Pater Lieven Wit - Blanche
Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #271
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,891
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
18
From:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
85
Very Good
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

#1790 - Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Pale straw, slightly hazy. ie it has that slightly milky look to it. Pours with a 3mm white head with lively rising CO2. ps @+10mins, the head holds very well.
S- Smells quite dry, with a small floral-perfume note.
T- Belgian yeast notes, timber, and yes subtle hints of perfume. It's also quite dry but more akin to a soda-water dryness rather than a hops driven dryness. I experienced the latter before including recently in Belgian blanches.
F- The soda-water edge makes it refreshing (good for summer) but perhaps a bit unrewarding on the palate in cooler months.
O- Pleasant enough but a bit light/dry/thin on feel for me to wish to drink again.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! > Contains barkey malt, wheat and oats and is bottle-refermented.
330ml bottle £2.20 BB: 19/08/2022 Bought from BeautifulBeers/BurySt.Edmunds as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Apr 30, 2021
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JaimeLondon from Brazil

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

OK wit bier from Belgium. Hazy yellow, just a bit transparent color and a whitey foam that vanishes without leaving lace after one minute.
Aroma and taste are characterized by wheat. Some spicy tones can be seen, like a bit of cloves and coriander. Banana tones are the most easy to distinguish. Aftertaste is completely neutral, every taste vanishes after some seconds.
Body is average, carbonation is low, the beer is also somewhat dry.

Nov 11, 2014
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden/amber beer with good white head, nice retention.
Smell is clear, lemon, coriander, biscuity belgian yeasts.
Taste flows out the smell - citrus, banana, wheat. There are some characteristics of belgian pale ale, owing to yeasts. Therefore, classic wit body wasn't reached. Non-classic, but refreshing and good.

Sep 28, 2014
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow with fluffy head. Specific spicy witbier aroma. Taste is very balanced, a bit sweet and fruity at the start and a bit of bitterness in the end. Aftertaste lingers with spicy and wheat flavors. Carbonation is quite high. Overall this is a good example for the style.

May 23, 2013
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GONZALOYANNA from Spain

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on agt´11. Pale straw color. Foggy. White, small sized bubbled, dense crown. Retention is good. Yeast & fresh citric, vanilla notes, bready crust hues & spices to the nose. Funny orange zest upfront. Sweet & peppery.Lemony in the middle. Medium body, medium carbonation. Melon touch & dry bitter finish. Orange hint & fruity aftertaste. Refreshing. Nice spot of the Wit style. Well balanced both flavors & aromas.Comment: last drop served with yeast sediments will show an intense orange flavor.

Apr 14, 2012
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thierrynantes from France

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2008.

Appearance : yellow color, with nice white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : Fruity and wheat aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : yeast, citrus, coriander, fruity, well balanced.
Drinkability : a good and refreshing beer in the Belgian Witbier.

Aug 20, 2008
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dogfooddog from Panama

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently arrived from belgium, date code not legible but appears to end in 07.

Pours with a huge head, cloudly yellow beer. I have not had their other beers in a couple of years but the nose immediately reminds me of their triple and blond. Spicy hoppy nose with some wit-bier character thrown in.

Taste is somewhat confused. Not much wheat-beer notes but they are present, it is somewhat sweet and floral as well. I would describe this as a floral blond with wit-taste added in as a secoindary element. Fades into a mildly floral wheaty aftertaste, slightly bitter and underwhelming.

Pleasant beer, low alcohol so makes a nice session item, very refreshing.

May 09, 2006
Pater Lieven Wit - Blanche from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 18 ratings