Blanche De Hainaut Biologique | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
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Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

250ml bottle. It appears that 'Hainaut' is a province of Wallonia, as conveniently depicted on the label here. My inner geography geek very much appreciates that.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one flabby finger of puffy, densely foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of splattered paint lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds out of sight.

It smells of rather sweet, sugary pale malt, citrus cream, softly astringent yeast, some light white pepper, and a mild herbal hop character. The taste is much less saccharine, with a grainy pale maltiness, a more assertive yeastiness, some softly fruity orange pith, banana chips, earthy coriander, ethereal black pepper, an echo of musty funk, and herbal, leafy hops.

The bubbles are tame in strength, and frothy all the same, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and genuinely smooth, nothing really having the gumption to take a marring shot. It finishes on a drying note, the graininess of the malt taking that tact, the yeast holding fast, and the herbal hops lingering on.

An enjoyable witbier, the expected guest ingredients trailing off slowly through the life of the beer - big in the aroma, but hardly noticeable at the end. Subtly can take you a long way, and that's the boat this offering has tagged a ride on. Worthy of a go, just don't be surprised when the tiny bottle is prematurely drained.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow ale with some white haze and a large pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of light orange peel with some coriander and some wheat malt. Taste is also dominated by some light coriander and some wheat malt with a bready yeast. Body is a bit thin for the style with some perfect carbonation thought. Well done but lacking some spicing and some body to be a truly great beer from one of my favorite brewery.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, bright yellow color with big fluffy white head. Aroma is nice and spicy. Taste follows with spices and just a hint of tartness. Very refreshing with high carbonation (a bit too high for my taste). Overall a very nice wit.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgilks
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clean and balanced. Great herbal and spicy aroma and flavour. Crisp. Very nice.

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Photo of stcules
2.55/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark yellow, quite hazy. A fizzy, white head.
In the smell strong flavour of a blanche: orange flowers, sweet orange peel, white flowers, and a touch of vanilla. A bit too sweet, maybe some zabaione, too.
In the taste the same notes. Sweetish, sugary, in the end a little boring.
Sweet orange and sweetness in the aftertaste, again.
A bit boring, yes.

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Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of FLima
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Relatively clear golden yellow color with a fluffy head with short retention.
Nice aroma with good spices, oranges, lemon, coriander, some banana, wheat and pineapples.
Flavor of pineapple core, coriander, lemon, yeast, wheat, some musty funkiness from its lactic acid, pears and lemongrass. Dry aftertaste, slightly acid.
Light body with good effervescent carbonation.
Although it underplays a bit the Witbier general flavors compared to top range, it got a mild funky must twist, that overcompensates its blandness.
Ap.3 Ar.3,75 Sab.3,5 Sens.3,5 Cj.3,5

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Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cpetrone84
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw colored liquid with a suspended yeast and a tight small bubbled head. The nose has a fair bit more sticky malt, light note of honey, assertive yeast and decent bit of peppery spice as a lemon and herbal presence take over. Bigger and brighter than the nose but lots of sweetness. Honey up front, light yeast and peppery spice mid palate, more honey, lemon and citrus dominate the back with a light bitterness. Light to medium body, a touch creamy, lively on the back of the tongue and an assertive carbonation.

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Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of laituegonflable
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, translucent pale gold with lots of protein-rich chunks at the base. Head is snowy-white, dense and even; retaining nicely. Seems to be a strong bead, although not very visible in the glass it's feeding the head nicely. Not a lot of lace, although what's left is nice.

Smells quite organic, with a vegetable earthiness pervading. Aromas poke out from the sides, including fresh apple and pineapple, lemon zest, some rubber and caramel. A little on the funky bitter side but otherwise smells pleasant and refreshing.

Taste is fairly funky and organic for the most part. A hit of steamed greens upfront with a touch of capsicaian that develops into a fresher, tangy citric flavour midway, touch of green apple and mild banana, while the slight rubbery bitterness reaches its apex here as well; a fairly strong flavour that provides a funky finish. Trails off very nicely though, longish finish that fades to a tangy citrus aftertaste that leaves one quite refreshed. Largely simple, almost underplayed palate, that dances with some funky flavours to create a nice overall rhythm.

Bit too much sizzle though, especially on the mid-palate. Almost creates a slight puckering effect which belies its otherwise smooth, refreshing flavours.

Good witbier, nice organic flavours underlying an otherwise mild, tangy palate.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle picked up as a part of a mixed Biologique Six-Pack during a recent trip to the Dupont Brewery in Tourpes at Easter. Standard 25cl Belgo-style brown bottle sealed with a black crown cap which has dark red ‘Dupont Tourpes’ shield on it. Like the avatar in the BA database, my bottle has a green label which has the outline of the province of Hainaut set against it colored in orange. Main label has words ‘Blanche Du Hainaut Biologique’ on it. Has plenty of Organic stamps of approval. Unfiltered with a listed strength of 5.5% ABV and a Best Before Date of 03/2007.

Appearance: Pours with a gentle golden body with a soft pale haze, yet again underscoring the unfiltered nature of the brew. Big thick creamy white head rises and sits proudly; this stays around for some time and never breaks. Dissolved carbonation is average but feisty.

Nose: As with several offerings from Dupont, a trademark Hoppy nose sits neatly inside a fruity rose bowl. Bananas, pears and oranges all freshly peeled mixed with light spices and herbs. Black pepper dusts the back end with a little citric sharpness. The nose is very strong and easily enjoyed some distance from the glass. Lovely!

Taste: Hoppy finish breaks out of the fruity start. As it warms there are strong inputs from bananas and pears to start with. The finish has a puckering citric pull with heavy contributions from orange peel and spices.

Mouthfeel: Big feel from the soft velvety carbonation but the experience is one of a Blanche that has a light body, a clever oxymoron.

Drinkability: A little heavy on the sharp citric zesty tingle and thick orange laden finish to be a sessionable Blanche. It is however a very refreshing libation that has a tasty profile which satisfies.

Overall: Nothing outstanding, but a very good Blanche that drinks easily and rewards with a lovely hoppy kick set against a fruity body with light spices. The nose impresses the most but the tastes are solid.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy slightly orange yellow colour with average head. The nose is slight citrus with some spice. This is quite a dry Wit with a quick finish. Refreshing but not too complex I admit with all the great wheat beers in BC I would probably not buy this again as it lacks the full bodied mouthfeel that I look for in the style

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Photo of ADZA
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden/honey like colour which is a little cloudy and has a half finger head that disspates quite quickly,it smells of orange peel some corriander and some light earthy,citrus notes,on taste it tastes alright just some citrusy,wheat flavours not bad for a witbier but i have had better versions of this style as it just doesnt have that full mouthfeel a witbier should leave you with,but in saying that could easliy drink more than one of these on a nice hot summers day.

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Photo of desint
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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