Blanche Des Neiges
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Belgian Witbier
Ranked #627
Ranked #43,710
3.38 | pDev: 19.82%
Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by arkanu:
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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Photo of rastaman
2.16/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not really that good. Quite sweet grainy flavour, not much spice i n there, and i love spice in my wits, quite a thin body, and lacks complexity, goes down quite easily however.

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Photo of stcules
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Head very poor, and even with a very short duration. Appearance excessively cloudy. Smell spicy and not very fresh. For me this beer has a "heavy" taste, too heavy for the style. It's too still, and few thirst-quenching. Not satisfating.

Retasted in August of 2011: the same poor notes.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its lightly cloudy, pale-yellow body reveals hundreds of very tiny bubbles rising slowly to take their place beneath its short head of bright-white foam. The retention is just fair, and it drops shortly to a creamy collar and whispy surface covering; but it does leave some attractive, thin splashes of lace. Hints of lemon zest and delicate pepper appear in the nose amidst a candy sweet maltiness and banana-like phenolics. The body is light but it's gently effervescent carbonation warms to becomes lightly foamy in the mouth, thus giving it the impression of a bit more malt. It's very smooth across the palate. The malt is sweet and mildly dextrinous, but the candyish character of the nose is replaced by a more floral character until the finish where some bubblegum appears alongside a touch of citrus that lingers on to become very much like fresh orange rind. Very well balanced and quite unique!

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured every so slightly hazey pale golden straw with a white head that rose tall and fell back to lace the glass.

The aroma was orange peel and coriander spice with a soft wheat backbone. The orange peel dominated the aroma in a wonderful way and the wheat aroma backed up that perception. A slight DMS fell behind the orange peel and spice.

The flavor was crisp with a nice blend of orange peel bittering, though very, very light, and a bit of coriander spice. The wheat flavors in the background were well done and the beer nicely balanced between wheat, orange and coriander.

The finish was dry with wheat, orange and corinder lasting lightly into the aftertaste. The body was medium.

33 cl bottle. Notches at D (for December) and 04. The DMS in the aroma (corn and cooked vegetables) detracts, but otherwise this is a fine example of the witbier.

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Photo of diablo14
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

im not really a big fan of witbiers full stop. i just find them a bit too sweet. picked this one up on the cheap, and i was pleasantly surprised. quite different in character to other wits ive tasted.

very cloudy, pale yellow color, creamy white head which wasnt large, but that maintained a presence till i reached the end. i was immediately hit with the aroma of white pepper and zesty citrus. just a hint of floral hoppiness in there also. starts off with a small pastry like taste, and some pear, giving way to a sharp bite of white pepper. leans into a little orange peel and a trace of herbs. that peppery nature of the beer combined with the hop bitterness gave itself to a very dry crisp finish for a witbier, and certainly had my mouth at full attention! quite firm in body too which i also quite liked. the level of carbonation gave this brew a real zing combined with the flavors.

not the best wit ive ever tried, but i did find it very drinkable comapred to most. i find i can never usually drink more than one witbier at a sitting. this had me coming back for another tho. one of the more interesting beers ive drank recently, and one ill have another go at for sure.

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Photo of hopdog
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle notched Dec '06.

Poured a lighter golden color with a very small sized white head. Aromas of citrus, spices and a light yeastiness. Tastes of pretty much the same - citrus, spices with a trace of yeast. I
found the body to be thin and watery.

Notes from 1/26/06

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of eric5bellies
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drank from my Gulden Draak tulip

A - Pours a very pale straw colour that is semi transparent. The head is frothy and White and laces the glass.

S - Mainly lemon citrus aromas

T - Pretty dull flavours of lemon citrus and coriander seed.

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

O - Dissapointing taste after a great appearance

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Silver paper wrapped neck on a 330ml brown bottle (4.9%ABV), best before Dec 2013: poured into my Berliner Kindl 0.4 Litre tumbler in Mar 2012.

The pour was slow, allowing the beer to leave the sediment in the bottle (I prefer it that way).

Very, very pale straw body, slight haze and with bubble trails rising up towards a good deep head of white.

The smell was citrusy, mild lemon and grapefruit mostly, very summery.

Thirst quenching with a tangy bite of citrus flavours, better than I expected: I'm not a huge fan of this style, but this was OK.

This carried the flavours well, light and easy to drink.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.82/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2003.
Appearance: Pale yellow, troubled by a large deposit of yeast, saturation very important, overabundant white foam and tenacious.
Smell: very fragrant aroma and soft grain fromentacées.
Taste and mouthfeel: flavors round and soft, acidic desire but very well balanced.
Drinkability: good white beer

Review added 11-11-2007, translated from french 1-26-2008.

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2.05/5  rDev -39.3%

Photo of sfprint
1.8/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: No head, some rising microcarbonation, slightly cloudy urine in color.
S: Peach, pear. With the tinge of alcohol, it smells just like pear juice gone bad.
T: Really tastes more like a strange pear cider than beer. Certainly not like a witbier. Closest beer it resembles is a belgian sour. Tangy. Sweet and sour.
M: Barely any carbonation. Slightly mouthpuckering due to the sourness.
D: Barely. I won't dump it but, it's almost there.

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Photo of treque
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: a pale straw, a tipycal witbier, white head, dont last too long, lots of yeast, cloudy, some carbonatation and constant

S: citrics, some clove and wheat, spicy herbal, not soo deep, moderate sweetness, expected more aroma on a witbier

T: a refreshing, citric, crisping on tongue, some wheat tasting, balanced, medium light body

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Photo of desint
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of karait95
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale looking with a withe head as it should, carbonation is rich as should also and it is cloudy but must be old because there are a lot of solid particulates floating inside of the beer. Retention was not so good and head was not so big.

S: Smell is clear it has the main ingredients of a witbier such as wheat and a citrus or herbal character some maybe not as intense as could but there they are.

T: Flavors are good, the yeast, wheat, maybe some orange peel and or some other herbs.

M: Nice sensation since the beginning just with a little bitter sensation at the end not expected.

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2.56/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on agt´11. Pale straw in color. Chill haze. White, close crown ,fairly well retention. Yeasty –fresh bread-, floral & slightly spiced aromas. Lemon zest at first sip, mildy spicy. Lemon overwhelms all flavors. Watery in the middle. Medium body, high carbonation. Fruity dry finish. Quite refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of FLima
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy yellow color with a one finger head with low retention.
Light aroma of bread, lemon and pineapples.
Flavor of pineapples, spices, green apples, wheat, pear and just a light touch of spices, including coriander. Aftertaste with a medium acidity.
Light to watery body with low carbonation.
A very light and refreshing beer. In my opinion, far from bad, but still on the lower range of Witbier. Too bland, though I liked the fruity profile.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Blanche Des Neiges from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 35 ratings