Le Cheval Blanc Blanche - Brasseurs R.J.
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2.88/5 rDev -18.6%
Le Cheval Blanc….in a bottle from the Brewer’s mixed pack.
Appearance-dark gold color shows up with a little bit of yeast bits and a medium sized head that disappears quickly, leaving little in its place.
Smell-spicy citrus up top, wheat bread aroma on the pack, fruit and bread mixed fairly well. Nose is fairly strong.
Taste/Mouthfeel- medium mouthfeel, a rush of spice and banana wheat that tastes a little muddled and unfocused, alcohol and nut flavors on the way down, finish is surprisingly clean and watery. Varied flavors are here and if they worked I think we’d have quite a character but the muddled flashes don’t make for an entirely even or enjoyable experience.
Overall-flawed, but passable. I wouldn’t seek this out, but its fine in a pinch. This style has so many more worthy standouts that I would seek out though.
07-10-2011 19:33:59 | More by TheDeuce
2.93/5 rDev -17.2%
Straw yellow/golden colour, slight haze. The rocky, white head dissipated quickly to a thin layer of bubbles supported by the carbonation. Spicy aroma with some coriander, lemon citrus and light maltiness. A bit peppery too. Sweet flavour, little in the way of spice or citrus. Drying at the finish apparently from the wheat. Medium body and carbonation, smooth texture. I was a little disappointed that the aromas didn't carry over into the flavour. If they did, it would be quite good.
07-29-2005 00:24:46 | More by DrJay
3.03/5 rDev -14.4%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance - cloudy straw yellow, thick white foamy/fizzy head. Head dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.
Smell - metallic, hops, citrus zest, orange, coriander
Taste & Mouth - lots of carbonation, orange peel, full bodied, bitter, smooth finish
Drink - I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers, but this would be a must try for someone who is
08-01-2010 23:57:10 | More by spinrsx
3.03/5 rDev -14.4%
Bottle sample from a mixed pack- Hazy yellow pour, thick foamy white cap. Cirtus and yeasty aroma, lemon zest, wheat and some honey. Tastes semi-sweet, lemony, citric acid, fresh leafy greens. A little too much carbonation to make it overly drinkable. Good.
03-02-2010 13:52:43 | More by mrmanning
3.2/5 rDev -9.6%
Pours a hazy blond, loose white head goes real fast, no lacing. Smell is fruit and wheat, some bready yeast. Taste is wheaty, fruits, some peach/apricot, yeast. Mouthfeel is very light bodied, highly carbonated, but refreshing when served cold. Not my style.
09-15-2005 22:06:58 | More by Viggo
3.35/5 rDev -5.4%
Hazy yellow with a moderate head that settles to about 1/4 inch. Only a hint of lace.
Nose is citrusy with wheat, a hint of sourness. Slightly spritzy, light mouthfeel with both a citrus bite upfront and peel bitterness to finish. Also spiced per the style.
Not quite as much depth of aroma and flavour as some of the similar beers available, but easily drinkable. Light going and suitable as a summer quaff.
04-18-2010 20:41:54 | More by TerryW
3.4/5 rDev -4%
Cloudy, pale yellow in colour with a big head settling down into a one-finger layer of lumpy froth, clinging to the sides of the glass.
Musty citrus smell. Hint of spices, something sour.
I've always enjoyed this beer but taking the time to really notice the flavour leaves me a little disappointed. This isn't as good a beer as I originally thought. Pretty light tasting for a white beer, not as spicy or fruity as you find in better examples of the style. Very lightly spiced with coriander being by far the most noticeable. There's almost a sort of smoky/ashy taste to the finish which isn't completely pleasant.
A bit too watery, even for a white. A little undercarbonated for my taste as well.
Maybe that's what I've always enjoyed about this beer; it's a white beer with a light taste. It doesn't punch you in the face with crazy spices and citrus. While not necessarily a complex or interesting beer, it's a refreshing alternative to heavier beers that goes down easy. I've omitted the usual slice of orange or lemon I drop into the glass for this review (I feel like I'm drinking a Corona without the lime) but will continue to enjoy this beer with citrus fruit, especially on a hot day.
05-30-2009 04:19:12 | More by eat
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden straw (almost pineapple) colour with less than 1/2 finger width of bubbly head.
Smell - Citrus, yeast, clove, hint of cinnamon.
Taste - Light citrus fruitiness with mild spiciness of clove and cinnamon. Yeast is subtle as well. Toasted bready flavours.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high level of carbonation. Very nice tingles - very refreshing.
Overall - A nice take on the witbier by Brasseurs R.J. The flavours of citrus, yeast, and spice are kept mild and do not try to overpower one another. These flavours could be a bit more pronounced. It doesn't wow me, but regardless, a refreshing light brew.
04-21-2012 22:55:14 | More by leaddog
Le Cheval Blanc Blanche from Brasseurs R.J.
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.