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Edelweiss | Brasserie Heineken

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Heineken

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by VoodooBrew on 01-09-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of Nctide
3.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in Paris. It is a very nondescript wit. It was served with a lemon a la blue moon and tasted much like blue moon. I guess it is Heineken's version

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Photo of kojevergas
2.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on draught into an Affligem goblet in a restaurant in Belfort, France. Reviewed from notes.

A: 1.5 finger head of no cream, okay thickness, and bad (~30 second) retention. Cloudy yellow colour.

Sm: Floral notes, lemon ester hops, and light orange peel. Very witbier-y. A mild strength aroma.

T: Floral body with lemon citrus ester hop climax and finish. Light orange on the climax as well. A tad bit watery, but alright. Simple but refreshing. Well balanced but poorly built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick per the style. Not really complementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Easy drinkability, decent price (at least in France), and low quality.

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Photo of gab351
2.7/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Common beer in Paris (here for 6weeks) and nothing here to write home about. "Typical" french macro beer. Refreshing after a long hot day but if you're looking for a good beer, this isn't the beer of choice for you. It pours a yellow straw color with hardly any head of any measure. Carbonation bubbles stream up the sides of the glass like a coke. Fruity smell with a hint of grain, not much. The taste is ok. Nothing spectacular, but it's not horrible. The mouthfeel is nice but I like pretty fizzy beers, other than that, not much is happening.
Overall, not bad for a cheap french macro to kick back and kill an afternoon without killing your wallet

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Photo of thierrynantes
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2005.
Appearance: white foam, persistent. Yellow color (trouble)
Smell: citrus dominant
Taste and mouthfeel: aromatic (lemon, grapefruit)
Drinkability: a beer in the style white without much character

Review added 11-20-2007, translated from french 3-5-2008.

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Photo of VoodooBrew
3.45/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is another beer that my girlfriend brought back for me from Culture Biere in Paris. She even brought me a matching Edelweiss glass. The handy internet revealed to me that this is part of the Heineken portfolio. I also was able to learn on the internet that the edelweiss is "an alpine plant, native to Europe and having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads surrounded by conspicuous whitish bracts." So that would help explain some of the features of the beer's label, which I will discuss below...

The back label says this is a white beer dosed with "mountain herbs" ("Born in the Alps" says the front). Furthermore, the label reads "I am naturally cloudy" and "I am made from 50% wheat malt."

This beer pours a cloudy golden yellow with a generous head that subsides a little before lingering. There are some clove and spice aromas indicative of a witbier.

The flavor is light and delicate, with some wheat creaminess to go with the spice flavors. There is also some citrus fruit that follows.

The mouthfeel is just a little on the light side for a wheat-based beer, but not necessarily unpleasantly so.

Although I wouldn't say Edelweiss is an especially knock-out example of its style, it is a pleasant beer to drink.

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Edelweiss from Brasserie Heineken
2.96 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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