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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #12
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,640
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 8.58%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
169
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90
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Notes: St.Bernardus Tokyo Sounds familiar? You are quite right, because in 2012 we launched a one-off brew on the occasion of the opening of the first St.Bernardus-themed café in the Japanese capital. Eight years later, you can sample our St.Bernardus Tokyo again, albeit with a new recipe!

The young Belgian illustrator Jonas Devacht created the artwork for the can, which consists of an impression of Japanese nightlife in the iconic streets of Kanda district, where you can find ‘Brasserie St.Bernardus’.

St.Bernardus Tokyo is an unfiltered ale, which has been brewed with a large amount of wheat, holding the middle between a white beer and a saison. St.Bernardus Tokyo is an unfiltered, golden ale, topped off with an impressive white collar.
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(11.2 oz can, L0178 08:44 BCBCCLBR; purchased cold single from Pinocchio's... poured into a fat tulip)

L: fairly-hazy, amber-colored liquid with a highlight glow; tall, crackily, cottony, craggy foam builds on pour, slow recede... broken cap remains, as well as a broad, spattered, crescent ring of lace at the top

S: spiced, candied-fruit, floral shortbread cookie; coriander and candied fruit (fruit cake) double teaming heavy... unique bouquet; lightly soapy; fantastic intensity on the floral aromatics... perhaps a hint of medicinal alcohol accenting

T: very much Wit-centered wheat and yeast character, but with aggressive, exaggerated spicy pungency... underlying doughy, near malt-nectary foundation pops out a bit more upon second sip... definitely a soft-baked cookie note in the aftertaste, as the spice and baked fruit static frays and hums around the perimeter... the fruit character (exotic, near tropical) builds up, becoming dominant toward the end, but can't escape the cakey malt canvas

F: delicately chewy, foam-greased texture up front; horizontally cleaved aft, dry on the floor, pointillist-ic peppery tingle and warmth on the roof of the mouth... big gulps are begged for

O: dang, that's up there with the best, most dynamic Wit I've ever sampled; scoffed for a sec at the $6+ price, but it was worth it, oh boy (1761)

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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL can. Cloudy golden with a big white head. Smells of wheat, citrus, florals, and light banana yeast notes. Tastes of the yeast notes right up front. Banana and clove spice. Wheat. Light sweetness from some doughy malts. Medium light body. Dynamic profile for a wit. Good.

Feb 02, 2021
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Nass from Florida

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is a cloudy yellow. The taste is clove, coriander, white pepper, herbal, banana, orange peel, maybe some rice. All in all, this is a witbier with a lot of character. Cheers! A-

Dec 18, 2020
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, almost hazy, deep golden coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of doughy malt, grassy, citrus hops and estery fruit and spice, with notes of tangerine, green apple, banana and clove. Taste follows the nose, with an excellent balance of doughy malt, grassy, citrus hops and estery fruit and spice, with notes of tangerine, green apple, banana. clove, white pepper and just a hint of vanilla coming through in the aftertaste. Finishes with a light bitterness and some tangerine, green apple and vanilla lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

An excellent Witbier with quite an assertive flavor profile of fruity and quite spicy yeast esters, as well as some citrus. Although seeming a bit more bold than your average Witbier, with a little more ABV as well, it's still rather refreshing and easy-drinking, with very much of a summer vibe despite its winter release date. Overall, a very enjoyable Witbier that's a bit heavier on the spices, which may explain the winter release, with quite a well-balanced, expressive flavor profile.

Dec 13, 2020
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Beejay from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: light yellow in color with a white head.

S: coriander, licorice, and something else in there I can't pick out, but something spice like..

T: clove, a hint of licorice, perhaps light citrus or stone fruit.

M: medium light, and smooth with moderate to high carbonation, and a soft finish.

O: very enjoyable. I could see crushing a few of these in the porch.

