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

bottled
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pacaus (49) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
I was quite suprised to see it rated so low. I am a huge fan of Witbier and Hefe-weizens and having tried a lot of them have found this version to be one of the best. Many versions now are heavy on the spices but I found this beer to have nice colour with a great hear and solid lacing. The smell had a nice essence of the wheat and spice. The taste was very smooth with a nice wheat flavour and subtle hints of spice and fruit. Either way for me it was a great beer and most tastings I have had with friends have also enjoyed this one over the others I have offered. But that is the great thing with so many beer options available.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zippyland (7) - USA - NOV 14, 2001 does not count
I love Belgian white beer and this one didn’t disappoint. Fruity and sweet, but not even a little cloying.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bewitched (19) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUL 1, 2012
This beer shows the essence of Belgium beer. It is like you are eating sushi - you are feeling a whide variety of tastes at the same time, but in this case - citrus, floral ans wheat. I love it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2013
very pale hazy straw with a creamy white head. clingy medium body with high carbonation.

aroma: sweet pale malt, tart wheat, subtle coriander and bittering hops.

taste: sweet pale malt, pleasant tart raw wheat, subtle coriander, faint hop bitterness, and mild yeast phenols.

everything is balanced, spices are subtle. a classic standard for witbier.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bludwig (31) - USA - MAY 1, 2010
Aroma: Bright and citrusy aroma with something like a peach muffin character. The obvious orange peel and coriander spice notes are not muffled by and funk which is kinda fun to find on these Belgian Wits. This beer is apparently the original incarnation of the wit, so maybe through generations of fine tuning, the nose on this beauty has turned into a cleanly smelling fresh and lively bouquet. Appearance: Perfect! A wit should be pale yellow, golden and with slight haze. I swirled the vitamin B slurry in the bottom of the bottle to add the authentic yeasty character to the beer and it still remains translucent and retains its sparkle. The head was thick and frothy on first pour and the ale has preserved a full foamy layer with constant replenishing bubbles. Taste/Palate: In lively Belgian wit style, we begin with the yeast! A rich and full flavored start immediately followed by fruit and coriander flavors and nice acidity. The rich feeling in the beginning has a slight sweet feeling to it, but the beer finishes with a balancing acidity. There is a lingering flavor of yeasty coriander and fruit that remains with you throughout the beverage, like you’re always tasting it even when your glass is finished. Overall: Who am I to judge a world classic? I do know that this beer is a well crafted wit and deserves to be among the classics of its style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3151) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
banana, vanilla, banana, cough drop, butterscotch, cereal, caramel, nuts, floral, citrus, leaves, pale, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, thin feel, average carbonation,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
felsenpils (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Very, very nice Belgian white. Subtle spicy aroma, delicate taste. Cloudy golden color. This beer blows Interbrew´s Hoegaarden out of the water. Now available in the US in cans! Get it and enjoy it while you can. But be forwarned, this is a very subtle beer and it takes an advanced beer palate to fully enjoy it. Nothing here jumping out at you, just delicate flavor. Let it warm up a bit and try to identify all the spice notes in the aroma. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 On tap at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Classic wit beer, which works well on draught, presented in a nice frosted glass. Perfectly balanced flavour, combining, chalky, milky, lemony notes, with added fizz and tanginess. This is particularly creamy on the front of the tongue, then the lemon kicks in big style. I'll say it again, classic opaque white beer - delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanCrusher (606) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 14, 2012
This beer looks exactly as Belgian Witbier should - golden hazy colour with creamy white head. This beer include coriander, orange peels, curacao and you can feel all of these in aroma. Beside that, I also noticed some vanilla, pepper, lime. Taste is slightly acidic and very refreshing, texture is somwhere between watery and oily with fizzy carbonation. Very refreshing beer, recomended for hot summer days.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BantamSpirit (18) - ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Very refreshing if served at the right temperature. Citrusy aroma, hazy white appearance. I don’t normally like sour fruity beers but this one does it for me. A gem.


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