Formerly brewed at Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Witbier
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bière de blé classique Le Mans, or in short - Saku Le Mans, is a light wheat beer with a hint of fruit. It is brewed according to the traditions of French brewmasters and its mild flavour is spiced with banana and citrus aromas. As with other classic wheat beers, Saku LeMans is also unfiltered.

This type of aromatic wheat beer is quite common in France, where the local brewmasters have followed the fine art of fellow brewers in Germany and Belgium and interpreted that art elegantly to their liking. Compared to the classic wheat beers, Le Mans is easier on the palate, milder flavoured, more aromatic and has obvious notes of citrus in its taste.

Saku Le Mans is ideal before a main dish or as a light aperitif accompanied by a selection of cheeses or fruits. The aromatic wheat beer is a great alternative to discover, but it’s probably most suited to those beer enthusiasts for whom a hop lager might be too bitter and hard to drink.

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thirstyrabbit's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1849) - Tallinn, - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy straw yellow body with a tall head. Aroma has wheat and lots of sweet lemon. Fresh fruity and wheaty taste, also with mostly lemony overtones. Sweet finish. Alright for the style but... the last sentence of the commercial description makes it clear - it’s another beer from Saku for people who don’t like hops. How about something for hop lovers now? Maybe an IPA for the next release in the series?

lemasga (14) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2014
Really chemical, too sweet, really foggy as if there would have been a second fermentation in the bottle wich is probably not the case ... Saku should keep on doing pils beer for mass production

TBone (18220) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 500ml Hazy yellow color, smallish white head. Cardboardish aroma with banana wheaty fruityness, some citrus. Medium-bodied. Banana sweetness, quite weak palate. A bit papery. Bulkish Hefeweizen.

Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2013
Shared 500ml bottle. Pale yellow, cloudy. Dense, white head leaving rings of lace behind. Dry apricot nose, some spices as well. Sweet spiced fruity flavours on a backbone of wheat. Mid-sweet ending. Medium to thin bodied. Very so-so (session with djoeye, Tromsø 10.11.2013).

djoeye (5206) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from Rimi in Pärnu Estonia. Tight white standing foam. Pale a bit hazy yellow body. Scents of apricot, coriander, clove, as wheat beer. Tastes sweet fruity spicy, and feels as wheat beer. Labelled "nisuõlu", which means wheat beer. Overall quite alright as wheat beer. RateMeetWRune/FuneralFeast4TromsoIL-201

mauritsio (994) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow with medium/tall head. Yeasty some fruity aroma with citrus. Sweat some sour taste.mild some watery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Pyrmir (6210) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
500 ml bottle. Cloudy golden with big white head. Aroma wheat, banana and cardamom. Taste is sweet, banana and more cardamom. Too sweet, almost a bit cloying

Brandman (2961) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Hazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has some flat malt and citrus. Flavour has some wheat and lemon. Bit artificial taste.

kingstoni (2149) - FINLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale yellow color with no head. Aroma of lemon and soda. A bit artificial taste of lemon. Thin body.

estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. Fruity aroma, hazy yellow color, rich foam. Easy to drink - for summer or after sauna. Fruity tones in taste. Not bad.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, meiumsized white head. Aroma is wheat, citrus, mild earth and some zesty notes. Flavour is wheat, some fruits, mild earth and slight spicyness.

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