Monday, October 25, 2010

St. Bernardus Wit

I've had these St. Bernardus beers sitting in the fridge for a long time now - it's time to start drinking them. I haven't done any kind of "theme week" in a long time so I thought why not have an all St. Bernardus week? We start with the Witbier, and for the first time I get to use my Hoegaarden glass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (604) - Albany, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Drank an 11.2oz bottle

Appearance: looks like dirty passion fruit juice. Small, soapy head - little lacing.

Aroma: green and red apple; some spice; slightly wheaty

Taste: Reminds me of apple juice - somewhat sour, slightly spicy. I get notes of green and red apple; sour white grape and green pear - but still surprisingly mild. Sounds more complex and robust than it actually is.

Mouthfeel: Wow this is sharp! Very intense mouthfeel. Doesn’t dance on the tongue - it scrapes it.

Drinkability: surprisingly thin body, but very refreshing. Not much aftertaste. Goes down smooth.

Overall: I was expecting something more robust, but this would be a great summer/lawnmower brew. It’s good but not great.

Grade: 7/10

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