Loirette 5.5 % | Brasserie De La Pigeonnelle

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Loirette 5.5 %Loirette 5.5 %

Brewed by:
Brasserie De La Pigeonnelle

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 06-06-2013

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Tom-Peters:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I notice thee is a larger beer by the same name wich is 7.5%ABV and is an amber,this is considered a blond.Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed lemon tinged lighter golden with a nice looking large white fluffy crown atop.Aromas of barnyard and cork,there is some lemon oil that comes thru as well.Tastes of pilsner malt that is lightly toasted along with mild cheese and chalk,this is incredibly dry,there is some leafy hops in the finish.Hmm this is a country ale in the Biere de Garde category in my opinon,it's one of the dryest beers I have had...no joke.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: gives a light orange color , cloudy, a decent amount of head that disolves rather quickly

S: a fresh and fruity aroma, some citrus notes, some floral notes,some small hints of spices, the aroma was not that strong.

T&F: Very dry is the first that i notice, a refreshing mouthfeel, yeasty spiciness, some hop notes, malty body, a well balanced beer

O: It was a interesting beer to try, very refreshing and drinkable, maybe i will try it again

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.4/5  rDev -63.4%

Photo of AngusOg
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at La Cerisaie in the 4th. Very unusual beer in this style. Would have been hard pressed to recognize a Witbier here, what with the very moderate haze and the light flavor…but full of grainy character. Not fully cognizant as yet of what beer means within France itself--as opposed to the styles exported and adapted elsewhere--but this was a fine example. Would drink again. With frequency, even.

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Photo of avalon07
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, fluffy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus, spices, malt, and yeast.

T: Tasted of some mild spices (coriander, in particular), a lot of malt notes, some pronounced Belgian-style yeast, a bit of citrus (lemon, orange), and a funky quality. A solid enough flavor that isn't quite what I expected. Not quite a witbier flavor, but still pretty tasty in spite of some thinness in places.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a prickly, lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This might be the first French beer I've tried that I can say I liked. It isn't perfect, but it is worth a try.

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Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very large head, fills close to half the glass, you can hear it sizzle off from a distance, as if the glass was a frying pan, so hard to gauge retention since this is so weird, slightly off white color, close to zero lacing. More filmy than cloudy, translucent rather than muddied by sediment, the liquid is almost wall-to-wall hyperactive bubbles, a veritable storm, light orange rust water to yellow in hue. The nose is fairly bold, spotlights crackers, pretzels, salt, country bread and pulped lemons, has a floral dimension as well but does not consistently shine, cardamom, a few used peach pits, overall what it smells like is a walk in the fall countryside. Full-bodied, its dryness counters the creaminess the carbonation naturally strives for. Bolder lemon citrus here and the clove and anise spice comes into sharper focus. Caraway and cardamom still in support. You get a fuller sense of the peach and apricot fruit once it warms. The salty edge takes on a more metallic character here. There is a strong aftertaste of earth, metal and leafiness. Most intriguing in that it presents the components subtly while as a whole it is more of a “one big statement” kind of beer. Interesting and worth seeking out.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
1.75/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As far south of Paris as is the Belgian line north of Paris (and France's traditional biere de garde territory), Brasserie De La Pigeonnelle is pushing the French culinary envelope south. This should be encouraged as the French are far too traditional and stuck on their wines as the one-and-only complement to their food.

That encouragement said, this beer could use some help from the north.
As a wit,
Looks are recognizable... although there could be more lace.
Smells got the right stuff as far as yeast is concerned. And it concerns me more than anything in the Belgian tradition. Full nose, sweet, malty... and just enough yeasty funk to pique interest and another sip.
Tastes come in the same; but then I get this prickly coating on my tongue. Can't describe this Feel. Won't blame it on anything. But without it, this wit gets soft as it should to complement food.

OA: Even with that funny Feel, it fortunately recedes and I enjoyed my meal. Good yeast does good things for food. Will I have Loirette again. Yes, but I have to find it.

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Photo of joegard
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of alucard
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Loirette 5.5 % from Brasserie De La Pigeonnelle
3.82 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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