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Witte Noire - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WalrusJockey on 12-06-2009)
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Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -21.5%

08/11/11 Company claims: Imperial Amber Wheat Ale Deep amber/chestnut color with an off-white head. Roasty & chocolaty aromas with a hint of spice. Lightly roasty notes on a soft palate. Wheat lightens the body and clove-like spice notes are present on the finish. Exellent with smoked foods.

As for me, I found it to be like a black and tan with a porter and a wheat beer.

seedyone, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

a very strange beer indeed, dubbed an imperial amber wheat, there is nothing amber about it. its a chocolate milk colored brew, with a ton of yeast in suspension and an average khaki head. its got notes of holiday spices, fresh baked breakfast rolls, chocolate cereal, and belgian fruity yeast. its complex as anything, but i never really get amber from it. its way darker and richer from the outset, and surprisingly not the least bit sweet either. a furious amount of malt in here, wheaty and thick on the palate, even with pretty good carbonation. chocolate dipped frozen banana and wit yeast come are there, but so is a much more reserved bakers flour complexion, bready and doughy and filling. its a hard beer to explain because it touches to many brewing traditions and styles. its not my favorite brew out there, but its a new interpretation for a belgian brewer, and like most stuff from these guys, is extremely unique. i appreciate the innovation, but im not sure i would choose this again. worth a try though for sure.

StonedTrippin, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of Disease
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Disease, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Scepter
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Scepter, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.7%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Tiernan, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of JDavidRice
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JDavidRice, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

valkyre65, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

sneaks2210, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.01/5  rDev +5%

Witte Noire

LOOK: Pours a dark amber with an off white soapy foam and leaves behind a solid sheet of lace.

SMELL: Chocolates and raisin comes through initially with a waft of alcohol. Belgian yeast and a touch of mineral.

TASTE: Once again powdery chocolate upfront, mild tart and fruity Belgian yeast character. Nutty with big time caramelized malt and molasses flavor. Light peppery spice. A touch of fresh cherry acidity. Fig and plum are also present. Towards the end of the bottle it was like some chocolate syrup candy drink. I like this ale, it has character and ample complexity.

FEEL: Full bodied, smooth, creamy with a chocolate toffee flavor lingering in the finish. This beer is rich.

OVERALL: What do you get when you mix dark roasted malts, wheat, semi wild Belgian yeast and careful crafting? You get this gem. The best way I can describe this beer would be a cross between an authentic German Doppelbock and a rustic Belgian Saison.

Stinkypuss, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%

Snagged a bottle of this for 5 bucks from the House of 1,000 beers discount shelf. More than likely it's over 2 years old.

A - Ugh it's another rubber cap. This could be good or bad. I believe this is the first time I ever pulled a cork and didn't hear a pop. It just slid out like a slug. At least when I poured it I got a layer of foam that seems to stick around for a bit. Color us is a very dark ruby brown, clear but almost porter like.

S - Smells of mild cherries, some sherry, raisin/plum, and some vinegar apple kind. Not a bad smelling dopplebock.

T - Its pretty good it's a standard approach to a dark wheat beer (dopplebock). Starts of mildly sour with some cherry notes then goes for the raisin and finishes with a sour sort of wheat twang that gives it a mildly dry finish. With a wet cardboard like body it seems this beer did not get better with age.

M - Light to medium it hides the ABV well.

Overall I kind of wish this was a collaboration since the regular versions of these beers tend to be sort of average. I blame it on the rubber cork.

DrDemento456, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

A-dark brown hazy color with a nice light tan head and some lacing

S-malt, caramel, spices, banana

T-toasted malt, caramel, fruity, hints of spice

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O-decent flavor but not all that reminiscent of a witbier

MDDMD, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, yeast, and spices. Taste is of toasted malt, slight caramel, fruits, yeast, and spices on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

JohnK17, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

msarver16, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +4.7%

This was a generic BSDA. A simple, if pleasant flavor dominated by the grape esters. Accentuated by the caramelized sugar notes. Pretty fluffy head. Smooth. Enjoyable, but forgettable. Reminded me a lot of delirium tremens, but with less spiciness, presumably from the lower ABV.

ccrida, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Exiled, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev +4.7%

750ml. A very dark brown pour, just a thin layer of light tan head, but it retains pretty well. There was no pop when I got this opened, so I was a little worried.

Aroma, heavy bread and fruitcake. Caramel, a little booze.

Taste, some malt and spice almost more like rye than wheat. Bannana, some molasses and cocoa. There are some other light red fruits, strawberry, cherry, very small orange/citrus as well.

Enough carbonation to keep it lively in the mouth. Solid medium body, not as warming as I expected.

A pretty interesting brew. Definetely more bock like.

Bung, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

This beer poured out on the darker side. The head was fluffy and fan in color. The lacing a little light on this brew. The smell of the beer was a little roasted but had lots of soft grainy aromas in there as well. The taste of the beer was a little bit like a hefeweizen to start off and rapidly switched over to a dark roasted dryness. The mouthfeel was soft like more witte beers. Overall I liked it, it was an interesting beer in my opinion. I'd enjoy having it again one day.

Knapp85, Aug 12, 2011
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Witte Noire from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.