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Le Cheval Blanc Blanche - Brasseurs R.J.

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BA SCORE
81
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
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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Exaltedeyes

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -43.5%

02-17-2013 18:29:15 | More by Exaltedeyes
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msondel

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

07-05-2013 03:01:37 | More by msondel
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

05-17-2014 05:14:16 | More by Socialiste
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TheDeuce

New York

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
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DrJay

Massachusetts

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
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-03-2012 17:48:16 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-17-2013 13:58:35 | More by Whatup14
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-06-2012 19:10:46 | More by cfalovo97
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-15-2012 13:46:16 | More by oldp0rt
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-30-2011 17:02:21 | More by kelvarnsen
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

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
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-10-2014 21:42:03 | More by WillAndSarah
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-16-2013 17:13:06 | More by TheBeeraholic
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wax1480

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-05-2014 13:09:25 | More by wax1480
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-29-2012 00:46:36 | More by KalanM
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

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
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

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
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-12-2014 20:56:36 | More by cam477
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-20-2013 23:43:08 | More by intoxabroad
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-30-2014 00:25:39 | More by RedAleMan
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-03-2013 20:39:30 | More by rale
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

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
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-09-2013 13:09:40 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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Le Cheval Blanc Blanche from Brasseurs R.J.
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.