Blanche De Brooklyn | Brooklyn Brewery

very good
34 Reviews

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 46
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, yet sweet scent that boasts of wheat malts. It reaks of bananas and cloves, very nice. The taste is good as well. It has a fine wheat malt flavor that is dry and finishes fruity with Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good witbier. It has excellent aroma and flavor; a good drinker.

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Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Other Side Cafe

Cloudy orange yellow color, excellent lacing all the way down the glass from an active carbonation. Smells of sweet malt with a faint lemony twang and spice. Semi-chewy malty body with a solid malt sweetness. Just enough spicing to balance the malt with thick coriander and orange peel ... hint of pepper as well. Snappy dry finish with a clean lemony yeasty twang.

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Photo of mschofield
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque cloudy orange-amber, topped with a two finger white head, leaves thick webs of lacing.
Full clove and tobacco aroma, orange zest, curaco oranges.
Sweet taste, wheat and tobacco, some lemon and spice.
Light-medium body, a little tart, refreshing.

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Photo of ADR
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, AOBF 2004...

Very bright (almost too bright) neon pineapple color, hazy. Nice delicate head, laces the glass in sugary patches. Light banana esters, some pie spices, slight detergent sense. Spritzy mouthfeel. Malt flavors lean heavily on the estery side, spice is subdued at first (heavy cloves on later pulls) with a piney sense concluding the flavor profile. Initially, aside from mouthfeel, this beer resembles a Hefeweizen more than a Wit, but better spiceness seems to come on later in the overall impression.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Mugs Ale House in Brooklyn.

Appearance: Pale, slightly cloudy straw color. 1/4 inch of rather ephemeral head.

Aroma: Mostly lemon on the nose, faint traces of coriander.

Taste: Lemony sourness and coriander flavors in great balance. Slight grainy taste on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and very clean. Quite the taste quencher. Very palate cleansing.

Drinkability: Eminently drinkable, like most wit beers. I could have easily had more.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow straw colored brew with a thin, quick-dying white head. My nose is filled with citrus and lemons, and it is inches from the glass. I also pick up some bananas and yeast.

The carbonation is very tingly. With the carbonation leading the way, it has a very refreshing quality. The body is medium to light. Lemons come in first, and they come in big, but not too big. The banana flavor balances very well. This is a great summer drinker. It is a Wit done just the way I like it.

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Photo of BeerFan
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn moved this beer back to its seasonal rotation after being available year-round for a few years. Draft only and its seeing more tap time in NYC bars now that it is a seasonal again. I wanted to get some for my kids' birthday party, but no NJ distributor picked it up, so a road trip into Brooklyn was in order. My wife thinks I'm nuts.

Onto the beer. It poured a hazy straw color into my 16 oz Blanche de Brooklyn tumbler. I know that glass would come in handy one day. A thin white head lasts a bit before disappearing. Coriander, citrus (orange peel), and some spice which makes this a very quenching beer on a summer day. Since I only had a handful of "good" beer drinkers coming, a sixtel was all that was needed, which was killed about 10 pm that night. Oh, do I miss you already! "Honey, when is next year's party?"

This beer is a real treat. You should seek it out in the summer months here in the NYC area.

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Photo of nomad
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like a very pale piss yellow. My glass was filled with tons of carbonation and a super soft, soapsud-looking head. Not much else to speak of visually.

Had the most abundant nose: of cinammon, clove, sugar, banana, vanilla, coriander A seriously intoxicating blend, this beer's smell is sickening in how addictive and quieting it is for me. Smelled like a heavenly bread just recently out of the oven.

Taste was the most exquisite wheat in a belgian wit, accompanied by a great sugar tinge, and some vanilla notes. Also had some doughbread tasting body build up in my mouth. Definitely could use a little more spice or curacao, but it does at least have some real high quality hops in it. The hops are impressive especially for how specific and well they fit with this style.

Finally, with a soft as a cloud mouthfeel, but a thin summer beer swish, this beer was way too easy to drink. Simply put as fabulous. BUT only if on draught near NYC so you can get extremely fresh Garrett Oliver (not F.X. Matt) brewed 5 gal. kegs. This ain’t no commercial lemon water.

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Photo of Kwak
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blanche is Brooklyns attempt at a wit, i say great.
very good pour
nice thick cremy head full of taste.
Nice body very good color ,a pale yellow
Crisp and cleen taste every sip is exccelent and refreshing.

Brooklyns best !

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Blanche De Brooklyn from Brooklyn Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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