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Le Cheval Blanc Blanche - Brasseurs R.J.

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BA SCORE
81
good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 06-17-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Noelito76, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

RedAleMan, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

skriv, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Niceroad77, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

cam477, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

341 mL foil-rimmed bottle from a sixer picked up at TBS; no decipherable freshness information. Never seen this stuff locally, which is a sad thing because the witbier selection around here is rather lacking. Served well-chilled, as suggested on the bottle.

This wit pours a familiar foggy, golden-yellow colour, with streams of bubbles rushing to the surface where one finger of dense, creamy head is seated. Nice resiliency; it takes more than a few minutes to thin out into a thin cap and collar. The aroma is fairly typical of the style - sweet wheat malts, banana esters, yeast, some light citrus notes and a hint of clove. Nothing out of sorts so far.

A little on the sweet side for my tastes, but still an enjoyable white beer. Bubble gum, banana and sweet wheat malt are the dominant flavours initially, with lemon citrus zest eventually giving way to some tangy sweetness. The finish is yeasty and mildly spicy, with a touch of clove and bitter citrus peel to counteract the preponderance of saccharine notes. Light-bodied, with fizzy carbonation but an unfortunately watery feel on the palate; the low point of the beer for me. It's quite drinkable and refreshing, but the thinness prevents this wit from being a serious contender in the category.

Final Grade: 3.58, a B grade. Cheval Blanc is a serviceable witbier, but not an outstanding one. I enjoyed the other bottles in this sixer last week, so I can't say with a straight face that this isn't a highly sessionable, thirst-quenching brew, because it really is. It's just not as good as my old favourites (Hoegaarden, Blanche de Chambly, etc.). Worth a try this summer if you've got an itch for wits and you happen to spot it on the shelves, but not something to go out of your way for.

thehyperduck, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

mrlie3, May 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Socialiste, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

wax1480, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

WillAndSarah, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

intoxabroad, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

yancot, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

DaveR514, May 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - hazy straw yellow, short head dissipated to a thin cover
S - mix of clove, banana, gentle citrus, and pale grains
T - like the nose but heavier on the grains and a minerall quality
M - light and well carbonated although a little prickly, finishing light dry
T - a tasty and relatively easy drinker that would be refreshing in summer

joemcgrath27, Apr 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

Exaltedeyes, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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Le Cheval Blanc Blanche from Brasseurs R.J.
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.