Steenbrugge Wit | Brouwerij Palm NV

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Steenbrugge WitSteenbrugge Wit

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 08-07-2008

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 38
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):

Nice healthy-looking decanting into the glass, a swirl of the yeast produces a turbid golden-beige color with a big frothy head. Subtle spicing in the nose, orangey/tropical fruitiness and yeasty with doughy malt in the back. Super smooth with a fluffy light body. Yeast and malt make for a good base on this dry palate. Fruitiness comes in waves, some spicy and some from the yeast. Minimal hopping goes unnoticed for the most part. Faint alcoholic esters in the middle. A little cracker-like in the dry finish, with more yeast and fruit to play with.

A subtle Witbier, very drinkable with each attribute carrying its own weight. Very bal- anced. Lunchtime beer? Sure, a ploughman's lunch would certainly make it complete.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a Steenbrugge challis at the Gingerman in Norwalk, Ct. This light and refreshing wit poured cloudy, light, and creamy. Under a near white silky head. Typical Belgian wit spicing, with elements of lemony citrus, light floral characteristics and gently spice. Nicely done, warm weather sessioner. Bring on the summer lunches, salads, cheese, fruit etc. and wash it down with a few of these.

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Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lot of Palm beers on tap at this place in Gent. This witbier has a typical spiced lemony coriander aroma. Similar to Hoegaarden in regards to the flavor profile. The mouthfeel however is different. The good-a quick crisp finish. The not so good-a thin mouthfeel and a bit too drying. Good drinkability but just average for a wit.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a cloudy straw color, with a one finger head and banana and spice (clove and citrus) aromas. The spices are subtle here and there is a little wheat malt taste as well. Its medium light with above average carbonation. Some people might find the subtlety of spice and malt refreshing and drinkable while others might find it a little boring.

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Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Steenbruge Wit pours the typical hazy yellow & straw-gold body beneath a head of bright white that settles quickly to a thin cap. Average retention and lacing.

In the nose it's delicately spicy (coriander) amidst gently fruit and a hint of malt. It's a touch lemonish, along with notes of apple, and perhaps light pear.

The flavor follows suit, and the delicate citrus fruitiness dominates, followed by a bump of gentle malt, and then soft spice as it prances off into a delicate, semi-sweet finish.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently zesty.

There are more flavorful witbiers out there, and there are more full-bodied witbiers available, but there aren't many that are so delicate and refined - yet still have character. Nicely done. Remarkably easy to drink!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sfprint
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1 inch fluffy head, fast rising carbonation and lots of it. Flakes of yeast floating around. Light hazy yellow.

S: Sweet yeast, banana, thick, lemon peel.

T: Very mild flavor. Watery, sour, a bit like tonic water. Bland.

M: Sharp, crisp carbonation. Medium body, barely astringent.

D: Uninteresting taste, but it feels nice.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the big bottle in a snifter, this wit pours a light hazy yellow with a quickly dissipating white head and no lacing. Nose of light Belgian yeast, some lemon and orange zest, and saltine crackers. Flavors are light with some light coriander flavors mingle with lemon zest and light wheat flavors with an herbal aftertaste. Very light and dry finish with a nice carbonated mouth feel. Improves vastly with warmth.

Not my favorite from this fine brewery, but still good for the style.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fourstringer
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped best by 11/09/12. Oops. I just stumbled across this one, forlorn and forgotten, mixed up with some random wines in my cellar...

A: Hazy, pale golden yellow. 1 finger of white head with ok retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Belgian yeast. Biscuit. Coriander. Floral/herbal notes that are unique for the style. Peach.

T: Tart with light spice initially. A herbal/floral quality emerges and leads into a dry finish. A bit astringent on the end with some lingering citric/lemon tang. Interesting flavor profile for a wit.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light body. Borders dangerously close to watery, but does go down easily.

O: This is probably past its prime - my bad. Probably not a totally fair assessment, so I'll focus on the positives. This is an interesting wit - reminds me of a Berliner weisse combined with a gruit. The herbal element is cool and I am enjoying the tartness. I'll have to try it a bit fresher.


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Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RuudJH
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wheat beer from Belgium, often a good choice.
25 cl, small , bottle.
Colour of lemonjuice, cloudy, with white head, nice lacing.
Smell of fresh baked bread, citric and floral hops.
Taste is mild bittersweetness from malts and hops, but also a pleasant yeastyness.

Smooth and refreshing
Overall, a good alternative to f.i. Hoegaarden, I would say.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Uncorking this large bottle made a loud popping noise. It poured light yellow in color (almost straw-like) with a lot of cloudiness and a big white head. There's a moderate level of carbonation and very good head retention.
S: It has a gentle aroma of wheat with hints of citrus.
T: There's bit of sweetness from the wheat and malts; these flavors are also evident in the finish. There are also some notes of citrus flavors.
M: It feels light bodied on the palate and the level of carbonation lends smoothness.
D: It's very light and refreshing and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of DubCo21
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy light straw hue with a one finger white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an estery yeast, some wheat spice, coriander and lemon zest.

The taste featured a spicy wheat malt, white pepper, coriander and yeast esters.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a very easy to drink and relatively spicy wit.

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Photo of brewtus
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light golden/ white with a foamy white two finger head. Smell is very grainy and not much more. Taste is a lot like the smell . Very clean and crisp, bubbly. Finishes a little dry as expected. Not much goin on here, grainy white and light, good for an entry level Belgian drinker but a bit. One dimensional for me.

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Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 250 ml, ABV 5.0%, at home, poured into a tumbler glass.
Light honey color, hazy, with a one finger white head. Head has good retention, going down slowly, no lacing left behind.
Fruity smell of bananas and oranges.
Taste follows the smell, fruits, mostly banana with some citrus notes.
Medium thickness on the body,average carbonation.

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Steenbrugge Wit from Brouwerij Palm NV
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