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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Londerzeel, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Steenbrugge Wit-Blanche is a white abbey beer (abbey founded in 1084 by St Arnold, patron saint of brewers) with a refreshing taste combined with subtle Bruges herbal notes („Gruut“). Top-fermented beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
This pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a milky, straw yellow color that shows a bit of haze, and a bright, pale gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grassy wheat, earthy coriander with some leading orange zest and trailing lemon zest notes. The spices are well balanced by the earthy, grassy, grain-like wheat character.

Dry tasting, but this does have a touch of grain sweetness to it. There is a nice tartness to the finish as well as a peppery carbonic bite that balances the sweet grain character up front. Earthy coriander lightly spices the flavor profile, but does not run rough-shod over this beer as so often happens in many a poor made Wit. There is a certain fruitiness here that reminds me a bit of tropical fruit, perhaps even some kiwi. This has a very light body to it, definitely a refreshing beer to be drinking in hot weather, though it is not watery. The grain contributes a touch of straw / dried-hay flavors. There is a touch of phenolic clove notes to the finish that mixes in with a light Meyer Lemon zest character.

A decent Witbier, that any lover of the style will enjoy. It is perhaps missing a touch of depth to the flavor, but I like that the spicing is on the subtle side.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Cloudy straw yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, and some banana. Flavor hints at being a wit-some grain, fruit, and yeast, but seemed watered down and weak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1068) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2009
Tap. Trouble, yellow-coloured, with a slight head like a lot of these Belgian whites. Nice white beer, Flagrances of lemon, grapefruit. Good beer for a couple of glasses.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 (Draught and Bottle versions) Pours a lightly cloudy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, light lemon, some clove, and yeast. Flavor of wheat, banana, and grass with a dry finish and soft mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a hazy lemon yellow gold with a thin white head. Smells sweet. Aromas of rubber bands, bubble gum, wintergreen, and candy cane. Puzzling. Spicy eucalyptus and menthol flavors. Finishes medicinal, with a touch of coriander.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Nice, easy-drinking wit. No corriander or spice flacor, a subtle bit of citrus -orange and lemon- but very easy drinking and a nice bear for a hot day on the patio. Easily approachable for a non-wit drinker, but not going to overwhelm you with flavor. Definitely on the blander side, but a great refreshing brew. A definite wheat aroma and flavor, and very little bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2009
It is hazy golden with a white, creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, citrus, wheat and spice. The aroma has a light sweetness and notes of wheat, yeast, spice, and actually also light banana and clove – a bit like a Belgian/German mix...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
(Bottled) Opaque yellow with a very small head. Slightly acidic aroma of wheaty malt and mild spiciness. Flavor of coriandery spices, wheat, and sweet-sourish maltiness. Light-bodied, but not as refreshing as it could be with quite high, and slightly lemonadey carbonation. A somewhat dull witbier, lacking in both complexity and refreshing qualities.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (8196) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2009
Draught Good, very fine snowwhite head, with sticking lace over fully hazy golden-orange beer. Coriander, dull grains & wheat, citrus aromas. Typical coriander /citrus flavour, spiciness - with coriander and rootspices - too outspoken. Light to medium body. Warming up, strawberry flavour. Ubiquitous wit. Best forgotten.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (1837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2009
If you hold it up to the light this beer looks FLOURESCENT GREEN! Taut yeasty aromas, grapefruity and with wafts of banana. Pretty sour in a good way. Lightly salty and thick. Not amazing and does begin to turn the stomach after a while with its acidity.


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