St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

1,545 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the classic.
It looks just like it should. Pale yellow, cloudy and a pure white head.
The smell come across much sweeter than the taste. Lots of lemon, banana and orange in the smell.
The taste is a much more tart than the smell lets on to. The clove/banana taste is there in the finish.
There is a silky wheat feel to go along with lots of carbonation.
A great beer, I will surely get this one again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

*Corked from a pint 9.6 fl oz bomber and poured into a standard pint glass*

A- Dark orange and hazy. Very carbonated. A nice head formed, but quickly died.

S- Overall spicy notes with an orange nose as well.

*First taste was of orangey, spicy (not hot spice) notes. Carbonation was present on the tongue.
*Towards the bottom of the bottle (after it was swirled) had the same upfront flavors, but with a apple cider type taste. That apple tartness from the broken-up sediment was real present!

M- Light-Medium mouthfeel. Beer was extremely carbonated in the mouth. For the style, I actually thought it was a lot heavier on the drinkability than Hoegaarden.

*Overall, this was a A beer! I like that it is light enough on the ABV and thin enough on the mouthfeel to be an easy beer to drink. My only complaint is that for the style, the St. Bernardus was on the darker side of the witbiers. I think I remember liking Hoegaarden better since it is lighter and has a refreshing lemon character. The St. Bernardus Wit is a great beer with outstanding flavors that I would certainly warrant picking up if I ever saw it at the beer store again!

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A - Cloudy yellow gold with a large dense white head.

S - Lemon zest, bready malt, Belgian yeast, spicy hops.

T - Lemon, orange peel, banana, pepper and clove - everything I expect from a Wit. Bready malts provide a solid backbone. Slightly tart finish.

M - Extremely smooth and creamy. Light-medium body with high carbonation. Refreshing.

O - Definitely an above average witbier. Great blend of citrus and spicy flavors. I expected a bit more richness and depth, but it's still a highly drinkable and enjoyable beer.

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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