Review: Brouwerij St. Bernardus Wit (Bière Blanche) | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Witbier

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 10

98/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

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.”

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