Amadeus Biere Blanche - Les Brasseurs de Gayant
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
2.11/5 rDev -38.5%
On tap and served in a branded glass at a small cafe in Lille, France.
Appearance: Cloudy hazy glowing white straw yellow beer. Huge head and lots of lacing.
Smell: Practically no smell at all other than a hint of lemon.
Taste: Grainy, watery, with lemon rind - lemon citrus sticks out most of all, but weak - balanced by some of the malt but the malt is weak as well. There is no finish to this beer - it just stops.
Mouthfeel: Watery, with OK carbonation.
Overall / Drinkability: Not a good beer. Weak, insipid, poorly done. Nice looking, but substandard in all other aspects.
07-02-2013 21:43:51 | More by damndirtyape
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4.43/5 rDev +29.2%
Pours a hazy pale yellow. Yeasty white head.
Very strong citrus aroma. Lemon? Orange? Both?
The citrus taste comesthrough right away. Seems to be a blend of Orange, Lemon and Lime. Perfect. This could be the most drinkable and tastiest beer that has ever been packaged in a corked 750.
Mouthfeel is very confusing. It tastes light, but leaves a little coating and a thirst for another sip.
Yes. Very drinkable. Could rival some of the classic "Summer" favorites.
I would highly recommend finding a bottle, and trying it at the end of a warm day. You won't be disappointed.
06-11-2008 02:15:45 | More by MisterDeeds
4.85/5 rDev +41.4%
Amadeus is still one of my favorite beers. This is a white beer with a mellow carbonation and mild flavoring in the tradition of white Belgian ales. The downside is the access to this fine beer. But if you desire a white beer that is mellow in texture and flavors with some noticeable spice then this may be the beer for you
I compared Amadeus head to head with Hoegaarden, which I also love, the heads were about the same. Hoegaarden is a little more cloudy as opposed to Amadeus French clarity. Amadeus is less citrusy & and more dry. I find Amadeus a nice thirst quencher for summers.
What I like about Amadeus best is the subtle mellow flavor and carbonation. Amadeus leaves you more open to the the spices such as the chamomile or whatever really come to the forefront and linger very nicely in the after taste.
So enjoy this amazing white beer during France's Euro Cup rainy rainy match before some poor soul gets struck by lightning. This beer also goes well with Dvorak's New World Symphony. I also think the sounds of French guitar genius Raymond Boni who most Americans are totally unaware of, but should check out ... he plays with Joe Mcphee on a few cds. Boni is the best guitarist since Django.
11-20-2011 23:04:49 | More by frankiepop
3.65/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler. Best before July 28th, 2011.
Hazy pear body with a multi-layered pasty ivory cap. Very creamy lacing and decent retention.
Coriander, lemon drops, and kumquats in the nose.
Very citrus-forward palate entry with orange zest, light yeast notes, and a hint of wheat for balance. Fairly sweet overall - reminding me of a good American wheat ale more than a traditional witbier in some ways. The finish is unusual, suggesting fresh raw oysters and a shot of limoncello.
Light bodied, soft, milky, and effervescent.
Quite refreshing though a bit sweet and overly fruity for the style.
06-23-2010 00:12:19 | More by augustgarage
3.35/5 rDev -2.3%
My uncorking this beer was met with some high expectations. It's 70 degrees in Cincy right now and nothing is better on a nice evening than a crisp, refreshing, wheat beer.
A: Nothing much to speak of. A cloudy, yellow, strawlike color.
S: Outstanding. We're talking a lot of lemons, some corriander and other various spices. Like opening a box of lemon heads. Craps all over Blue Moon.
T: Up front, I'm hit with the lemons and not much else. Some mild carbonation. It's good. Towards the back of the tongue, it's leaving a sour impression. That's expected, what with the lemony taste, but I guess it's sticking around too long for my liking.
M: It's carbonted, so it contains a litte bite. It's crisp, which leads me to believe it would finsh clean, but according to my palate, it sticks around too long.
D: Easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden well. It's just a bit too sour for me and doesn't finish as nice as I would like.
It's good beer, but I would recommend Southapmton Publick House Witbier or Southern Tier's wheat effort. Slainte.
04-03-2009 01:56:21 | More by Infamous7100
3.45/5 rDev +0.6%
From the corked 750 ml. bottle marked 112811-L 19207. Sampled on November 19, 2010. The pour has a definite pale yellow-white appearance with a thin, short-lasting fizzy head. Cloudy. The aroma is more of pineapple than anything else. I noted a little wheat in there but the citrus-pineapple scent was front and center. The taste also has a tart, citrus-like sensation with a more notable wheat drop as well as some distant barley malts and hops. Not much in the way of spices. This reminds me of a summer ale.
11-20-2010 03:29:31 | More by puboflyons
3.45/5 rDev +0.6%
Bottle: Poured a light golden clear yellow color ale with some white hue and a big foamy head with less then average retention. Aroma of citrus syrup with some weak malt and some sugar is reminiscent of coolers. Taste is dominated by some weak malt with a good dose of citrus notes. A bit too sweet for my palate but still very refreshing. Im sure this could have turned out worse then what I drank; overall it kind of reminded me of those Lindemans beers.
