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

bottled
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RATINGS: 918   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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3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dzimm27 (136) - - APR 15, 2012
Light yeasty aroma, cloudy light gold pour. Light spicy notes, very noticable coriander and orange notes. Clean finish. Really outstanding for such a light beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (64) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Robe paille, très belle mousse. Un beau nez citronné et levuré, très frais. Bouche à l’attaque élégante, belle bulle onctueuse, un coté citronné et une belle finale élégante. Un blanche pleine d’élégance, très agréable à boire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (955) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Type: 11.2-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015 Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015 Misc.: Best before May 10, 2015 at 6:43 p.m. Poured a golden, yellow, clear color with two fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor, wet lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average retention. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled coriander, tangerine, caramel, orange zest, honey, Citra vitamin C heavy, wheat and lemon grass. (Smell - 3.75) Nice initial taste, more sourness than the nose. Coriander, green grapes, faint green apple, caramel, tangerine, Citra zest, honey, lemon grass, oranges, nectarine and orange floss. (Taste - 4.00) Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, fruiting finish. (Feel - 4.00) Just a really good Witbier. I feel like I underrated it a tad. I’d have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00) 3.94 88 B+

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1291) - PORTUGAL - JAN 5, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour with a frothy white head. Citrus, yeast and coriander in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light, a bit watery wit beer. Overall, refreshing and drinkable but not remarkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
zenkis (614) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours pale yellow, unclear with soapy, medium high top, diminish fast in thin layer. Aroma- weak, sweet malty, a bit citrusy, grapefruity, not like typical wit. More like thick, sweet malty wheat beer. Palate- little tickling, sparkling on tongue, above medium bodied; nice, easy drinkable, light flavored beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
I was wondering about on New Year’s Day as I am keen to do and found a place called Beer & Buns. So stopped in for lunch. Beer list unimpressive but food great. Anyways this was ou new tick. Pours light greenish gold with sudsy white head. Nose is peppery and citrus. Tastes of orange peel, coriander, light grass, dry malt, lemon. Dry palate spritzer like

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TH28 (166) - - DEC 24, 2014
Appearance is pale straw yellow, with slight haze and a thick, frothy white foam cap. Aroma: Strong lemon and coriander, with a bit of orange peel. No noticeable malt or hop aroma. Taste: Light doughy, cracker malt, with tart orange peel. Coriander spice hits on the backe end with a light bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel: Light, a bit thin, with moderate carbonation. Finish: Dry, with a lingering coriander and orange peel. Overall: A very crisp an refreshing Belgian wit, with a lighter body and flavor intensity than other examples like Hoegaarden

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JefVerstraete (1660) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour, thin layer of white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet with hints of oranges, citrus and coriander. Rather watery. Also some spices. Not very well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (589) - - DEC 17, 2014
Very fruity and grapefruity taste. Very light and cloudy appearance. Good head. Grapefruity taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartholos (21) - GERMANY - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema, Rio die Janeiro. Golden colored and hazy with a medium white forthy-rocky head. The aroma is dominated by citrus and orange peel with some wheat notes. Taste is light sour with citrus and wheat flavor. Light body with fizzy carbonation and low alcohol makes it refreshing and süffig.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marcius (231) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Appearance with pale yellow color, cloudy liquid and medium head. Aroma of spices and fruits. On the palate, it is light and very tasty!


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