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Grimbergen Cuvée Blanche

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style
Brewed by Kronenbourg (Carlsberg)
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Obernai, France
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in Strasbourg for Alken-Maes, distribution unclear. Spiced.

Grimbergen Blanche is a true wheat beer in the most traditional sense. The pale yellow Blanche is cloudy, just as you would expect from a wheat beer. Notes of citrus and light carbonation add character to the creamy palate and make Blanche an excellent thirst quencher.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (645) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 20, 2014
Poured unclear and cloudy yellow with a big white head. Very spicy aroma with citric notes. Coriander and citrus in flavour with some orange. Very tasty and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinte (362) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Hazy yellow body with an average, frothy, white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing though. Light-to-moderate malty (cereal) and moderate hoppy (orange) aroma with some notes of spices. Moderate sweet flavour with spicy notes and maybe light sourness. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; average carbonation; light astringency in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SLN (16) - Ivry-sur-Seine, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
si l’on a soif elle raffraichit, sinon elle est beaucoup trop douce à mon goût. Un très très vague goût citronné mais c’est tout, difficile d’établir une palette de goût.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boxereddy (150) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Grimbergen Blanche is een echt witbier, lichtgeel en troebel. Citrus in de neus, uitstekende dorstlesser in de zomer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
From bottle, in Irish pub Cafe Escocia in Zaragoza. Hazy light yellow coloured, with a sparkling white head. Nose is coriander, wheat, bit of spices. Flavour is wheat, coriander, spices, bit soapy, fairly sweet. Can be refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1843) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Just off white short lived layer. Hazy yellow golden grey body. Aroma; sweet malts, berries, lemon, citric hops, lemongrass, bouquet of spices. Taste; wheat malts, sweet citric hops, coriander, clove, ginger, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, Normal on palate, lively carbonated. Finishes fruity, still fresh. Overall likeable brew which makes a kind of standard for witbiers. [33cl br bottle 6%abv BB11.14]

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartholos (21) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
On tap in Paris. Light golden colored, hazy with a minimal fast vanishing head. The aroma is dominated by citrus with some wheat. The taste is sour with citrus and slightly fruity wheat flavors in the finish. The light body with soft carbonation and the thin texture makes it a good thirst quencher. Overall, however, just an average wit.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Bière blanche pour le grand public. A boire si on a vraiment très soif. Aucun intérêt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Keg @ L’Oxford, Nice. Hazy straw colour with a thin bubbly head. Has a good wit character with a lemon aroma. Has a drier taste of the fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1477) - Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle, BBE 01/15. Pours a slightly hazy, hale yellow with a rather small blanket of white foam. Well, not even a blanket really. Aroma is rather sweet with lemon, coriander and peach. Taste is lightly sour, fairly sweet, lemon and coriander, some bubblegum, light wheat. Rather fruity, a bit watery. Rather thin with medium carbonation. Surprisingly thin for something this strong. I guess it’s due to the syrup and sugar.


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