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Blanche De Hainaut Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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82
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-25-2005)
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Photo of romafluxe
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

romafluxe, Yesterday at 11:22 AM
Photo of FLima
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Relatively clear golden yellow color with a fluffy head with short retention.
Nice aroma with good spices, oranges, lemon, coriander, some banana, wheat and pineapples.
Flavor of pineapple core, coriander, lemon, yeast, wheat, some musty funkiness from its lactic acid, pears and lemongrass. Dry aftertaste, slightly acid.
Light body with good effervescent carbonation.
Although it underplays a bit the Witbier general flavors compared to top range, it got a mild funky must twist, that overcompensates its blandness.
Ap.3 Ar.3,75 Sab.3,5 Sens.3,5 Cj.3,5

FLima, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

UniversitateaDeBere, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

leitmotif, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

arkanu, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

shigg85, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of GRUUMSH
3/5  rDev -16.2%

GRUUMSH, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Kmat10, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

schnarr84, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

250ml bottle. It appears that 'Hainaut' is a province of Wallonia, as conveniently depicted on the label here. My inner geography geek very much appreciates that.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one flabby finger of puffy, densely foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of splattered paint lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds out of sight.

It smells of rather sweet, sugary pale malt, citrus cream, softly astringent yeast, some light white pepper, and a mild herbal hop character. The taste is much less saccharine, with a grainy pale maltiness, a more assertive yeastiness, some softly fruity orange pith, banana chips, earthy coriander, ethereal black pepper, an echo of musty funk, and herbal, leafy hops.

The bubbles are tame in strength, and frothy all the same, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and genuinely smooth, nothing really having the gumption to take a marring shot. It finishes on a drying note, the graininess of the malt taking that tact, the yeast holding fast, and the herbal hops lingering on.

An enjoyable witbier, the expected guest ingredients trailing off slowly through the life of the beer - big in the aroma, but hardly noticeable at the end. Subtly can take you a long way, and that's the boat this offering has tagged a ride on. Worthy of a go, just don't be surprised when the tiny bottle is prematurely drained.

biboergosum, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Ciocanelu, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Marius, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

samEBC, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of hays99
4/5  rDev +11.7%

hays99, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw colored liquid with a suspended yeast and a tight small bubbled head. The nose has a fair bit more sticky malt, light note of honey, assertive yeast and decent bit of peppery spice as a lemon and herbal presence take over. Bigger and brighter than the nose but lots of sweetness. Honey up front, light yeast and peppery spice mid palate, more honey, lemon and citrus dominate the back with a light bitterness. Light to medium body, a touch creamy, lively on the back of the tongue and an assertive carbonation.

cpetrone84, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -16.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of laituegonflable
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, translucent pale gold with lots of protein-rich chunks at the base. Head is snowy-white, dense and even; retaining nicely. Seems to be a strong bead, although not very visible in the glass it's feeding the head nicely. Not a lot of lace, although what's left is nice.

Smells quite organic, with a vegetable earthiness pervading. Aromas poke out from the sides, including fresh apple and pineapple, lemon zest, some rubber and caramel. A little on the funky bitter side but otherwise smells pleasant and refreshing.

Taste is fairly funky and organic for the most part. A hit of steamed greens upfront with a touch of capsicaian that develops into a fresher, tangy citric flavour midway, touch of green apple and mild banana, while the slight rubbery bitterness reaches its apex here as well; a fairly strong flavour that provides a funky finish. Trails off very nicely though, longish finish that fades to a tangy citrus aftertaste that leaves one quite refreshed. Largely simple, almost underplayed palate, that dances with some funky flavours to create a nice overall rhythm.

Bit too much sizzle though, especially on the mid-palate. Almost creates a slight puckering effect which belies its otherwise smooth, refreshing flavours.

Good witbier, nice organic flavours underlying an otherwise mild, tangy palate.

laituegonflable, May 10, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank form my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a cloudy honeycomb colour with white film head.

S - Has a sweet buttescotch aroma to it that is very nice

T - Has plenty of the usual characteristics of a Belgian wit and finishes with a sweet zing on the tongue.

M - Light to medium body and decent carbonation

D - One of the better wits that you'll find

eric5bellies, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of ADZA
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden/honey like colour which is a little cloudy and has a half finger head that disspates quite quickly,it smells of orange peel some corriander and some light earthy,citrus notes,on taste it tastes alright just some citrusy,wheat flavours not bad for a witbier but i have had better versions of this style as it just doesnt have that full mouthfeel a witbier should leave you with,but in saying that could easliy drink more than one of these on a nice hot summers day.

ADZA, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow ale with some white haze and a large pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of light orange peel with some coriander and some wheat malt. Taste is also dominated by some light coriander and some wheat malt with a bready yeast. Body is a bit thin for the style with some perfect carbonation thought. Well done but lacking some spicing and some body to be a truly great beer from one of my favorite brewery.

Phyl21ca, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of TKempe
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After a hazy and pale yellow liquid with a fine and frothy head on top fills up my glass, I am greeted by a beautiful smell that is all Dupont: funky and soft from the yeast, as well as fruity and subtly hopped. Since this is a wheat beer, the smell is also somewhat dry or grainy and sour (supported by some orange peel and some lactic acid); some banana is in there as well. According to the label, coriander is used too, but I can't find it.

Flavors of hop and wheat are stronger in the taste, and they go together very well. The orange note is there again and combines easily with the wheat. An attractive finish, slightly bitter and dry and sour still. Very refreshing.

On the one hand, this is a typical witbier; on the other, it comes closer to the German variations than other wits do. It distinguishes itself as well by accentuating the hops in stead of coriander. Another great beer from Dupont.

TKempe, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy slightly orange yellow colour with average head. The nose is slight citrus with some spice. This is quite a dry Wit with a quick finish. Refreshing but not too complex I admit with all the great wheat beers in BC I would probably not buy this again as it lacks the full bodied mouthfeel that I look for in the style

canucklehead, Aug 16, 2008
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Blanche De Hainaut Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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