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

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BA SCORE
84
good

802 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 25
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-1999

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA.

Pours a murky whitish orange with a 1 inch white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of jasmine tea, perfume, and light citrus fruits. Taste is pretty much the same and to me this tastes very much like jasmine tea. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it really doesn't seem like beer in some regards.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at tapestry in philly

Pours a completely hazed golden straw yellow color with some brighter orange hues. Thinner layering of white head slowly dissolves into wispy film and plenty of lacing on the glass.

Nice, punchy nose with some floral hops and peppery spice. Juicy with orange and citrus. Some sweeter notes with bread and honey.

Floral hoppiness up front with some pepper and spice. Decent amount of citrus washes across the tongue with orange and grapefruit. Hints of wheat and straw with bready malt backbone. Juicy and flavorful in the finish with no alcohol.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, refreshing and zesty on the tongue. A highly drinkable and tasty beer - this would be nice on a spring/summer day.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy straw color with a soapy white head. Smells of fresh wheat and a bit of lemon. Sweet bread flavors start the flavors out, followed by some spicy coriander, and a lemony finish. Mouthfeel is smooth. Overall a good witbeer. I would get this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: One of the palest beer I ever had. Very very pale yelow, with big white frothy head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

S: Somewhat reminiscent of "La Find du Monde". There is a good amount of green apple skin like tartness in this. There is also a good amount of coriander, cloves and pepper. Some fresh mint. Some orange juice. Very inviting.

T: Superbly juicy with lots of orange juice and green apple skin. Good coriander, cloves and pepper with the mint being still in there. I'd only add candi sugar to the list.

M: Very light feeling body with medium to strong carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: This might very well be the best witbier I ever had. I had this beer in the fridge for over 12 months, I don't know if it changed anything to the beer because it seems very awesome and the reviews seem to show it's more of a "meh" beer. Anyway...

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, Texas.

Exceptionally hazy unfiltered wheat beer with remarkably mild flavors. The same notes we all know and love from Belgian Whites, orange peel and coriander, are mellowed out a great deal, allowing the wheat to push through more. I enjoyed this beer, perhaps because it was so mild. The less aggressive coriander spicing left the beer more drinkable than others of the style, in my opinion.

It's not a beer that I will fiend for in the future, or really remember again until I see it, but I definitely wouldn't turn it down.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.