Limburgse Witte | Brouwerij Cornelissen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Cornelissen
Belgium
brouwerijsintjozef.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gusler on 01-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
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9
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Photo of desint
2.61/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of eerdenk
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Everydayoff
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap served in a Limburgse Witte glass at Color Café, Bangkok.

L:
The showcase is hazy and pale yellow color. It comes with big velvety head that long-lastingly sits at the top while just only slowly sinks into white foamy layer. The lacing left on the glass-side is plenty and refined with many patches and spots here and there.

S:
Bubblegum, banana, clove spice, citrus, zesty lemon, wheat grain, these aromas are all you could expect from good Belgian Wit.

T:
Sweetness and fruitiness all over the taste buds with a pleasant touch of banana, citrus and lemon, then bring all this sweet back to balance with a moderate tartness and spiciness. The spiciness does its job well by continuing to linger as an aftertaste.

F:
Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation that is lively enough to refresh the feeling. Finish is very dry that makes you really crave for next sip.

O:
True to the style as it should be while not too overwhelming sweet. Worth a try if Belgian Wit is your glass.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwjd
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow whitish color with a one finger thick head with short retention.
Nice aroma of fresh oranges, lemon merengue, coriander, other yellow fruits and maybe some banana.
Flavor with notes of oranges, lots of pears, some banana in the background, white bread, coriander, C vitamin and a hint of white pepper and lemon. Smooth aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with lively carbonation. Somewhat creamy.
Very good Wit, refreshing and flavorful. Nice surprise. It sure could support more spices, this is what is holding it behind being outstanding.

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of tempest
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Label reads Limburgs Wit

Drinkable, but not very wit-like. The appearance is a slightly cloudy light gold with no head. The aroma is very much like a cake, but made of barley, with a creamy frosting. The flavor matches is more sweet malts, little to no wheat character, and a hint of lemon. This is certainly a Belgian, but you'd have to tell me it's a wit.

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Photo of AlexJ
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A true Belgian Witte for only 25$ a case at Shangy's, a nice find. This pours out a well hazed yellow amber with a fluffy head of pure white foam that sticks nicely.

Aroma is soft and wheaty with tangy lemon and sweet tangerine. The spice notes are sweet and peppery, but don't smell as strong as the spices in some other examples.

The flavor is well crafted and similar to Hoe, although less sweet and a little less complex. Crisp wheat and tangy lemon zest notes are met by sweet coriander and light clove and banana, there's a great white pepper note and a touch of minerality. Finish is on the dry side and very refreshing.

Body is medium, slick, and very wheaty. Airy mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a very smooth texture. Damn good stuff here.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acid-washed pastel lemon, the palest version that I've ever seen in a style known for being pale. The tight-bubbled head is blindingly bright white and gives the whole a fresh-scrubbed, vibrant look. Unfortunately, lace is limited to a ragged short collar and a few wayward blips higher up the glass. An interesting minor variation on the usual witbier look.

The nose could stand to be as luminous as the appearance. It's softly wheaty, slightly tangy, moderately citrusy and barely coriander-like. I know enough not to translate all that to the palate since the flavor is often amazingly different... so I won't. I'll also resist the urge to be too hard on the nose since subtlety isn't necessarily a dirty word when it comes to witbiers.

Limburgse Witte is well-malted; probably too much so. Maybe it's the lack of fruit zest (lemon, orange) and spice (coriander), but the wheat carries too much of the flavor load. Wits are all about the soaring top notes, not the sturdy base line.

Even though the 'best by' date is still five months away, the beer tastes slightly stale. Like the nose, the flavor lacks the vividness of the appearance. It's neither sweet, nor sour, nor bitter, and that lack of anything to grab onto gets in the way of my enjoyment to some extent. I'm being a little picky, but only a little. The finish is as brief as the next sentence. Really.

The mouthfeel is light; which, in and of itself, considering the style, isn't a knock. The problem is that it's also undercarbonated. This sucker needs more body or more bubbles. More of both would be even better.

My bottle reads Pax Belgian White Ale, below which is Limburgs Wit. Given the notched date, I have to believe this is the new name and label. Pax means peace in Latin and this certainly is a peaceful beer. Too peaceful. Even light, easy drinking styles need to be a little more forceful. It shouldn't be too hard to find a better version. Peace out.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison some time ago. Best By date says 5/05, so I guess I waited a little too long. Here goes...

