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

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint can into a fat tumbler.

God bless canned beer. The first time I ever tried this beer it was from a skunked bottle that ruined my impression for 3 ignorant years. Cans rule.

A - golden & slightly cloudy w/ a frothy/sudsy tightly bubbled one-finger head that appears determined to last 9 days. It looks lovely

N - light, complex, vibrant. one friend said "it smells like summer". the spicing is gentle, there's lemony citrus, herbal/grassiness, maybe orangish and white pepper... it smells vibrant in a delicate way that makes me want to drink a huge slug of it.

T - wonderfully refreshing. lemon, herbal, (lemontea?), grassy, very gentle "twang". There's the slightest touch of mineral that suggests a distinct water source maybe? One can tank this all day long without getting worn out, there is absolutely no palate fatigue from this beer

M - light-yet-substantive, delicate-yet-present, sparkly-yet-smooth.

O - this beer serves every purpose. One can sip it and spend time distinguishing its special characteristics and one can just as easily grab a bunch of tallboys and knock them back without thinking about it (especially given the pleasantly-low ABV). Very impressive, can't wait for all beer to come in cans...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from pint can into a goblet. This pours a clear light yellow color with a large but short lived white head. The smells are crisp fruity, light citrus with a few spices. The feel is medium with tingly carbonination. The taste is light also but decent a little wheat, some sourness, a little citrus but all crisp and light, not bad but I prefer a slightly bolder beer.

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

Poured from a 16.5 oz can into an imperial pint glass...

A: Pours an opaque light cloudy yellow with about two full fingers of head. The foam settles fairly quickly, leaving a nice thin layer of white pure white bubbles along the top of the beer. There is no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet like bananas, with a slight underlying spice and a touch of tartness. There is definitely a mild yeast component in there.

T: The initial hit is a mix of sweetness and funk. It's like a tangy banana. In the middle, the spices take shape and add a nice depth as the tartness wears off. The finish brings on more sweet, and as the spice fades, the sweet is all that is left.

M: Light bodied beer. It's clean on and off the palate. Nothing lingers for too long, and the beer transitions nicely from sweet to funky to spicy, and back to sweet. Solid.

O: This is a really easy drinking beer. The funkiness of this beer can be a bit overwhelming at times, but overall it's a pretty darn good beer. I drink this again if given the opportunity, but I'm not going to go out of my way to buy it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.5 oz can with a drink by 05/20/2013 date.

Pale straw in color with an inch of white head. Just a bit of cloudiness. Nice and fluffy.

Some lemon in the nose. Some mild orange and grassy bits.

Chewy mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Almost like a fresh piece of bread. Very light malty notes. Coriander and a soft yeast character followed by just a touch of tartness.

Very refreshing and I could see drinking this again.

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On-tap served in a Blanche De Bruxelles pint glass at Wine Connection, Bangkok.

Cloudy pale yellow color with decent white wheat beer head that well tolerates before gradually subsiding to thin foamy layer atop, the appearance looks familiar to other typical Belgian wheat beers. However, upon a sniff, it blows a surprisingly inviting aroma comprising of banana, orange, coriander and some spice, well mellow. The taste is good and quite exquisite by the fruity estery touch leading by banana, orange peel along with some spice from coriander and clove. Hop plays behind a curtain by adding vague bitterness. Medium in term of body rejuvenating the palate with lively carbonation and dry finish, on-tap makes it much fresh, fruity, sweet and mellow, my salutation for the brewer making this thing out so simple but same time with many details to challenge the taste buds.

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Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Beer rating: 58.9% out of 100 with 993 ratings
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