Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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4.75/5 rDev +24.7%
750ml bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Black foil over corked cap on green bottle, and best before date is unreadable.
Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a 2" bright white head above the dark golden brew. Head snow-cones above the edges of the glass, due to vigorous and seemingly unending carbonation eminating from the bottom of the glass. Heavy, frothy head coats the glass sides fully with the same heavy foam lace. Aroma is lemongrass and spices. Taste is exactly what the nose indicated, and without the overpowering tartness sometimes found in wits. I have to appreciate the balance here. Mouthfeel is extra creamy and smooth, with the tartness just getting power at the end, with very nice drinkability as well. The des Rocs brew I have enjoyed the most, after the Grand Cru.
12-23-2005 23:56:59 | More by ppoitras
4.63/5 rDev +21.5%
750 ml bottle.
Appearance: thoroughly hazy orange color, copious cap of creamy tapioca. Looking very nice.
Aroma: spice arrives first, the coriander is king, a little clove?, rounded off with fruit, lemon, peach, apricot, orange...nice and lively...
Taste: a sumptuous sizzle sets in on the mouth, whirls and kicks a bit, then fades softly, while urging one to drink anew. Fresh, mellow, but flush with flavor. Yeast is hard at work at this one, too, but the spices are all over it, tantalizing the tastebuds, and the citrus fruit provides considerable zest.
Medium bodied, with a light, fruity finish.
Taste is terrific, and mouthfeel is a treat.
$7.59 for the bottle, and worth every penny and then some.
07-03-2005 09:35:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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
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
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
It does not look, smell or taste like your regular witbier..
Large capped and corked bottle, with a lot of sediment on the bottom. Poured into a tulip.
Dark golden, almost orange in color, with a lot of very small particles floating. A luscious white, foamy head on top of the glass just makes it even nicer; if it had a bit more retention, would be absolutely perfect. Next time I will pour into a Duvel glass.
Very aromatic, and more complex than the average; spiced, coriander and peppers, clove but no bananas. Citric fruits and perhaps even some earth round it up nicely.
Taste is very impressive for the style, medium bodied, nicely carbonated, highly yeasty, fruity and bitter at times. Spices and fruitiness round it up.
For the style, a masterpiece, but it is not one you can drink a lot like most others.
09-24-2007 23:06:50 | More by brdc
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
4.4/5 rDev +15.5%
I received a 750 ml bottle of Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double as a gift from a friend. From the outside it looked like a beer that I would like (I particularly like wheats and golden ales) and I was not disappointed.
It pours like both a wheat beer and a golden ale. Cloudy and highly carbonated with thousands of tiny bubbles continiously flowing to the top even well after pouring.
Great bold taste that is a great mix of a slightly filtered wheat beer and a slightly spicy golden ale.
Highly reccomended. Now I need to find out where to buy this!
07-30-2006 23:16:29 | More by MarcGetty
4.38/5 rDev +15%
750ml, clear pale gold with minimal head & not much lace. It smells, in the words of my friend Jake, like "the best smelling fart ever". Skunky lager like at first, but after a bit of breathing, you get caramel, nuts, apricots. The taste is nutty, woody, a hint peppery, and very nicely balanced between sweet & dry. Very good! The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and slick. The drinkability is very good with a balanced flavor that makes you want more the same way that malted milk balls do. I'm starting to regret sharing that bottle with Jake...
07-25-2008 00:41:10 | More by roblowther
4.38/5 rDev +15%
750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. And I finished the bottle myself.
Appearance: Nice amber but the snow-globe of floaties that this brewery is known for. Not much of a head and minimal lacing.
Smell: Sweet and very interesting spicy like a tripel; I don't really pick-up any citrus.
Taste: Again, like a sweet tripel, rich, flavorful, great beer and very unique flavor profile for a Belgian Wit, again not getting a heavy citrus flavor, just a nice sweetness which is not cloying at all.
Mouth feel: Well carbonated, the sediment can pile up near the end.
Drinkability: Great, flavorful beer. Could easily down a few, especially in the warm months.
Ok, another very good beer from Abbaye des Rocs
you just need to get past the floaties (as usual).
05-16-2010 01:59:27 | More by BobZ
4.34/5 rDev +13.9%
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!
02-24-2014 21:24:58 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
750 Cappped bottle. Unlike the other des Rocs beers I have had, a cork is missing. Appearance is spot on for a whit. Huge white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing, body is very hazy copper/bright gold. Smells sweet and spicy, berries and citrus, with spices dominate this one. Very big malt in the flavor, there is also quite a bit of fruity flavor there, slightly metallic, but another great beer from this brewery. Great drinkability, also.
07-27-2005 13:51:37 | More by TastyTaste
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
thick and chewy rich taste
orange wheat gluten yeast
lemon grass even ginger
thick not thinner
pours a solid
smell is spice wheat fruit
taste is nuance
high deep refreshment
drinkability is great
only the price makes you wait
04-22-2007 00:47:54 | More by meadhead
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
This beer has an extremely fresh flavour, an abundant, creamy and compact head, a straw-coloured hue, wuth the typical turbidity of the blanche.
It is one of the best blanche you can easily found on the market, a lot better than Hoegaarden.
11-16-2002 11:09:41 | More by stcules
4.3/5 rDev +12.9%
Pours a very cloudy yellow / light amber color with a very tall head that has great retention and leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Head takes forever to fall down. The aroma is very nice - spicy with citrus and corriander. The flavor is nice - but much more smooth than expected. Slight spices and light citrus in the flavor blend well with a yeasty character and make it very good drinking. The spices blend very well for a witbier. Drinkability is good and the body is thick for the style (thick end of moderate).
08-18-2005 02:00:09 | More by clvand0
4.25/5 rDev +11.5%
330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Revisited on jul´12. Pours pale golden in color & foggy appearance. Crown is wide, creamy, white in color. Nice lacing on sides. Raw wheat, orange, coriander & floral hop aromas. Dry grainy upfront smoothed by creamy sensation of fresh bread & honey touches. Medium to light body. Lively carbonation. Oily texture. Slight astringency & acidity from raisins & pepper in the middle underlies into the lasting sweet finish. Refreshing & easy drinkable.
08-16-2012 21:11:05 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.25/5 rDev +11.5%
Upon popping the cork, no fizz comes out. I was worried. Pouring reveals a hazy straw color nectar wit ha big fluffy creamy head that leaves lace for the ages as it falls. The nose is big in the spicey department, with coriander and orangepeel playing heavy, with very slight barnyard funkies. Smells very nice. Flavor is right there. The spices are a touch more subdued and the mustyness more prevalent, but its a nice balance. Very tasty. The feel is moderate with a nice moderate carbonation. A highly drinkable brew. Very quenching.
08-18-2005 02:03:51 | More by kmpitz2
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
Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
86 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.