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Blanche De Namur - Brasserie Du Bocq

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BA SCORE
86
very good

297 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Sad_Spirit, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

InspectorBob, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

brandon911, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of GiaLvo
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%

One of my favourite beers of all times.
First drank it on tap in Milanese beer pub "La Ratera" then recently found it bottled in Frnce and Italy.
La Blanche de Namur draws a very pale muddy yellowish-whiteish beer with a moderate yet long-standing compact head.
The smell is invitingly fruity and fresh, summoning aromas of banana and orange.
The taste is an exhilrating refreshing triumph of fruitiness which plounges you into a world of fruity sensations encompassing peach banana and orange inspirations and leaves you there pleasantly befuddled and adoring as it slowly fades away. It's the sort of taste whereby your glass is empty before you even realise it.
I recommend drinking this beer alone or eating only faint-tasted food in order to avoid polluting the rafinate cocktail of aromas the brewers have achieved to create.

GiaLvo, Jun 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

gnikola, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MQ3867, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Joey_M, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

civicm87, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bf7, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%

330ml squat bottle - nice to see the maker of the Waterloo brews back on Alberta store shelves.

This beer pours a cloudy, very pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, frothy, and silken melted white marshmallow head, which leaves some remote island group lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, sharp coriander, spiced orange zest, dry black licorice, soft, ethereally funky yeast, muddled drupe fruit, and a further floral perfume character - strange, that, for such a low-ABV brew. The taste is mildly sugary wheat cereal, neutered coriander, candied orange peel, faint anise notes, and more floral, leafy hops, moving away from their initial perfumed nature.

The bubbles are dense, a tad prickly, but mostly just straight-up frothy, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, the inherent yeast copping a small feel. It finishes off-dry, the citrus fruitiness still dancing with the lingering dry wheat crackers, and now thoroughly blended spices and spiciness.

Bang-on for the style, the wheat, fruit, spice, and yeast all in harmony, it would seem. Tasty, and very summery, for a June day where it looks to be anything but. An easy-drinking, fresh witbier, is all there is to it.

biboergosum, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Jeffh84, May 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

paradoxnighthawk, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

DOCRW, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Canada_Dan, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

proctah, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%

(poured into a Blanche de Namur stange-like glass)

A: huge, rocky crest of silken, sparkly foam - settles down to a creamy mousse pad... thick as hell cloudiness... the suds alone are a sight to behold

S: coriander, gaudy old lady floral perfume, vague citrus peel... scent of anise seems to faintly cut through

T: wow!... huh... ghostly sort of delicate doughy wash up front... creamy, lightly-spicy floral core... citrusy shortbread finish... licorice gradually emerges as it warms, though never becoming prominent, more of a highlight... light, pleasant bitterness... altogether fairly mellow flavors

M: a little fullish for the style?... lightly floury-grainy... disappears off, feathery, by the finish... certainly a significant portion of unmalted wheat in here... almost like drinking compact foam

O: one of the more elegant, yet boring Wits... reminds me of a cousin of Blanche de Bruxelles

Bouleboubier, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

bianconoir, Apr 22, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

djura, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jim_carignan, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

d_brommer_nh, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bobhoya, Mar 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

poskok, Mar 16, 2014
Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
86 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.