Charles Henri Blanche Belge
Brasserie Les 2 Frères

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #409
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,476
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 10.47%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
13
From:
Brasserie Les 2 Frères
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
84
Good
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle - a nice tribute by the brewers to their grandfather, and thus a timely arrival on Alberta store shelves.

This beer pours a cloudy, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, nicely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some stellar webbed lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, a prominent white pepper and coriander spice, soft fleshy orange notes, and mild earthy, leafy, and floral hops. The taste is quite consistent - a pleasantly gritty wheaty graininess, peppy coriander and muddled table pepper dust, an increasingly complex citrus fruitiness (orange peel, lemon, and a twist of lime), a subtle earthy yeastiness, and more plain, hard to pin down leafy, floral hops.

The carbonation is very thoroughly capable in its swirling frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and discernibly smooth, with a small airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, both the gentle wheat malt and lingering spicy fruitiness subscribing to a successful doctrine of laissez-faire beer economics, to the benefit of us all.

Wow - this is what any witbier should aspire to - simple, flavourful, and well-rounded via its constituent ingredients, with nothing approaching acridity or off-flavours in the least. Perhaps that means a lessening of the house yeast, but that's a small price to pay (I presume), for such an easy-drinking and pleasurable offering.

Jun 19, 2015
Charles Henri Blanche Belge from Brasserie Les 2 Frères
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 13 ratings