Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian WhiteBlanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-1999

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Well, this one bottomed out my expectations. Nothing fancy here, and very few, if any, spices or herbs. What?

Pours a hazy, pale golden, 1 finger head that dwindled to a collar

Faded lemon and pomelo in the aroma. Nothing sharp or spicy, kind of dull. Nothing bad, either.

The feel really kills this beer. It's like a filmy, lemon coating that the carbonation *should* take away, but doesn't. And that's too bad, because the flavors are damaged by it. Lemon zest turns to lemon film. Pomelo turns to nothing.
A lawnmowing beer, if cold

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

Serving: 16oz can into footed pilsener
Served: 15 June 2013

Appearance: A hazy light yellow. Color wise, it almost looks like an unfiltered pilsener. When pouring, you get a nice pure-white two finger head that rather rapidly dissipates. Mega-carbonation visible as the bubbles stream up from the bottom of the glass. You can see particulate suspended in the beer, but it doesn't look like yeast. Maybe this particulate is the 'spice' that the can claims is inside.

Smell: An outstanding spiced, citrusy smell. Smells fresh and clean. Very inviting and curious smelling. Smells like it will be a sweet tasting beer.

Taste: Basically the same as the smell- spiced and citrusy. Some of the banana and clove tastes evident of wheat beer styles, but nothing too overpowering on either end of the spectrum. This beer tastes better as the initial carbonation starts to diminish after being set out for a while.

Mouthfeel: Heavily carbonated, with bubbles that feel large on the tongue. This counterbalances the full bodied feel from the suspended matter floating around in the beer. I think I would want to have just slightly less carbonation to emphasize the unfiltrated nature rather than seem to diminish its effects. As I kept drinking this and the carbonation started to come out of the beer, it started tasting more how I wanted it to. Overall, this is a good beer and above average, but certainly less than anything astoundingly notable.

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.71 out of 5 based on 992 ratings.
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