Dec 12, 2020
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eric5bellies from Australia

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours the Classic Wit cloudy beige colour with a big White head. Awesome.
S - Plenty of spice and citrus aromas
T - Big coriander seed flavours and orange peel. The end is a bit sticky with bitter sweet.
M – Perfect. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
O – Well I never thought I would find a Wit better than Hoegaarden. Bit this is better and almost an imperial Wit if such a thing exists.

Dec 12, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Pale gold, pours with slight haze and a 3mm white head. (ps holds well).
S- It has some spice notes, and also a scent of wood/fresh cut timber.
T- The spice follows through here. That's followed by a form of fruity/woody note. I wish I could express it more clearly, it's quite distinct and something I have encountered in beers of this style before. Finally there is a wheat/Wit and hoppy-dry flourish into the finish.
F- It's 6.0% and fully feels that, it's got a decent solid feel to it and yet the bright taste keeps it refreshing.
O- It's lovely, I'd very happily drink this again.
330ml can decorated in a very attractive contemporary Japanese style incorporating much symbolism from Japanese culture including the maneki-neko (waving cat), lanterns and so on.
Bought from TremblingMadness/York/UK as part of a DIY mixed-case for home delivery to London. BB: 09/06/2021.

Nov 09, 2020
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HattedClassic from Virginia

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

The beer pours a nice whited head that dissipates fairly quickly while the beer itself is a slightly hazy yellow with a nice metallic hue to it. It looks like pretty nice for the style.

The smell is good and has a nice variety of spices to it. The main ones seem to be ginger, lemongrass, a sweet wheat, and a light banana Belgian yeast note. There also seems to be some lavender notes as well.

The taste is also good with a slightly different set of notes to it. The lavender is still there but there is a slight orange bitterness that wasn't in the smell. The ginger and lemongrass notes still come out but the lemongrass is a bit weaker though.

The feel is good. It has a light body with a smooth and refreshing feel to it.

Overall ,a pretty good and definitely unique witbier.

Oct 17, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Why does Tokyo get to have all the fun. Revamped and re-released, a Japanese inspired taste of St. Bernardus fame makes its way out of the famous city and straight to a palate near you.

Pouring with a fine silted haze upon a pastel yellow hue, Tokyo billows to the brim with cottony white zeal. A medley of tart citrus, light wine, grain and must rolls from the foam with hints of a peppery balance in tow. As the first sip ensues, the malt sweetness reveals a light and candied character reminiscent of sugar cookie and sourdough.

But as the racy ale washes the middle palate, the classic fruit and spice duality starts to play out vividly. Bold fruits of lemon, apple, white grape and pear come to mind before the spices of white pepper, lemongrass and a hint of clove balance the beer and then carry the late palate into a slightly bitter and grassy finish that highlights the beer's natural vinous tartness and arid dryness.

Medium light in body, the wheat provides a persistent mouthfeel with a creamy substrate while also finishing dry, crisp, peppery and highly refreshing. Caught somewhere between famed Farmhouse styles of Saison and Witbiers, the wheaten underpinnings suggest the vanilla and cream flavor of Witbier but its dry and spicy forward finish favors the Saison. A very brief aftertaste leaves the palate refreshed and rewarded at the same time.

Oct 13, 2020
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BubbleBobble from New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow, two-inch fluffy off white head with a strong retention, with a ton of visible carbonation. Nose is lemon, fresh cut grass, lavender, ginger; spice notes are secondary, but present - coriander, sage, pepper - along with a sweeter malts and cracked wheat. Flavor starts off on the sweeter end, almost ranging into peach or even berry before leveling off to fresh dough and a mild bitterness; spice notes kick up a bit on the end - coriander comes through the most - as does a hint of lemon. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. This was extremely enjoyable and I'll pick up more next time I come across it.

Oct 11, 2020
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MrOH from Malta

4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow, dense, thick white head, excellent retention and thick rings of lace
Spicy (ginger/pepper), herbal, and citrusy aroma.
Slightly tart, wheat, a little spicy, a bit citrusy.
Light bodied but full mouthfeel, appropriate carbonation
If more Wits were like this, I'd drink more of them.

