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

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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

132 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-12-2002)
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Photo of marc77
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Turbid dark straw. Mountainous, rocky, dogged porcelain white head leaves dense, muddled lace. Rounded, herbal coriander bolstered by stately clove phenol and citric wheat tartness. Hints of black pepper and subtle banana emerge as it breathes. Quite welcoming aromawise. Dried orange peel bitterness dominates and lends lingering dryness. Permeating, sweet, juicy tangering like flavor, with honeywish malt undertones. Judiciously spiced, with coriander running parallel with clove at a low level. Full bodied for style, yet brisk and effervescent. Finishes with fading hints of diluted orange liquer soaked sourbread. An excellent, flavorful brew, with vibrant spicing and controlled residual sweetness. Soft on the palate and superbly drinkable. Fairly ballsy for a "wit" and not quite within style, but delicious regardless. Recommended, for sure.

Photo of Joss
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Spices and peache notesappareant on the aroma.
Milky orange-yellow coloring, big creamy head.
Sweet malty and wheaty flavors dominate, some spices -
peppery aftertaste.
Body is to the light side.
All in all a quite pleasant brew, I imagine it will be great in the summer.

Photo of ManekiNeko
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

33 cL bottle with a best by date of 2007. Poured into a Blanche de Chambly glass.

Appearance: Explosive head and very active carbonation. Golden yellow liquid topped by a white head. 1:1 ratio of beer to head. It's a little dark for a wit.

Smell: Smells largely of pepper and coriander with hints of yeast. Too faint lemon/citrus aromas for a wit. Seems more like a Saison/Biere de Garde to me...

Taste: Slightly sour and vaguely lemony. Pepper and yeast on the aftertaste. Alcohol is slightly masked. Again, this resembles a Saison more than a wit.

Mouthfeel: Rather full bodied for a wit. I think it's been working out or something.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable and at a decent price. I'll probably get this one again. My low marks are due to the classification. This _is_ a good beer, just not a good wit. A request to have this reclassified has been sent.

Photo of aracauna
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting a wit but that's not what I got. This is not your superpale Hoegaarden or Wittekerke. Dark hay, chunky yeast. Nice head. Aroma is fruity, slightly acidic. Flavor is fermented orange juice, bubblegum and oak. Good smooth mouthfeel. This is a witbier's big brother.

Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of stcules
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of rastaman
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good belgian wit. Strong spicy (coriander), banana and citrus. Smooth, medium bodied. Sampled on a hot Brussels day in some park while having a pizza, stronger than most wits, i kind of dug it.

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Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
86 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.