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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 894   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2008
On draft at the Saucer. Has a light hazy, golden body with ample white head. Aroma is of coriander and citrus. Grainy taste with some spicy and fruity notes admixed. Has a great mouthfeel. Better than the regular Hoegaarden in my opinion.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JHeath99 (923) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a sickly pale yellow. Aroma with a bit of sour and funk. Taste of malts and some sour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BierStube72 (2) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Very pleasing to the senses - smells fruity with a fresh, spring-like aroma. Taste has hints of citrus and spice. Excellent during late Spring and Summer. Very refreshing and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
codyneidert (1) - Fort Collins, USA - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Pretty mellow wit. I like my wheats a little stronger. Light in color as well. Still good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap. Pours a straw gold with a Hirt white head. It has a crisp aroma of orange, coriander, and biscuit. The flavor is orange peel up front with a crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (119) - ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Nice hazy yellow with medium creamy beige head. Sweetish malty aroma, banana, wheat, spicy, floral. Sweetish banana flavor, spicy, a bit sour, wheat. Light body. Medium carbonation. Sour-sweet aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (718) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Ljust halmgul, kraftigt grumlad, vätska med högt vitt skum. Doft av lite citron och gröna peppriga kryddor. Len och fin munkänsla. Lite vattning i smaken. Helt ok wit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Pours a hazy straw color with a two finger head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Taste is citrus and corriander with a light lemony finish. I enjoyed this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Lekker witbiertje, zelfs voor diegene zoals mij die niet houden van witbier is dit een aanrader

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Tasted as Blanche de Bruxelles, standard witbier with snow white, stable head and misty blonde colour, soft maltiness and wheatiness, moderately sourish, refreshing citrus peel and coriander. Decent but very cliché.


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