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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

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-26-2013 20:46:38 | More by mrfrancis
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A cloudy slightly tan lemon colour that seems to contain some sediment. Very dark for a wit, as it looks more like a hefe. It's so cloudy that it's hard to make out the moderate carbonation in the body. A finger and a half of head that produced some minor lacing and retained well.

Smell: Very fruity, as both the plum, apple and honey coming from the belgian yeast is well complmented by the lemon, orange and banana smells that the wheat is producing, all to an undertone of herbs and clove in the background. Warming helps it case even more and makes the beer change smells as it warms up.

Taste: Sweet citrus and banana taste with touches of spice to start us off that turn masterfully into a subdued, fruit bowl as plums and oranges come to play to a backing a sweet wheat and barley malt.

Mouthfeel: Fantastically smooth, to the point I think oats might be involved here. The carbonation helps out the entire beer, and the transitioning is very well done. The problem, the aftertaste is a bit boozy and it begins to tip the hand of the beer's higher alcohol content.

Drinkability: It's easy to go down and exceptionally flavourful, but it's medium bodied which isn't quite what you expect in a wit. It's slightly gassy as well, but it doesn't leave you feeling dry by any means and would be something that would have a rookie drinker on the floor after a couple.

Final Thoughts: This is a hybrid of a Belgian Tripel and a Wit. However, given that it likely doesn't go overboard on the malt Tripel is a bit of a misnomer. Either way, the yeast makes it's presence known but masterfully blends with it's wheat malt friend in this case. A very fruity beer, but with enough kick behind it to make it something more the a diversion. Thumbs up on this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 23:02:35 | More by TheHammer
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a cloudy blonde. Small to moderately-sized white head. Fades steadily.

Smell contains coriander, wheat, clove and perhaps some white pepper. Spices mainly, not much in the way of orange.

Taste is similar to the nose. Coriander and clove are dominant, with crisp wheat flavours there as well. Yeast.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, refreshing.

Overall, not exciting, but a decent wit.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 01:23:03 | More by jrenihan
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-21-2013 00:44:36 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-18-2013 13:25:46 | More by AugustusRex
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-17-2013 23:16:28 | More by jmkoscie
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gloryhole

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-16-2013 01:19:10 | More by gloryhole
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-15-2013 18:17:07 | More by liamt07
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orangish; full of yeast sediment; small head

Aroma: Peppery; citrus

Taste: Creamy mouthfeel from the use of oats; Peppery; tangy citrus; juicy malt finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:20:11 | More by IchLiebeBier
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-12-2013 23:22:27 | More by ThinkAgain
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the latest LCBO seasonal release...

A - Pours a hazy murky orange colour, thin layer of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Musty wheat, dried bread, hints of cloves and mandarin.

T - Much like the nose with the musty wheat, bread crumbs, and fruity mandarin notes dominating alongside a bready finish with a hint of cloves.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Super easy drinking, delicious flavours and a pleasant arrival at the local LCBO. A great summer selection and I know I plan to pick up a few extras to session.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:40:38 | More by andrenaline
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

06-04-2013 23:57:24 | More by Cramshawbar
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3

Appearance - Hazy dull yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some dry yeast notes and some clove/coriander. There is also some ripe banana and a bit of a tart citrus flavour. It ends with a tart citrus/banana/spice aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting beer.. It has a unique flavour that keeps me going back for more. I guess I expected it to taste more 'summer-y'.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 23:48:22 | More by spinrsx
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-04-2013 04:31:12 | More by yancot
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-02-2013 04:59:53 | More by RedAleMan
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Satyr179

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-09-2013 09:45:46 | More by Satyr179
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-13-2013 22:37:55 | More by theminutemen
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Mattias

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-27-2013 22:19:46 | More by Mattias
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-15-2012 19:53:42 | More by Archemedies
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Viceroy

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5%

09-17-2012 23:37:30 | More by Viceroy
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 21:11:05 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

07-24-2012 14:41:13 | More by harpus
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rarbring

Sweden

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear light amber, a warm off-white head, little lacing but some curtains.

The smell is very yeasty, grape-fruit and lime soda, some vinegar and spice.

Starting with sweet cardamom bun, then bitter orange marmalade.

A medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a sour dry finish.

A bit sweet, but rather refreshing, better with food than as a thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 17:59:35 | More by rarbring
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured light straw colored with a fluffy head that had great retention. Smell and taste were both lacking in terms of spice and fruit flavor. They were their but way in the backround. I got some banana and a little citrus. Just expected more. Very Refreshing but still would have liked more complexity. Some may call this subtle, I thought it wasw bland. Still very refreshing, light and fresh on the palate. Overall not one of my favorites but a very nice beer for nice weather.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 11:23:01 | More by thepeter
Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
86 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.