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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Previously brewed at DuBocq (Nov 2013)

Blanche Des Moines is brewed on 60% pilsener malt and 40% unmalted wheat. In spite of a close affinity to the Flemish witbiers this is somewhat different. It is brewed with a higher proportion of unmalted wheat which adds even more of the special, wheaty notes that are so characteristic for the style. Naturally the beer has been added coriander and dried orange peel. Furthermore an extract of licorice root has been added. Primary fermentation is with a classical Witbier yeast and the beer is bottle fermented.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of citrus, spices and fruits. Flavour of fruits, spices and citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. Hazy milky yellow colour with a big white head. Lemon grass, yeast aroma and a sweet lemon grass, fresh fruity taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
75 cl bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with a huge off-white head. Nice little sour aroma of orange, coriander and wheat. Light flavour of wheat and yeast, that ends up spicy finsish of citrus and coriander. Have a very light body and a lot of carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2006
I wanted to like this beer named the same as the state capital of Iowa. From a 750 ml bottle. The body poured light yellow with a nice amount of cloudiness. There was also a large white head on top. The aroma has some crisp orange peel and a little bit of apples. The taste is fairly tart with some mild oranges and a little bit of cheddar cheese. This is strange and needs some spice to balance out the fruit. This has a thin body and is not a good wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Hazy yellow, white head, coriander and citrus nose, flavor is spicy, coriander and more citrus, as well as some yeast. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Hazy gold with a small white head. Nice yeast and spice on the nose. Good active mouthfeel. Flavours are pretty standard for the style - citrus, spice, coriander. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a well done Wit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4435) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 I’m going to go against the grain on this beer. I thought it was very good and comparable to St. Bernardus. Aroma has coriander and other spices, citrus, and sweet wheat. Flavor is sour; more coriander, grapefruit, and some sugar. Considerable spice in this beer; more than many wit beers. Cloudy gold appearance with a thick white head. Medium palate. Tasted at Cellars; Roseville, MN.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2006
Pale, hazy, straw / lemon coloured body with large white head showing decent retention. Aroma of lemons that may have been a bit off also some coriander. Notes of wheat in the taste and mainly the citrus again but not too much else, light in body with an average finish. I usually like the Witbier style but I feel a bit let down by this one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle. High white and lasting head. Light green hazy body. Banana aroma. Slightly bitter flavor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Small white head. Weak, spicy wit aroma. Quite citric flavour, hint of spices in the aftertaste. Thin, but refreshing.


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