DuffMan (7513) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. "Blanche de Bruxelles" label. It’s hard to get excited about a beer that has a picture of a dude taking a piss on the label. Pours a murky straw yellow with a towering head of fine bubbles. Very fresh aroma of oranges (bergamot?) and coriander. Lightly yeasty, perfumey, with citrus and coriander as the chief flavour notes. Refreshing and excellent, especially when it is 30 degrees in Calgary!
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle, "blanche de bruxelles"] Clean, wheat, citrus and sugar aroma. Pale yellow color; very hazy. Citrus aroma, with lemon and a dry wheat flavor. Fizzy carbonation, almost harsh.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours hazy gold with a two-finger white head. Tons of coriander in the aroma, with wheat and some citrus. The combination is not unlike pickled stale bread doused in lemon juice. Kind of a down-home good-bad smell, which apparently hit me at the right time of night; I, for some reason, like it. But the flavor’s another story. A small bit of wheat, a seed or two coriander, and an ingot of some astringent metal, melted and stirred. Fortunately, the entire thing steals away at some point in the middle of the sip, leaving an oddly refreshing emptiness on the palate. The wheat, however, sticks in the throat and there stays, continuing to age and sour as the night wears on.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale amber with a thin, fizzy head. Nose is sour with mild fruitiness. Flavor is dry citrus up front with a slightly astringent quality but disappears from the tongue rapidly. Body is way too thin. Clean finish.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From my notes 6/5/2007 pours two-finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Light cloudy amber color. Sour citric nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is sourish wheat, not what I was expecting. 330ml bottle for €2.50 ($3.43) from Manneken Pis souvenir shop Brussels, Belgium.
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (Blanche de Bruxelles) and served in my Hoegaarden tumbler: Pours the expected hazy "white" golden hue with a lasting fizzy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of coriander, orange peel, rose hips, wheat and yeasty esters. The flavor approaches the "witbier for dummies" level, watered down and lacks the sharpness that makes the genre such a summer favorite due to the mouth watering refreshment found the best examples. The mouth feel is missing on all cylinders, watery and has a metallic aftertaste. Arggh, hoped for so much more.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, and slight fruit. The flavor is citrusy, spices, and lemony. Nothing great, but drinkable.
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse. Pours cloudy bright yellow with dense, fizzy white head. Big tart lemon and orange nose. A little bit of sweat there, too. Body’s on the high side of medium with very forward fizz. Lots of sharply defined flavors: lemon, orange, grass, wheat. Vanishing finish.
Maverick34 (2489) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Very tart/sour. Not hyper-carbonated for a witte. Not that memorable either.
drfabulous (4525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plain white with subtle sour taste. Sits flat in glass. Not my favorite white, but, then again, I’m not as big on the white as I am on other light styles.