Blanche De Namur | Brasserie Du Bocq

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448 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 09-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
448
Reviews:
185
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Photo of stampfler07
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy pale light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a quarter finger high layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemon citrus are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: Similar to the smell, the overall taste has flavors of lemon citrus as well as some orange peels followed by notes of wheat and hints of coriander towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching. I could picture myself having several of these beers to cool off on a hot summer day.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy dirty straw color with some white particle precipitate. Meringue-like head and ok lacing.

Heavy-duty orange peel with big spice notes. Coriander, licorice, lemon, wheat, and a hint of cilantro. A loud witbier with lots of estery yeast aromas and spices.

Incredibly balanced between charming citrusy orange and lemon notes and soft coriander, juicy pale wheat, soft licorice, some pith, some nuttiness, some apricot-like tang, and hints of pear and pepper. Light touch of chamomile tea and floral etches. Sweeter, but restrained by a powdery yeast. Absolutely delicious.

Awesomely soft and juicy. Amply wet, and with a long finish.

One of the best witbiers I've ever had. A high ranking for the style. Nailed down.

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Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of flcsilva
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JothHu
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, mellow licorice, notes of orange and coriander. In the taste, mellow orange citrus notes overridden by licorice hints. A spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spicy bite with licorice in the aftertaste. Decent and refreshing, interesting with the licorice presence.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale, yellow, cloudy, huge head

Aroma: Coriander, orange, continental hops

Taste: Light malt, with taste of orange and peppery spices; finishes spicy and malty; excellent

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

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Photo of arkanu
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Khutso
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Carpathia
4.77/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Honestly, I'm not sure I have had a better tasting witbeir, and I look forward to the day where this one is topped. It has a good, orbust flavor; the orange peel and coriander noted on the bottle certainly make an appearance. It tastes like what blue moon is trying to go for, while maintaining a better body and stronger taste than the Allagash wit and the Unibroue Blanche de Chambly. It pours a wonderful, hazy white with more than a little bit of cotton-candy like foam that eventually dissolved into a glass-clinging 1/8th inch cap. Perfect on a hot day. I really don't know how anything in this style could be much better. Perhaps a bit less spice, but then it would lose the character that makes it so delightful.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another startling rate for a startling beer. 86? Really? My palate is a strange one...

I really enjoy this, excellent summer beer! Well accomplished and interesting.

Pours a very beautiful cream white, to cream of wheat, to slightly hazy gold color. A beauty to look at in the glass. Lives up to the 'Blanche' in the name. It has a great white shade that I have rarely seen. Even in other witbiers I've not seen often! Has a lively white head and puts off wonderful smells.

Man... the smell of this beer is great! There is cream and dry wheat in the nose, a little earthy, dustiness with the wheat. It is intriguingly floral, I smell some sweet honey, sugar and vanilla as well. This smell really rises and is pronounced. You get a bit of the coriander and licorice as well... but just a bit. I think the licorice makes it smell a bit soapy, but there is something about that and the flower garden scent that gives it a huge shining depth.

This tastes great too, certainly VERY delicate through and through. Begins with a hint of lemon and then launches into the cream. There is a very interesting combination of cream and orange peel and wheat that occurs. Kind of dry when it reaches the middle. And then it cuts back with the coriander and finally just a pinch of licorice that calls from the back of the mouth. Really interesting and, as mentioned, really delicate.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on for me. After a long hot spring/summer day. It is a bit dry but at the same time refreshing and interesting enough I am glad the whether is warming up and with this I am not missing the heavy hitters that I love so well on cold winter nights. It's pillowy and effervescent and just really clean. It is a bit tacky on the edges, but I kind of feel like that bit of coating is okay and right as it should be with the dryness in the beer.

This was a good decision... after almost two years since having it last, I'm glad I found another and did it again. The only thing is, now I am kicking myself for not buying at least one more bottle while I had the chance. Overall, a really great witbier.

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Photo of Matak3
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of MtOrion
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pkenkman
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a Unibroue chalice.

A: Hazy meringue color with an ultra-creamy three finger white head. Great retention. Lacing is foamy and clumpy. This is textbook for the style.

S: Highly aromatic and purfumey nose. Incense. Lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, black pepper, hints of black licorice, wheat. Slight chalky and spicy yeast.

T: Zesty citrus up front. Lemony, big rush of orange peel and coriander. Slight peppery bite. Wheaty tastes and chalky yeast provide a nice baseline. Spike of black licorice at the back end rides it out into a spicy finish.

M: Frothy, creamy mouthfeel. Light body. Ample prickling carbonation adds a refreshing bite and accentuates the spicy notes. Excellent feel.

O: This really hits the spot as a great summer quaff. There's more at play here than you'll find in the average witbier, and that extra spicy zing makes it that much more refreshing.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Blanche De Namur from Brasserie Du Bocq
3.8 out of 5 based on 448 ratings.
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