Floris Wit-Blanche - Brouwerij Huyghe

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Floris Wit-Blanche
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83
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: oelergud on 12-15-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WillCarrera
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Delirium Cafe in Brussels, served in a snifter.

A- Pours a pale golden yellow color, thin white head, spotty lacing.

S- A bit of spiciness, mild, sweet wheat aromas, soap, maybe a bit of mild funkiness.

T- The flavor is more bland, some wheat, yeast, not much else going on here really.

M- Medium to light bodied, smooth feel, lower carbonation.

O- A pretty mediocre wheat beer, there are plenty of other good beers to drink in Belgium, I would pass on this next time.

Photo of cliff1066
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of harrymel
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at delirium taphouse

A: nice light grain ale with central opacity and borders is semi clear beer. 2 fingers crystal white falls to a quilt of the same. Spotty lacing.

S: very clean coriandered yeast smells. Paradise seed smells. Soapy and clean.

T: butter and orange peels with hints of pepper. Yeast is showcased in a nice and earthy profile. The grain is subdued yet sweet.

M: medium to light bodied for the style. Low carb. Dry finish. Not a good feel for this style IMO.

O: meh, nothing to look for. Maybe next time I'm in Brussels I will have it again if there's nothing else to drink...

Photo of argock
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a 20oz glass tumbler at 12th Street Taphouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Pale yellow, slightly hazy, with 1-finger white head, tightly bubbled with decent retention and nice lacing down the glass.

S: Light aromas of wheat, coriander, lemon peel

T: Light flavor too but reasonably refreshing with typical wit flavors of tangy, estery wheat, coriander, and lemon/orange peel with light herbal hops. Run of the mill witbier.

M: Light-medium body without much aftertaste.

D: Decent warm weather beer but nothing much else to say.

Photo of thirtysixbelow
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - extremely cloudy straw yellow color with a nice airy white head. dissipates pretty quickly but carbonation still looks quite alive.

s - belgian yeast with a slight malt profile and sour apple

t - tart flavor a la Flanders Red Ale. nice malty backbone. sadly the sourness manages to cover up most of the belgian yeast that I would have expected from a wit.

m - very crisp and highly carbonated

d - totally not what I expected but a pleasant surprise none the less. If you are into tart fruity beers then you will definitely like this one.

Photo of droomyster
2.55/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light gold that is not so much cloudy as it is perfectly clear but full of fluffy chunks of yeast, with a thin soda head that doesn't last. Smell is very 2-dimensional: just cloves and yeasty bread. Flavors of sweet banana bread and light fruitiness are poorly developed and poorly integrated. Others in its style are much better in every regard.

Photo of praufs01
2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance - Clear yellow brew with lots of floaters and a frothy white head.

Aroma - Sour dough bread and clove.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation with a watery body.

Taste - clean and watery. Not much in the way of flavor.

Overall - Not impressed. The brew lacks dimension and character.

Photo of katan
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle, foil wrapped head

A - Very light in color, golden straw. Lots of haze and floating yeast. Carbonation is not super abundant, but does leave a film.

S - Interesting combination of yeast and almost lemon or orange notes. Almost an effervescent smell - which is hard to describe.

T - Very yeasty - dominated by a nice belgian wit yeast of some kind. There are some spicy banana and coriander notes in the background, but is overall subdued. The finish is the most strong where the tartness comes out. Fortunately, its missing the almost acidic bite that can accompany it.

M - Watery and almost without carbonation. Feels almost without body. I think this is intended to be a light beer sure, but there should be more substance.

D - Very easy drinking and very refreshing. Low ABV makes it not a challenge in the session. Nature of the beer would make it a fantastic outdoors beer for the BBQ.

Very impressed with this one - the only knock is that this style should be much more carbonated than this.

Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time I have tried this beer, and I was very impressed...especially for a true Belgian beer which I paid less than $2 for. It has all the essential flavors of a traditional belgian wit beer (banana, clove, coriander, etc.) and just the right amount of carbonation, a little bit more than your average beer. Nice bone white head as expected with this style of beer, but not much lacing on the glass. Overall, highly recommended/pleased for an inexpensive true belgian.

Photo of clayrock81
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a tulip glass and received a cloudy, yellow body with nominal head that was frothy and stayed with the beer. Nice carbonation. Didn't pick up as much citrus in the smell as I did different spices: pepper, clove, coriander (maybe). This has a very citrusy taste contained in the light, very smooth body, but there is also a nice spicy flavor on the backbite. I think it also goes down real smooth because there might be a hint of honey or caramel tucked in there. Not only is this a very fulfilling drink, but the fact that it is at 5% makes it a great session beer for me.

Photo of oelergud
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light brown 11.2 oz slope shouldered bottle with silver bluish
foil collar and standard label.
Yellowish golden dry grass translucent body with a white
head of small bubbles. Decent retention and some good lace.
Very mild yeasty scent, sugar and spice.
Unusual flavor, yeast, sugar, slightly malty, very tasty. Not much of an aftertaste but some yeast and very faint hops.
light to medium body, abit of coating and a dry finish.
Very drinkable, not your usual belgian. Refreshing and light.

-Oelergud

Floris Wit-Blanche from Brouwerij Huyghe
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.