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Blanche De Namur | Brasserie Du Bocq

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3.81/5
Very Good
451 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq
Belgium
bocq.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 09-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,708
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
451
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1.64/5  rDev -57%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

One of the worst belgian beers out.

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2.24/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.24/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

The worst belgian beer I ever tasted...

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2.32/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

75cl Brown bottle, cork and caged.

Drank while on holiday in Belgium, at a camp site called Petite Suisse (little Switzerland). The beer was poured into four of the little tumblers supplied with the mobile home we were renting.

The beer was like a cloudy still cider, but watery and weak looking. No head after the initial bubbles had gone (within 30 seconds).

The aroma was of wheat, yeast and vanilla, but a sourness hung around it too.

A Blanche is supposed to be refreshing and spritly in my opinion, this was a sour fizzy beer that reminded me of Alka Selsa more than anything else beer wise.

Dry aftertaste with a metalic feel towards the end.

One of the worst beers in this style I've had. What I call a 'Burp Beer' because that is what it made me do, 'Burp'.

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Photo of Homer_Holland
2.37/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brasserie du Bosq, Blanche de Namur, Biere Blance, Witbier, Wheatbeer
4,5 % Abv
tarwe en gerstemout
75 cl
tht 02-12-2017
WBA 2009, World's best wheat beer !
met depot drinken !

ca. 2016-10-15
nee, dun, waterig, World's best wheat beer ?!, neen; but I will give it a retry;

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2.41/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

330ml bottle from Home Bargains shop:
This one was a beer that got off to quite a bad start with far too much foam when I slowly started to pour it, there was a lot of visible carbonation in the body of the beer as it sat there too. Once I started getting into the beer there wasn't a whole lot going on really, the nose in particular was quite light & the taste wasn't much better with only some faint citrus coming through with the usual wheat & coriander; a poor effort & a witbier to avoid.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.69/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Strange to taste this beer, knowing about all the prices it has won, and not being impressed at all.

L: Very good, nice promising top;
S: I don't smell much. A little vanilla and citrus;
T: a real disappointment. I dont't taste anything but the far echo of real whitebeer; tastes like soda water (Spa Red).
M: too much carbonation; even more than Spa Red.

Maybe I served it too cold. Maybe something went wrong with the bottle. I'll try it another time. A big question mark. How could this Spa Red win prices?

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of chinchill
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

33 cl stubby bottle with a BB date stamp of 22 March 2016.
Pours with a massive foamy head that dies down slowly and incompletely.

Aroma: fruity and slightly funky. Hints of floral soap.

Flavor: largely follows the aroma. Mildly tart.

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2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yelterdow
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle served at just over fridge temperature in a beveled Hoegaarden witbier glass. Paired with a New Zealand mussels appetizer and turkey kielbasa with melted beer cheese as a main course. Bottle reads 21/03/09.

Appearance- On the first pour this is far less cloudy than it will be shortly, with the yeast addition. Straw yellow and thin, the snow white head roars loudly to about two fingers and settles over the first two minutes to zero.

On the second pour, I vigorously swirled the beer inside the bottle and then served it. It became slightly cloudier (not nearly as much as I'd expected), and the head droppped even faster than the first time. No lacing at all in either case.

Third and fourth pour: Significant cloudiness, easily 50% more than the last one. Head rises a bit higher but falls fast.

Smell- The spices smell fake... almost manufactured. I normally love the coriander, orangepeel, etc. that defines the aroma of this style, but this one really doesn't impress.

Taste- As the beer comes to temperature, a tartness begins to nudge its way into the original, sweeter profile. The ingredients here simply don't gel, there's disconnect between what normally would complement each other.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Easily the highlight of this beer, the texture is usually great but a bit gassy at times. It evolves well, falling off right before the swallow. Just average in terms of drinkability... I'd drink one on the right occasion, but I wouldn't purchase it again.

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2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is cool orange-yellow (10 EBC), the liquid is hazy. The high head is white and very airy. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is sweet and fruity with quite a lot of lemons. Almost like a lemonade. Some phelonic yeas flavours. Distinct notes of orange syrup.

The taste is not as sweet as the bouquet. Some wheat flour flavours, mild spicy-fruity notes of coriander, oranges and lemons. Low levels of wheat sourness. Medium body. The aftertaste is mild and sweet with wheat flavours, some fruity esters and a touch of yeast. Oranges and salt in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many small bubbles very fresh. The liquid is somewhat sticky with some flourness.

An OK summer beer. A bit too much orange flavours, though.

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2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Straw/blonde...very pale. Dense, white rocky head & lace.
Smells initially of fruit loops, lime/honey... citrus peel. Spice. the aroma seems to come & go. After a while, it seems to fade, then comes back as a yeasty, musty note.
The flavour is light, limey, wheat... certainly needs the swirl to get more yeastiness into the flavour.
Refreshing, but not much body or back palate. Almost soft-drink-like. "Belgian Lollywater" said my friend.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the worst belgian beers out.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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