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Blanche De Namur - Brasserie Du Bocq

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BA SCORE
86
very good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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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%

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

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

Connecticut

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

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Erase

Norway

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-31-2013 03:38:18 | More by jaydoc
Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
86 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.