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Jan De Lichte | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Belgium
glazentoren.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Name : Jan De Lichte was an infamous robbersÂ’ chief at the end of the 18th Century. He was broken on the wheel at the age of 23 at the Marketplace of Aalst.

Added by paterlodie on 12-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,373
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
136
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
Gots:
9
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Leura.

A witbier? Really....???

Pours like a saison, smells like a saison, tastes like a saison, and let's not forget that delightful Belgian Yeast and lemons and funk and barnyard and zest, cloves and spice.
Dont get that in a witbier, now do you?

Really well made, very drinkable, it's just not a witbier. Nor does it taste like a 7%-er.

Cheers.

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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, paper-wrapped bottle, no real label, in fact it would be easy to mistake this for home brew from afar, once the covering is removed.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of patchy sudsy lace around the glass as very slowly abates.

It smells of earthy, mildly funky Belgian yeast, a sour orchard fruitiness, moderately sassy lemongrass, white pepper, clove/coriander, and cardamom spice, gritty crackery pale malt, and leafy, grassy hops. The taste is more malty up front, the dry bready pale malt gaining a hint of caramel sweetness, with some softly lilting earthy yeast, muddled lemon and orange rind fruitiness, more clove and coriander zing, and a kind of beguiling grassy, weedy hoppiness.

The carbonation is mild, and yet quite duly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, a wee prick and prod from yeast, spice, and hop alike not really a bother. It finishes well off-dry, the malt, fruitiness, and two-faced spice all gently pushing things thataway, with barely a twinge of warming alcohol nodding the sleep from its eyes.

A rather pleasant, and rounded witbier, with jacked up flavour (which is totally right there), as well as ABV (which totally isn't). The spices are deftly rendered against the citrus fruit character, and the nervously joyous hops are the icing on the cake. Teehee - I always get a bit giddy when I encounter the exception the proves the rule - as far as not giving a shit about a particular style, that is.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The color is a light cloudy yellow with moderate white head.

Spice, citrus and a little must funk com off the nose.

As far as the flavor there is some light citrusy sweetness but followed by some nice herbal bitterness that finishes dry.

The beer is very light and fizzy.

This is head and shoulders above most wits on the market but comes across almost like a saison either way a must try beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

B+

750ml into a tulip. Pours a fairly transparent dull pale yellow, pure white dense frothy head, hyperactive nucleation, excellent lacing.

The aroma is much of powdery yeast and confectioners sugar backed by a pleasant musty spiciness, apple, pear, citrus.

Mildly sweet, vague apple and pear. More dry than bitter, the bitter is more herbal than hop. Hint of zinc. Medium bodied mouthfeel is illusionary thin at the first impression due to being so lively. As much a saison as a wit.
cheers
jd

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Jan De Lichte from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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