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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

772 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
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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Reviews by Beric:
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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 16oz can into footed pilsener
Served: 15 June 2013

Appearance: A hazy light yellow. Color wise, it almost looks like an unfiltered pilsener. When pouring, you get a nice pure-white two finger head that rather rapidly dissipates. Mega-carbonation visible as the bubbles stream up from the bottom of the glass. You can see particulate suspended in the beer, but it doesn't look like yeast. Maybe this particulate is the 'spice' that the can claims is inside.

Smell: An outstanding spiced, citrusy smell. Smells fresh and clean. Very inviting and curious smelling. Smells like it will be a sweet tasting beer.

Taste: Basically the same as the smell- spiced and citrusy. Some of the banana and clove tastes evident of wheat beer styles, but nothing too overpowering on either end of the spectrum. This beer tastes better as the initial carbonation starts to diminish after being set out for a while.

Mouthfeel: Heavily carbonated, with bubbles that feel large on the tongue. This counterbalances the full bodied feel from the suspended matter floating around in the beer. I think I would want to have just slightly less carbonation to emphasize the unfiltrated nature rather than seem to diminish its effects. As I kept drinking this and the carbonation started to come out of the beer, it started tasting more how I wanted it to. Overall, this is a good beer and above average, but certainly less than anything astoundingly notable.

Beric, Jun 16, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.7 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow (yeast was decanted also) with a spritzy white lace.

Smell: Mellow orange with some peel, mild coriander, a little lemon and some faint spiciness.

Taste: Lightly crisp in the light to medium body with a pleasing fruitiness of orange, coriander, hint of pineapple, and light lemon. A touch of herbal hop and a pinch of yeast add to the complexity. Soft malty sweetness and subdued grain come through at the end ... they dry and linger with a fading lemony flavour.

Notes: A very delightful palate of complex flavours, an ease to drink ... enjoy this fine creation.

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Bottled (small) version, Fresh according to the best before info on the rear label, after allowing this one to warm up a bit (15 mins out of the frig) and a decent rolling on its side, the wit pours out cloudy light dull banana, initially under a large white, fine bubble head, that lookis like it wants to create some merangue, but then doesn't. Leaves some thick lacing, and the bubbles keep on rising. Nose wiff is softly of fresh fruits and candi sweetness. pretty typical wit notes, sweet, light fruits, "creamsicle" ice ceam pop memories come to mind. Slightly more watery then I would like in the mid section. Light peppery spice late, soft on the tongue and then a lingering mildly dry finish, with just a hint of hop dryness. Not bad, but nothing special IMHO, delicate, subtle, understated,oh so Belgian. Nice to try and compare to more robust American takes on the style.
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Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow with very bubbly thin white head that persists.

Smell: Dried out orange rinds, with some light wheat malt. One dimensional, but nice.

Taste: Orange is very dominant, and is sweeter than the smell. The bottle says sugar was added; seems unnecessary for a Witbier. The slightly sour wheat malts become a little more aggressive as it warms, but the coriander stays mostly hidden.

Feel: High carbonation, fairly light body, does not dry out as much as a great Witbier should.

Drinkability: Despite being too sweet and orange-like, it is still very refreshing and a nice Witbier overall.

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.