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

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BA SCORE
84
good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | 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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tubacharlie

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright white head of substantial proportions tops this unrestrained pour. The beer is a faded, light lemon-yellow color of a uniformly hazy, translucent nature with a kind of whitewashed overall appearance.

Peppery aromas hit the nose, with a spicy scent similar to the taste of nasturtiums, enveloped in strong citrus notes of orange and grapefruit peel.

The sweet and sour quality of the flavor is accented with peppery coriander and just a hint of orange peel, with more grapefruit coming through and a short snap of hop bitterness after the swallow. The grassy, wheat infused essence of the brew is tempered in the mouth by ample carbonation and the slightly sweet citrus flavors.

A good summer standard, especially with fish.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 04:39:25 | More by tubacharlie
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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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