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Blanche De Brooklyn - Brooklyn Brewery

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Blanche De Brooklyn
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BA SCORE
89
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 19
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Other Side Cafe

Cloudy orange yellow color, excellent lacing all the way down the glass from an active carbonation. Smells of sweet malt with a faint lemony twang and spice. Semi-chewy malty body with a solid malt sweetness. Just enough spicing to balance the malt with thick coriander and orange peel ... hint of pepper as well. Snappy dry finish with a clean lemony yeasty twang.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2004 10:44:29 | More by Jason
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rcjennings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-05-2013 15:12:29 | More by mikepcarney
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-23-2013 23:22:32 | More by pathman
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-14-2013 02:24:03 | More by Sturmthis
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ghowehattrick

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-10-2013 15:08:46 | More by ghowehattrick
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-27-2013 15:53:20 | More by GTB
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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -50.6%

01-23-2013 16:13:52 | More by phishbone23
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-12-2012 02:48:11 | More by lupercmda
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mad Mex - State College - Oct 29, 2007. Pours a bit too clear in pale straw and almond flesh. A top fading, rocky clean white. Aroma is a rich, bready yeast. Heavy on the wheat and spiced oils. Nice. Flavor is a bubbly, fresh, bright and active clean wheat juice, sweetened white tea and calming chamomile. Mingle ample bread and spice with a real refreshing muscatel, lemon water and almond mist for a real refreshing blow. The hops are a fine point of this beer and I am impressed with Brooklyn consistent good use of Noble hops for real gummy, resin-heavy presentation. Wonderful utilization and a fine end to the beer. Also, good yeast character and dryness. Could use some more chewiness and density from the wheat, but overall maintains decent nuance through a sprightly gulpable body.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2011 15:08:51 | More by CharlesDarwin
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-16-2011 02:33:13 | More by victory4me
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PBoegel

New York

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 20:56:15 | More by PBoegel
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Billolick

New York

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mini growler pour from American Bev in Broklyn. Pours very light golden, very clear, minor near white head and no lace left behind. On the low side on the carbonation scale. Just a whiff of powdered sugar for the nose to enjoy. Heavy coriander notes, some light yeast and flowery, fruity sweetness. Quite light and very easy drinking BPA. Sort of Belgian Lite beer for the masses. If I was at the METS game I would put 2-3 of these down with ease

Serving type: growler

11-09-2009 23:11:35 | More by Billolick
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Clark's Ale House for $4 a pint. This is an all-around delicious beer. It could have been more drinkable with natural carbonation, but that's my only criticism. Otherwise, there's a lovely and subtle spicy lemon taste over mild dry wheat grain. It drink smoothly and is well-made. Another winner from Brooklyn.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2009 04:01:35 | More by tempest
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Citi Field while catching a Mets game. Blanche de Queens had dense cold haze about it with a nice creamy cap of foam. The aroma consisted of a generic graininess, clove and orchard fruits such as pear and Golden Delicious apple.

The beer is a little sweet--as this style tends to be at times--but pleasantly so. Yeast wisps by through the center leading to a quick light and snappy finish.

I enjoyed to beer and it went great with the frites!

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2009 23:10:15 | More by BeardedBoffin
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint glass tasted from tap.

Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves and other spices, citrus, and light yeast. Tastes of spices, bananas, citrus, and very light wheatiness.

Notes from 9/27/07

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2008 21:28:18 | More by hopdog
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argock

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a 16oz clear pint glass

A: Opaque hazy golden color with thin cusp of foamy white head. Lace sheets the glass.

S: Luscious fruit and wheat scents abound with pear, apple, orange, and banana with strong coriander component and great wheat twang. Less fumes and more powerful aromas.

T: The flavors are delicious with tangy wheat layer with orange rind and lighter-than-expected coriander contributions.

M: Unlike many other witbiers with its solid, heavier body more reminiscent of a hefeweizen (rather than thin, fumey, ethereal body on most average witbiers). Still crisp and spritzy with active carbonation and a sweet wheaty aftertaste.

D: Another excellent Brooklyn Brewery creation that cuts down the style boundary between Hefe and Wit with style and tons of flavor with an excellent mouthfeel. Maybe -- Imperial Wit?

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2008 01:56:49 | More by argock
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow with green hint. Nice, creamy head with good lace.
Light scent just lemon, apple & wheat.
Taste is lemon, touch of orange, hops, malt, pepper, hint of clove.
Tangy, light-medium body with medium effervescence. Nice aftertaste fades to a banana note heretofore unseen.
A solid offering.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2008 15:05:17 | More by PorterLambic
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Ozone34

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My lovely Cock and Bull pulling out another "one outer" as we say in the poker industry. Howie says that Brooklyn Brewery "special" sent this for them.

