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Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double]Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double]

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BA SCORE
86
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 124
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-12-2002)
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CopeTech

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This 750ml bottle was either poured wrong or had been handl;ed in a way that produced a lot of sediment, but the blanche double shown through.

Just a sweet lovely beer. Bought locally at Whip In, the owner says it may be along time before this comes back

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 05:43:04 | More by CopeTech
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4/5  rDev +5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not your usual wheat beer, very unique. Made from malted barley, malted wheat, and home-malted oats. Would love to try the unfiltered keg version. Looks great in a clean pilsner glass, with good a good, white, thick, head on it. Overall good Witbier, with a great lasting taste. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 21:24:58 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before end of 2012 oh well, been int he cellar a bit too long.

Hazy slight sediment slight tan wheat colored but clear, very little head.

Nose sweet apple cider, candy like, wheat, little creamy wheat, little caramel and candi sugar.

Taste sweet candy, apple cider but much less than the nose, lots of caramel, little butterscotch, nice candy apple. Mild candy wheat, creamy wheat, and candi sugar, caramelized sugar. Finish is dry but light feeling, little creamy wheat, more caramelized candi sugar.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent but lighter carb, little sticky.

Overall interesting, nothing too special, held up surprisingly well for the age. Nice apple notes mixed with some wheat and lots of candy flavors, a nice combination that I bet is better fresh but maybe not.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:27:22 | More by jlindros
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-17-2014 12:57:17 | More by Schmoog
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2014 17:38:10 | More by Molson2000
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4ster

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-11-2014 14:15:31 | More by 4ster
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-10-2014 23:20:27 | More by beerhunter13
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-25-2013 21:51:01 | More by GoHabsGo
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-25-2013 13:42:55 | More by tom10101
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FLima

Brazil

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with a thick two finger head with good retention. Got hazy murky brown after the last pour.
Aroma of oranges, coriander, spearmints, bread and spices.
Flavor is similar to nose, notes of spearmints, mandarins, coriander and cloves, wheat, honey and pepper. Hints of banana, though oranges and mandarins are quite predominant. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation. Creamy sensation.
Very yeasty with oxidized citrus notes. I prefer other types of Witbier, but still an interesting combination with its own character. It is kind of a Witbier mutating to a Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 16:01:55 | More by FLima
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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-16-2013 18:28:00 | More by desint
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 22:53:05 | More by JG_McNaulty
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2013 03:26:29 | More by TerryW
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Feb 21 2015. One of several Belgian abbey-style beers I picked up during my last trek to London. Served slightly chilled, and poured into a conic pint.

Pours a golden-peach colour, cloudy with sediment, and topped with about one finger of smooth, creamy, dense white head. It has an exceedingly long retention time, with a thin cap remaining at the surface through much of the drink. The aroma is typical of the style - lots of orange citrus, as well as some coriander, yeast, and grainy pale malts. Banana is a minor note at first, but becomes more noticeable as it warms.

Pretty tasty, reminding me of a witbier crossed with a hefeweizen. Citrusy orange and lemon are quite prominent at first, along with lots of ripe banana and sweet, bready wheat malts. The spice comes forward in the finish; a pleasantly subtle mixture of coriander, ginger and pepper. The aftertaste is mostly citrus and banana, with a slight twinge of spice that dries the palate out nicely. Medium-bodied, with firm carbonation that weakens slowly - the mouthfeel starts off crisp, then becomes a lot smoother and creamier. For this reason (along with the higher abv), this is not the most drinkable or refreshing wit I've ever tried.

Final Grade: 3.76, just barely eking out a B+. Abbaye des Rocs' Blanche des Honnelles is a nicely balanced witbier with a mix of fresh, clean fruity flavours and yeasty, spicy notes, although I'm not sure I'd want to have more than two bottles of this at a time. The last time I bought a witbier was almost exactly a year ago, so this isn't one of my more sought-after styles, but this is a solid wit I could see myself picking up again next summer when the itch hits. If you're looking for a wit to consume in session-worthy quantities, though, there are a few locally-made examples I'd suggest before this one - not to mention Hoegaarden, the old standby.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 17:14:38 | More by thehyperduck
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.5%

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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Witbier ("white beer") takes its name from its distinct whitish-yellow complexion. Characteristically pallid and hazy, some can appear milky and others practically neon. Blanche Des Honnelles is neither and its clear, golden body more closely resembles a pale ale. Head retention, however, in line with the style, is exceptionally sturdy.

An abundance of graininess and a typically musty Belgian strain of yeast obstruct most of the citrus and coriander spice in the aroma. Again I think Belgian Pale Ale not Witbier. The aromatics are near inaudibly low on this one, in their place a rich, creamy vanilla and banana bread flavour. Some herbs but very little perfume with only a trace of orange peel noted.

I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy this - thus far it's not meeting my ideal witbier criteria - but the flavour eases concerns. Still a bit different than expected but definitely tasty. The creamy vanilla and banana bread from the nose continues their command on the palate and blend nicely with the orange slices and honeyed sweetness of the grains.

All this, however, fails to provide much 'pop' in the mouthfeel department. The texture is disappointingly lackluster for something brewed with citrus and ground coriander; there's only a little tartness, no real spice and dwarfed acidity. Instead, it's oddly, richly creamy and the lack of force in these bubbles allows that creaminess to stay on the tongue indefinitely.

With a couple of outstanding exceptions, I've tended not to enjoy the stronger (or "double") examples of witbier as much as the standard 5% or so ones. Although Blanche Des Honnelles has an interesting profile and a drinkability completely unhindered by the extra alcohol, when I'm thirsty on a summer day I'm not likely to reach for something "interesting".

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 01:22:34 | More by biegaman
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange colour, 2 fingers of white head, some lace here as well. Smell is fairly spicy with a big floral presence here as well, ginger with some orangey citrus as wsell as a big wheaty-malt. Taste is spicy with yeast and orange, citrus, wheat, ginger and malt with a clean citrus aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation, medium full body. Solid stuff here, not a style I enjoy all that much but certainly enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 14:00:42 | More by peensteen
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Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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