La Ribouldingue Biere Blanche Amarillo - Brasserie Des Garrigues
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Cavery:
4/5 rDev -9.3%
Shared with Klym out of a witbier glass, 12oz bottle.
A: Very pale yellow with an impeccable transparency. This thing borders on translucent, I would have called this a light bodied pilsner if I was forced to guess. Streams of bubbles out of the body feed a gloriously snow white cap, modest speckled lacing with weak retention. It might be light in color, but really it doesn't look bad at all. Looks like a craft offering.
S: Really very buttery grains. The grains almost smell browned in butter and egg wash. There's a really almost egg noodle like complexity to the grain in the nose. soft fruitiness hangs in the background like fruity loners. Brown pears and red apple flesh. Smells good enough to eat.
T: Very light flavor. The grains hit far lighter than I would have thought from the nose. However, it's got some nice transitions to it. Subtle soft and dry wheat gives into pickled pears and sugar free apple sauces. I really can't get much else out of it, but it's a solid transition of crisp flavor to clean soft fruits. The fruit comes off almost floral, with the most adorable attempt at a hop bitterness. Aw witbier, you so cute!
M: Not this beer's strongest point, but not horrible. It really does come off so light that it's a bit of a task to pull much flavor out of it. Holding large amounts of liquid in the mouth would do little to get a strong sense of body or flavor. Quite a watered down wet mouth, even for a witbier. Subtle soft warm blanket small bubble carbonation gives this enough of a "mild" theme to warrant the belief that this is as intended.
O: The smell to me is really quite enticing, and the flavor is really quite respectable. I enjoyed this small offering, but I wish that more of the nose was in the flavor. There are but a handful of flavors in here, but they are pretty darn good. The soft pickled flavors of the fruits after crisp grains makes for a wonderful farm made apple/pear sauce. This might not be appreciated as much by every North American palate, but I think this beer finds itself comfortably in the realm of subtly flavored beers. Not a flavor bomb, but it's not trying to be. Think french cuisine, and enjoy this wit.
07-20-2011 02:10:14 | More by Cavery
More User Reviews:
4.22/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured into a witbier glass. Shared with Cavery. Thanks to La Cave a Bulles for the bottle!
A: Pours a radiant pale yellow with a frothy but well-behaved head that leaves erratic lacing. Very clean cut look.
S: Wheat, coriander, pear, apple, orange and mango. Fruit scents are very faint but certainly present. There is a hint of hops but not as much as I expected, which is probably a good thing considering the style. Smells quite mellow but very balanced.
T: A very crisp and well-blended taste. Nothing sticks out so much, but instead everything comes together in the most mild and gentle of ways. A pinch of wheat, spice, hop heat, pear, tropical fruits, grain and a hint of basil in the finish. At first I wasn't sure if this beer was too bland, but as I continue to drink it the multiple layers of flavor jump out at me. Absolutely no heat detectable.
M: Just slightly more heavy bodied than your average witbier. Mouthfeel very much fits the beer, just enough carbonation to make it crisp and refreshing but little enough to not interfere with the flavor experience. Splashes around the mouth and down the throat quickly, leaving little trace of its presence besides the mild aftertaste.
O: I have to really admire this beer. It has very little intensity to it but plenty of complexity and flavor still. A very nice summer night drink. A lover of witbiers would find something to love and admire in this for sure.
07-20-2011 01:45:54 | More by Klym
La Ribouldingue Biere Blanche Amarillo from Brasserie Des Garrigues
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.