St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier
BA SCORE
4.16/5
1,566 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:
#1,399
Reviews:
668
Ratings:
1,566
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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359
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Hazy pale gold color with a 3-finger white bubbly, fizzy head. Pretty good retention, but not really any lacing. Doesn't have the huge creamy head that I was expecting.

S – Grainy and yeasty with aromas of coriander, pepper, lemon zest, and tangy yogurt with maybe a touch of banana.

T – Starts off sweet with grainy wheat, lemongrass, coriander, and a little bit of banana and finishes with an orange, lemon, and yogurt tartness.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and a slightly spicy, slightly tart, and dry finish. Citrus and yogurt sweetness and tartness linger along with yeast spiciness.

O – This is a nice witbier that is different than most witbiers that I’ve had. The usual banana, clove, and bubblegum flavors are dialed down a bit and the yogurt-like tanginess is dialed up. I should’ve known better – Belgian beers never fit the mold. The bottom line is that this is a really tasty, drinkable, and refreshing beer that is well-suited for the hot summer months.

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,566 ratings
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