Page 24 Blanche - Brasserie Saint-Germain

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 5
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: cichief on 11-15-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 5
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4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Vedett tulip glass

Look: Cloudy golden yellow with a couple of centimetres of off-white head which diminishes to pretty much nothing bar a foamy ring round the inside of the glass. No lacing evident.

Smell: Typical witbier with a slightly sour edge that I can't quite put my finger on. The orange/coriander/spice notes are there but there was also something reminiscent of a sour beer like Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Taste: Interesting - sort of a cross between a witbier and a sour. Whether this is due to the bottle being close to its best-by date is a matter for conjecture. Either way, it's not unpleasant and the slight sourness adds a bit of interest to proceedings. Quite a few malt/yeast notes too, which weren't evident in the smell.

Feel: In a word: refreshing - it's a fairly typical, crisp witbier sort of feel with the sourness in the finish giving it an extra dimension of interest.

Overall: Definitely not your typical witbier - I wasn't aware that this stuff even existed until I got 4 bottles of it in a mixed case, but I'm pretty glad that I found it, and it's a timely reminder that French beer doesn't stop at Kronenbourg. An interesting take on a Belgian witbier and worth tracking down. (1,234 characters)

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3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought at Terroir in Shanghai China.

A: Poured from the 750mL bottle into a wiezen glass. The beer is a cloudy solid gold color with a pure white head that rises to over 3 fingers and sticks around for a few minutes. Nice.

S: Solid citrus character with lots of lemon and orange peel and pineapple. A nice bready yeasty balancing note in the middle. Good spice profile throughout.

T: Subdued but OK. Very malty and surprisingly more light on the citrus and hop. Pie crust character comes through a bit, as well as a lot of good spices. Some light fruit throughout. Overall very balanced and very nice.

F: Very refreshing feel.

Overall: I liked this one. Not your typical witbier - a bit more on the malty side. Does well on a spring day. (744 characters)

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3.62/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased two 750ml bottles at the Perfect Pour in Columbia,MD. Poured into a nce tulip glass.

A- A bit hazy, but not as much as others in the style. Light gold color with a thick white head.

S- Smeels of yeasty goodness, a bit of citrus fruitiness.

T- Delicate spiciness, a good citrus flavor, without too much bitterness.

M- Very carbonated, but still not over-done,smooth.

D- A good beer for a nice warm day. (426 characters)

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