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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

785 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 83 | 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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2.03/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Cloudy pale yellow with a small head and flecks of lacing.

S - Faint lemon, light wheat. Not much else.

T - Coriander, some faint citrus presence. Absurdly watery. Aftertaste has a touch of detectable malt flavor, but it is as bland as the foretaste.

M - High carbonation, watery, thin, actually kind of bland and not too refreshing.

D - I certainly won't bother with this one again, almost no flavor. It is bland at best.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out a hazy lemonade with lots of bubbles rising to the top which maintain the foamy head. There is lots of lacing going everywhere. Smells really sweet and fruity with a hint of Evangeline Maid white bread, which is kind of nauseating. Citrus stands out more than coriander. Tastes candy sweet and reminds me of cotton candy in the flavor (or, better yet, cotton candy flavored Bubble Yum). Coriander comes out a bit more than in the aroma, but the citrus is ever present. Really, there isn't much more I get from this, and, seriously, that cotton candy bubble gum flavor is out of control. Too much of that white bread thing is making me gaggy. Mouthfeel is almost too smooth. Really watery here. There is no way I'd buy this again.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From my notes 6/5/2007 pours two-finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Light cloudy amber color. Sour citric nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is sourish wheat, not what I was expecting. 330ml bottle for €2.50 ($3.43) from Manneken Pis souvenir shop Brussels, Belgium.

Photo of dar482
2.35/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

This beer pours in a light yellow straw color that is quite hazy. Very traditional look.

This batch definitely had issue. Pure diacetyl. I've never had a beer that could be more off than this. You literally think you've walked into a movie theater and you're smelling pure artificial popcorn butter. No other notes.

The flavor follows with a light body. There are some hints of the citrus and wheat, but still dominated by that aroma that takes over the taste.

I complained to the bar about it and got this beer off of my tab. I couldn't imagine that the bar messed it up as it seems to be a brewing problem. I'll definitely re-review when I have this again. Undrinkable obviously with the diacetyl.

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2.45/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Comes in a brown 33cl bottle with an elongated neck and a white and red label featuring a naked cherub peeing. No kidding. Ingredients include sugar, coriander and curacao. Best before 9/1/04, I opened it on 2/16/04.

Pours a cloudy very pale yellow under a surprisingly short-lived one finger white head that was little more than fizz. The nose is yeasty, and fairly subdued. The mouth is painfully carbonated and lightly sweet. Tastes a lot like watered down tonic water. There's a touch of malt and a hint of yeast in the taste somewhere, but this is mainly soda. I detected no hops. The aftertaste is yeasty. Yup, quite a bit of yeast. Sure, lots of yeast. Not much other than yeast. My wife, the wheat beer fan, tried it and said "you're kidding." Maybe it was a joke...

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2.53/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured in a weizen glass. Has a two finger head, very bubbly but does not maintain but for a thin lace. It's frothy and sticky. This beer is much cloudier than I would expect. A yellow leaning toward orange tint that is damn near opaque. Thinner than orange juice, still.

I'm getting a mix of citrus on the smell, orange and lemon are prominent.

Tastes of a cloudy lemon that dissipates far too quickly. I can't say it doesn't entice me to the next sip, I'm still unsatisfied though, as it's not a defined enough to make a call. I get some orange on the back. The alcohol is covered, though, almost completely leaving it without bite and without after taste.

That being said, it's crisp, which is nice. Again, though, flavor is fleeting.

It goes down without trouble, but that's something of a disappointment. I like some bumps and bruises along the way. Something that really asserts itself, but this does not.

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2.55/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light orange color, generating a small head that tapers off quickly. It's bright, may need your shades. Aroma is fruity, dominated by oranges with some bananas mixed in. First thing that stands out is a thin, watery mouthfeel. That is backed up by a citrus combination but the top flavors are certainly oranges and mango. It tastes like a semi-sweet orange, with a bland flavor. There may be a dash of cinamon spice in there but that may be a reach. It is refreshing enough but I was expecting more. This is also priced to be an above average beer and I feel it falls short of that.

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2.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a- bottle poured into a weizen, two plus fingers of bright white fluffy head, hazy muted gold coloring, thin layer of lace.

s- pepper, very flowery, almost vinous, no real banana/clove in the nose.

t- much better than the nose, some fruit, light orange, again not alot of banana and clove, very light though and not overly flavorful.

m- thin to medium.

d- okay, glad to have tried this, but i wouldn't get it again. it's a bit weak flavor wise, i would choose several others over this.

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2.6/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Spicy, lemon cented toilet cleaner aroma. Sweetish, spicy, toilet taste (not that i've ever drank toilet water). Strange, fizzy, definitely not a good example of the style (IMHO), but i suppose it has its moments.

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.