St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

1,557 Ratings
St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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

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Photo of JacobMutberg
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour is hazy pale yellow with bubbly white head. The nose is zesty and spicy, peppery and lemony zest, well balanced. The taste is the same, well integrated and balanced spice an zesty lemon juice. Body is airy, clean and crisp with solid carbonation.

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Photo of TheBeard89
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Serge
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy light gold, with a smallish white head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. The aroma is a delicately fragrant blend of sweet coriander, lemon zest and orange blossom, with some faint medicinal notes. Subtle lemon peel up front leads into some sweet and spicy coriander. A typically crisp witbier feel is balanced nicely against honeyed orange blossom notes in the mid-palate. The finish is redolent with sweet spice and lingers nicely.

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Photo of intoxabroad
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Polasiuss
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was a bit disappointed in this one. Very cloudy golden color, with huge head that took a while to dissipate. Aroma seems to be lacking a bit, and smells almost stale with hay and grass, some faint yeast. Good carbonation, with decent mouthfeel. Flavor follows rather dry, yeasty, and very little sweetness or spice on this one. I was expecting something mind blowing and felt that this was rather run of the mill. Maybe it's right on style, but I prefer a little additional sweetness in this style. Decent brew.

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Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Drypaint
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of RobTown
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Heminoolo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of blatantdream
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light hazy golden straw-colored. Head retention pronounced and whitish in color.

Aroma is moderately sweet with perfumy coriander/spices with a bit of zesty citrus reminiscent of cut oranges.

Malts have a honey-like sweetness with a slight citrus finish in the taste. Hop bitterness is low with notes of coriander and dried orange peel.

Medium-light body. Smooth and light creaminess leaving a nice effervescent character from the high carbonation.

Overall pretty good representation of the style. Could have more varied/complex spices and acidity to balance out the sweetness but does carry forth the proper characteristics of the style represented.

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Photo of smonice
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of ReeseMax3
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of yossarian14
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

maybe im missing something here BA, but this just doesnt blow my mind. it looks the part of a world class beer, huge foaming white head resting forever on top of a just slightly hazy very pale summery yellow body with lots of little bubbles rising eagerly to the surface. it also leaves beautiful patchy thick white lacing on the sides of my tulip as i drink this. its really pretty. the nose though does not match the looks, it smells faintly like lemon peel, but all i can really ascertain from the smell is a pretty standard belgian yeast, light and a little fruity. its a little stinky, like maybe mine isnt the freshest bottle, but still, it just doesnt smell all that great. the flavor is nice, its very very light. a nice wheat malt profile with some grassy notes plays against just a touch of bitter lemon and the doughy yeast. its in fine balance, but its not a very bold flavor, well made yes, but almost boring. the feel is fine, light in body, made heavier by the suds on top and the yeast sediment, and the carbonation is quite active and fizzy. overall a nice beer, but im not sure id score it quite as high as the masses have here.

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Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pilsner. Very pale color with a 2 1/2 finger head.

A light fruit, clove, and lemon smell.

The mouth feel was very pleasant- tangy and tart.

The finish was lemon and fruity. Refreshing.

Overall, a refreshing, zesty lemon taste. It's a beer for certain moods- not
a contemplative beer. More for a relaxing evening drink or a warm day.

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Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of JamieLynn81
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of bnes09
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with floating yeast flakes. Egg shell white head with ok retention and minimal lacing.

Aroma of orange and Belgium yeast, sweet and tart smelling at the same time.

Flavor is mildly sweet with refined cane sugar, fresh orange and baked bread. Hops are subtle and leafy. Descent balance with some coriander. Belgian yeast is present and adds a smoothness to the overall tone.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated, dry finish.

Descent wit. Holds up against many other examples of the style.

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Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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