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Brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre
Style: Witbier
Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Also sold as Blanche de Quenast in Dia/Ed supermarkets, as Floreffe Wit for Floreffe Abbey, as Mediterranea for the Italian market, as Blanche de Francorchamps, as t Geheim van de Smit, as Manneken Pis, and as L’Alsacienne Blanche de l’Eté.
Ingredients: Malted barley; wheat (40%); coriander; bitter orange peel; sugar; hops; yeast.
Blanche de Bruxelles owes its natural cloudiness to the large percentage (40 %) of wheat that goes into its composition. The natural spice aromas of coriander and bitter orange peels are added during the brewing process. The brewing method, which includes infusion, is very slow. The beer, which is not filtered, is bottled and refermented with yeast and brewing sugar. You need only take a sip of this delicious drink to appreciate the fresh and mellow flavour with its hint of orange. It is really not like any other beer. Always served chiled, between 3°C and 6°C.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (222) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 9, 2016
0.5 l can. Pale golden/yellow color with thin white head. Sweetish lemon-citrus aroma with hints of yeast. Lemon, banana and orange in taste but not too vivid, quite average. Short finishing, flat csrbonation. Expected more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2016
Keg at six degrees north. Pours yellow, nose is yeasty toffee, sugary, orange, taste is similar, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (512) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - MAR 18, 2016
Can. Lemonade and baking powder aroma. Moderate bitterness, wheat, moderate citrus, gentle hop finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Poured from 16oz can at George street pub. Looks like Mountain Dew. Ripe fruit and unpleasant aroma. Taste is a little tart and skunky - might be older. Not good. Dank fruits

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1481) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 12, 2016
Average creamy white head. Fair lacing. mostly diminishing. Cloudy thick light-yellow body. Aroma: lemon, moderate yeasty, vanilla, alcohol (too little too strong), dough. Initial flavor: moderate sweet (banana). Final flavor: light bitter, light astringent and moderate sweet; average duration. Palate: lively carbonation, metallic finish, light body, watery texture. Azedume permeia o gole sem agredir. Tasty and refreshing. 30s

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (304) - USA - MAR 11, 2016
16 oz can

Pours a lemonade color, could say it’s white. Cloudy, bubbly, lots of sediment. About two fingers soapy white head. Okay lacing, okay retention.

Aroma is a little bready, a little lemon peel, some coriander. Also, a little white grape juice. Very light, very fresh smelling. Nothing heavy.

Taste very fresh. Not real heavy on flavor, very light, but very tasty. Tastes wheaty, and little citrus comes through. It’s more sweet than biiter, and barely bitter if at all.. I still taste the white grape. There’s not a lot to describe, but it’s delicious.

Mouthfeel is super light. Almost champagne like. Super sessionable. Oh man, talk about a great summer mertime refreshment.

Overall, I’m surprised by this. It’s very good. Not much more to say. It’s not super flavorful, but it’s smooth and easy drinking. Everything comes together for a good brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sohk (89) - Sofia, BULGARIA - FEB 28, 2016
Overally good witbier. I am a fan of wheat beers, so I tend to overscore them a bit but I enjoyed that one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
L_Lovecraft (93) - - FEB 26, 2016
Aroma of cereal, citrus, coriander, small white head quite persistant, light coudy yellow, medium body, medium carbonation, taste (not very clean) of herbs, lemon and spices....good wit that doesn’t excel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
electrotype (555) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
J’y avais déjà goûté et n’avais même pas pris le temps de la noter ici. Mais voici : c’est au bout de compte assez désagréable. Ça goûte le savon à l’arôme chimique de fleurs. C’est relativement vivant comme liquide mais c’est pas mal la seule qualité que j’arrive à lui trouver. Probablement ma dernière bouteille à vie.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (569) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 24A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L18042017. AROMA: citric aroma predominant with a moderate sweetness. notes resemble a mix of orange, slight lemon and some coriander, but with more orange in the balance. Low but present wheat aroma. APPEARANCE: pale yellow and hazy. large creamy white head with good retention. TASTE: citric flavor of moderate intensity, with predominant orange but also some lemony (coriander). Low background wheat with low bitterness. The finish is semi-sweet with a wheat presence. PALATE: medium-light body with a slight fluffy texture. medium-high to high carbonation and slightly fizzy. no orange pith astringency. OVERALL: a witbier with aroma and flavor within the style but with the balance towards orange.


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