It has an exceptional taste, full of everything that is delicious and wonderful. I love the complex yet balanced flavors of lemon and citrus and pepper and malts and hops and spices and WOW. Everything that is good and is better. You NEED to try this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2007 05:05:26 | More by Ozone34
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Shaw

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see this beer when I visited my local pub, The Cock & Bull. It turns out the brewery is treating the C&B to special brews. Whoot!

It is very cloudy with a sticky white head that leaves a substantial amount of lacing on the glass throughout the drinking.

It smells of spices and wheat malt, and those aromas carry over to the taste. This is a lighter beer, but one full of the flavors of pepper, citrus and wheat.

I am very impressed with Brooklyn's beers. They are very well designed and show that this brewery knows what they are doing.

This is worth having, especially for witbeer fans. Another winner from Brooklyn.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2007 03:14:58 | More by Shaw
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Poured a nice murky, plae golden yellow. Very very cloudy with a lot of sedimentation and suspended particles in it. A good sized white fizzy head formed on top and hung around for a little while, never getting to completely go away. Nice visible carbonation was very evident throughout the entire session and really helped add some life to the look.



S – Aroma was light, lots of yeast and light fruits from the very start. Hints of peach, apple, banana, and some spice were all very evident and gave it a nice light floral feel overall. The aroma was not over powering, but rather just subtle enough to let you know it was there and to give you a good overall fell for the presence of it.



T – Very light would be the best way to describe it. A good solid light yeast flavor. Lots of fruits mixed in here. Peaches, pears, apples were the most dominant with a nice slightly off hoppy presentation. Good finish with a nice dryness being left over in the finish. A decent brew.



M – Very light, lots of carbonation and a good lively feeling to it. It actually felt really nice going down and had just the right amount of fullness to it to really be a decent one.



D – Pretty decent here. It was very light and refreshing so I do not think that sessionability would be out of the question here. It had a nice overall appeal to it and I could defiantly see myself having another.



Overall this was a fairly decent Belgian-esque style ale. It had a great mixture of yeast which was defiantly a positive and really helped to establish the profile. The feel was superb as the amble carbonation really let the flavor come through and show you that it was styled very well. Did not mention it before but I was surprised by the amount of grape tones present, not to the extent that is caused a sour, or bitter flavor to come though, but just in the notes overall of the back end flavor. But this was defiantly and truly a damn fine light brew. I would defiantly order up another of these sometime as it was just a good solid choice on a hot night.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2007 00:18:35 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Caught somewhere between a Witbier and Saison, this beer could pass for either. Not quite as funky as a Saison, but certainly stronger abv, spices, and esters than a Wit. A standard canary-yellow pour brings tons of creamy co2, firm head retention, and a silky smooth feel. Boldly peppery, estery, fruity, and juicy aromoas infuse well into the flavor. Brings out soft pilsner malts, alternating tart, powdery, musty sensations that are coralled by citrus (lemons and orange rinds). Hops only moderate the sweetness and accent the fruits and spices. finishes extreamely clean, crisp, and with a soft cotton-candy, citrus sensation. As easy to drink as Hoegaarden. Hat's off to Brookly -- you nailed this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2007 03:53:59 | More by BEERchitect
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in smaller glass(sorry forgot the name) with cloudy yellow hue. Not a large head at all but unimportant after you quench your pallet with your first drink. I simply love the multiple tastes within this beer. Each time i drink it, there are currents of different fruit flavors that always prevail in my mouth afteward.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2007 13:34:13 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Typical witbier.

Very hazy golden-orange body beneath a short head of frothy white foam. The head retention is pretty good and it leaves some very nice lace throughout the glass.

The nose expresses delicate malt with a hint of wheat, a spritz of soft lemon, and a dusting of mild coriander.

In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and lightly zesty with a median carbonation.

The flavor is as the nose suggests but with more spiciness, yeast character, and orange rather than lemon. There's a mild acidity to it that helps its firm bitterness keep it in check. It finishes dry with a coating of light spice and soft twist of lemon amidst some lingering dusty yeast.

Overall it's a very nice interperetation of the style with no flaws of any sort. It's definitely drinkable in summer with a refreshing quality; but it's also complex enough to be enjoyed at any other time of the year as well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2006 17:38:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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Blanche De Brooklyn from Brooklyn Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.