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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-1999

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#25,636
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
1,004
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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Photo of teromous
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The bottom of the can says "L5197 16/10/16 14:49"

Appearance: The body is a light golden straw color that is completely opaque. Shadows are only visible as haze. There is some sediment in the glass that is a bit large but it isn't chunky. The head is large and white with a fluffy cloud-like appearance.

Aroma: There is a very light citrus aroma to the beer with a touch of sweet coriander.

Taste: It has a very nice fruity flavor to the beer which tastes like it comes more from the yeast than anything else. It has a bit of this passion fruit flavor and then there is a bit of some pear and a bit of what tastes like pineapple but not quite. I'm not getting any wheat here but the yeast character is very nice.

Mouthfeel: It is very light bodied and nicely effervescent. It Finishes a bit too dry and doesn't have a smooth texture on the palate. It finishes a tad rough but the overall drinking experience is decent.

Overall: I really liked the beer. I haven't had it in a bottle but in a can it seems to hold up pretty well for an import. I would drink it again and while it wouldn't be my top pick for a witbier I would still recommend it.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bulabeers
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L: Hazy yellow with white head
S: Not much pale malt must
T: Little funk and wheat and straw. Floral hops
F: Light and refreshing
O: Good beer. Middle of the road beverage.

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Photo of epyon396
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shilnikoff
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle 750 ml | Best before end of 22-05-2017 | Bar code 5 411676 301950
Served in Pokal

Appearance: Lemon pale yellow | 30 mm white foam head (high density, stable)
Smell: Malt, Citrus notes
Taste: Malt, Citrus, Slightly bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Watery, Sharp and Dizzy
Overall: This bottle variant is not perfect, the one I tried before from tap was excellent!
Please, keep searching until you will find a right one! :)

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz can poured into a pint glass is a hazy pale yellow body floating a thin white head. October '16 best before date.
Sour aroma with some bread notes.
Flavors are more fresh and pleasing than the aroma, but all are appropriate to the style.
Light mouthfeel and a clean dry finish.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alucard
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ahommell
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MFS_71
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bouncepass
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light, fruity, refreshing on a summer day and good enough to do again and again (which I have...ignoring its second name.)

Reviewed in MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium," I quote from a brief entry: "soft, sweetish and grainy, with come apple-skin notes, pineapple in the middle and gingery dryness in the finish."
Following a similar pattern describing the fruity middle was Oliver Garrett's review in "Brewmaster's Table."

8/1/17 Had again, this time in a can. An acceptable table wit, just not great. (Maybe I'd change my mind if they did away with the little boy peeing.)

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Photo of tbeer40
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPadilla
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSwampy
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can on 10 April '16. Use-by date "16/09/11" (I'm assuming the year was first...).

Looked like cloudy lemonade with a bit of a white head. Chunky yeast leavings floating around in there. Nice nose, oranges, some other citrus, maybe candied fruit (or fruit candy). Big blast of sweet fruitiness. Taste was not as impactful - mild, sweetish, fruity, gentle. Pleasant and very easy to drink quickly; you could almost forget it was a beer. Only the slightest bit of acidity or hop flavor, just a tiny zing that fades quickly. Leaves the mouth feeling clean but not parched. Fun, not too serious beer.

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Photo of ntanp91
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taylorb4224
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings