St Bernardus White is brewed in a small village called Watou, in a remote corner in the West of Flanders where so many great beers are made. Even though the brewery is located on "Trappistenweg" (translated as "Trappist Road"), the St Bernardus White is not a trappist beer. The bottle is characterised by a light gray label and has the smiling monk holding a glass of beer.
St Bernardus White is a typical Belgian White beer which was brewed in cooperation with Pierre Celis. Mr Celis is a world renowned brewer who unfortunately passed away in 2011at the age of 86. He is credited with reviving this style of White beers and hails from Hoegaarden, home of Belgium's perhaps best known White beer. He eventually set up the Celis brewery in Austin, Texas.
St Bernardus White is a white ale with a pale and hazy yellow - whitish colour. Like most beers of this style, it has a dense white head. Its aroma is fruity with touches of apple, spiciness and coriander. St Bernardus White has is a relatively light beer with an alcohol percentage of around 5,5% ABV. Like all beers of this style, the St Bernardus White is a great thirst quencher for those hot sunny days.
This traditional Witbier (Wheat beer) has been developed in cooperation with Master Brewer Pierre Celis, the Godfather of Hoegaarden and Celis White. This beer as well has a second fermentation in the bottle, giving this beer its specific taste (5.5% alcohol content).