Bianca | Birrificio Brùton

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BiancaBianca
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Brùton
Italy
bruton.it

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by stcules on 06-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.56%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biegaman
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bianca isn't actually white but it's about as close as beer gets; pallid straw in colour, its highlights are actually whitish and, once the sediment is introduced, literally look milky. There's enough bubbles to make even vintage Champagne jealous and the beading created is ornate enough to wear as jewelry.

The aroma is well perfumed and smells legitimately spicy (as opposed to playfully zestful). Although nothing out of the ordinary is listed in the ingredients - just the conventional coriander and orange peel - I could be convinced those crafty Italians sneaked something else in there.

That air of complexity, however, doesn't pass the taste test. The flavour is agreeable, if a little lackluster. The presence of anything tropical or citrusy is extremely faded and the coriander could easily go unnoticed. Apart from a delicate rose-like floral note, it mostly tastes like doughy bread.

Not sure if spelt is to blame, but the mouthfeel is also lacking; there isn't the style's characteristic creaminess (typically imparted by wheat and oats). Bubbles that sting like bees don't help. High-octane carbonation makes it difficult to appreciate the malts and wipes tartness and spice clean from the finish.

Italy should be given credit for some of the best food and wine in the world - and soon we'll add beer to that list. Brùton Bianca, however, probably won't make the catalogue. Although a perfectly serviceable Witbier, it lacks the vivid zest, tangy citrus, and wheat-y creaminess found in the style's best examples.

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Photo of Syracuse12
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmuller226
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Dozer018
5/5  rDev +34.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Hull QC SAQ for $12.20

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, breads/grains, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves and lemon/orange juice/zest. There is also some honey and light banana.

Overall - A very solid and refreshing brew, the downside being the inflated price. If this was priced around $7 or so, I'd grab it again for a summer refresher.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Michelesargenti
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

it's a clear beer at hight fermentation. it's produced with spelt, and wheat. it'a fresh sour give from the bitter orange peel and white pepper. I think that in the bottle it's much better than in the keg, because the foam has a better yield and not having a great final sediment, the opalescence if perfect.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving only a few bubbles around the collar of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour wheat are present in the nose along with notes of lemon and orange citrus. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat with a bit of sourness and notes of orange peels and hints of spices and yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be easy to drink and interesting when compared to other beers in the style since it had a little bit of sourness.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Noyt
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 750ml bottle

A: Fairly clear and then cloudiness developed as the yeast from the bottom of the bottle dripped into the glass. Nice one thin one finger head that left some lacing. The head retained decently seeing as most whitbiers i've had had a very quick dying head.

S: Coriander, a little bit of cloves, and some lemon peel in the background. Smells very refreshing.

T: Like the smell. Spices like coriander and cloves are made pretty prominent. Citrus is also available but leans more towards a lemon type flavor then an orange in my opinion. Reminiscent of Unibroues La Fin du Monde but in a more easy drinking fashion, meaning the alcohol is lower but also a bit more watery. Maybe a bit strange but when I really searched near the finish i could find a very faint nutiness.

M: Smooth and light with decent carbonation.

O: I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and would definitely buy it again. Maybe a bit pricey but It'd be nice to have couple in my fridge for the summer. I could see it pairing nicely with fish and salads in the summer. A good refreshing beer for the summer. Not overwhelmingly complex or strong.

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Bianca from Birrificio Brùton
3.71 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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