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


on tap

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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4738) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Once again I’m not understanding low ratings for this style. Pours cloudy yellow with a good thick white head. The aroma is sweeter than normal for th style with lots of smooth orange, sweet wheat malt and a faint hint of coriander. Medium body that is very soft on the palate with light frothy carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, still much sweeter than normal for the style with some orange juice characteristics. the finish has a bit of coriander, pepper, some honeydew and light sourness. A quality wit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle: Very pale straw, nearly white, fairly hazy, large pancake batter like head, decent lacing.   Soapy nose, a little muted and musty.   Soft citrus flavors, a little too soft.   Either that, or its not spiced enough.   Mealy cereal on the tongue, very light citrus and spiced aspect.   Just isn’t all that bright, very muted and dull.   The citrusy aspect seems okay, but otherwise its quite boring.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Finishes very mealy, dull, and uninteresting.   Just not spiced enough to capture me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3570) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Blanche De Bruxelles. Pour is a cloudy yellow with a average white head. Aroma is very much corriander and spice. Flavor is a bit weak with some vanilla and yeast but nothing to make this one to find. Decent enough to drink on a nice warm sunny day but nothing to make this one a example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Blanche De Bruxelles bottle, with the peeing baby statue on the label. Pours hazy yellow with fluffy white head. Very strong aroma of citrus. Flavor was very strong of oranges, very sweet, no bitterness, not much beyond the oragne/citrus flavors. Very refreshing, however. Nice on a hot summer day. I’d drink it again, if I remembered where I got it in the first place!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Hazy pale yellow white brew. Frothy head. Malty dirty socks and gumballs aroma. Interesting. Wow, taste like lemon water. I was expecting more looking at the price for this bottle but I guess it all goes for gas costs. Super citrus lemony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Blanche de Bruxelles bottling. Pale cloudy yellow, nice head, solid wit appearance. Aroma tended to the citric orange side of things, with some wheat in the background as well as faint coriander. Flavor matched, decent, but a touch sweeter than I cared for. But overall a solid wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle/Blanche De Bruxelles. Pours a foggy yellow with a larger than normal white head. Nose is yeasty. Flavor is that of a hefe with wit notes of spice and lemon. Fairly nice merger, but I thought it was a bit thin. Not a bad brew, just nothing to make it stand out from the pack

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2007
330 cl. bottle labelled "Blanche de Bruxelles. Hazy yellow with a large billowing white head. Aroma is fruity and notably yeasty, with a citrus undertone and minimal spice. Light body with lively effervescence that leaves a clean palate. Starts off with a light fruity sweetness, transitioning quickly to a softly sour character. Finishes dry with a very understated bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 2, 2007
"Blanche de Bruxelles", comprata a Brignole in un’enoteca curiosamente fornita. Fin troppo leggera come apparenza, schiuma non molto persistente ma decisamente vivace, colore invece piuttosto pallido. Aroma fortemente agrumato, con spiccante limone non troppo bilanciato con il resto. Corpo un poco acquoso, speziatino e piacevolissimo il sapore; non la mia blanche preferita, ma vale la pena di berla, e d’estate č proprio perfetta. Bene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2007
unfortunately i did not enjoy this beer at all. the wheat was a little too overpowering for me.

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