La Marseillaise - Brasserie Rouget De Lisle
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
4.2/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Strong bubbly explosion on the initial pour. But the head does settle down and subsides lightly and rockily. Nice lace left on the side of the glass. Straw color and very cloudy (as expected).
Fascinating vanilla, orange, and cream in the nose. Where's the wheat? It's there behind the coriander, cinnamon and mild alcohol. Attractive and inviting.
This is more tart than most wheat beers. And the wheat, while present, is more of an afterthought. There's a light peppery spice to the mouth. The body is appropriate for the style.
This is not a typical witbier, but I very much enjoy it! In fact, I would not add any external fruit; it would cut into the pleasant blend of subtle tastes.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2008 23:40:17 | More by smcolw
3.8/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer is brewed for Bastille Day. It is an hommage to Rouget de Lisle, who wrote La Marseillaise, France's national anthem, and who gave his name to the brewery (which is located in the village where he's from or where he used to live). The label is very patriotic with two French flags and the French colors in the background.
The head looks creamy and dense. The body shows a nice and very hazy golden color. The smell is very enjoyably fruity and floral. Nicely wheaty, the nose reveals very sweet orange and passion fruits aromas, like ice cream aromas, together with nice floral notes.
The taste is quite enjoyable, although maybe not as much as the smell. Floral, very citric, fruity and refreshing, but with an emphasis on thick hops that I found a bit excessive for a witbier. A hint of martini bitterness. Mouthfeel is good, although maybe a bit aggressive with the high level of carbonation that bites the tongue; seltzer like. Still, the mouthfeel is round and enjoyable. Alcohol becomes noticeable after a while. 6% is quite strong for the style. This beer has some attributes that make it similar to a strong Belgian Ale. Not a bad beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2004 21:04:06 | More by tjd25
La Marseillaise from Brasserie Rouget De Lisle
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