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Meteor Blanche | Brasserie Meteor

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Brasserie Meteor

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dash of freshness !

Born from a special recipe which combines malted barley and wheat, Meteor Blanche will appeal to everyone's palate buds with its floral, smooth taste. It has a perfect, typical white-beer colour and reveals a slightly acid and spicy taste on the palate. Particularly thirst-quenching, with an extreme freshness hidden underneath its light foam. Can be enjoyed with a slice of lemon for even more taste!

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-22-2003

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 11
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This unfiltered wheat beer from France mimics the fairly recently revived witbier style of Belgium, but without the depth of character normally involved. It's hazy body appears yellowish and orangeish all at once; and some yeast sediment is visible in suspension at the base of the goblet. The short, thin head of bright white foam drops readily. The nose is clean and limited to a thin, lightly tart wheatish character that reveals little else. It's light and gently crisp on the palate before smoothing sliding away. And in the flavor it delivers everything that's expected with it's lightly wheatish and mildly tart character holding the stage. There's some mild bitterness, but it never comes forth, and overall it's exceptionally well-balanced but doesn't display quite the amount of character that some of the best versions do.. A great, highly drinkable beer on draft!

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Photo of kenito799
2.24/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

250 cc bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy yellow brew with white foam that leaves decent lace.

Aroma is fairly stale, sour, not good.

On the palate there is some hint of the witbier style with some tangy lemon notes, and it is refreshing and crisp. But the effect tastes like a cheap and mass-produced version of the style.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy pale orange yellow, thin white head dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass, brief lacing. Aroma of wheat and witbier yeast. Flavor is muted wheat and lemon with a hint of caramel, flavor dropping off quickly to a faint, watery, sweet wheat finish. The flavor that is present is nice, but quite subdued. Light to medium bodied, redeemed somewhat by active carbonation. A satisfactory low key witbier.

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Photo of metter98
2.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is hazy light pale yellow in color and somewhat resembles lemonade or soda, coming in a 250 mL clear glass bottle and having a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of wheat and corn in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has light flavors of wheat along with notes of corn and hints of lemon citrus.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't nearly as refreshing compared to other witbiers. It seems like it could use a little more lemons or spices to make the taste more interesting.

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Photo of biggred1
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, bleach blonde with a thick whipped mousse-like head of shock white foam that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. The nose is Belgian Witbier with a noticeable blast of skunk (the bottle is clear?) the skunk fades after the pour and is clove, taffy, citrus and tart banana. Soft banana and citrus peel with mild clove and coriander, typical Wit flavors here. Light bodied and mildly carbonated. A nice beer but unremarkable.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of crossovert
1.72/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

250ml clear bottle that looks more like a soda bottle.

It ours a hazy light yellowish gold wiht a fizzy bright white head.

Smell is you guessed it a bit skunky. The rest of it is grain and some yeast.

The flavor is light and grainy. A hint of tartness is there and some butteriness. Just your standard cheap witbier.

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Photo of tjd25
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The head was too thin and disappeared too quickly. This beer was bought at an official Meteor booth, so you would expect people to know how to pour it correctly. Maybe it's the beer then. The smell wasn't all that great, and showed mostly some bubble gum aromas, which introduced the idea of a weizen. But then you think about the head, and it can't be a weizen. The taste was quite refreshing with, again, the bubble gum thing being more noticeable than average. Some citric grapefruit notes, and maybe hints of wheat (but not that much). The mouthfeel was pleasant, but probably too light, lacking a more consistent body. Still a beer that goes down very easily, but not an impressive example of its style. It should be crazier.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy grayish yellow. Aroma of wheat and Belgian like yeast. In the taste, bubble gum like wheat, a touch of clove and orange peel. Mild bitterness with green tea notes. Finishes sweet and grainy. Light bodied brew, and easy drinking. Well carbonated. Makes for a refreshing choice on a balmy summer night. Simple, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of maniaczak
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 250mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky pale yellow hue with a finger of frothy white head. A decent-looking witbier.

Smell: a refreshing aroma which is both grainy and has a floral touch which makes it mildly soapy. I like floral aspect but the graininess doesn't precisely work for me in this style.

Taste: lightly grainy flavor with a nice wheaty finish. Unfortunately, there's not much character to this brew; it seems well-crafted, but it is quite plain. Not bad in its way, but somewhat boring.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. OK, but unspectacular.

Overall: this is not a bad beer, but it is pretty plain. Going for it, though, is an immense drinkability. This thing needs to be quaffed in liters, not in dainty 250mL servings.

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Photo of TubbyDullard
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.38/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer from a friend who brought it back with him from France in a 250ml bottle. This Witbier pours with nice lace on my glass with a hint of lemon at the end. Very refreshing and who knew the French make some craft beers besides great wines. I do not think you need to add and lemon or such since there's the hint of lemon at the end. Overall a nice Witbier. Label states 5% ABV

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Photo of jrschaef
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of stevoj
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Unimpressive and bland witbier from Meteor. Hazy gold with thin white head. musty, dusty aroma . Taste is mostly white bread, with some faint citrus.

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Photo of americanbeerbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 9oz bottle into a chimay glass. Room temp. The beer pours nicely into this size glass and settles thick and hazy. Not much by way of head but not a big deal because its only a 9 oz bottle.

The beer start off with a tang like its going to be sweet and belgian in nature but then vanishes off like it was never their. It is refreshing and has a really mild bannana bubble gum flavor that lingers for some time after the taste seems to go away. Its quite elusive to find causing another sip to check for it.

Mostly a refreshing beer. Very easy and straightforward after a few sips. This definitely makes the mark for a summer beer. Not sure if it makes the Weizzen of Heffe category. This is the French take on the style so perhaps its some sort of hybrid. It would be an exceptional beer for beach because it is currently served at room temp and it still tastes great.

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Photo of cortez
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Meteor Blanche from Brasserie Meteor
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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