Blanche De Namur
Brasserie Du Bocq

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From:
Brasserie Du Bocq
 
Belgium
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #75
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,659
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 12.63%
Ratings:
501
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
Sep 16, 2002
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  109
SCORE
86
Very Good
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4 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Mar 21, 2022
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Some unique qualities here. This beer is hazier than most Belgian wits. Somewhat more orange than bright gold. In the nose and flavor, it's very floral. All I could think of on first sips were flowers--really lively taste. Coriander comes through for sure, and orange peel factors in significantly. It's delicious, and let it warm a bit, as the flavors become even more intense.

Jan 31, 2022
 
3.61 by tux_alin from Romania on Jan 12, 2022
 
3.74 by Daneve76 from Australia on Nov 21, 2021
 
3.94 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2021
 
3.64 by vidisad from California on Sep 05, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Has a cloudy pale orange appearance.
Medium light carbonation with about a medium body.
Aroma is clove,wheat flower,bread,cereal, malt and very light citrus.
Taste doesn't stray far from the aroma,light and satisfying..
Overall it was a very well done beer that I would try again

Sep 05, 2021
 
3.66 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jul 23, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

500 ml can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Canned on 4/15/21, so three months old which is pretty good for an import.

L---Cloudy bright yellow color. Fluffy white head had good retention and left good lacing. Some sediment came out at the end of the pour. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

S---Coriander, wheat, yeast, lemon. Nice bouquet.

T---Lighter than hoped. Follows coriander, lemon, wheat, yeast.

F---Medium/light in body. Well carbonated.

O---A really nice one. Light & refreshing. A proper Belgian Wit.

Jul 16, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of yeast, spices, cracked wheat and fruitiness. Sweet wheat, fruit, caramel and some spicy/yeasty flavors. Crisp and sharp.

Jun 15, 2021
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3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Lucular from Maryland

500 ml can split with a friend. Pours a cloudy light yellow with an odd greenish hue. Aroma and flavor have a lemony overtone along with wheat and coriander/spice. Overall it's fairly unusual and not my favorite witbier.

Mar 22, 2021
 
3.64 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 11, 2020
 
4.4 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands on Aug 28, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 22, 2020
 
4.4 by Shadman from Canada (AB) on Feb 01, 2020
 
2.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Jan 15, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a nice white head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer. In the nose, it is light and refreshing with a touch of citrus. In the mouth, it is the same, light, refreshing, bready and a touch of citrus. Nice brew!

Jan 08, 2020
 
3.25 by zbooks from Texas on Nov 20, 2019
 
3.65 by SpaethJam from New York on Nov 06, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mactrail from Washington

Poured from the tall can into my Blanche de Chambly glass. Faint haze on the pale yellow brew. Delicate banana-scented brew. Watery in a refreshing way but with sudsy mouthfeel. Long nose of clove. Just a faint spicy bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite spicy, like banana bread. A pleasant highly drinkable brew in a traditional Belgian style.

Aug 25, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

The pour is a bright yellow that looks similar to lemonade. I see lots of floaty sediment in the shaker pint glass. I'm getting a mild & light citrus on the nose & on the taste i'm getting the same. This is one of those Belgian Witbiers that seems to more on the milder side of things. The citrus note taste more like lemon than your usual orange Witbier note but it's a mild & slightly sour type of lemon. In addition to, their is hardly any of coriander note which is not a bad thing if your looking for a Belgian Witbier that you want to sling back to back on a warm summer afternoon. I recommend this beer with some broiled salmon, a fresh garden salad & some light yellow colored rice. There is a best by date on the bottom of the can. All in all, I think it's a decent beer for the style, but I prefer my wheat beers with some bolder notes & flavors anyways, cheers! B

Aug 11, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Had it on draft poured into a tall tulip glass . Bright Pale cloudy yellow color with nice initial head and good lacing. Very fragrant floral sweet smell. Excellent sweet spicy, ligh refreshing taste. Definitely something I would get again. A nice surprise.

Aug 09, 2019
 
3.8 by davidsonte2 from Washington on Jul 18, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by eberesford from Canada (ON)

Misty gold colour with a modest white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma and flavour have typical fruit and spice notes although the flavour has slightly moreacidity than usual making it more refreshing and less cloying.

Jul 15, 2019
 
3.82 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jul 07, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Can from Market of Choice.

A hazy yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is bright and fruity with a wonderful orange peel brightness, a nice, bright and fragrant coriander seed note, and a doughy, bready note. A nice yeast note is present as well. The palate opens bright and vibrant with citrus and coriander and a nice raw, grainy wheat note. While the flavor is excellent, the mouthfeel is just too thin, too watery. The high carbonation pairs well with the grainy acidity too. Drinkable, enjoyable, but not the best expression of the style.

Jun 29, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

16oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a very pale yellow with 3/4 inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma had a light wheat base supporting the expected yeast and spice scents.

Very similar on the tongue, just expanded to a larger degree.

The body may have been a bit fuller than is usual for the style, was nicely smooth, had good carbonation, and a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was very good, enough flavor to keep your interest, but not so much going on that the palate gets overwhelmed.

Overall, a very nice brew. Perfect for warm weather outdoor drinking. A must try if you like the style, and a great introduction to the style for those unfamiliar with it.

May 23, 2019
 
3.98 by Matuhg from Michigan on May 17, 2019
 
3.71 by crwrunner from Virginia on Mar 24, 2019
 
3.85 by HopBelT from Belgium on Mar 02, 2019
 
3.63 by arzt from Russian Federation on Feb 28, 2019
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3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza con una gran cabeza espumosa, de cuerpo medio y carbonatación media. Aroma fuerte destacando el cítrico, el cilantro y un poco de caramelo. En boca es destaca la malta, la naranja y el cilantro. Rica aunque el cilantro tiene demasiada predominancia en el final.

Feb 22, 2019
 
3.51 by Myboymi from Kansas on Jan 10, 2019
 
3 by JLaw55 from Missouri on Jan 05, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a beer i have seen around quite a bit over the years, but somehow never dipped into until now, i found a bottle for an unbelievable price, and it felt right to open it up on christmas. this is like a better version of a hoegaarden, delicate like that, with a very similar yeast profile, but quite a bit more complexity to it, really an incredible beer, especially for something like seven bucks for a cork and cage large format. its hazy but uniform on the pour, high headed, wispy and white, but a little matte in color, fizzy as can be as i go to smell it. done with orange and coriander, as is traditional, but the label also says brewed with licorice, which must mean the root not the candy, and maybe its a little tricky to pick this element out in nose and taste, but suffice it to say it is certainly part of what makes this so interesting. i love the light banana and cooking wine profile up front, and the earthy peppery spice on the back end, with soft citrus and fresh cracked wheat to it. its effervescent, delicate, like drinking a cloud, but its also full flavored and very distinct, one of a kind, really is like a jazzed up hoegaarden, that light and similar on the ferment, but a lot more going on. i could drink a dozen of these, even the big bottles, this is a quintessential example of the style in my opinion, and shockingly underrated here. if its been awhile since youve had one of these, give it another try, i think it stands out more in the context of all the samey and inferior american made takes on a wit. world class all the way.

edit: so awesome this is being canned now! it remains one of the best examples of the style in the game, and its cool to have it in this most accessible format. good call!

Dec 27, 2018
 
3.9 by Eltrandos from France on Dec 03, 2018
 
4 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2018
Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 501 ratings