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Blanche De Namur - Brasserie Du Bocq

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BA SCORE
86
very good

254 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-15-2002)
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this at a SPAR in Nantes.

Pours a hazy yellow with a thick persistent white foam.

Started sweeter but dissipated with a more coriander, wheat, citrus, funky hay and floral aromas. Very interesting and evolving.

The flavor is a little dull. Wheat, spice, citrus, but a big floral component. It seems like flower petals are in my mouth.

Based on the initial look I was expecting more carbonation. It's middle of the road with a light easy drinking body.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 06:33:26 | More by MattSweatshirt
More User Reviews:
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djura

Serbia

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very pale,clearest beer i ever saw. Light yellow with white head,slowly disappearing but leaving 1mm till the end. Medium carbonation. Almost as some wine with bubbles.
S - So good! I could smell it all day. Spices,coriander,herbal,fresh fruits,green apple,fine hops aroma,beautiful.
T/M - Lots of bubbles,i guess that carbonation is finished in the bottles. Very Belgish style beer. Best in the world. Creamy,but at the same time,watery finish also. Medium bitterness,sweet fruits with spices,pepper.

O - This is so good,so pure,so Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 19:24:50 | More by djura
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-15-2014 02:07:11 | More by jim_carignan
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-12-2014 19:44:43 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-30-2014 23:22:13 | More by Bobhoya
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 2/28/14.

Pours a murky light whitish-yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, citrus fruit, and tea aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, tea, spice, and citrus fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting tea like quality in both the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 04:14:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-16-2014 22:46:30 | More by poskok
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Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-14-2014 19:27:28 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 3/4/14

Appearance: Pours cloudy and remarkably pale yellow - some milky white hues when held to the light - the color really reminds me of Hoegaarden, which shouldn't be too surprising - large, fluffy, bright white head, fades to a medium cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Extremely pale malts and some spices - light, light grains - some wheat, but definitely light - some yeasty esters, including the typical Belgian aromas of clove, pepper, and a touch of phenols - a light touch of citrus from the orange peel, and a hint of coriander, but I will admit that I can't detect the licorice - mild overall, which I suppose is the point

Taste: About as mild as the aroma, but that's not necessarily a bad thing - pale, pale grains and some wheat flavor - crisp and clean malt profile - Belgian yeast, with clove, pepper, banana, and some phenols - coriander is minimal - light touch of licorice in the finish, which is definitely better than dominating the flavor

Mouthfeel: Light body, nicely carbonated, very smooth, finishes dry and clean, very drinkable

Overall: Delicate and refreshing, but not much else

I suppose if you are a fan of authentic Belgian Witbiers, this would definitely be worth a try. It has some nice spice notes, and it's definitely refreshing. Personally, my palate for wits was forever ruined about six years ago by Allagash White. Thanks a lot, Allagash.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 05:08:34 | More by angrybabboon
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Into a mug.

A: hazy yellow colored body with a thin/half fingered white foamy head that dies to a film coating the top of the glass, carbonation is actually seen rising

S: a combined citrus to coriander (quite possibly the strongest smelling coriander-witbier I've ever smelled - wow holy moley that coriander is strong)

T: citrusy sweet with a nice spice added to compliment a different aspect witbiers tend to take on; citrusy sweet and somewhat spicy aftertaste, dry sweet spicy finish

M: light, maybe somewhat sessionable for a Witbier at 4.5% but the spices that come in and they come in strong tend to pound the mouth and tongue a bit harshly (ha, its a witbier and to be somewhat expected, no worries)

O: wow, what a nice witbier I'm certainly more than glad to have, though I'm not a true fan of the style if anyone could try this style they should start with this and hopefully be amazed as much as I was with this one. Hopefully, I'll get to see this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 01:44:07 | More by BeerKangaroo
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SGriner

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-02-2014 23:26:08 | More by SGriner
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-27-2014 01:35:48 | More by BeerForMuscle
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wewantbeer

Italy

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-24-2014 20:00:04 | More by wewantbeer
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-17-2014 16:24:22 | More by nmann08
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2014 23:05:48 | More by MattXT
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Chessmaster

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy lemony/straw like color with a nice billowy head
S: Predominantly citrus
T: Light, citrusy, maybe some delicate coriander notes, didn't get the licorice mentioned on the bottle.
M: Very carbonated, spritzy, but overall thin and watery.
O: Like drinking a citrus-based soda. For example, Fresca has a similar taste. Enjoyed trying it, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again. On the other hand, wouldn't turn it down either. Would have been better if not so thin.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 17:13:54 | More by Chessmaster
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-09-2014 02:12:40 | More by Nutwood
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2014 14:21:45 | More by CoCambria
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-04-2014 05:28:00 | More by Fluffmeister
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-01-2014 22:42:29 | More by BJSmit
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy pale straw, 3 SRM / 6 EBC; creamy/light meringue persistent head; scattered patchy lacing
S: lemon, yeast, almost imagined coriander; a tea-like quality
T: thin taste, wheat and yeast, a bitter end; spices, coriander, a hint of orange
M: thin, moderately carbonated
O: I thought a bit too thin, with not enough supporting taste

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 06:57:19 | More by RandomExile
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AndrewBV

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

01-18-2014 05:50:20 | More by AndrewBV
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-12-2014 20:13:49 | More by samEBC
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PortLargo

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-12-2014 15:12:31 | More by PortLargo
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-07-2014 16:51:21 | More by leitmotif
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Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
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