St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.16/5
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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:
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Added by Jason on 01-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,451
Reviews:
676
Ratings:
1,583
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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Photo of lic217
4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nerdboy19
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joflondon
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tried this one on a recent trip to Bruges.
Just outstanding.
Poured professionally from glass bottle into tulip glass by a very pretty Dutch speaking waitress in a little, locally populated cafe in the side streets of the medieval quarter of the city.
Two finger head, with a slight haze but not too much compared with other wit beers.
The smell was faint but coriander and maybe cumin.
Taste was extraordinary. Clean yet flavoursome. A real nice spice without being overwhelming, a bit of orange peel and bubblegum towards the end.
I can’t recommend this highly enough. One of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.
I drank alongside a Flanders style beef stew. Went together very well.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bump8628
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange body with a huge frothy white head produced with even the gentlest of pours. Excellent, pillowy retention and glass-coating lacing. Aromas are primarily fruity yeast ester, clove, coriander, banana mash, honey, and wheat. Flavors are doughy-sweet and fruity. More like a hefeweizen than other witbiers. Lively, light mouthfeel. Overall, lacks a certain complexity (at least given the price point)

81/100

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Photo of amstokesdb9
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from 11.2 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Best by date marked on label as '06 03 19'.
Cloudy, yellow body. One finger white head settles to thin cap. Some spotting of lacing.
Aroma of spice - coriander and black pepper. Bready, and citrus, wheat.
Taste of wheat, coriander spice, a spot of banana, citrus, bready malt. Slightly sweet.
Medium (appropriate) mouth feel.
A very tasty wit beer to pair with spicy food.

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Photo of hman43
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours very light yellow with a white head. There is moderate head retention.

Smell: It has a moderate spicy nose with pepper and coriander. There are also notes of wheat and orange.

Taste: It has quite a spicy lively flavor of citrus, orange, spices and wheat. There is some coriander with a very slight tart flavor.

Feel: It has a moderately white body that has a moderate dryness to it.

Overall, it is a lively and flavorful beer with plenty of spicy and citrus flavors.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 104401
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PolishHurricane
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

S: Straw/grassy notes, slight bread, pleastantly dank, acidic.
T: Lemon, definitely coriander (I ate cilantro just a few hours earlier), mild clove (if any), white bread or yeast, finishes off with a light long-lasting bitter at the end, if you tighten the palate.
F: Carbonation, nice carbonation, all the way to the tip of the tongue. Creamy, feels cloudy & thick.

Overall, really liked this beer. Was surprised. I wanted to give it higher taste ratings, but if anything it had less than what I wrote. Mouth feel was pretty great on this one, can't go with a 5 though, just doesn't have any "crisp" or anything defining, as it was mostly just thick with decent carbonation.

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Photo of eberesford
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours misty straw coloured with a whitish frothy head and good lacing. Aroma: cloves, bready, yeasty, banana. Flavour: Banana, cloves, honey. Mouth a little full for style, but still tasty ans approachable.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of REDAMI
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Hazy blond pour, thin white head.

S - Straw, dried grass, yeasty dough, slight spicy note.

T - White bread, honey malts, banana bread.

F - Creamy, with fine carbonation and a dry finish.

A very pleasant wit, not overpowered by esters. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of dandy14
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dkny55
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wmubroncos85
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! THIS is what a wit should taste like! Very delicate, creamy mouthfeel, and a great companion to a spicy dish.

LOVE!

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

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

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

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,583 ratings
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