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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,557
Reviews:
666
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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357
Gots:
211
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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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Photo of Islandrunner
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jodio
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derdtheterd
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This beer pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a large head. The aroma has lots of lemon - almost like a lemon chiffon cake, with black pepper, salt,scented soap. The flavor is very light,and almost tart with fresh lemon peel, clove, and coriander. The mouthfeel is very thin and light. Overall this is different than many American Witbier interpretations - lighter, almost tart at times. It is a very refreshing and tasty beer.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the "big bottle"---

Look--Everything you could want in a wit and more--big rocky head, cloudy/hazy gold color and persistent white lace throughout. Awe-inspiring

Smell--Spice (coriander mostly) citrus (orange/lemon) notes forward, with more yeast on the nose than many others of this style.

Taste--Perhaps the perfect balance of coriander spice, citrus sweet and tart, grain, and yeast notes. The spice and sweet are at the front, with the yeast and grain at the end. Remarkable complexity for what is often a simple style.

Mouthfeel--One of the most dry and crisp finishes I've ever had in a wit. The carbonation is fantastic and doesn't ever seem to fade. Eminently drinkable, never cloying. This is superb.

Overall--This is one of my favorite styles. I'm glad I finally found this one. It lived up to the billing.

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cknoch
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of JPNesker
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,557 ratings.
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