Blanche de Bruxelles


Hitting up Yard House AGAIN with my best girl, Stacy Stovall, who recommended a white ale, “Blanche de Bruxelles.”  A great, light, Belgian beer.

Witbier is a very old type of beer, a speciality of the farm-breweries of old Brabant. The master brewers used their very best crops to make this beer. Blanche de Bruxelles owes its natural cloudiness to the large percentage (40 %) of wheat that goes into its composition.

The natural spice aromas of coriander and bitter orange peels are added during the brewing process. The brewing method, which includes infusion, is very slow. The beer, which is not filtered, is bottled and refermented with yeast and brewing sugar. You need only take a sip of this delicious drink to appreciate the fresh and mellow flavour with its hint of orange. It is really not like any other beer.

Always served chilled, between 3°C and 6°C.

Its alcoholic content is 4,5%.

Bruxelles pours light yellow, almost straw, with solid but not excessive carbonation. Leaves a thick head greater than an inch and a half wide, with moderate lacing as it recedes. Beer is cloudy in appearance, as a witbier should look. Heavy coriander and light orange smell, with a touch of unidentified spices. Together it all gives it a nice but not overpowering nose.  Incredibly smooth, not overly citrusy. It has a mild yeast and wheat profile.  I wish that I had tried one with a lemon.

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