Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double]Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double]
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Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Belgium
abbaye-des-rocs.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
13
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Photo of cyrenaica
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle
6.0% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
June 4, 2013
The beer pours a clouded dark gold colour with a half inch white head. Aroma is wheat, spices, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is a bit funky with notes of yeast, wheat, and spices.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - a 'double wit', which is a new thing for me, I do believe.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy off-white head, which leaves some thick approaching landmass lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of edgy Belgian yeast, gritty and grainy wheat malt, a bit of light stone fruitiness, faint earthy peppercorn spice, and very tame leafy, musty, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser grainy wheatiness, some peach, apricot, and red apple fruity notes, a mixed coriander and pepper mill spiciness, ethereal Low Countries yeast, and more well understated earthy, herbal, and gently perfumed floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is almost overwrought in its forceful frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and more or less smooth, once the bubbles settle the fuck down, that is. It finishes fairly off-dry, the mixed malt and attendant fruitiness running the after-hours show.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough embiggened version of the style, with the fruity aspects obviously benefiting the most from the bulking-up method employed here. Easy to drink, tasty, and with little to worry about from the extra point or so of the ol' wowee sauce.

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Photo of Macamah
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antyk
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kabirmarwah
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Very solid Belgian Wheat Beer. Definitely on the fruity side, which I enjoy. Peach and citrus stand out at first. The mouthfeel is simply amazing; very smooth and dangerously drinkable. I found myself double checking whether the beer even contains alcohol, let alone 6%! Could be my new go-to beer

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Photo of patre_tim
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow gold and cloudy, so different for the style, lots of carbonation and no head to speak of.

Peaches, oranges, bubblegum and coriander.

Peach syrup, orange candy, coriander and a sour but more like tart, almost gose like taste found in Westbrook's Gose.

Thick and lightly syrupy for the style, good peppery carbonation.

Got this in Vientiane, drank it in Chiang Mai Oct 21st, 2015. Its good, different and not overwhelming but artistic in its touch.

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Photo of Limelite
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rivoire
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rickus
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Awork1990
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hippityhop25
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mattfancett
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tsandy
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Belgian supermarket- expiration date of 20.03.2016

Color and cloudiness are pretty standard for a Belgian wheat beer. Head consists of fairly fine bubbles and has a slightly hilly shape. Lacing looks promising at first but doesn't last long.

The aroma surprised me somewhat- the first indication that "dubbel wit" might be a separate style I haven't tried before. It's a much grainier smell than I'm used to from a wheat beer. Maybe it's just a more prominent wheat aroma. There's a slight peachy side to it- not the clovey smell I'm used to with Belgian wits.

The tasting experience followed the smell. There are some light fruit components but little spice or clove. The main flavor is unusually grainy and earthy- again this is probably extra wheat.

It's medium-light bodied with quite a strong creamy feeling for a wheat beer, followed by a dry finish.

This beer definitely grew on me as the glass emptied. At first the unfamiliar flavors threw me off. The first beers I really liked were wheat beers, but now most wheat beers tend to taste the same: banana and clove- Germans with more banana and Belgians with less. This beer was definitely a new experience. It's quite well balanced, and I found myself embracing its new flavors and wishing that I had a few more bottles.

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Photo of ramblerfan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mizx
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RusImpStoLuv
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not your usual wheat beer, very unique. Made from malted barley, malted wheat, and home-malted oats. Would love to try the unfiltered keg version. Looks great in a clean pilsner glass, with good a good, white, thick, head on it. Overall good Witbier, with a great lasting taste. Cheers!

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Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before end of 2012 oh well, been int he cellar a bit too long.

Hazy slight sediment slight tan wheat colored but clear, very little head.

Nose sweet apple cider, candy like, wheat, little creamy wheat, little caramel and candi sugar.

Taste sweet candy, apple cider but much less than the nose, lots of caramel, little butterscotch, nice candy apple. Mild candy wheat, creamy wheat, and candi sugar, caramelized sugar. Finish is dry but light feeling, little creamy wheat, more caramelized candi sugar.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent but lighter carb, little sticky.

Overall interesting, nothing too special, held up surprisingly well for the age. Nice apple notes mixed with some wheat and lots of candy flavors, a nice combination that I bet is better fresh but maybe not.

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Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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