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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: 1023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
Pours a light orange color, generating a small head that tapers off quickly. It’s bright, may need your shades. Aroma is fruity, dominated by oranges with some bananas mixed in. First thing that stands out is a thin, watery mouthfeel. That is backed up by a citrus combination but the top flavors are certainly oranges and mango. It tastes like a semi sweet orange, with a bland flavor. There may be a dash of cinnamon spice in there but that may be a reach. It seems to produce a quick rush of a mango/orange citrus flavor following by a watery bland finish and aftertaste which is disappointing. It is refreshing enough but I was expecting more. This is also priced to be an above average beer and I feel it falls short of that.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2008
Draft at Arena Bar and Grill in Wilkes Barre, PA, labeled as Blanche De Bruxelles. Pours a hazy golden with a white head, typical wit appearance. Aroma of spice and orange peel. Lighter bodied with some wateriness to the texture. Flavor of pale wheat malt, orange, lemon, and subtle spice. This beer made me think of urinal mints, don’t ask me why. The beer is just ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
This was nothing too spectacular. I would try this again but not spend the money on a single.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2008
Hazy amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of spice, bread dough, citrus, bubble gum. Watery mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly citrus, spicy, but weak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
On tap. Hazy golden with a good sized chunky white head. Aroma of citrus and spices. Sweet and tart.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
This is not the Manniken Pis that we used to get. That stuff was IT! This isn’t too bad a substitute, but still it ain’t it. Pale hazy yellow in color, white head and decent lace. Slightly sweet and tart. Not too thin. Drinkable. Some citrus but little spicyness. Having this draft at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
...a nice, refreshing wit that lacks just a little body, but good nonetheless. Nice curaco and spice characteristics, but a little lacking on head retention. Overall, a great Wit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2008
From a bottle purchased at By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Poured a soapy yellow-white-silver body. Medium to large white head. Lots of spiciness and cloviness in the nose. Crisp and highly sessionable. This beer hit the spot and I could slam it all day!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (1039) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On draft at Old Eagle. Served as Blanche de Bruxelles. Poured hazy, yellow with fizzy white head. Yeasty with loads of coriander and citrus. Very sweet. Meh, would be good on a hot summer day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4805) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Straw pale yellow in color and hazy, almost cloudy. Average head, smells of citrus and coriander and citrus with a little vanilla? Taste is some with the feel of the orange peel coming through.


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