Brouwerij St. Bernardus Wit (Bière Blanche)
What the brewers say
St. Bernardus Wit is a traditional Belgian white beer developed and brewed in collaboration with the legendary Master Brewer Pierre Celis. This ale is very pale (whitish-yellow color) and quite hazy. The head is white and dense. In aroma, it has a wheaty, apple-like tartness; herbal-spicy notes with coriander and or- angey fruitness and honeyish sweetness.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Sweet malty aroma with notes of biscuits and wheat. Some nice fruity citrus notes with coriander and floral characteristics. Subtle sour apple and white grape. Hints of black pepper.”
Flavor: “Light wheat malt sweetness with a slight honey character. Orange and lemon citrus with nice, mild, fresh coriander. Dry, lingering, slightly tangy finish accompanied by good background bitterness.”
Overall: “An excellent exemplar of the style. Spices are noticeable but not overpowering. Well balanced between bitterness and malt sweetness. A crisp wit beer with fruit, citrus, and orange character. Very refreshing and flawless.”