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St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier
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4.16/5
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1,575 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:
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Added by Jason on 01-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,431
Reviews:
672
Ratings:
1,575
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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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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Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that quickly fizzles out. Smells of spice and citrus. Can smell a bit of the Belgian yeast.
Taste is spice up front. Some lemon zest, banana, clove, and all that good stuff. Medium body and high carbonation.
Can't say I've had a better Belgian witbier. This is really good.

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A: Pours a hazy yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Spices up front with some peppery notes followed by slightly musty and sweet bread aromas. The finish has a slight tartness to it as well.

T: Light spices notes at first followed by a surprisingly tart fruit flavor with some funky and barnyard aspects to it. The finish is dry and lightly bready.

M: Light body with highish carbonation, this beer is nice and dry, making it really drinkable.

O: A pretty witbier, overall, that's also very unique. It's almost more like a saison or some Belgian pale ales than a witbier. Still, it's enjoyable.

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,575 ratings
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