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]
BEER INFO

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
For Trade:
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of gloryhole
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orangish; full of yeast sediment; small head

Aroma: Peppery; citrus

Taste: Creamy mouthfeel from the use of oats; Peppery; tangy citrus; juicy malt finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of andrenaline
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the latest LCBO seasonal release...

A - Pours a hazy murky orange colour, thin layer of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Musty wheat, dried bread, hints of cloves and mandarin.

T - Much like the nose with the musty wheat, bread crumbs, and fruity mandarin notes dominating alongside a bready finish with a hint of cloves.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Super easy drinking, delicious flavours and a pleasant arrival at the local LCBO. A great summer selection and I know I plan to pick up a few extras to session.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3

Appearance - Hazy dull yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some dry yeast notes and some clove/coriander. There is also some ripe banana and a bit of a tart citrus flavour. It ends with a tart citrus/banana/spice aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting beer.. It has a unique flavour that keeps me going back for more. I guess I expected it to taste more 'summer-y'.

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Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Satyr179
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of theminutemen
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Archemedies
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Viceroy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Revisited on jul´12. Pours pale golden in color & foggy appearance. Crown is wide, creamy, white in color. Nice lacing on sides. Raw wheat, orange, coriander & floral hop aromas. Dry grainy upfront smoothed by creamy sensation of fresh bread & honey touches. Medium to light body. Lively carbonation. Oily texture. Slight astringency & acidity from raisins & pepper in the middle underlies into the lasting sweet finish. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rarbring
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear light amber, a warm off-white head, little lacing but some curtains.

The smell is very yeasty, grape-fruit and lime soda, some vinegar and spice.

Starting with sweet cardamom bun, then bitter orange marmalade.

A medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a sour dry finish.

A bit sweet, but rather refreshing, better with food than as a thirst quencher.

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Photo of thepeter
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured light straw colored with a fluffy head that had great retention. Smell and taste were both lacking in terms of spice and fruit flavor. They were their but way in the backround. I got some banana and a little citrus. Just expected more. Very Refreshing but still would have liked more complexity. Some may call this subtle, I thought it wasw bland. Still very refreshing, light and fresh on the palate. Overall not one of my favorites but a very nice beer for nice weather.

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Photo of jisak74
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours warm golden, only slightly hazy. A rather large white airy head sinks into decent lacings.

S: Light banana, ripe and sweet, from the wheat. Coriander and citric notes. Some grass. Yeast.

T: Almost dryness from the malt, then there is the held back sweetness from the wheat; ripe bananas. Yeast and spices; mainly coriander and white pepper.

M: Aftertaste is rather long for the style, bitter. Body is light but not as light as usually in this style; probably this is caused by the high ABV – and therefore higher grade of malt/wheat. Carbonation is rich, but very smooth.

O: A very interesting Witbier; way more body and wheat/malt than usually – if the style DoppelWit was possible this would be it!

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Photo of dalecooper
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of CopeTech
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This 750ml bottle was either poured wrong or had been handl;ed in a way that produced a lot of sediment, but the blanche double shown through.

Just a sweet lovely beer. Bought locally at Whip In, the owner says it may be along time before this comes back

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a nice dark hazy orange color with a fluffy head.
Smell: Wheat, citrus, honey, yeast, grass and some coriander.
Taste: Wheat, citrus, yeast, pepper, coriander.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice brew, a bit stronger in taste than most others in the style

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours a cloudy beige color which is darker than other witbiers I've had. Head is big and creamy when poured. The retention is good. Never disappears completely. No lacings left

S: Smell is spicy (pepper and coriander mainly), sweet and citric. The Belgian yeasts are quite present (which is a "Des Rocs" trademark for me). When shook in the nose, you can also feel wheat, fruits, herbs and honey

T: Wheat. A bit sweet. Dry citric hops. Yeasts. Spices (pepper and coriander). The end is dry, citric and bitter

M: Medium and creamy body. Reasonable carbonation. Dry bitter aftertaste

O: Great beer. No (bad) surprise

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Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Impossible to say how old this is. I bought it from Parti-Pak in Indianapolis--AKA the store that still sells Billy Beer and intentionally rubs the expiry dates off of their stock. I *think* the bottle says its good until 2018, which is a bold goddamn statement, and a hint that this was probably produced in 08. Anyhow, it's obviously meant to be aged, so even with its low-ABV I figure it's fair to review.

Pours very dark for a wit. Much more gold than white, with a tightly packed, voluminous bright-white head.

Smells spicy, with a strong backend aroma of the pleasant fruitiness you get with beers that are meant to be aged. Big fruitiness, too; lots of malted plums, prunes, and apples. If you had blindfolded me and stuck this beneath my nose, I would have guessed it was a dubble.

Tastes more wheaty, and unfortunately not as evenhanded as the aroma. Starts out like a wit--peppery wheatmalt, corriander--moves into a yeasty, fruity middle, and ends with a not-too-pleasant burniness that belies its low ABV.

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Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
3.83 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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