B.A.L Blanche - Brasserie Artisanale Du Luberon
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1.9/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
330ml tall brown bottle purchased from Porters at Northwood, one of three I picked up from this brewery.
I can only assume from the description on the brewery's website that this is meant to be a witbier, although all my senses tell me otherwise. It starts out most certainly on the wrong foot, with the beer pouring a deep, murky beige-orange colour, possibly even too light for a hefeweizen, let alone a wit. It's cloudy at least when you disturb the sediment, and the head is monstrously frothy when poured—it settles down to a crackly fuzz on the top after a while. Some patches of clumpy lace. Overall, it looks way off style, and not very appealing at all.
Nose is tart and appley, with a jammy sweetness, and no hint of the purported coriander promised in the description. Dusty, slightly sweaty characters come through, along with a slight whiff of oxidation. This is really not good.
Taste is light and slightly metallic, with a vapid carbonation character filling the void of actual flavour. Again, there's a mild acidity to it, and a coppery aftertaste that clings and doesn't let go. The tingle of the carbonation on the back prickles the throat, reminding me of having recently vomited.
This is really bad stuff. It would be bad stuff even if it weren't supposed to be a witbier—that assertion is just laughable.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 02:54:21 | More by lacqueredmouse
B.A.L Blanche from Brasserie Artisanale Du Luberon
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.