Brasserie Lefèbvre - Blanche De Bruxelles
- Alcohol by Volume: 4.50%
- Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
- Suggested Glassware: Clear Mug or Pint Glass
To properly serve this style of beer (wit bier), you should master the following pouring technique: pour 2/3 of the bottle into a pint clear mug or pint glass. Then, vigorously swirl the remaining 1/3 in the bottle in order to fully rouse the sediment—then give that a good hard pour into your glass. The result should be a properly cloudy pint with little to no sediment left behind in the bottle.
On the nose, expect prominent orange notes, and a very noticeable sour quality (from the unmalted wheat), a touch of cream, honey, unripe apricot, and the slightest hint of butterscotch. The flavor is a lot like the nose, but the sour character is more prominent. This sour quality is the hallmark of this style of beer, as it provides for thirst-quenching character. Look for notes of melon (honeydew), under-ripened apricots, and coriander, which contributes a subtle spiciness. Notice how the citrus qualities work very nicely against the crisp, sour qualities of the wheat. Finishes with a slight hint of blonde tobacco and a gentle dosing of hops. This is actually a great "breakfast beer" that will pair very well with freshly sliced peaches and cream, or a goat-cheese omelet. If you're looking for artisanal, boutique-style cheeses, pay us a visit at www.monthlyclubs.com, where you can learn more about our Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club. Members get three cheeses each month, with a detailed newsletter describing each style, the dairies that produced them and in-depth tasting and pairing notes.
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