Witte Noire
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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From:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
 
Belgium
Style:
Witbier
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 8.42%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 30, 2017
Added:
Dec 06, 2009
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
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Ratings by Domvan:
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Rated by Domvan from Texas

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 24, 2015
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma is dark fruit//grapes and an astringent/alcoholic hint. The flavor is dark fruit/grapes, mild tobacco, malts/wheat, Belgian yeast and a mix of tart and warming alcohol in the finish.
May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by ruzzal from Texas

Mar 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by logicalparadox from New York

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Dec 07, 2014
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed from the big bottle in a Delirium Tremens snifter, this one pours a thick mahogany brown with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a very thin layer and very light lacing. Nose of chocolate and banana, fresh bread, and some tart pie cherries. Flavors are very complex. Banana and chocolate to the back, sweet malts mingle to the sides with a fresh sweet bread like character. Some tart cherry flavors come through on the aftertaste with a light does of fig and delicious Belgian yeasty goodness with a light peppery spice. Excellent hybrid from an excellent brewer.
Nov 07, 2014
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Reviewed by seedyone from New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
08/11/11 Company claims: Imperial Amber Wheat Ale Deep amber/chestnut color with an off-white head. Roasty & chocolaty aromas with a hint of spice. Lightly roasty notes on a soft palate. Wheat lightens the body and clove-like spice notes are present on the finish. Exellent with smoked foods.

As for me, I found it to be like a black and tan with a porter and a wheat beer.
Jul 07, 2014
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
a very strange beer indeed, dubbed an imperial amber wheat, there is nothing amber about it. its a chocolate milk colored brew, with a ton of yeast in suspension and an average khaki head. its got notes of holiday spices, fresh baked breakfast rolls, chocolate cereal, and belgian fruity yeast. its complex as anything, but i never really get amber from it. its way darker and richer from the outset, and surprisingly not the least bit sweet either. a furious amount of malt in here, wheaty and thick on the palate, even with pretty good carbonation. chocolate dipped frozen banana and wit yeast come are there, but so is a much more reserved bakers flour complexion, bready and doughy and filling. its a hard beer to explain because it touches to many brewing traditions and styles. its not my favorite brew out there, but its a new interpretation for a belgian brewer, and like most stuff from these guys, is extremely unique. i appreciate the innovation, but im not sure i would choose this again. worth a try though for sure.
Jun 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Disease from Minnesota

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Scepter from Texas

Mar 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Tiernan from Texas

Aug 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by JDavidRice from Connecticut

Jun 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by valkyre65 from Texas

Apr 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by sneaks2210 from New York

Mar 13, 2013
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Witte Noire

LOOK: Pours a dark amber with an off white soapy foam and leaves behind a solid sheet of lace.

SMELL: Chocolates and raisin comes through initially with a waft of alcohol. Belgian yeast and a touch of mineral.

TASTE: Once again powdery chocolate upfront, mild tart and fruity Belgian yeast character. Nutty with big time caramelized malt and molasses flavor. Light peppery spice. A touch of fresh cherry acidity. Fig and plum are also present. Towards the end of the bottle it was like some chocolate syrup candy drink. I like this ale, it has character and ample complexity.

FEEL: Full bodied, smooth, creamy with a chocolate toffee flavor lingering in the finish. This beer is rich.

OVERALL: What do you get when you mix dark roasted malts, wheat, semi wild Belgian yeast and careful crafting? You get this gem. The best way I can describe this beer would be a cross between an authentic German Doppelbock and a rustic Belgian Saison.
Jan 30, 2013
Witte Noire from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 47 ratings