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

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very good

764 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 17
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website

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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Photo of Flounder57
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16.5 oz can was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger billowy head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy with little visibility and some bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: sweet, bready, spicy, pepper, and a little citrus.

Taste: Same as above with a little bit of vanilla, apple, and pear.

Mouthfeel: A bit chewy, smooth, medium to full bodied from being unfiltered, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer is truly a classic that one can enjoy from time to time. I know I will.

Flounder57, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

juicebox, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

safaricook, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of mkomalley
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

mkomalley, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Ant4711
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Bigby's Pour House.

I've recommended this beer so many times that I've forgotten I haven't actually had it myself. Wow. Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, coriander, clove, lemon zest, and a pinch of black pepper. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis placed on the spices, though the lemony wheat surely isn't mild. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a solid, spicy wit, worthy of all of those recommendations I've given out in the past.

TMoney2591, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Rihup
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Rihup, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of iRollFlaccid
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a bottle from whole foods. Pulled it from the back of the shelf trying to avoid that... that is in the light. A decent witbier I've had on tap that has continued to make me say "meh". By no means am I a beer snob, but I expected more from Belgium.

The beer has a lovely golden haze and smells of delicious Belgian yeast with a possible hint of lemongrass. A hefty body of carbonation with foam lacing apparent but disappearing as we speak. A mild lemony taste with a faint taste of wheat and sweetness.

In all, a slightly less than balanced brew from Lefebvre SA that I expected more of. By no means is it bad, but when it warms it becomes brain-ier than expected. Surprisingly disappointed for my four pack that costs around $12.

iRollFlaccid, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint can to pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with 1 finger of white foamy head. Average lacing.

S - Stone fruit, floral and grassy hops, wheat, lemons, white pepper, light banana

T - Same as the nose, lots of grainy wheat, lemons, peaches, bananas, soft peppery yeast adds some heft. Finishes mildy spicy, slightly acidic, and fruity.

M - Soft medium body, moderate creamy carbonation.

Had this after mowing the lawn. It hit the spot on a nice spring day. Light and refreshing with good fruit flavor.

StaveHooks, May 28, 2013
Photo of vandemonian
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blanche De Bruxelles Belgian White isn't a particularly good witbier. It's cool to have a Belgian witbier in a can though!

A: Cloudy yellow colour and a big 2 cm head. Looks lovely! 4.5

S: Belgian yeast and lemon. Some stale chalk aroma. 3.5

T: Sharp wheaty base with lemon and some unpleasant vegetable kinda tastes. 3

M: Nice and foamy. 4

O: 3.5

vandemonian, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

stampfler07, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Kingcurio, May 28, 2013
Photo of Isotope
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Isotope, May 23, 2013
Photo of ohyayitstrey
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ohyayitstrey, May 22, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +7%

Janeinma, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Slatetank, May 17, 2013
Photo of MelissaMonosoff
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

MelissaMonosoff, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

corysmith01, May 15, 2013
Photo of Sturmthis
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Sturmthis, May 10, 2013
Photo of Stugotzo
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Stugotzo, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Recommended by my local beer guy and a brew that has always intrigued me.

A- Poured out of the tall can into a tulip for appearance purposes. Pours with a clear pale yellow body. Some further inspection reveals big chunks around the beer but no haziness. A foamy white cap forms with countless tiny air pockets giving it a silky texture. Head retention is good and a few nice webs of lace stick to the glass.

S- Banana and coriander jump out and are the most prevalent aromas for me. Lemon and orange zest adds some tart feel as well as a nice citrus hint. Some peppercorn and sweetness.

T- Decent balance between a few key flavors that really jump out to me. Peppercorns, coriander, orange juice/zest, banana and some cracked grain sweetness. The spice flavors truly pop out and add a good dimension to the flavor. Kind of reminds me of a lemony cake.

MF- Light body with a tolerable sweetness to it. Carbonation is at a moderate level and foams up nicely on the palate. Tiny herbal bitterness in the finish.

Lots of spice flavor in this one with peppercorn, coriander and citrus making up the main taste. Not bad but a bit unbalanced and thin feeling.

cbutova, May 09, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 330ml bottle into a tall pilsener glass

A: Very dense white head towering about two fingers tall. Retention was good as was lacing. The beer itself was mild in clarity and white/ light straw in color.

S: Coriander with a touch of citrus.

T: Coriander, cloves, and citrus , mainly lemon rind, are present but not very bold. The beer is fairly watery and doesn't have much strength in my opinion. As the yeast is poured in the beer takes on a little bit more character and a certain breadiness, or yeastiness, typical of belgian styles begins to appear. Subtle delicate malts are also available to the palate.

M: Crisp and refreshing. Bready malts linger on the tongue after consumption.

O: Nice refreshing summer beer. Not the best Wit i've had but I would feel at home sessioning a few of these on the porch.

Haydn-Juby, May 08, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Zach136, May 08, 2013
Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.