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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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%

Jerseyislandbeer, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
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.

angrybabboon, Mar 05, 2014
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SGriner, Mar 02, 2014
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MattXT, Feb 13, 2014
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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.

Chessmaster, Feb 10, 2014
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BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
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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

RandomExile, Jan 22, 2014
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Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
86 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.