Pours a faintly cloudy pale yellow with two fingers of snow-white head. Nose is ripe with clove, lemongrass, and spicy Belgian yeast. Taste starts with subtle clove, pear, green apple skins, candi sugar and spicy yeast. Mouthfeel is crisp and tickling, body is medium. This is an impressive Wit, not overpowered by clove like many, it lets the sugar-coated fruits and spicy yeast shine. A refreshing wit for any time of the year.

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Photo of kmpitz2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New packaging on this brew. Its now called Limburgs Wit. Close enough. It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a 2 finger ivory head that falls to a finger. Nose is nice. I get light coriander citrusy spice, light creamyness and even a touch of banana ester. Flavor is fairly similar to the nose. Banana creamyness is very pronounced. Solid wheaty backbone gives it a slight lemoney twinge. Not what I expect from a Belgian wheat, but a nice refreshing brew. Feel is moderate and creamy. Very pleasant on the tongue. Overall, this one is very easy drinking and smooth. Nothing is off, but it doesn't hit the style. I would call this a hefeweizen.

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Photo of cokes
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Different label than pictured, with "PAX" proudly bulletined across the front, under a barley-chomping dove.

Pale and translucent and while still technically yellow-straw in hues, this is a close as any beer can be to actually being white.
Luxurious nose of powder-sugared orange peels, coriander seeds, chamomile, hay, and vanilla extract.
Begins with a brisk and quick wheat hull notion, then edges sweeter. It gains a persona not unlike fairground-purchased Elephant Ears spinkled, of course, with powdered sugar. Orange rind is issued next with the intrinically linked coriander, as well as fleeting traces of cardamon. A noisome leafy vegetal quality develops near the close, and could probably be overlooked in a muscular brew, but is significantly bothersome here. It ends with traces of rosewater and dried grass hop punctuation.
Light bodied with modestly perky CO2.
This comes close to being something special, and that makes its flaw--albeit fairly minor-- all the more annoying.

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Photo of Brent
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy lemony color. Vague yeasty aroma. Smooth and a bit citric, immediately called to mind a lighter bodied Hoegaarden, with less wheaty malt body. Not a lot of spicing going on in the yeast - pretty much a straightforward white ale. Not bad, but pretty average for the style.

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Photo of Skidz
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out crystilline straw and sits cloudy, dull yellow in the glass with a large creamy white head, fading to a glassy surface with a collar of white around the glass.

Smells crisp and wheaty with big note of orange peel and corriander. Mild fruitiness with faint hints of bananas, at least from my perceptions. Gooey globs of yeast in the middle, honeysuckle and clover.

Tastes lightly sweet up front, smoothed out flavors of orange and honey, bits of lemon zest and corriander as well. Mild grassy kick and creamy, yeasty flavors on the back of the tongue. Finish is mildly bitter, lingering spices as well.

Relatively full-bodied witbier, medium body overall. Crisp carbonation, but fairly mild. Creamy insides spread out all over.

Decent, but not outstanding. I really liked the nose, but it lacked in flavors. Otherwise, this is a very nice wit, built for drinking.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

All hail the 10-beer gift pack. Double props for giving me 2 of them! Hip hip hooray (x2)...

Appearance - cloudy straw color and a thick foamy white head that leaves a blanket of lace behind. The head never truly gives way. There are loose chucks of solid stuff in the bottom of the bottle, I didn't even pour the last ounce in my glass.

Aroma - yeast, banana, and yeast again. Pleasant and nicely aromatic for the style.

Taste - soft flavor of yeast and citrus. Very mellow, orangey flavor that avoids excessive sweetness. The standard yeast and banana flavors are there. A feathery orange taste at the finish, also a brief metallic note now and then, but not too distracting.

Mouthfeel - toned-down carbonation and a smooth feel do this beer proud.

Drinkability - a tasty example of the style with a unique twist of orange added. No issues downing a few of these anytime.

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Photo of granger10
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden color with a creamy white head one inch high. Decent amount of yeast floating in suspension. The aroma seemed a little weak but it was yeasty with spices (coriander/orange peel) and maybe some grainy malts. The flavor is slightly sweet upfront. The middle is light and lemony and works really smoothly into a dry, yeasty, spicy finish. Quite refreshing and light to medium in body. Very refreshing, a great beer for after working all day out in the summer heat.

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Photo of ark57
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a cloudy gold with a big, fluffy head. I know this style is supposed to be cliudy, but it is a bit too murky and dark and there is clumped yeast in suspenion. The aroma is spicy with some citrus and slight sulfur. The body is light and creamy with a slight metallic tinge. There is some sweetness and corriander and slight orange notes. The carbonation is ample yet the bubbles are very fine. It finishes with a dry spiciness.

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Limburgse Witte from Brouwerij Cornelissen
3.83 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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