Love & Flowers | Brasserie Mélusine

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Brasserie Mélusine

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 04-27-2013

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3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml brown bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Richmond.

Pours a mildly hazed straw-yellow colour, with a very fine, slightly foamy head of white that stays more persistently at the edges. Body is light, but the carbonation is fine and buoyant. Looks pretty good—a stronger head would help.

Nose is spicy and peppery: in fact lots of pepper, touches of freshly shaved wood with stacks of crushed coriander-seed spice. Some rounded yeasty notes give it a sweeter, broader character and a touch of the floral, but the spice is very pronounced and easily the main event. Powerful stuff.

Taste is a lot flatter, but it has a pleasant rosewater turkish delight character towards the back. The downside is that most of the spice present on the nose has disappeared by the end. It's more of the floral side: sweeter, flatter and more meandering and lazy. Feel is light and watery. Not badly matched with everything else, but it just accentuates that it's missing a bit of character by the end.

Overall, it's a decent witbier, with some interesting quirks. The flatness helps the drinkability, while the floral characters on the palate and the peppery notes on the nose help lift it above the mundane. Nice stuff.

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Photo of Regisc
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden colour, thin rim of head, bit of cloud. No real lacing. Bit of bead. A bit flat, but not outwardly bad.

Smells a little tart, bit metallic with wheat esters in there. Grainy, with some red delicious apple, star anise and some aniseed myrtle. Interesting.

Taste is far blander. Light grain with some adjuncty character. Quite yeasty, but with a touch of wild yeast. Kind of grassy, herbal with a touch of champgne and slight buttery note on the back. Fairly crisp, for the most part, but unexciting.

Mouthfeel starts OK, bit too thick maybe, then the pull of the yeast gets quite sharp. OK.

Some odd characters, but feels very subdued. That's OK, though, since it becomes dry, crisp and drinkable, as well as a bit bland.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Hazy gold. Tangy wheat malt and orange mix with a herbal floral flavor. A bit too phenolic for the style.

Interesting twist on a Witbier.

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Photo of Synapstic
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

Love & Flowers from Brasserie Mélusine
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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