St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-06-2003

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Ratings:
1,551
Reviews:
664
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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Photo of Trentt2
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours very hazy and with a nice head. Some visible yeast sediment. The aroma is much like a hefe with lots of banana and clove. Some funk too. The taste is much more bitter than your usual Belgian wit and I could swear that there are some Brett notes. Some orange notes as well! Smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Botttle to mug, the appearance was a murky pale yellow color with a rocky white foamy head that slid off at a very slow pace. Some spotty lace ran around the glass fairly nice.
The aroma had a sweet Belgian yeasty to breadiness up front with an ample amount of coriander and then popping a little bit of banana esters to smooth it all out nicely. Light Belgian sugars and a touch of lemon.
The flavor leans subtly to the sweet side of the blend of the banana and Belgian breadiness with a nice touch of the coriander blending in nicely. Cool smooth sweet banana to breadiness strolling over my tongue nicely.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt appropriate. Somewhat creamy along my tongue, feels real nice as the spicy harshness seems to be quite contained.
Overall, pretty damn nice witbier that I know I would love to have again. Hard to argue with the Belgians about how this style is supposed to be.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 54V4G3
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mayhewbc
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of supergreatness
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Briggsy43
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houborg1
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aufie
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thalador
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmartin
3.09/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a 750ml bottle sourced from Belgium poured into Teku. While initially, I found the beer good, though not spectacularly so, a sour component to the flavor profile left a bad after taste and memory of the beer. The sourness was a taste of spoiled milk that I find disagreeable; though the beer was otherwise nice. I generally like good wheat beers with a little citrus, but not with a spoiled milk flavor.

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Photo of Darandos
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThomasB4
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of baklo
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy bright golden color. Fuzzy white head dissipates rather quickly leaving a ring of bubbly foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is a lovely bright blend of wheat and citrus, mild clove and spice.

Taste follows the nose with a bright array of citrus, wheat, clove, pepper and spice with some very mild bittering hops on the finish.

Feel is smooth and almost creamy. Full bodied for the style. Medium carbonation.

As witbiers go, this is probably the best one out there. A pure pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Momon
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

How have I never rated this before?!? Back in the day, like 07 or so, you could get 4 packs of this for 7 bucks. I went to town on it.

Pours bright yellow, hazy, white head: you know the drill. Smells lighter than I remember, with tame yeast and lemon with just the slightest hint of clove. A more rounded and wheatier aroma than most American iterations of the style, but still pretty tame for a Belgian-brewed Belgian wit.

Tastes delicate, but more complex. Dry, creamy wheat malt and yeast up front, a middle of dry cloves and tart lemon, and then a very quenching, lemony finish.

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,551 ratings.
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