10-01-2007 19:07:05 | More by Phyl21ca
4.03/5 rDev +17.5%
The beer pours a cloudy pale yellow and the smell is very fragrant and redolent of citrus. After the initial sip, the mouthfeel is light but not overly so. The beer's flavor is really exceptional. The citrus notes mentioned immediately standout - characterizing the overall taste while fully complementing the beer's wheat flavor. The sweetness is perfectly balanced, not too sweet, and though fruitier than most witbier I've tried I didn't find it to be overly fruity either. All in all a delicious and eminently drinkable beer that should be a surefire thirst-quencher in the summer, but could certainly be enjoyed year-round.
07-08-2008 03:59:09 | More by GhostMilk
3.05/5 rDev -11.1%
Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of Sept 2009. The label states "Beer brewed with spices with natural flavor added" - that's never a good sign. It was a very pale white (opaque) color with some carb and slight lacing that slowly slides down the glass. It had a large fluffy white head that took awhile to dissipate.
The aroma was dominated by orange with some corrander as well. The orange was too dominant and sweet for me. It smelled like an Orange Crush. Not offensive but gets cloying. The same can be said with the taste. The orange is too dominant and needed some spice to offset it. Mouthfeel was a little watery and again reminiscent of soda.
Overall, a decent beer but I can't recommend. Too many other good wits out there. Since it's my current favorite style, I'm trying any wit I can find. This one is a checkmark and move on to the next.
12-30-2008 03:04:55 | More by TexIndy
3.48/5 rDev +1.5%
A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and poured with a thin white head that has good retention properties and never faded away. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are light aromas of lemon citrus and coriander in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is quite lemony but doesn’t really have much wheat flavors compared to other witbiers.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very refreshing and almost tastes like a sorbet.
12-04-2011 20:20:48 | More by metter98
4.22/5 rDev +23%
Appearance- Pours a fizzy, pale straw with a huge, bubbly white head that reminds me of Sprite. Little to no lace.
Smell- Upon opening the bottle, I notice a strange aroma that smells almost exactly like orange juice. After pouring a glass, there's more of that powerful citrus. Honestly, there's something about this nose that puts me off. Something pungent. I really don't want to compare it to urine, but then... Maybe it's just like smelling the skin of a walnut, right off the tree.
Taste- Thank god it's delicious. With each sip, there's that overpowering fruity aroma, but then the cool, mild floral flavor of hops, citrus (in moderation) and a dryness that cleans the palate. Some pale malt to balance and a faint honey-like sweetness lingers on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, almost a bit creamy. Good carbonation.
Drinkability- Actually this one comes across as an excellent drinker. No evident alcohol, balanced flavors, and a nice clean finish that leaves me wanting more.
10-08-2009 01:17:53 | More by endincolorado
2.58/5 rDev -24.8%
The lemon flavor, almost to exaggeration, the nose of the beer, much more than common characteristic of a Witbier, who also appears quite lemony. The first mouth, however, leaves a slight citrus hand over her mouth to deliver a body too thin, very watery and the obvious lack of spices. This lemon zest back on the aftertaste but it is far from memorable, far from it. A bit like if we had put in a low quality Witbier two fingers of lemon concentrate.
12-28-2010 12:02:50 | More by ThaCreep
4.43/5 rDev +29.2%
Had this on tap in Paris about six years ago and remains one of my favorite. Amadeus had a very golden color to it and a strong citrus taste, lemon very prevalent. First witbier I ever tried and I tend to judge all others to this one. Beer was VERY sweet and goes down easily, a friend of mine says it tastes just like lemonade with a little bit of hop balance, and underestimated the punch it gave her as she downed it a bit too fast (on an empty stomach no less).
Those who don't like sweet beers though, it is recommended to avoid. Strong orange and lemon presence.
12-03-2007 02:20:22 | More by deltatauhobbit
2.58/5 rDev -24.8%
Citrus, sweet aroma. Not too strong, though. Almost a fake aroma to it, like extract was added. Light yellow cloudy with very tiny white dissipating head. Very little lacing. Watery body with med-heavy carbonation. Very tart &and lemony! Not a pleasant lemon flavor, but more astringent. Light bitter finish. Watery after. Not very good - bad bottle?
02-06-2004 19:34:06 | More by ChicoraBoy
4.35/5 rDev +26.8%
Purchased in a grocery in Paris this magnum was dated 28.08.03. Sweet yeast nose with a wiff of corriander. Cloudy light orange color with a sticky thick creamy white head. There is a nice white sheen that settles and creates a sticky lace on the glass. Smooth slight citrus taste (lemon) with light notes of corrieander and nutmeg. Quite light overall but the brew still does have nice smoothness on the tongue. Its flavors are subtile, rounded, and light. This would be a great wit for spring and summer months. Nothing in the brew is overpowering yet the brew is not watery. Its taste is balanced well with refreshing citrus and spice. I wish I had bought two!
02-06-2003 11:55:59 | More by frank4sail
2.98/5 rDev -13.1%
Pours a slightly cloudy, very pale yellow with a white head that falls to nothing. Very fine lace.
Has a sweet, citrus aroma. Smells of lemons.
Definitely has a lemon flavor to it. Is a bit tangy. This beer reminds me of a shandy.
Medium bodied in the mouth with a carbonation bite.
Very average. A little disappointing actually since I have liked other beers by this brewery.
11-25-2009 13:31:48 | More by dstc
Amadeus Biere Blanche from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
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