St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier
BA SCORE
88.4%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 1,560 ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,398
Reviews:
667
Ratings:
1,560
Liked:
1,379
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
213
Trade:
1
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Photo of mollykats
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a weizen glass. Attempted a tentative pour, but still wound up with about half a glass of thick brilliant white foam. Hazy, slightly pale golden yellow in color, with the head settling into a nice white ring after a few moments. The aromas and flavors on this are huge. Lots of banana, coriander, clove, bready malt, yeast, and even a bit of bubblegum. A little alcohol warmth shows up at near room temperature. Although this is medium bodied, it has a very satisfying umami-like character. The finish is dry with a touch of peppery spice and a hint of astringence. This is without question a world-class witbier, as you'd expect from St. Bernardus.

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Photo of drmeto
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a cloudy bright golden with a big,fluffy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-lemon,clove,banana,leather,white bread,doughy,peach
T:
-orange,banana,clove,wheat,lemon
-light sourness
-finishes dry
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A good Witbier.Especially in warm weather.
I was missing the Coriander a bit here.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbstrange
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Yellow with a brownish tint and plenty hazy. There's a fingernail of off white covering a quarter of the top. I smell pale wheat, a restrained amount of coriander and a hint of lemon. I taste coriander which is quickly kept in line by the delicate pale wheat. The mouth is delicate, light, and refreshing.

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Photo of Trentt2
3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Mayhewbc
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of supergreatness
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Briggsy43
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houborg1
3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aufie
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thalador
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmartin
3.09/5  rDev -25.7%
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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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 88.4% out of 100 with 1,560 ratings
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