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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 884   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, - JUN 6, 2010
In Italia č venduta come Blanche de Bruxelles; molto leggera, beverina e leggermente agrumata. Normale


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (872) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Bottle (750 ml) from Belgoklubben. Hay/straw and light yeasty with spicy and citrusy notes, moderate acidic, medium body with an oily texture. The flavor is a bit thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (114) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Bottle from Belgoklubben. Pours hazy light-yellow with four finger white fritzy foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma of fresh citrus above all, some yeast, minerals and dust. Citrus and orange taste backed up by some light peppery and yeasty tones, grass and wheat. Rather dry finish with an orange touch. Light body, medium carbo, quite sharp bubbles, smooth texture. Well balanced, one of my personal favourites among summer beers. Should really be had at a low temperature like the label suggests.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
330 ml bottle from Drummondville SAQ. Pours a pale straw yellow with large white head. Aroma is lemon, wheat and some spice. Flavour is orange and lemon zest, wheat, coriander and hints of banana. Fizzy carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Aroma: Citrus, wheat. Taste: Dito + light bitterness, a bit thin in taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
Igen halvány, fátyolos, enyhe citromsárga színű főzet, mely alulról fölfelé haladva sötétedő árnyalatú. Illata élénk, üde citrusosság, lágy fűszeresség és egy határozott, élesztős aroma árad belőle. Élvezeti értékét is nagyban meghatározza e frissítő, üde jelleg, fogyasztása során alapvetően ezen jellemzőit véljük meghatározónak. Egy rendkívül könnyed, élénkítő karakterű ital, melyben leginkább a citrusosan fűszeres, enyhén édes és kellemesen savanykás zamatok légiesen könnyű jelenléte uralkodik, így téve ezt a búzasört egy tökéletes nyári szomjoltóvá.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (244) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. The beer has a light yellow color and nice large white head with a lot of bubbles. Very nice appearance. In the aroma tones of spices, orange peels, hops, yeast and malts. The taste is very fresh and a little sour and the tones from the aroma like the spices and orange peels are well noticable. The finish is refreshing and a little bitterness makes the beer a nice summer beer. Nice this beer, completely different from any other white beer, I can really appreciate it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
On tap at Bigby’s Pour House in Addison, IL., and dispensed to a chalice/globe glass, with a cloudy, orangey color, fluffy, white head foam, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The nose was juicy & expressive lemon & orange, with light wheat, and coriander spicing. Light bodied, with lively carbonation that had a light seltzery edge to it, the taste enhanced the zesty fruit with a bit of tartness. Crisp, and very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (652) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Hazy golden color with medium head. Yeasty aroma with orange notes. Light sweet spicy taste with small amount of hops in aftertaste. Easy to drink summer beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 12, 2014
Mostly citrus and coriander, bit banana, not so intense wheat. Light maltiness in background.Sweetish with notes of sour, bit too sharp. Decent thirst quencher, but nothing more

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mandaritto (40) - LATVIA - JUL 12, 2014
Cloudy, pale golden. Aroma: refreshing and fruity. Taste wasn’t so good as smell - a bit too weak taste with accent of the hops. Nice, drinkable summer beer.


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