1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blanche De Namur - Brasserie Du Bocq

Not Rated.
Blanche De NamurBlanche De Namur

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 282
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | 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)
View: Beers (45) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 282 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of PortLargo
PortLargo

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-07-2014 16:51:21 | More by leitmotif
Photo of -ronin-
-ronin-

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-06-2014 01:07:00 | More by -ronin-
Photo of vhmf1978
vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2014 00:00:18 | More by vhmf1978
Photo of Erase
Erase

Norway

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-31-2013 17:26:01 | More by Erase
Photo of pin
pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-29-2013 23:31:50 | More by pin
Photo of tard24
tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-28-2013 03:43:37 | More by tard24
Photo of Averwo
Averwo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-24-2013 01:04:47 | More by Averwo
Photo of HollyHops
HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2013 20:36:44 | More by HollyHops
Photo of tabhill
tabhill

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-14-2013 03:09:35 | More by tabhill
Photo of byronic
byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-10-2013 18:57:27 | More by byronic
Photo of Chugs13
Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-24-2013 23:43:06 | More by Chugs13
Photo of doktorhops
doktorhops

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Christmas brings about something exciting for a beer drinker - weird Christmas brews from Europe, and Blanche De Namur is one of those beers. There's an interesting origin story for the brew name as well: "Named after Princess Blanche of Namur - daughter of John, Count of Namur - who was born in the region near the brewery in 1320. Blanche captivated King Magnus IV of Sweden when he visited around 1335: she married him and was crowned the following year, becoming Queen of Sweden and Norway. In memory of her "sweetness, beauty, and delicacy," the brewery dedicated their witbier to her." how sweet.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Possibly the Witest Witbier ever seen - the body is a cloudy pale straw colour, with an excitable titanium dioxide white head that settles from 3cm on the pour to a thick half centimetre head.

S: There's some funky yeast going on here - has an almost meaty aroma, like a honey-glazed ham, there are also notes of wheat husk, orange-peel, coriander and clove but the yeast is what really stands out with this brew.

T: Without the bitterness generally associated with beer this is possibly the easiest beer you could ever drink - it goes down like tap water. But what it belies with its simplicity it makes up for in its character - spicy, clove/coriander flavours with that citric twist and a smooth easy wheat flavour throughout.

M: Lightish body with medium excitable (almost sharp) carbonation.

D: Once again a Belgian brewer has made a brew that is both simple yet interesting, it's difficult to top this a Witbier doing what a Witbier should do - give the drinker a light, refreshing and spicy beer - this has it in spades. Even the price is good ($9 for a 750ml). The only criticism you could level at this brew is the same criticism you can level at all Witbiers: it needs more heft. And if you're thinking that - you need to buy a Belgian Strong Pale Ale instead. I will definitely buy this again.

Food match: Seafood springs to mind immediately - parmesan-crumbed baked fish or lobster with melted butter, think delicate, sophisticated flavours with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 03:16:40 | More by doktorhops
Photo of mmilyko
mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-11-2013 05:16:49 | More by mmilyko
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-31-2013 11:44:59 | More by dcmchew
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-31-2013 03:38:18 | More by jaydoc
Photo of hansavijaticar
hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-27-2013 19:41:22 | More by hansavijaticar
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-20-2013 20:34:01 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of mychalg9
mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-15-2013 02:01:43 | More by mychalg9
Photo of Nofear048
Nofear048

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-14-2013 04:37:45 | More by Nofear048
Photo of JayQue
JayQue

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very light, sessionable wit bier. Pours just about the lightest hazy gold color I have seen. Huge foamy, sticky head. After sipping some beer, the head remained stuck to the bottom of the flute when turned upside down. Head retention is excellent and there are thick patches of lacing.

Smell is fairly mild, the coriander and orange peel are prominent along with a bit of wheat bitterness.

Taste is fairly similar to the aroma. Mild but still with some noticible flavors and spiciness

Mouthfeel is very light...not watery, just light. Would make a good summertime session beer, but not a memorable witbier.

O(verall not bad. Tasty but very light.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 00:08:00 | More by JayQue
Photo of Joshuacmagee
Joshuacmagee

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-21-2013 16:46:21 | More by Joshuacmagee
Photo of EdmundBlackadder
EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-21-2013 03:18:53 | More by EdmundBlackadder
Photo of screamking
screamking

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pours a deep straw color with a huge foamy white head. Very crisp aroma, with lots of orange peel and lemon zest up front. Sweet sugar mix, coriander, and some bubblegum round out the nose. This tastes just as sweet has it smells, tons of sweet sugary orange. Middle of the palate I'm getting more of that bubblegum that I smelled. Back of the mouth it turns to more of wheat finish. The mouth feel is a bit thin compared to
the other beers I've had in this category. Low ABV makes this a beer to drink anytime, especially good summer beer. Not bad for a beer I got on sale for a buck, I'd drink this again if the mood was right.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 01:19:26 | More by screamking
Photo of coldmeat23
coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-08-2013 20:56:26 | More by coldmeat23
Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
86 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.