Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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Reviews by CopeTech:
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
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
01-08-2012 05:43:04 | More by CopeTech
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4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured a nice orange/yellow color with good fluffy head.Smelled very cutruisy and refreshing,nice body refreshing but not thin and weak.Tasted very orangy like alot of Belgian wits,and I also detected some coriander flavor in there as well.One of the best Belgian wits I have had will have again for sure.
02-24-2003 11:29:24 | More by oberon
4.58/5 rDev +20.2%
Appearance This one poured a beautiful hazy orange in color and was incredibly thick and hazy. The puffy white head took up permanent residence and was actually soft to the touch.
Smell The big rindy orange aroma mated perfectly with the big Belgian yeast. This was a classic Witbier nose. The spicing was traditional as well and the pepper especially seemed to jump from the glass.
Taste The orange and yeast notes from the nose came out sharp at the taste. The flavors are very distinctive and harmoniously balanced. Everything is very soft and delicate yet assertive.
Mouthfeel Oh, yeah, this is my idea of the perfect Belgian mouthfeel. The ale itself is medium-bodied but the feel in between the cheeks is light and fluffy. Its so soft and delicate the bier almost floats in your mouth.
Drinkability The amazing mouthfeel and dead-on-style flavors were head and shoulders above other Witbiers that Ive had. This was quite a treat.
12-13-2004 15:53:49 | More by RoyalT
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
Looked like dark apple cider when I poured it, fruit yeast aroma, sediment clearly visible, thick carmel malt first taste, second taste became more fruity and spicey, thick and sweet right to the end. A little to sweet fruity for my tastes. Was bought in Poland by a friend of mine.
01-24-2004 17:43:10 | More by grynder33
3.58/5 rDev -6%
Bottle obtained from a supermarket in Luxembourg. Beer poured a deep golden color with some yellow tones at the bottom of the glass. There was a nice thick head that bubbled loudly but ran down into the glass quickly. The nose was pleasing, spicey and citrus. The taste was a nice citrus grapefruit touch up front and some spice notes on the tongue. Corriander, maybe some clove. There is also a bit of hop bitterness to round things out. Easy drinking.
11-09-2007 21:50:35 | More by ggaughan
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
Gloomy apricot crowned with a fat and proud ivory pillar and adorned with multitiudes of tiny pearls crashing towards the surface.
Fragrant of wheat hulls, clove, coriander, and pepper.
Taste-wise, it is lightly sweet up front, with sugared orange peels, honey, and caramel glazed wheat. Then, an about-face, as it shifts assetively spicy via black pepper, coriander, and clove. For a moment or two, this could be mistaken for a dunkelweizen. The spice lingers as it continues to dry, and ends with a stalky, brown aridness, and notions of withered lilac petals.
This, like every other AdR brew I've ever had, sets itself apart in its texture. A pillowed softness given lift and flight with a perky gaseousness. This literally throws itself down the throat.
All told, this is the singularly least impressive des Rocs I've had (and all that means is that it didn't change my life), but a stellar feel and immense drinkablity keeps this in the upper tier of summer quaffers.
Mucho thanks to double whitey himself, Mr Bighuge.
08-09-2005 04:46:35 | More by cokes
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
Pours a hazy pale yellow/orange color with lively carbonation that produces a nice creamy head that has great retention and lacing. Nose consists of lemon, orange, and other spices. This is a wonderfully smelling wit! Taste is extremely clean and crisp with a lot of citrus, spices and yeast dominating the palate. Overall, this is a sensational wit that I will definately pick up again.
07-24-2006 04:48:02 | More by cjgator3
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Gold in hue with slightly tawny highlights; even though I carefully poured it I still got the classic des Rocs snow globe effect. White head, at the apex the foam was one finger tall. Head retention was not much to speak of, the bubbles slid to a soapy cap, thicker around the edges but not naked in the middle. Sadly, there was no subsequent lacing. Overall, the appearance is unremarkable.
The nose displays no Wit characteristics. This is not a Wit, why it is listed as such is beyond me. I love the vanilla aromas with kisses of lavender in the middle some peppery notes arrive along with orange rinds, clove, wheat, and faint spiciness. I dont detect any coriander as I dont believe this beer is spiced. The nose is light and breezy but the aromas are very pleasant. Inviting; I am quite curious to take a sip!
My first impression of the palate: this is only 6% abv? Bullshit. It drinks much boozier than that, not in a bad way. Lovely spicy and peppery flavors with just a kiss of alcohol heat near the end. There is a faint funky/earthiness that really adds to the complexity. Softly fruity with an orange rind vibe that is the most vocal. I taste wheat at the finish, the barley is truly secondary (and the oats only help the mouthfeel). The very soft vanilla note welcomes the finish; the aftertaste is a tad sweet.
