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

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BA SCORE
84
good

688 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | 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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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-15-2014 14:31:25 | More by Localdrinklax
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
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
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-03-2014 08:11:31 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Rwang

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-03-2014 08:09:53 | More by Rwang
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beerfisher1

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-31-2014 11:51:25 | More by beerfisher1
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 18:58:11 | More by Socialiste
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-28-2014 21:37:51 | More by afsdan
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2014 00:11:25 | More by BeerDreadz
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futbol47

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-26-2014 16:14:21 | More by futbol47
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2014 02:50:49 | More by Latarnik
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biernack

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-24-2014 18:16:58 | More by biernack
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-24-2014 03:14:07 | More by Kevinpitts
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw golden color with a thick foamy head. The head dissipates after a few minutes with effervescent bubbles rising to the top. Smell of Belgian yeasts and coriander. There is a slightly sour component to it. Strong malty, banana taste up front, follow by moderate carbonation, with a spicy coriander taste at the end. Very refreshing beer. High carbonation. Witbiers were my first foray into craft beers (Hoegaarden), but I have moved on to other tastes, mainly hoppy IPAs and Pale Ales. This beer provides a refreshing, nostalgic feel, though.

Serving type: can

05-24-2014 01:46:55 | More by jngrizzaffi
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-23-2014 19:44:06 | More by KevMo84
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-23-2014 03:22:05 | More by allenson21
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-19-2014 23:23:19 | More by oriolesfan4
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mcrawford

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-19-2014 21:15:58 | More by mcrawford
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-17-2014 02:39:15 | More by Lukebell15
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GatorCoop

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-16-2014 00:08:14 | More by GatorCoop
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-15-2014 01:17:51 | More by Loveyourbeer
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quadhog

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-10-2014 05:08:46 | More by quadhog
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Bhuber621

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-05-2014 16:52:38 | More by Bhuber621
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SoPeL

Poland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-01-2014 10:00:23 | More by SoPeL
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thugherman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-26-2014 19:42:38 | More by thugherman
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BTHU

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-25-2014 01:15:11 | More by BTHU
Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.