Oct 11, 2020
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tide from California

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is golden color, hazy. The foam is medium fine, medium size. It smells refreshing, like peppermint, coriander flower, lemon peel. It’s lightly bitter, and a tiny tart. The beer is definitely a Belgian wit ale, shows strong character of Hoegaarden’s citrus pee and coriander spice. But this beer is not just that, it also have some Tripel Karmliet’s strong floral (jasmine, citrus flower and coriander flower), which boost the ester from yeast. The ester shows ripe pear, Fuji apple aromas. The ending of beer is bitter, apparently from hops but that’s a clear bitter ending. The wheat dough aroma shows some honeycomb character. The beer is floral and spicy, very complex. Its released in US as can this year, that’s handy. I love the fact the beer is such good quality but reasonable priced compared to local quality beers. The yeast and hops recalls some alcohol free IPA (weird weather) from Mikkeller (which is brewed by De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium), they show a very similar character, which shows some sweet yam aroma to me.

Sep 28, 2020
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misteil from Ireland

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: two finger rocky white head which great retention, beer is a hazy straw colour with a nice amount of fast moving carbonation going up the beer.

smell: aw man, this smells so good, such a big aroma, it’s gorgeous, for me vanilla is what jumps out the most, lot of orange and orange peel, some fudge, condensed milk, banana, brown sugar, awh it’s lovely, gosh i hope this tastes as good.

taste: yeah this is pretty great, so much vanilla, it tastes like a vanilla fudge wheat beer, there’s also the clove and the banana flavours, lot of orange, some lemon, there’s a big floral and herbal element to it that’s hard to pin down, some sarsaparilla maybe, no bitterness on the finish, banana and vanilla flavours linger on finish, but yeah this is great.

feel: medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, super drinkable while still being packed with flavour, really smooth, lovely.

overall: only having one can of this is distressing, an excellent beer, a unique beer, my kind of beer too, yeah i love this, more please

Sep 20, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Leyendo sobre BPMN. Pedazo wit se han marcado los de Watou. Sobresaliente en aroma, sabor y frescura, superintenso todo. Quizás se le pueda echar en falta un pelin más de cuerpo, pero tampoco es que resulte aguada en absoluto

Sep 02, 2020
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found this at the local Total Wine. Late summer seems like a good time to give this a go.
Nice fruit aroma mixed with the wheat and spice. Very pleasant and complex.
Smallish very white head that was a little fizzy in sound but held some density for a little bit. Cloudy hay body.
Subtle and complex, so common with the Belgian belgians. There is a lot going on in here. Nice fruit flavors but almost no sweetness with the balancing spiciness and dryness on the finish. Clean wheat flavors provide interesting platform for the other flavors.
Nicely carbonated with fullness but not excess. A little with tingly biting bubbles. Flavors linger long on the finish and brought on some by the dryness. With all the complexity and wheat and yeast is still drinks cleanly, somehow.
This is nice. Real nice.

Aug 29, 2020
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found this on a shelf and forgot to try it when it first came out. Past its 2013 best by date but its a Belgian so that shouldn't matter much if its only two years old.

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty and fruity Belgian aroma with big hints of dried fruit and caramel malt. Belgian yeast with some funk and hints of clove, coriander, and pepper. Wheat and pale malt with hints of straw, grains, caramel, biscuit, and cracker. Also some good hints of leather and bubblegum. Big mix of fruit esters with hints of banana, pear, apple, orange, lemon, and grapes. Also some dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, and plum. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. Also some subtle hints of earthy hops. A very good aroma that kind of reminds me of a Dubbel.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, fruity, and fairly sweet Belgian taste with big notes of dried fruits and sweet malt. Belgian yeast with some good notes of funk, clove, coriander, and pepper. Bready wheat and pale malt with notes of caramel, grains, straw, biscuit, cracker, and leather. Sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar and bubblegum. Fruit esters with some notes of banana, orange, lemon, apple, pear, and grapes. Dark fruit undertones with some notes of fig, raisin, and plum. Subtle earthy hop presence. A very good Belgian taste that is kind of like a cross between a Witbier and darker Belgian style.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, spicy, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: Another great Witbier from St. Bernardus. Good wheat and yeast notes with a nice presence of darker caramel notes. Very good with some age. Glad I found this before it vanished.