I wish there was more carbonation; otherwise the mouthfeel would be ideal. There is a slight, lingering sweetness that doesnt wow me but it doesnt deter me either. Medium-light in body, low carbonation overall, the mouthfeel is pleasant.
I think I have had this beer before but maybe not. This is a unique Belgian Wheat Beer Im not too much into styles but to call this a Wit is to do it disservice. As simple as I can state it Blanche Double is artfully complex but not overwhelming; it is quite tasty. There is complexity that makes this beer more than a warm weather quaffer. This is not my favorite AdR product but it is one that I should visit more often. Purchased in Omaha; 750ml bottle.
04-16-2007 13:24:43 | More by bditty187
4.47/5 rDev +17.3%
Pours out a hazy brass with lively bubbles that feed that fluffy, creamy, whipped egg-white head. Leaves some speckled lacing. Has a nice, cweet, orange aroma with accentuating coriander and a wheaty graininess that sets off the sweet aroma really well. Crips in the nose with no real weird "off" aromas. Some herbal/floral hop is in the nose as well. Flavor has a lovely breadiness with notes of honey and white raisins. Has a creamy taste to it to go with the citrus notes of the coriander and orange peel, making this taste like a Creamsicle. Finishes with a very "green" herbal and earthy hop. Very dry in the finish. Mouthfeel is very creamy in the carbonation department and has a bit of weight to it. Leaves a little sweet stickiness, which is my only gripe here. Drinkability is just fine, but the sweetness found in this beer becomes a little much as I make my way down the 750 ml.
12-25-2007 23:24:30 | More by goochpunch
3.85/5 rDev +1%
Bottle: Poured a hazy light copper beer with a huge foamy head with great retention. Incredible amount of yeast is comprised in this drink. Aroma is great with hint of sweet fruit (apricot? Orange?). Taste is also quite good with a refreshing sweet taste reminiscent of summer fruit (again apricot?) and a good mix between the malt and the yeast. Overall, a more complex wit then what Im used to drink and, in my opinion, a underrated beer in this category.
07-12-2004 13:47:07 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +5%
Poured from a 750 ml capped bottle into a pint glass. The label did have a best by date but was so poorly printed that I couldn't tell the date. It was a hazy light amber color. It had a small fizzy head that quickly dissipated into a broken film with tons of carb keeping it there. No lacing. The aroma was typical witbier but more muted than the average. It was really present when the head was still fizzing but then disappeared after that. Main aspect was pepper. The taste was similar to the aroma in that it's typical witbier but muted. I liked this one but I've had better wits lately so don't see this being a regular player - more of an occasional change-up. Do recommend though. (4, RB, T, O)
10-19-2007 01:25:45 | More by TexIndy
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
Spices and peache notesappareant on the aroma.
Milky orange-yellow coloring, big creamy head.
Sweet malty and wheaty flavors dominate, some spices -
Body is to the light side.
All in all a quite pleasant brew, I imagine it will be great in the summer.
11-15-2003 11:30:59 | More by Joss
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
The very last of my stash from my west coast trip. It's a fairly new bottle, as the best before date on the side of the front label is the end of 2007. I should have bought more to cellar, but oh well.
Pours out a cloudy peach colour, huge chunks of suspended particles, probably more accentuated by such a lighter body. Not much head on the pour, a thin fizzy white cap that dissipated quickly. Orange, coriander and vanilla on the nose, pretty basic but it works. Flavour is light, yeasty wheat up front, and the blend of spices kicks in shortly after, with the orange peel leading the way, coriander playing rhythm section, and the vanilla finishing off with the tambourine and beehive hairdo with go-go boots. A fairly basic wit, but it has character and is worth trying. Just not as intense as the other Abbaye des Rocs I have tried so far.
08-01-2004 17:59:42 | More by IronDjinn
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
After its release from the 750ml bottle, its sets in the glass a murky orange highlighted copper color with a substantial creamy white head that disappears rather quickly leaving a thick and clinging sheet of lace. Nose is filled with fruit and spices, oranges, bananas, tart apples, coriander, cloves, sweet and tart, clean and refreshing, a pleasure to sniff. Start is sweet and spicy, hints of pepper, at the back a touch of bitterness, and or that Granny Smith Apple kind of face puckering tartness, top is medium in feel. Finish has a biting acidity, the hops and spices provide a sweet and sour tangy dry aftertaste, which coats the palate.
10-26-2007 18:51:35 | More by Gusler
2.88/5 rDev -24.4%
Lemon in the nose with a slight wheat. The mouth is in the register of Witbier, and one wonders where this is a little white double as a mixing body and lack of spice, and this significantly it seems. Just a little peppery flavor (but a little behind) and a starchy aftertaste. A bit far from the standard Hoegaarden, whether normal or special.
03-12-2011 20:33:22 | More by ThaCreep
Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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