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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 908   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Pale yellow, bordering grey due to the loads of unclean impurities. Nice fluffy head. Some citrusy freshness with a dash of coriander I reckon, although it’s not overly spiced. Fresh alright but far from the most distinctive witbier. 020498

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3051) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
Hazy yellow palecolor, with shy foamy head, spicy coriander, orange peels, citrus fruits aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate, with a juicy-citrusy fruits flavor, hint of lactic acidity, tartness accent in a lemony dry and crisp finish, in a very refreshing way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2005
On draught at Mondial, 6/4/2005. Hazy white-gold body with a foamy, light lemon-yellow-flecked white head that recedes to cover and then clumps around the edges. Light lacing as well. Smells bubble-gummy and lemony. Pleasantly tart and crisp wheat and spice notes as well. Flavor begins with lemon and coriander and yeast. Quite acidic and tart, like the l’amere a boire blanche. Medium body with no thinning. Some dry grains and honey. Medium body, lightly soapy texture with moderate carbonation. Some chewy yeast on the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 9, 2005
Yellow pale color, nearly luminescent, torbid and clearly. Light scent of wine cellar. Delicate notes of lemon and orange, little prickly and homogenous. Medium end, lacking in bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (874) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2005
A decent witbier. Nothing spectacular. Clear and crisp. Slight tartness. Some yeasty flavors too. Poured a big beautiful white head.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2005
Coudy yellow beer with good white head. Nice touch of wheat in the nose, touches of lactic sourness and hints of witbeer spices. Taste is smooth, light citrussy and has complex accents of spices and coriander. Body is on the watery side and the taste is a little out of balance.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
Pale hazy lemonade color, smallish white head, a few particles. Fairly average flavor and aroma for the style, dominant yeast aspect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5930) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml. Arôme: Forte odeur de citron. Apparence: Couleur jaune très pâle voilée. Col moyen mousseux de couleur blanche qui disparaît tranquillement. Dentelle moyenne sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de céréales. Arrière goût court. Palette: Corps et texture mince. Carbonisation moyenne. Légère acidité sur la langue. Arrière goût d’agrumes. (Rating #78)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2004
Hazy light yellow colour with a fairly small head. Aroma has some sweetness with hints of orange. Flavor has only got a light sweetness, finishess bitter. Palate is thin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2004
Draft. Pours cloudy yellow, with a shortlived dense white head. Aroma is lemon and yeast. Taste is lightly yeasty with just a bit malt. Quite watery, and almost no aftertaste


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