Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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Reviews by sjohansen:
3.83/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Two finger fluffy white head at the top of the glass. Disappears pretty quickly, but leaves behind some sticky lace. Tons of bubbles float to the top of the glass.
Citrus notes. A little chalky yeast.
Lots of lemon zest and citrus up front. At first, it overpowers anything else in the brew. Some spices.
Light mouthfeel, but not watery. Decent carbonation.
This is a bit on the citrus side for me, but would definitely be a great brew for a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2008 01:12:21 | More by sjohansen
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4.4/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Found it at a local pub in Trieste as the beer of the week.
The color is pale and yellow-whiteish but hardly transparent.
Incredibly fresh, easy to drink fruity witbier.
I could spot some banana aroma in the beginning and peach towards the end of it.
One of my favorite beers so far.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2014 14:39:35 | More by GiaLvo
3.66/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
330ml bottle, part of the cleverly marketed (at least IMHO) '1/2 Meter of Beer' mixed pack from this brewery, which is presented as such - 8 small bottles, which stretch out to a full 50cm, they do.
This beer pours a cloudy, very pale straw, erm, 'colour', with a whole handful of puffy, frothy, and whipped-cream head, which leaves some broad strokes of coral island reef lace around the glass as it genially sinks away.
It smells of rather fruity neutered citrus and apple pith, white wine must, earthy yeast, sweet coriander, lemon pie, and leafy, musty hops. The taste is semi-sweet grainy wheat malt, sugary white wine, less than spicy coriander, subtle citrusy hops, a touch of bubblegum, and faint earthy, weedy hops.
The bubbles are pretty well soft and unobtrusive by this point, the body a decent medium weight for the purported style, and actually rather smooth, the yeast the only interloper here, to little actual effect. It finishes on the sweet side, the coriander, wheaty malt, and bland citrus essences ruling the roost.
Kind of a Disney-esque rendition of the style, the coriander and wheat malt sweetness more or less exaggerated for our amusement, it would seem. Easy to drink, but not all that complex, as duly noted, and not something I could see myself repeating, outside of the goofy marketing trope that sucked me in here.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 03:58:25 | More by biboergosum
Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.