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St. Bernardus Witbier | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 01-06-2003

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought one glass bottle from local grocery store. The price tag on all St. Bernardus beers are six dollars a pop at the store, but that does not keep me from buying them! This is a fairly light beer with a pleasant smell of wheat, lemons, and maybe some citrus mixed in. Goes down really smooth. Overall this is a beer I can drink everyday of the week.

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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wileycount
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tumbler...bottle marked "31 12 06" on the back.

golden straw color, fairly opaque, murky without particles... not quite white but very inviting...loads of carbon flowing up but a very thin frothy head that fades fairly quickly, but remains as a thin trace throughout. lace on the top, but doesn't stick. faint apples on the nose, a bit of that classic wheat smell...mmmm very fruity flavor, apple cider like even, but not tangy or spicy. reminiscent of...a syrupy fruit candy? at first just a crispness, frothy feeling...then comes around and coats the tongue with a richness you don't expect for a wit but always expect from bernardus...tingly all around, with that very round, surrounding flavor coming back from behind (think a ball of bubbles surrounded by a by warm, smooth syrupy fruitiness). Unfortunately, the flavor seems to thin out a bit, so drink quick. alchohol not really present at all...superbly easy to drink.

tip top enjoyable, quite refreshing yet still flavorful...highly recommended

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.88/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Thick mouthfeel, creamy. Lemon tartness, bitter orange zest, and some corriander. Compared to similar beers it seems to be lacking in spice. Finished with a funky, chalky, dry yeast flavor. Undesirable aftertaste. There are better witbiers out there that cost significantly less. I won't be buying this one again.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I expected better from St. Bernardus and Pierre Celis, really.

A - probably too dark to be a true "Wit." The beer looks like a less-carbonated hefeweizen. It's light-medium brown, cloudy, and with a minimal amount of frothy head.

S - very nice. Honey, candy, spices. This smells like a Persian pastry or perhaps an Indian dessert.

T - Honey. Sweet, creamy, definitely more candy-like than most wits, and not at all tart. Perhaps this would be different if I had put a slice of lemon or orange in the glass, but it's quite sweet and almost dessert-like by itself.

M - creamy. Luxurious. I don't know what yeast they use, but the combination of that strain as well as what I assume is a judicious amount of rolled oats makes this the most milk-shaky low gravity beer I can think of. Velvety. Very nice.

D - I would liken this beer's drinkability to chocolate milk. It's sweet and thick, but somehow you still want to down it.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of possum652
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up this Wit in the 750ml corked bottle. I slowly poured this into a beer glass. Lots of head. Even with the slow pour, still wound up with 40% head. I set the bottle down and head was still comming out the bottle slowly in a 2 inch thick tower! Upon initial smell, it was very yeasty and sour with slight hints of lemon, orange and corriander. The flavor was outstanding. Wit and Hefewiesen are my favorite types of beer and this one is an award winner. It might have been my imagination but in tasting I got a hint of the minerals from the artisian water they use. The main taste is crisp lemony wit. I finished the bottle in no time. I now must try all the other offerings from St Bernardus!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crispy fresh and wheaty wit

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,567 ratings
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