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

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3.74/5
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998 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,472
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
998
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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Hazy straw color with frothy white head. Aroma sweet orange, grains, lemon hard candy and light spices. Taste is slightly sweet at first with wheat and orange notes, faint spices, mostly coriander, light hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body with soft mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall it's a decent, easy drinking wit.

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Recommended by my local beer guy and a brew that has always intrigued me.

A- Poured out of the tall can into a tulip for appearance purposes. Pours with a clear pale yellow body. Some further inspection reveals big chunks around the beer but no haziness. A foamy white cap forms with countless tiny air pockets giving it a silky texture. Head retention is good and a few nice webs of lace stick to the glass.

S- Banana and coriander jump out and are the most prevalent aromas for me. Lemon and orange zest adds some tart feel as well as a nice citrus hint. Some peppercorn and sweetness.

T- Decent balance between a few key flavors that really jump out to me. Peppercorns, coriander, orange juice/zest, banana and some cracked grain sweetness. The spice flavors truly pop out and add a good dimension to the flavor. Kind of reminds me of a lemony cake.

MF- Light body with a tolerable sweetness to it. Carbonation is at a moderate level and foams up nicely on the palate. Tiny herbal bitterness in the finish.

Lots of spice flavor in this one with peppercorn, coriander and citrus making up the main taste. Not bad but a bit unbalanced and thin feeling.

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A: Very dense white head towering about two fingers tall. Retention was good as was lacing. The beer itself was mild in clarity and white/ light straw in color.

S: Coriander with a touch of citrus.

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 998 ratings
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