Blanche De Namur
Brasserie Du Bocq

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Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #53
Ranked #23,495
3.83 | pDev: 12.79%
Brasserie Du Bocq
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
More User Reviews:
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sfprint from Germany

4.64/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A stunning light, yet thick and hazy yellow. Small head with sediment bits floating around.

It's smells like candy! Very sweet, like a sweet dough, yet fruity as well. Very citrusy.

Light, smooth, refreshing, although the smell doesn't translate into flavor as strongly as I would have liked.

Slight stinging from the carbonation.

One of my favorite beers. I can't think of a Belgian white that compares.

Apr 14, 2010
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rekel from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.4%

May 19, 2012
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IanRiley from Australia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jan 11, 2012
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puck1225 from Texas

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

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
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DaftPatrick from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Aug 22, 2014
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Chugs13 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Nov 24, 2013
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educorgan from Portugal

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jul 02, 2014
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tard24 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

Dec 28, 2013
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jonmikel from Spain

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a regular glass from a 0,25 cl bottle.
-The regular look for a witbier. Pale yellow, very opaque. Lots of foam.
-Citric smell.
-A very nice taste. Not bitter at all, unlike other witbiers.
-The feel is really nice.
Overall I would describe it as a superb witbier.

Dec 07, 2015
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samEBC from Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jan 12, 2014
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

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

Nov 14, 2015
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Richie71 from Ireland

4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 05, 2015
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proctah from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Apr 26, 2014
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Jul 07, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Feb 27, 2012
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SocalKicks from California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jun 23, 2013
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Mullinger1980 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

May 11, 2013
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Keegan from Germany

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Mar 24, 2012
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HollyHops from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Dec 22, 2013
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy and unfiltered, egg white colour, slight yellow tinge, 2 fingers of white creamy head fade to a foam, no visible carbonation.

S: Peaches, Belgian yeasts, the lightness of a witbier.

T: Not the sweetness I expected, but the Belgian yeasts come through, then the peaches, then a sourness, and the weighty body for a witbier stands out to me. Much like a dry white unripe peach. Lemon, a little lemon peel.

M: Medium body, quite weighty for a witbier, low fine bubbed carbonation is much like the bite of an alcohilizing fruit.

O: Unique, unlike any witbier I’ve had, but remenicent of 1664 Blanche. Good for hot weather, would pair well with lemon dressings and salads.

Jun 26, 2013
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aztraz from Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Jul 01, 2012
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Apr 07, 2013
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biernack from Switzerland

5/5  rDev +30.5%

Feb 09, 2013
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 29, 2018
Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 487 ratings