 at Whole Foods!
Pours a hazy yellow straw color with an orange hue. Lightly visible carbonation and a modest frothy head that retains throughout as a thin film.
Aromas of bready malt, wheat, and sweetness emanating from both malt and banana scented fruity esters. A touch of coriander and orange peel round things off.
Taste consists of bread and wheat in tandem with orange zest and banana. These flavors are offset against a dry middle palate that is peppery and spicy and evocative of coriander. The finish is zesty and dry.
Medium bodied and with a nice crisp and moderate carbonation. The overall dryness of the palate and mouthfeel aid its supreme drinkability.
Quite possibly the best Witbier I’ve had yet. I loved its subtleness of flavors doesn’t overpower and it’s masterful balance of flavors, spice and dryness.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tinfang
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I can’t point to any particular outstanding feature but I like this wit a lot. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. Packaged as a 33cl can.

Light straw color with a thin palid head. Has glass appeal.
Malt, wheat, orange, spice, all perfectly calibrated.
Lively but not obtrusive carbonation.
I like this beer enough such that i always have a few on hand.

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Photo of MJ64
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pvibeer
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vidisad
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.75/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of puck1225
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it from draft into a small snifter. Cloudy light yellow color with a decent head and lacing. Fresh lemon smell and taste with a mild peppery spice. Light and refreshing beer!

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a lighter slightly amber more auburn colored ale with a small small head.
S- Sweet candied malt, orange peel, wheat and grain. The orange aroma is extremely present and the most notable aroma in the smell. Very juicy, ripe and aromatic. Smells like candy.
T- Lightly bitter, slightly sweet, slightly spiced, with a good representation of orange. Almost candied orange flavor. It's as if it has orange juice in it. Very pleasant. On top of that, it is extremely fresh.
F- Crisp, lively, juicy and fresh.
O- I'm not in love with the style but I certainly enjoy it on occasion. That particular occasion is summer. This beer is the perfect representation of what this style is all about. It is by far the best Belgian Wit I have ever had. If you enjoy Blue Moon's version, this beer is light years in front by quality.

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Photo of Jerid
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of quadmad
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KJC166
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahazabinadi
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knickfan3
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of the hefeweizen but it's a little different due to the adjuncts. Not bad. I recommend this if your in the mood for a different type of beer that you have not had before. For some reason tasting this beer brings back a fond memory of me dipping an opened crab leg into a butter, basil, & lemon sauce. This is slight notch above the hoegaarden. Cheers B- (80-84) score range

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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a classic witbier, light and airy, light citrus/lemon zest. Light golden, hazy and slightly fizzy. Light aroma of bread, taste kicks in with some citrus. Lingering tanginess....

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Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of K-Money
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent!

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Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,610 ratings