May 23, 2014
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1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange body with thick clouds, white head. I briefly saw tiny bubbles on the pour, bit they are gone now.

S: Somewhat faint, some citrus fruits and breadiness. Not much spice that's usual for this style, if any.

T: Disappointingly watery, but nice! Light, clean grains with touches of the fruits smelled. A somewhat harsh minerality is present as well, somehow not off-putting. Caramel aftertaste.

M: Crisp acidity, very effervescent, yet somehow soft.

O: It's OK. A new and commendable direction for the style, and one of the few with an ABV higher than 5%, but overall I'm not too choked up it was a one-time batch.

Nov 30, 2013
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

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

(Served in a teku)
Brewed Feb. 13/12
A- This beer has a hazy deep yellow body with a cobweb head that fades away but is supported by a sea of micro carbonation.

S- The delicate aroma of fresh rain ester and wheat dough has some classic dried citrus hints blended in the finish.

T- The slightly sweet club soda and soft wheat bread flavor has some nice citrus hints that turn more apricot in the aftertaste.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz that complements the finish taste of the beer

O- This beer is delicate with nice wit flavors of wheat, esters and citrus, making it a great session beer.

Apr 23, 2013
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle - $10.49 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a delicately hazed, pale honey-hued body with a tall, white crown of suds. Little bits of lace on the way down.

Smell: Soft wheat aroma, lightly bready with mild notes of sliced apples, banana, fresh-cut flowers, lemon zest, and spicy yeastiness. Razor thin sliver of perfumy alcohol.

Taste: Honey-brushed, bready wheat malt and pils. Big gulp of apple juice. Then, light, likable tastes of florals, bruised banana, citrus, and spicy, peppery phenols run together making up the bulk of the flavor present. Modestly musky yeastiness, particularly on the later pours picking up the lees at the bottom. Drying, wheat-laced, smooth-yet-sudsy finish with just the tiniest amount of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Is there even any citrus peel and spice in here? Sure doesn't seem like it. Not that I minded, as I found it to be an exceedingly drinkable, quaffable beer wheat ale.

Mar 17, 2013
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beergoot from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light gold body topped with a persistent, thick, chunky white head; lots of carbonation dancing through the body. Sweet-sour fruit-like aroma; citrus-y with lemon and nectarine notes. The taste is softly bread-y and sweet with hints of banana and light grain flavors (i.e., banana bread). The feel comes across soft, dry; overall light and smooth.

This is a nice, delicate yet complex tasting beer. Subtlety seems to be the best way to describe the overall character and feel of this beer. There is a superb balance throughout and does justice to the easy-going character of a wheat-styled beer. I hope this is available during the warmer months. I could enjoy this beer while reading some Bukowski poetry out on the back patio as a summer afternoon fades into a quiet evening...

Feb 27, 2013
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scruffwhor from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Semi-hazey copper and brass color mix. Just shy of two fingers of head. OK bubbling. Great lacing, nice and sticky.

Some chalky dry yet Spring-likefruit aromas. Toasted sweet crackers and a little roase petal and grass aromas.

Dry, gypsum palate. Fruity, nicely toasted malt bill. Very well balanced hop, yeast, and malt flavors. Crisp and refreshing snap to this palate. The hops keep the malts in a place that makes them just the right amount of sweetness. This is one of the most flavorful session wits in my opinion. What an awesome beer!! Highly reccommended.

Feb 24, 2013
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falloutsnow from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: Best by 08/24/2013
Glass: Tulip

An interesting take on the brewery's classic witbier recipe, focusing more on wheat malt and yeast-produced esters and phenols than fruit peels and spices. This is more of a Belgian take on a German hefeweizen than a witbier, and as I taste more of this, I'm reminded more of the former and less of the latter. Regardless of style, this was good, something I'd revisit again if it wasn't $13 per bottle.

