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


on tap

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RATINGS: 963   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Draft. Hazy whitish body, coriander nose. Typical witbier with citric and coriander flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Very pale, hazy straw color with a white head. Aroma of lemon and wheat, with quite a hit of bubblegum. Flavor of lemon and coriander, dry finish. Flavor thins out significantly in the dry finish. For some reason, I couldn’t get the thought of dirty dishwater out of my head as I was drinking this. Drinkable, but nowhere near my top choice in Witbiers. 11.2 ounce bottle ’Blanche De Bruxelles’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY as Blanche de Bruxelles. Hazy yellow color. yeasty, coriander, tea, some citrus. light bodied. easy drinking and not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Blanche De Bruxelles. Pours very light hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is wheat with a hint of citrus. Flavor is tart with slight citrus corriander and yeast. Lighter flavors than most witbier, but man does it go down easy. I enjoyed this very much and it is a great beer. Proof that beer does not have to be 9%+ alcohol or insanely hopped to be good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3081) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Has some certain potential, but overall it just doesn’t pack the punch that a good Wit beer should have. A bit hazy, the coriander feels a bit tacked on. malts is decent. worthy of a try

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Blanche De Bruxelles: The aroma hints at coriander and orange but they are light. There is wheat and yeast however. The appearance is slightly hazy gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with more citrus and coriander. The palate is thin. Overall it’s very drinkable but nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4777) - 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 (6500) - 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 (3601) - 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!

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