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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3378) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Hazy pale yellow pour with no head. Aroma of orange peel, banana, and wheat. Sweet flavor with banana, bubblegum, wheat, and some orange. Overall, quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rozsoma (700) - Győr, HUNGARY - JAN 2, 2016
Korianderes kuraszaós, nem annyira jön be, kicsit citromaromás, izesített söörkre jellemzően. Pluszba egy kis zöld kocka WC illatosító is bekúszik a nyelvünk alá.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (784) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 31, 2015... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen...OCCASION: enjoying a slow creep towards 2016 with my loved ones... APPEARANCE: sallow, dusty off-yellow body that reveals lonely bubbles upwards; the off-white head is frothy and soapy, retaining well enough but giving way to satellites of lacing before resting as a coaster of reasonable quarter-finger froth... AROMA: banana front and center, with faint pepper and light orange citrus... suggests an easy, agreeable drink, with bubblegum and light barnyard yeastiness accompanying the experience... PALATE: light, soft-spoken sips that smoothly find their way to a bit more vibrancy at the throat’s end... mouth-rinsing depth with an apologetic draw... thin and lacking an aftertaste of note--though one cannot expect much of this, given its style...drinkable, yes... TASTE: the orange peel moves among the wheat and banana to evoke creamsicle, with enough lemon grass and other citrus leaving an acidic finish...little other spice or nuance tov speak of, rendering this a straight-forward refresher... OVERALL: on an 80-degree day, I might have been less discerning, but in late December, this beer doesn’t hold enough profile to be considered as an outstanding example of its genre... yet it doesn’t challenge the palate or disparage its intentions either...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
500 ml can. Cloudy yellow body with a medium sized white head. Quite mild aroma with wheat, some citric fruit, mild spices and yeast. Flavor is rather light as well, some pale malt and wheat with hint of slightly sour citric fruit (almost like lemon but not quite there), spices and a faint hint of honey. Low, almost no bitterness. Medium to thin body and short in aftertaste. Decent thirst quencher but not really that interesting, almost any other Wit would do the same job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold body under a one finger frothy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is rather nice, fruity and yeasty with some moderate coriander and orange peel. The flavor isn’t all that spectacular, but it’s not terrible. The coriander is a bit heavy for me, it comes across as a bit soapy on the finish. I like the fairly heavy yeastiness though. Light bodied and fairly smooth with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the worst wit, but again, a little heavy on the coriander.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Akiro (39) - ITALY - DEC 27, 2015
Degustata in bottiglia da 75cl. Colore giallo pallido leggermente torbido, buona schiuma. All’olfatto la sensazione č buona, sa di Belgio e di ricordi birra, perň al gusto sa di supermercato. Č una birra piů estiva da aperitivo che invernale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1374) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
From a bottle. Pretty much what you would expect, not a terrible beer and not amazing either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (1440) - - DEC 22, 2015
Hazy yellow color with medium head. Aroma is yeast. Flavor is malt, coriander, citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - DEC 9, 2015
Colore giallo paglierino velato, schiuma ampia e bianca, relativamente fine e cremosa. Al naso un buon s notte di agrumi e spezie: scorza d'arancio e coriandolo. In bocca un corpo lieve accompagna il piccante del frumento unito ad un finale citrico ben bilanciato dal dolce dei malti chiari.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjogro (2097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
From tap at De Paas. Straw colored, doughy and very fruity (peach), creamy. Backlog from 2014/04/29.

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