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Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles (Blanche Double)

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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Witbier
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blanche des Honnelles (1991) was originally very localised, and has since expanded beyond the boundries of the greater and lesser Honnelle rivers, from which it takes it's name. The Blanche des Honnelles leaves the beaten path somewhat. It has an amber colour which is after all the traditional appearance of the Blanches. It is also stronger (6%) than the Blanches that we know. Its taste is surprising and is not comparable to the brews with the same name that are now on the market. If the bouquet is subdued its first flavour is a stark dry sharpness against a pepper background. There is no acidity in this Blanche that is made with three cereals (barley, wheat, oats). It has a stimulating taste, leaving a subdued but refreshing final impression. Lots of character and curious.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (314) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2015
Das Bier ist hellbraun trüb mit einigen Schwebstoffen. Der helle Schaum zerfällt recht schnell. Geruch süßlich malzig hefig und etwas Honig sowie Frucht- und Holznoten. Diese dominieren auch geschmacklich. Wenig bitter. Ein sehr gutes Bier, welches ich eher als Dubbel denn als Witbier einordnen würde.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1344) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Dark gold, cloudy with a bit of white, slightly loose head from the carbonation. Citrus, slightly sour and grain aroma. Nice sweet/sour taste with an agreeable bittersweet finish. Not the most exciting or complex beer, but reasonable enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lbianchi66 (99) - FRANCE - MAY 29, 2015
Robe blonde, légèrement orangée. La mousse tient bien. Saveurs de malt, banane, clou de girofle et fruits jaunes. Assez longue en bouche. Une bonne blanche.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
330 ml bottle
Hazy orange beer with dense white head. Aroma has sweet honey and pale malts with some pineappley fruitiness. Flavor is toffeey sweet and pineappley fruity. Palate is medium full and foamy. Finish has medium bitterness which kicks in after a while. Aftertaste has honeyish sweetness, apricot jam and Belgian yeast. More like a Belgian Strong Ale than a Witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (567) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Cloudy light orange colour, offwhite creamy head. Yeasty pepper, spices and light banana and floral tones come through a big bodied creamy, honey-ish malty base. Finish is long and yeasty. Medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Not your regular easily drinkable, refreshing white ale bit enjoyably.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (77) - spain, - MAY 10, 2015
Notas de cata: Mucho mas oscura que cualquier otra Wit que haya visto hasta la fecha. Totalmente opaca. Con una gran acumulación de sedimentos en la botella. Giste escaso y de corta duración. En nariz es fuerte, muy intensa. El olor a trigo llega nada mas abrir la botella y al acercarnos la copa se nota un marcado olor cítrico, a naranja madura. Tambien se aprecian restos de alcohol. El cuerpo es muy consistente. La gasificación en la copa es nula. La entrada en boca es mucho más insípida de lo que esperaba, es muy suave, cuando la olía parecía que esta iba a ser una cerveza muy potente y sin embargo la entrada es sorprendentemente suave. Tras la primera impresión la cosa se complica. Aparecen sabores mas complejos, herbales y a especias, sobre todo canela y un punto a pimienta verde. Si seguimos buscando aparecen de forma sutil más sabores que hacen de esta una cerveza muy compleja. El final es ácido pero no excesivo y también se deja notar algo su 6% ABV con un final con un punto etílico pero nada desagradable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1009) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
C’est une grande wit! L’arôme a plein du blé et du coriandre avec un peu de poivre et levure belge. En bouche c’est plein du corps (particulièrement pout le style). Il y a du blé, un peu du malt, et un peu d’épices. Bien équilibré avec d’houblon dans la finale, et un peu sec.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (1273) - - MAY 7, 2015
Hazy light brown yellow color with tiny head. Aroma is strong yeast, wheat. Flavor is bit yeast and wheat and more malt. Refreshing, but not so much taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1879) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma of wheat, yeast, fruits, spicy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Definitely a superior Witbear, more of an aroma than usual for the style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2415) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Pours hazy amber with minimal, receding head. Definitely a little too flat for my liking with smudged wit spice and sweet creamy vanilla. Lacking the usual greatness of Des Rocs.


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