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

bottled
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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


WVHouseofBeer's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
This was a nice little wit. Looks like the prototypical witbier; hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Decent aromas and flavors of tart citrus and fruit and balanced with the sweet malt. Good mouthfeel, not too light or heavy and finishes smooth. I like this beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2016
330ml bottle from supermarket. Small white head, cloudy yellow. Aroma has notes of banana, orange and herbal hoppiness. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrNosha (1020) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
33cl Flasche. Strohgelbes trübes Bier mit schönem weissem Schaum. Recht schwacher Hefe und Zitronenduft. Geschmack typisch Wit. Frisch und zitronig.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svarun (63) - - JAN 14, 2016
Cloudy pale yellow, aroma of lemon , yeast and herbs, thick lasting head. Taste of orange and wheat, very well balanced, delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Tap @ Cafe Brussels, though I’ve had it several times before. Hazy gold with a frothy white head. Lots of coriander and yeast. Somewhat unbalanced but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Hazy pale yellow pour with no head. Aroma of orange peel, banana, and wheat. Sweet flavor with banana, bubblegum, wheat, and some orange. Overall, quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rozsoma (612) - Győr, HUNGARY - JAN 2, 2016
Korianderes kuraszaós, nem annyira jön be, kicsit citromaromás, izesített söörkre jellemzően. Pluszba egy kis zöld kocka WC illatosító is bekúszik a nyelvünk alá.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 31, 2015... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen...OCCASION: enjoying a slow creep towards 2016 with my loved ones... APPEARANCE: sallow, dusty off-yellow body that reveals lonely bubbles upwards; the off-white head is frothy and soapy, retaining well enough but giving way to satellites of lacing before resting as a coaster of reasonable quarter-finger froth... AROMA: banana front and center, with faint pepper and light orange citrus... suggests an easy, agreeable drink, with bubblegum and light barnyard yeastiness accompanying the experience... PALATE: light, soft-spoken sips that smoothly find their way to a bit more vibrancy at the throat’s end... mouth-rinsing depth with an apologetic draw... thin and lacking an aftertaste of note--though one cannot expect much of this, given its style...drinkable, yes... TASTE: the orange peel moves among the wheat and banana to evoke creamsicle, with enough lemon grass and other citrus leaving an acidic finish...little other spice or nuance tov speak of, rendering this a straight-forward refresher... OVERALL: on an 80-degree day, I might have been less discerning, but in late December, this beer doesn’t hold enough profile to be considered as an outstanding example of its genre... yet it doesn’t challenge the palate or disparage its intentions either...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (5467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
500 ml can. Cloudy yellow body with a medium sized white head. Quite mild aroma with wheat, some citric fruit, mild spices and yeast. Flavor is rather light as well, some pale malt and wheat with hint of slightly sour citric fruit (almost like lemon but not quite there), spices and a faint hint of honey. Low, almost no bitterness. Medium to thin body and short in aftertaste. Decent thirst quencher but not really that interesting, almost any other Wit would do the same job.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold body under a one finger frothy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is rather nice, fruity and yeasty with some moderate coriander and orange peel. The flavor isn’t all that spectacular, but it’s not terrible. The coriander is a bit heavy for me, it comes across as a bit soapy on the finish. I like the fairly heavy yeastiness though. Light bodied and fairly smooth with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the worst wit, but again, a little heavy on the coriander.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Akiro (35) - ITALY - DEC 27, 2015
Degustata in bottiglia da 75cl. Colore giallo pallido leggermente torbido, buona schiuma. All’olfatto la sensazione č buona, sa di Belgio e di ricordi birra, perň al gusto sa di supermercato. Č una birra piů estiva da aperitivo che invernale.


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