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Blanche - Le Cheval Blanc

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BA SCORE
84
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Cheval Blanc visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 06-23-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of J-M
4/5  rDev +8.1%

J-M, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

Reviewed from a taster cup at the Hamilton Beer Festival - August 23, 2014

Appearance - A fine hazy rich golden / yellow color capped by a decent amount of head for a small glass. Lots of carbonated bubbles are visible.

Smell - Nice aromatics a powdery wheatiness mixed with some banana and clove. The clove picks up in intensity upon repeated whiffs.

Taste - Quite a bit of a sweet banana that is powedery like a banana bread before the clove kicks in and the Belgian yeastiness rears its head. An interesting beer that kind of reminded me of almost a hybrid between a hefe and a wit, due to the amount of banana and clove.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated, rich feeling but not overdone. Medium-light bodied

Overall - A damn fine wit, that I wish was more accessible as this was marketed as these guys appear to have some deal for distro through St. Ambroise. Nonetheless, It was of such a quality that St Ambroise should be proud to have this beer under their umbrella. Two thumbs up.

DenisKolkin, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Beans11
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Beans11, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Marie-Sophie
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Marie-Sophie, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

YamagamiTravis, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +8.1%

powdersoldier, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

polishkaz, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A:
Pours a cloudy light honey color (looks like chamomile tea) with a creamy, ambitious, white head that holds its own, finally settling at about a quarter inch. Decent retention; not much lacing.

S:
Yeasty and wheatey. Nothing too spectacular, some spices and dough, but other than that pretty mellow.

T:
Crisp, warm and smooth. Drinks nice, with tea flavors and very light floral and citrus notes. Definitely on the mellow side of other wits as far as being citrus-flavor-forward.

M:
Smooth, light bodied and refreshing, not much carbonation but a bit creamy.

O:
Not the best beer in the world but it certainly isn't bad and for what it is it is great. Tastes a bit more like a German Wheat than a Belgian one, but it doesn't really matter. I kind of like that it tastes more bread-like than some wits. On the whole, though, it would benefit from getting beefed up a little bit. It is kinda watery.
Wouldn't seek it out or anything, but if you have to go get something quick at the dépanneur it is a good bet.

TheDoctor, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

warnerry, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Aisha, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 341ml bottle to a tall pilsener glass.

A: Nice one and a half finger head with good retention. Beautiful and thick lacing was left behind on each sip. Spritzy with a champagne like appearance. Very pale in appearance and "White ale" ,as some call it, really does seem fitting.

S: Coriander and citrus followed up by the faint aroma of sweet malts in the background.

T: Coriander and citrus are once again dominant. The citrus is rather light and is reminiscent of a lemon zest. Doughy malts provide a nice subtle background for all of the citrus and spice action happening in the initial taste. Perhaps some hints of pale tart fruit like green apple and pear. Some banana ester character as well.

M: Very carbonated and palate cleansing. Refreshingly clean and crisp.

O: Overall it was a pretty good beer. Nice and refreshing and would be very suitable for sitting out on the patio and drinking 2 or 3. Nothing over powering and fairly approachable to the average consumer, perhaps why it is a local favorite.

Haydn-Juby, May 03, 2013
Photo of slitherySOB
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw colour with half a fingers worth of head. Smells very yeasty, with some peppery spice and bubblegum. Tastes pretty much as it smells. Yeasty, with a hint of bubblegum, coriander and pepper. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, a decent beer, but not one I'll likely pick up again.

slitherySOB, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Vyronian, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

DaPan, Feb 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Odri, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Melomanemusher, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

djcreepshow, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mrskunk, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bluesplit63, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

alamode, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

LGF, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ctgui, Nov 29, 2011
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Blanche from Le Cheval Blanc
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.