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

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BA SCORE
84
good

732 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 17
Gots: 64 | 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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Reviews by rmolledo:
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4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw yellow with a giant soapy head. Intense Lacing.

S: Spicy Yeast Character. Citrus Fruit Essences. Peppery.

T: Deliciously Refreshing. Oranges and Lemons combined with a spicy tart finish makes this a thirst quencher. Black Pepper like finish.

MF: Highly Carbonated with a spicy sensation.

D: Perfect on a long hot day.

rmolledo, Wednesday at 10:50 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Tiernan, Thursday at 03:08 AM
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SkiBum22, Monday at 07:07 PM
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Wednesday at 01:00 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Satyr179, Sunday at 05:41 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

BeerDreadz, Wednesday at 01:11 AM
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Oktavio, Thursday at 04:45 AM
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Britton, Saturday at 03:20 PM
Photo of Billolick
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.
Obviously the label art is a winner with me...

Billolick, Saturday at 01:53 PM
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Sunday at 11:48 PM
Photo of bsp77
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into wine glass.

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.

bsp77, Sunday at 02:02 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

innominat, Friday at 09:45 PM
Photo of deebo
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Belgium this beer of course reminds you of a typical Belgian Wit. Light yellow with that unfiltered cloudy appearance. Aromas of wheat and definitely orange peel. Similar taste with the only distinguishing feature of this one is it is a little hoppier than most. I like the style but nothing exciting stands out with this brew.

deebo, Wednesday at 03:33 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

wattoclone, Friday at 06:03 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

virinow, Wednesday at 03:37 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

juicebox, Sunday at 08:38 PM
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Dello, Thursday at 12:14 AM
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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemonade like appearance poured from a 16 ounce pounder can, labeled straight Blanche de Bruxelles leaving out the Manneken Pis terminology. Beautiful pearl white head forming thick and cloud like arising out of my Belgian chalice like rising dough bread. Aroma especially citric/tropical fruit is really nice. Cookie dough, coriander, earthy herbal hints a very complex witbier, this may change some minds about the style. Spicy yeast complexity with a touch of acidity rising out of my glass. Flavors are bright with apricot, lemon and a creamy wheat flavor that really balances things out along with yeast esters and spice additions especially the coriander. Actually leaves ample bitterness with the spice, lingering on definitely complex. Mouthfeel is creamy texture, medium bodied tight flowing carbonation. Overall impression of this beer is excellent a grade A witbier, like I said this one may just change some minds for those who say they don't like this style.

WVbeergeek, Sunday at 05:43 AM
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3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy bright lemon yellow with a scant single finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Nose is lemony and crisp with notes of coriander. Taste is about the same as the smell, not too much depth here. It is light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation to hold it up. Overall, I like it and it appeals to me as a decent brew to drink on one of those boiling hot summer afternoons.

FrognutUnl, Saturday at 06:33 AM
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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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