Le­feb­vre Blanche de Brux­elles

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Witbier -

ABV: 4.5% | IBUS: 18 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“Un­fil­tered and brewed with 40 per­cent wheat, the beer has a mel­low, hazy light yel­low body and a lux­u­ri­ant snowwhite head. The co­rian­der and orange peel in the beer are ob­vi­ous in both the aroma and taste, lend­ing the beer a spicy, zesty edge.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “The aroma starts out with blue­berry and hon­ey­dew melon, with red ap­ple, bub­blegum, bright cit­rus, orange, and sweet apri­cot. Hints of hon­ey­suckle and orange blos­som, honey, bready malt, per­fumy spice, and herb.” Fla­vor: “Sweet fruity fla­vors, with notes of apri­cot, mango, tan­ger­ine, and clemen­tine—this is like drink­ing a liq­uid Dum Dum sucker. The car­bon­a­tion is per­fect, car­ry­ing all the fla­vors through the fin­ish. Malty sweet­ness up front fades into a very low bit­ter­ness and acid­ity in the dry fin­ish.” Over­all: “The bub­blegum sticks out more than prefer­able, but the bal­ance be­tween the es­ters and the wheat malt is great. The fruity, candy-like com­plex­ity adds to the soft malt fla­vors. This beer brings forth lots of in­ter­est­ing cit­rus, herbal, and flo­ral spice notes.”

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