Brewed by John Martin
Style: Witbier
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Previously brewed at DuBocq (Nov 2013)

Blanche Des Moines is brewed on 60% pilsener malt and 40% unmalted wheat. In spite of a close affinity to the Flemish witbiers this is somewhat different. It is brewed with a higher proportion of unmalted wheat which adds even more of the special, wheaty notes that are so characteristic for the style. Naturally the beer has been added coriander and dried orange peel. Furthermore an extract of licorice root has been added. Primary fermentation is with a classical Witbier yeast and the beer is bottle fermented.

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ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
Cloudy pale yellow colour with an off white head. Light sweet and citric aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Bland fruity sweet flavor with a light dry and citric finish.

bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle. Pale yellow beer with a white head. Low wheat, citrus, spice aroma. Orange citrus flavor with wheat, spice, and yeast. LIngering citrus. Wheat a bit much (but I don’t like a big wheat bite - then again, it IS a wheat beer...).

joergen (29353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
Hazy yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of citrus, spices and fruits.
Flavour of fruits, spices and citrus.

Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. Hazy milky yellow colour with a big white head. Lemon grass, yeast aroma and a sweet lemon grass, fresh fruity taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.

Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
75 cl bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with a huge off-white head. Nice little sour aroma of orange, coriander and wheat. Light flavour of wheat and yeast, that ends up spicy finsish of citrus and coriander. Have a very light body and a lot of carbonation.

heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2006
I wanted to like this beer named the same as the state capital of Iowa. From a 750 ml bottle. The body poured light yellow with a nice amount of cloudiness. There was also a large white head on top. The aroma has some crisp orange peel and a little bit of apples. The taste is fairly tart with some mild oranges and a little bit of cheddar cheese. This is strange and needs some spice to balance out the fruit. This has a thin body and is not a good wit.

dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Hazy yellow, white head, coriander and citrus nose, flavor is spicy, coriander and more citrus, as well as some yeast. Pretty good.

GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Hazy gold with a small white head. Nice yeast and spice on the nose. Good active mouthfeel. Flavours are pretty standard for the style - citrus, spice, coriander. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a well done Wit.

JK (6330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 I’m going to go against the grain on this beer. I thought it was very good and comparable to St. Bernardus. Aroma has coriander and other spices, citrus, and sweet wheat. Flavor is sour; more coriander, grapefruit, and some sugar. Considerable spice in this beer; more than many wit beers. Cloudy gold appearance with a thick white head. Medium palate. Tasted at Cellars; Roseville, MN.

bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2006
Pale, hazy, straw / lemon coloured body with large white head showing decent retention. Aroma of lemons that may have been a bit off also some coriander. Notes of wheat in the taste and mainly the citrus again but not too much else, light in body with an average finish. I usually like the Witbier style but I feel a bit let down by this one.

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