St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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
Ratings:
1,557
Reviews:
666
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
356
Gots:
211
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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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.

Taste-
*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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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into wheat glass.

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light yellow, straw-colored body with a good, two-finger head; white and clinging to the glass.

Sweet cloves and spice; banana and orange notes in the aroma.

Taste is delightfully fruity with a soft bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel comes across soft and velvety; carbonation caressing the tongue. Clean and crisp finish with a bright sparkle of sweet and sour.

An exceptional little wit beer. Lots of character and a real delight to drink.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours a pale yellow cloudy color forming a huge white aired head. Medium retention and many nice lacings left

S: Great spicy smell. Coriander and orange zest giving the tone. Clove. Wheat and Belgian yeasts. Vanilla

T: Follows the nose. Such a damn good spicy, and at the same time, delicate and soft taste. Coriander is a must giving a nice refreshing mouth sensation. Despite the vanilla smell, it has a neutral to dry taste. A bit acid. Bitterness is also very mild

M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Spicy aftertaste

O: Delicious Belgian Wit. Saint Bernardus quality. Mandatory

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