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La Cumbre Blanche de Burque
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Ahh, Belgian wits. I have tried my share. More often than not, they are either way past their prime (from Belgium and shipped over sea) or they are ridiculously far from what is actually found in Belgium (What the big guys call Belgian wit/white/wheat). My first time sitting at Mort Subite, in Brussels, was an epiphany. I have been trying to match that drinking experience ever since. Perfumey, with a balance of citrus, bubblegum, light clove and herbs, this traditional Belgian-style Wit is as close as you’ll come to Leuven without a passport. Though light in color, the body is milkshake-like from the judicious use of unmalted wheat and oats. The finish is liquid-silk; absolutely no apparent bitterness to speak of. Feel free to bring in your own fruit if you must. I was never served the style with an orange in Belgium, so I make no offering here. There is plenty of citrus flavor in this anyhow, especially served this fresh.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle purchased at Jubilation Liquors in Albuquerque. Pours hazy lite orange with a small fizzy white head. looks like a st ides malt liquor or something like that. Nose is spicy, lite citrus, grassy, subtle hops (spice), and a faint tartness to it. flavors exhibit alot of character-lots of spice up front with notes of clove, lite banana and some zest. body is lite and crisp. this is something you could drink alot of in one sitting. My only gripe with this one is its a bit on the refined side, which usually works, but with this style, it needs to be a bit more something, maybe less carbonation or more funky notes

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (14) - - JUN 17, 2014
Nice light golden color. Big foamy head. Well balanced between the Belgian yeast and light malts. Crisp and clean with a lingering fruity finish. La Cumbre never disappoints.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (277) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap@Brewery: Pale blonde, hazy pour, banana, clove and orange peel nose, a nice blend of unmalted and malted barley. Fruit is there, as is spice. Overall, an ever-improving interpretation of the Belgian Witbier style from this brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (845) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at the brew pub a cloudy pale yellow with a slight head aroma of citrus and coriander taste of spicy citrus that remains on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3058) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Albuquerque. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a white head. Citrus aroma. Flavors of lemon and coriander. Moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Crisp finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (605) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
on tap at La Cumbre. Light yellow in color, extremely hazy and opaque with a small frothy white head. Good lacing and heavily particulate. Aroma is predominantly belgian yeast; what my senses exclaim to me as "banana" even though I know that’s not entirely accurate. Light bodied in texture with a creamy finish and soft carbonation. Flavor is a bit citrusy but not at all bitter. Probably my favorite example of this style to date. Well done.


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