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B.A.L Blanche | Brasserie Artisanale Du Luberon

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Brasserie Artisanale Du Luberon

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 12-15-2012

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of imbibehour
3.48/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Opaque lemon and dark yellow body with nice hues. Sudsy head, big shampoo like but uniform bubbles with little retention. Sits with tiny collar, and some linear side carbonation.

Aroma has a touch of lemon but also some sticky malt. Pasty aroma, with a bit of mash and light sugars. Fairly basic but solid.

Palate is pretty basic. Hot mineral carbonation with touches of herbal coriander. Light bodied quite a bit, reminding me a little of Perrier, and little chewy malt density. A bit of a gaseous finish.

An overall OK wit, but lacks body and malt depth, through a large mineral and light texture.

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Photo of jcoffland
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks a tastes a lot like the Wit Biers found in Holland. Not like the fake ones often found in the USA. That said it's just an average bier, IMO.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.9/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

330ml tall brown bottle purchased from Porters at Northwood, one of three I picked up from this brewery.

I can only assume from the description on the brewery's website that this is meant to be a witbier, although all my senses tell me otherwise. It starts out most certainly on the wrong foot, with the beer pouring a deep, murky beige-orange colour, possibly even too light for a hefeweizen, let alone a wit. It's cloudy at least when you disturb the sediment, and the head is monstrously frothy when poured—it settles down to a crackly fuzz on the top after a while. Some patches of clumpy lace. Overall, it looks way off style, and not very appealing at all.

Nose is tart and appley, with a jammy sweetness, and no hint of the purported coriander promised in the description. Dusty, slightly sweaty characters come through, along with a slight whiff of oxidation. This is really not good.

Taste is light and slightly metallic, with a vapid carbonation character filling the void of actual flavour. Again, there's a mild acidity to it, and a coppery aftertaste that clings and doesn't let go. The tingle of the carbonation on the back prickles the throat, reminding me of having recently vomited.

This is really bad stuff. It would be bad stuff even if it weren't supposed to be a witbier—that assertion is just laughable.

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B.A.L Blanche from Brasserie Artisanale Du Luberon
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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