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Millevertus Blanchette de Gaume (Lemon)

Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale Millevertus
Style: Witbier
Breuvanne-Tintigny, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Lemon-flavored witbier by Millevertus, with a different label than shown here, depicting a charming shepherdess... Thin, lightly ’papery’ lacing, off-white, irregular head quickly dissolving in the middle, over an equally cloudy peach blonde beer with ochre hue, showing both pale living yeast dots and dead, darker yeast clusters here and there, the latter especially after adding the sediment. Not very inviting aroma of moldy lemon or even rotting lime, old lemongrass, dough, soap, stale sweat, lots of coriander seed, old dried apricots, cooked carrot, old apple cake, stewed turnip, hint apple sauce. Fruity, estery onset, suggestions of stewed pear, peach and subdued banana, minerally carbo numbing the tongue a bit, bready middle with sharper grainy edges and clear ’soapy’ wheat, fluffy and smooth but initially still suffering a bit from the overcarbonation (though this effect easily quiets down after a while), the soapiness of the wheat is strongly being stressed by soapy coriander in the finish, deafening even the aromatic lemon zest effect and blending with a bready yeastiness in the very end; a soft wheat sourishness remains after swallowing along with the dried lemon peel factor, but bready yeast (including clove-like phenols) and an overdose of coriander completely disrupt this otherwise crisp and interesting finish. Another example of Millevertus’ good ideas badly executed. If you replace the curaçao by lemon peel, why not think one step further and replace that eternal, soapy, dominating coriander by something else as well? The coriander soup effect still dominates and completely overpowers an otherwise delicate and refreshing lemon feature. Apart from that, the pure technical execution is not very satisfying either, becoming ’dirty’ from the start... Not a bad idea as such, but not well executed, and I’ve had this problem with many Millevertus beers before. Clean up your beers, guys!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5461) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2016
Pale appearance, white head. Floral classic hops, very foamy in your nose carbonation, white bread. Light and quite fresh, but somehow not so interesting. It’s bubbly, but too sweet for me and plays to much on the bubble rather than the fermentation. Okay. (33cl bottle from the brewery)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lello4ever (719) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2016
Arancio, un po torbida, schiuma minima. Aroma leggero, sapore di agrumi non troppo deciso. Appena sufficiente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2953) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from LDW. Hazy amber, lots of particles. Sweet aroma of soap, lemon, spices and wheat. Light tart and refreshing. Easy drinkable, not very bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (6374) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
Pours clear blonde, good white head. Smell is dry, lemon and lemongrass. Taste is sharp, bit bitter, lemon-pefumed in an almost soapy way. Very perfumy ! bit sweet ( too sweet for what it should be ) . Can’t get the idea out of my head that I’m drinkin soap....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1275) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A light yellow opaque beer witha big white creamy head ; average retention. Aroma of heather, dried herbs, "vervain", mint, citrus. Medium sweet, light dry bitter refreshing. Light body, thin texture, average to good carbonation, spicy herbal finish. Overall, unusual pleasant herbal belgian white.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1047) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Robe trouble, plus blonde que blanche, belle mousse. Nez superbe sur des notes florales, citronnées, citron vert, fleur d’oranger. Bouche à l’attaque florale, amertume marquée, belle finale sur le citron vert. Une bière très originale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobellig (39) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Light beer, not so blanche as i tought from the sticket, a ton of deposit. Drinks nicely and tastes ok, would not say a light summer beer, maybe the name "blanchette" decived my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (2051) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
33cl bottle. Appearance: cloudy golden with a tlight tanned head. Aroma : big lemonade, with weedy notes and light spices. Taste: moderate sweet and bitter with a little acidity, natural lemon lemonade with weed and light spices.. slightly below medium body slight above moderate carbonation. But working ok with the palate. Reminds me o a decent Radler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cauppi (1) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Cloudy with medium white head. Nose: soapy, lavender, citrus zest. Taste is moderately sweet, soapy, ginger and dry citrusy with some spicy flavour. Should be enjoyed like a refreshing summer lemonade.

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