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Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles (Blanche Double)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (323) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle @ Breda www fest Murky honey color, no head. A: flat, with some fresh wheat and grass notes. T: different here, with a nice wheaty taste from the start. Develops a honey wheaty bitterness, with fruity yeast notes. Aftertaste mildly dry, wheaty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1522) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 05/02/2017 Murky-looking orange body, small ring of dense foam. Nose is rather nice - toasty cereals, porridge, hay, earthy spice, pepper, orange rind, bubblegum esters, ripe pear & stonefruits. Texture is smooth, slighty creamy, fine carbonation, full bodied moreso than other wits. Sweet upfront - lots of toasted cereal, candy sugar, ripe apricot & pear, with peppery phenolics, bread, bitter orange & woody spice. Rather nice - almost like a Wit meets a Tripel/Belgian blonde

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2767) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Flat body not much head or lacing. Sweet yeasty aroma , similar taste but all quite subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a golden honey colour. Spicy coriander aromas. Sweet grainy malts and a bit of herbal spice notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicoM (1) - ACIGNE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2015 does not count
Entre blonde et blanche. Des arômes subtils mais plus puissant et intéressant qu’une simple blanche.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (324) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1385) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lbianchi66 (104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (985) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (580) - 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.

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