Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
84
good

788 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-1999)
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4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of interzen
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, chilled and poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a couple of fingers of white head. Good head retention, very little in the way of lacing. Typical witbier.

Smell: Again, a typical witbier - fairly citrusy smell with just a little hint of spiciness, although the latter isn't particularly noticeable. The citrus notes are more towards toe orange end of the scale rather than lemon.

Taste: follows the smell, pretty much, although the spiciness is rather more evident in the after taste and there's a certain amount of wheatiness too. There's a citrus tartness there, so it's actually pretty refreshing.

Feel: Despite the colour (and the image on the bottle ;-) ) there's actually a bit of body there - enough carbonation to give it a bit of zing without being stupidly fizzy. Fairly smooth finish.

Overall: As Belgian witbiers go, you could do a lot worse than this - although I like Hoegaarden and its ilk, this just seems to be a cut above them. Would be a go-to witbier if it were more readily available, and I'd certainly have no hesitation about having it on tap.

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4.41/5  rDev +17.9%

Generally a fan of the style. This one was pretty good. Very clean and smooth, sweet and somewhere between orange and lemon in the taste. A little spice (coriander?) does not really stand out but lingers. Very tasty, refreshing and easy to drink. Optimal summer beer. A little thin or maybe I would say flat. Extremely enjoyable beer that I would gladly enjoy at anytime. If you like wheat/hefe/wit this is a good one, if you want hop move on.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Really effing tasty

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Photo of Gajo74
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the look of this! Hazy, thick head with amazing retention. A pear like, light honey and straw yellow blend. The carbonation looks so lively; like an alka seltzer tablet was dropped inside! Aroma is citrusy and sugary sweet, especially orange. Not surprising considering the bottle says it was brewed with orange peel. Tasty is mostly citrusy and orange sweet. A very refreshing taste, like an orange soda. (I mean this in a good way) Feel is creamy and smooth. The carbonation really settles and there is very little left towards the end of the beer. I drank this on a super cold east coast mid November evening. I could see how this beer would be even better in the summer. However, I had it with a light and healthy meal of broiled salmon, Brussel sprouts and pear salad and they complemented each other nicely.

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.