Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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From:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
 
Belgium
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #114
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,950
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.9%
Ratings:
1,044
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 05, 2022
Added:
Jun 02, 1999
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  208
SCORE
84
Good
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Photo of imnodoctorbut
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

pours a super hazy mellow yellow body with a chalk white head that has moderate retention and leaves sheets of thin bubbled lacing behind as it settles to a thin patchy cap

aroma is soft sweet and floral. light tartness and a pleasant belgian yeast backer

taste is lemon forward, softly sweet and barely tart, with a bit of spiced up belgian goodness

mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation that runs smooth with a crisp finish and a subtle, floral and sweet/tart aftertaste

overall:
it's an easy belgian affair. a sip-all-night'r. nothing complicated, yet, the lemon focus and ultimate softness makes for a high caliber session'r.

Jan 05, 2022
 
Photo of puck1225
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by puck1225 from Texas

This beer is light and fairly crisp, but not a lot going on. Had it poured from tap into a tulip glass at a World of Beer. Light yellow color with good initial white head and decent lacing. Light lemon smell and taste with a hint of spice. Maybe better if fresher?

Aug 22, 2021
 
3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Jul 15, 2021
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Unfiltered gold appearance with a large, white head and modest lacing. Understated aroma, with yeast, spices and tart fruit poking through. Dry, spicy, yeasty taste with flavors of lemon rind and orange peel. Medium-to-light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Peppery, mildly bitter, lingering finish.

Jun 21, 2021
Photo of Manta200
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Manta200 from Kentucky

At Taste of Belgium Crestview Hills in a pint glass.

Apr 19, 2021
Photo of donzilake
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by donzilake from Ohio

Nice light, crisp beer. Generous lace with appealing hazy, light pale yellow color. Taste of hop and citrus accompanied with a slight spicey spike. Medium carbonation and smooth feel.

Jan 14, 2021
Photo of Mugman8
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Mugman8 from New York

Picked up a pint can at Total Wine. Cloudy lemon color on the pour with ample head and lace. Slight aroma of fruit and coriander. Flavors of grain, yeast, fruit and floral notes. Finish is smooth and crisp. A very good Witbier.

Dec 31, 2020
Photo of Nass
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Nass from Florida

I like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is a hazy yellow with a fair amount of sediment. The taste is orange peel, coriander, & soft baked white bread fresh from the oven. Cheers! B

Dec 18, 2020
 
3.47 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 14, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. BTW, where's my missing .8 ounces?

L---Bright, golden color. Slightly hazy. Fluffy, soapy head with ok retention and good lacing.

S---Mildly sweet with grains/wheat and citrus (lemon).

T---Subtle flavors of grain, yeast, lemon & floral notes.

F---Well carbonated. Fairly light feel.

O---Seems to be a proper Belgian Wit. No complaints.

Sep 22, 2020
 
3.94 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Aug 20, 2020
 
1.77 by OrdinaryManDrinks from England on Jul 15, 2020
 
3.98 by smi69 from New York on Jun 06, 2020
 
4 by mmilyko from Nevada on May 07, 2020
Photo of elnachooo
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a trigo y cilantro. En boca es ligeramente cítrica pero no en exceso.

Feb 13, 2020
Photo of The_Bujon
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by The_Bujon from Ireland

Appearance is as you would expect, cloudy blonde body topped with a moderate foaming head.

Aroma is pretty good, light floral notes but predominantly citrus zest, lemon and orange.

Taste lacks the fullness if the aroma, but does carry that refreshing orange zest. Aftertaste is a little dry mouthed.

Feel is a touch watery to be honest, but at only 4.5% is expected.

Drinking this by the fire in December is maybe not the place, but for a Belgian Wit, this beer is pretty good. It would be a superb summer refresher on the grand palace square in Brussels.

Dec 28, 2019
 
3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 10, 2019
 
3.75 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 31, 2019
Photo of Dinglehacker
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

Poured into a tulip (Tank 7 turns 7 special, 2016). Thin foamy head read, white as can be. Dull yellow, pale and murky. Banana bread nose. Taste is banana, light oats, light zing of orange and grapefruit in the finish. Light on the mouth, incredibly refreshing. A good lunch beer, or even crushable. A good beer to try on tap as well.

Jun 27, 2019
Photo of Lucular
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Lucular from Maryland

5 oz pour on tap. A mediocre Belgian witbier. It almost tastes closer to an American pale wheat ale - I wonder what the hopping schedule is? Taste and mouthfeel are somewhat watery. Meh.

Jun 19, 2019
 
3.75 by Mtn from Texas on May 08, 2019
 
3.58 by JOBEERFB from Belgium on May 05, 2019
 
3.98 by John-Richey from Pennsylvania on Mar 28, 2019
 
3.96 by arzt from Russian Federation on Feb 28, 2019
Photo of jlindros
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Reviewed as part of BJCP training, 24A Witbier. Best by, and I'm not joking, 2019, Sept 31 (last I checked there were only 30 days in September).

Pours a nice dense creamy thick white head with great retention, lots of messy lacing, hazy golden straw color

Nose very grainy-sweet and very doughy wheat, bread dough, and a little tart, some citrus, more lemony, little zest, light phenol spices, so much raw bread dough and tartness it's almost more Berlinerweiss

Taste more cereal grainy malts, a bit sweet but not much, lots of citrus again, a little lemony and touch of young orange, some lemony tartness as well, a touch of phenol spices some creamy wheat with the dough, touch of bitterness, finishing drier, a touch more tart acidity and more bready dough

Mouth is medium bodied, a bit creamy wheat and mild lactic acidity, medium carbonation

Overall this was an interesting beer, def not what I was expecting but I see how the tartness and creamy wheat comes into play in this style of witbier, which I def prefer the more Allagash or St Bernardus style than this

Feb 20, 2019
 
3.49 by F_riedrich from Germany on Jan 23, 2019
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Look: Light golden hazy body; just under a finger of head on a medium pour into a standard tulip; poor head retention; average lacing.
Smell: Lemongrass and yeast; the nose is relatively subdued.
Taste: Lemongrass and maybe a bit of clove — tastes like a witbier. About average for the style.
Feel: Light body, high carbonation; the feel is a bit astringent.
Overall: Decent enough wit, but doesn't stand out. I wish the feel was a little bit softer.

Jan 20, 2019
 
3.79 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Jan 12, 2019
 
3.84 by Eltrandos from France on Dec 29, 2018
 
4.13 by MinerBob from Oklahoma on Sep 15, 2018
 
4.08 by steevo24 from District of Columbia on Aug 16, 2018
 
3.63 by Baviera from Belarus on Aug 12, 2018
 
3.84 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 17, 2018
 
3.71 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jul 06, 2018
Photo of Hanglow
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Hanglow from Scotland

Pours cloudy gold, voluminous head

Light nose, some spice

Touch of tartness, citric, . No bitterness but lack of sweetness and dry finish means it matters not.

Never my favourite style, this one is one of the best imo

Jul 05, 2018
 
4 by LennyBound from Illinois on Jul 04, 2018
 
4.45 by Jesch from North Carolina on Jul 04, 2018
 
3.75 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Jul 04, 2018
 
3.79 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jul 03, 2018
Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1044 ratings