Pours a tall, 3cm head of clean, white foam that is made up primarily of small bubbles. The small size of the bubbles renders the head quite dense-looking, very frothy. Retention of the foam is excellent, lasting many minutes in its decline to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer, present throughout the entire session. Lacing is good, substantial, arranged in interesting patterns across the insides of the glass. The body is an orange color, hazy from suspended sediment, about 50% opaque. Light brings out golden orange-yellow hues. Carbonation is visible up the center of the glass, strong and substantial.

Aroma of baked winter squash, toffee, wheat malt, with modest coriander, banana bread, and cloves. Somewhat reminiscent of a German hefeweizen, definitely not a pure, classic Belgian Wit.

Taste is significantly maltier than the "normal" Bernardus version, with some toffee, apple cider, bread, and baked butternut squash flavors quite evident. Front of palate detects yeast, baked squash, wheat malt, banana bread, coriander. Mid-palate is yeasty, baked winter squash, wheat malt, apple cider, coriander, cloves, and banana bread. Back of palate finds sligt bitterness, continued malt sweetness, bread, banana, coriander, and cloves. Aftertaste is sweet from wheat malt base, with yeast, banana bread, and clove being representative.

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium to medium-low caronbation, leading to a smooth, slightly foamy, mouthfeel. Closes fairly dry, with little residual stickiness across the palate.

Feb 10, 2013
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BlackBelt5112203 from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

L – Pale amber color with a 3.5-finger bubbly, frothy, white head. Really nice retention and some patchy lacing. It has the slightest bit of haze and a good number of bubbles. After getting the bottom sediment in the glass, the beer is downright cloudy.

S – Grainy wheat malt, orange and lemon zest, and yeasty coriander and clove aromas. There may be the slightest hint of some bubblegum, as well.

T – It starts off sweet with grainy wheat malt and orange and lemon zest. Spicy and dry peppery and coriander yeast creeps in next, with a slightly tart citrusy taste bringing up the rear at the finish. There’s some earthy, almost herbal flavors reminiscent of tea that appear at the finish, as well.

S – Medium-bodied with great carbonation, a smooth and creamy yet crisp mouthfeel, and a slightly tart and dry finish. Citrusy tartness and yeasty dryness lingers on the tongue for a bit.

O – This is a good example of a witbier. It smells and tastes good, has a great mouthfeel, and is very drinkable and refreshing. I may prefer their original Witbier (even if my rating doesn’t reflect it), but they’re both really tasty beers.

Feb 08, 2013
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Kraftwork in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind.

Slightly zesty aroma that's dominated by bready yeast and banana character.  There's some pepper, coriander and clove but the bubblegum, banana and bread notes overpower things a bit.  Decent citrus presence with lemon juice/rind but I wish it was a bit more prominent.  

Full bodied and more complex than expected.  Strong zesty spice presence up front with lots of ginger, pepper and coriander flavor.  This is countered by bready yeast, bubblegum and banana flavors.  Citrus acidity in the finish with strong lemon juice and lemon zest flavor.  Dry, slightly tart finish.  Very nicely balanced, refreshing and extremely quaffable.  Spice presence is really nice providing lots of zest to balance the yeast and citrus.  Seems like there's a strong ginger character but it's probably just coriander. Really crisp and refreshing and complimented nicely by the citrus acid. Bready yeast adds fullness to the body and banana flavors round things out.  Really nice example of the style.

Feb 01, 2013
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thagr81us from South Carolina

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

Served from bottle into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice (proper!). Poured yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, earth, fruit, bread, banana, and subtle bubblegum. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, spice, wheat, earth, bread, and bubblegum. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really enjoyed the drinkability of this brew due to it being light in flavor and light on the palate. It was rather refreshing and the hint of bubblegum on the followthrough was very interesting and inviting for each additional sip. I have yet to have anything bad by this brewery and based on past experiences, I doubt I ever will.

Jan 15, 2013
Tokyo from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 169 ratings