St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

1,538 Ratings
St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Odor: Pepper and cloves.

Pour: light Milky orange, Unfiltered, Decent head, Laces the glass well. Served in a chalis

Taste: Dry Pepper. Can taste faint citrus that changes into a heavy yeast aftertaste. Most Witbeirs have a sweeter citrus taste, this does not. Rather than the pulp of citrus fruits this tastes like the peel. Not a bad thing, but different from most witbeirs I have had. Light carbination with a very dry finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy opaque golden with a white head.

S: Nice orange-forward fruitiness over nutmeg, cloves and cardamom undertones.

T: Tart lemon, orange, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. Typical flavors of a Witbier: akin to a saison, but more fruity and less spicy.

M: Saison-like mouthfeel, somewhat harsh and light bodied.

O: Definitely recommended. One of my favorites from the brewery, typical of the style, but delicious.

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, sunny peach color capped by a slender creamy white head. Aromas of cracked wheat, fresh oranges, creamy vanilla sweetness, light on the spice, with some smooth, well-integrated coriander. Citrusy, lightly spiced flavor with a notable wheat-y twang, a touch of clove, and some yeast. Dry, textured mouthfeel, with a slight lingering tanginess that makes for a refreshing, easy-drinking wit. A well-crafted wit from St. Bernardus, which comes as no surprise.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.79):
Cloudy golden yellow with a huge, foamy white head that seems to get bigger as it settles and opens up. Retention is great & there is nice lacing too.

Fruity with some wheat and yeast coming through. Lots of citrus and some coriander too. Very slightly sour and with some orange as well.

Wheat & some light wheat and coriander with light citrus and lemon. The beer is quite sweet and fruity with a pleasant taste that is very much what I'd been expecting from this one.

Smooth and light medium bodied without seeming thin or watery. There was strong carbonation to give the beer a lively and quite refreshing feel.

A nice tasting beer, that smooth and very fruity with a good, refreshing finish. It went down very well and was exactly what I've come to expect from a good example of the style. Simple with a good balance but pulled off well.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,538 ratings.
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