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

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BA SCORE
84
good

691 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | 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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Oktavio

Texas

5/5  rDev +34%

11-17-2011 04:45:11 | More by Oktavio
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Britton

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34%

12-10-2011 15:20:55 | More by Britton
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BeaBeerWife

Michigan

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 24k gold beer in this chicks book. A smooth Belgium unfiltered wheat. Add a lemon or not, still great. Probably hard to find, but worth trying to find. Previous favorite was Hoogaerden. There are probably some even better Belgium wits but can't say enough good things about this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2007 19:17:32 | More by BeaBeerWife
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faith037

Michigan

5/5  rDev +34%

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gambleroffoxes

Kansas

5/5  rDev +34%

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StorminForeman


5/5  rDev +34%

03-09-2012 03:22:11 | More by StorminForeman
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Rusty18

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34%

12-09-2011 23:40:44 | More by Rusty18
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NathanE2047

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +34%

07-19-2014 19:31:20 | More by NathanE2047
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georgette

Nevada

5/5  rDev +34%

11-20-2012 17:41:04 | More by georgette
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slimpikens

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The hint of coriander brings out a crisp clean flavor when served with and orange slice, lemon slice, or just by itself. When I'm sitting by the pool in the summer I call it my lemonade because it's so refreshing. The Belgians make the best beer and chocolate in the world and this beer is my favorite white/wit. Served by the can is not as flavorful as the glass bottle or the tap...

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 22:36:34 | More by slimpikens
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Selection coming from a bottle chilled.

Crisp Belgian White where the taste exhibits the standard wheat beer flavors such as orange peel and coriander.

Light in color, like that of a pinot grigio. Light in taste as well. Moderately cloudy. Refreshing in taste.

Moderate in alcohol content. Excellent choice for those that love wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 21:12:50 | More by Ryanm1
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kaiserjulio


4.84/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love beer, i got to know the bartenders pretty well at my go to pub and one of them suggested Blanche to me...I immediately fell in love...hands down my favorite beer. No matter what time of year hot or cold climate...i've only ever had this beer on tap but would love to try it other ways...I highly suggest also trying this beer with a shot of a Strawberry Lambic...sooo good!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 00:30:07 | More by kaiserjulio
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

04-19-2013 17:03:18 | More by wattoclone
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Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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Drazilnc

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

06-24-2012 03:08:07 | More by Drazilnc
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RizartyLoon

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

10-22-2012 17:37:10 | More by RizartyLoon
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malty

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very fresh (this being THE KEY) 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into my Lion tulip glass with a bit of the bottom dwelling yeast for good measure.

The color is spot-on cloudy murky yellow (similar to homemade lemonade) with a bright white 1 1/2" creamy dense head. Body too cloudy to spot any carbonation. Gorgeous thick rings and droplets of white clinging lace all the way down.

A few swirls of this lovely delicate stemmed glass emits a sour lemon citrus rind scent. Trying to detect something sweet, but I can't - soft, sour & yeasty in bountiful amounts. A couple more swirls proves this gem is going to be very quenching and lively...let's hope.

Just as I hoped...very soft and yeasty with a boatload of refreshing sour notes that don't overpower, but rather refresh and revive the mouth, body and spirit. The coriander is well placed and the orange peel is noticeably polite and unassuming. A nice touch of sweetness that adds dimension to the flavor experience, but doesn't detract from the overall character of this refreshing ale. There's not really any 'funk' in this sour(ish) wit bier as I was curious it might be. The flavors all dance playfully together like a small tight nit group of friends, without any hoopla or fanfare.

Mouthfeel is superb. Like any Belgian Wit worth its salt, it's very soft, fluffy and gentle with a superfine kinetic carbonation level that's just perfect. The medium body (because of the wonderful wheat malt and yeast) holds the fresh flavors together masterfully, but let's them fade away clean, making one eager to gulp once again.

Drinkability is also spectacular. The lovely soft & sour notes work so well together, I can't imagine a time or circumstance where I wouldn't welcome this likeable ale.

Overall a wonderful, gentle and lively Wit that I'm glad to be reunited with (formerly Mannekin Pis). So soft and lovely. So welcoming and playful. Its clean and upbeat flavors can either be stretched and savored, or quaffed and gulped. Whatever your pace or speed, this ale's got something for everybody. I very much feel 'at home' with this beer. OK, now I'm REALLY ready for spring!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 01:39:32 | More by malty
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willPS21

West Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

After seeing a bunch of negative reviews, I felt obliged to offset with my opinion. I liked it very much for the very reason many didn't: it is an absolutely unoffensive, bland, lightly spiced, lightly bodied carbonated drink (known as beer). Liking whites like Allagash and Hoegaarden, I know very well my threshold of tolerance before before being somewhat overwhelmed/perturbed by the spicing and fruit zest. It's like, 5. And after you hit the limit, I think the threshold goes down. This beer though, i feel like I could drink 8 without hating it by the end, or just drinking to drink. Also notable: I like the color. A nice golden haze, classic. Keep it away from children because in a glass it looks quite potable as a fluid. I think a caveman, given a choice between this and almost any other beer, would surely pick the Blanche.

The presentation of the lemon in this beer is the best I've had. It makes the beer have a refreshing quality, and it's fantastic for throwing in the middle of a beer session in between heavy stouts/tripels, a real palate cleanser. If you're looking for a beer thats "refreshing", where do you turn? Coors light? Ugh. No. Every other refreshing beer has distinctive flaws. Try Blanche de Bruxelles.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 01:06:02 | More by willPS21
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Smell is of wheat, coriander and citrus. Rather tart for style, not much in the way of sweetness detected.

The taste has definite notes of orange in it, as well as a very good dose of coriander in it. The amount of spice in this is among the higher amount I've had in a wit. For me, this is very welcomed and delicious. A little bit of citrus shows up on the finish. Hops are absent. Carbonation is noticeably pretty high.

I love wits, and this one does it right. Love the orange, and really love the high amounts of coriander. This is one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 04:24:57 | More by NODAK
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cwcolby74

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First tried this on tap at Cooper Tavern in Madison, WI, and searched a long time to find it in bottle. Finally did so at a shop in Indianapolis. I was interested to see how it tasted bottled vs. on tap (ie less fresh, assumably).

Poured in a New Glarus weizen glass three days after purchase. The bottle, 1 pt, 9.4 oz., was corked, not capped.

App. - Pours light yellow, almost straw, with solid but not excessive carbonation. Leaves a thick head greater than an inch and a half wide, with moderate lacing as it recedes. Beer is cloudy in appearance, as a witbier should look.

Smell - Heavy coriander and light orange smell, with a touch of unidentified spices. Together it all gives it a nice but not overpowering nose. The whole presentation and smell make me want to drink it now.

Taste - Incredibly smooth, not overly citrusy. It has a mild yeast and wheat profile, but not anything I'd notice much. A tremendous fit for a witbier, which usually tend to leave me unimpressed because they seem so bland. I drank it without a lemon wedge, but have done so in the past and found it really superfluous.

Mouth - Good carbonation but not something I notice in abundance. It has a light, airy quality that leaves a mild aftertaste. I'd like that to be a bit stronger with this beer, perhaps with a tad more toned-up profile to the spices.

Drinkability - I like this beer a lot. It's a lighter, more refreshing take on a witbier than anything else I've tried. This tasted fresh and delicious.

It's not a beer with a lot of sizzle. Hop-heads should look elsewhere. But this does what a beer should - it satisfies and leaves me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 01:22:01 | More by cwcolby74
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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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