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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6389) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6544) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2007
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2506) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Draft. Very tart/sour. Not hyper-carbonated for a witte. Not that memorable either.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4618) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2007
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3407) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
Blanche De Bruxelles 330ml Bottle. wow, this looks like a cloudy lager, it looks so wattered down........decent citrus aroma, not much yeast though. Flavour is again citrus, but very wattered down. I can see this being a good beer for a beginner, its pretty wattery though for a wit.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
(Blanche de Bruxelles draught) Cloudy yellow, citrus wheat aroma, flavor is similar, though weak and watery. Basically a hoegarden.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2007
(blanche de bruxelles). pours a pale yellow, slight cloudiness. flavours of orange peel, spice, lemon, some coriander. dry lemon finish. palate is a bit weak, watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle shared by brefiend, pours a hazy pale golden yellow brew with a diminishing white head. Aroma of orange and lemon peel with some mild tart character. Taste is light citrus, multi-grain, and some coriander. Finish is dry with a lemon aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
Bouteille (Blanche de Bruxelles). Couleur paille, voilée, mousse abondante et compacte qui s’estompe , trace un peu le verre. Arôme de levures, de citron, de blé. Goût très agrumé, blé, légèrement épicé. Finale très sucré et légèrement en amertume. Mince et aqueuse, effervescence moyenne à faible. Bof.


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