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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: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (504) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (70) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (969) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (1245) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1761) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (296) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Sample at En Öl- & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg, 2015, april. Hazy yellow, small white head, dissipating quickly leaving a small lid on the surface. Aroma is gently mild citrus, leaves, corianders, dust, yeast. Taste is creamy and floral fruity, citrus, orange, yeast hints, dry finish. Round, light to medium bosy, medium carbo. A well balanced, tasty and round wit with well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (210) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Si tratta di una bianca leggermente atipica per la gradazione alcolica elevata (6%), infatti sull’etichetta parla di blanche double, a tripla fermentazione. Prodotta da Abbaye des Rocs, si presenta, differentemente dal tipico colore delle blanche, con un arancio-biondo molto carico, con un cappello di schiuma bianchissima e di breve durata. L’aroma è principalmente di malto, mentre il sapore molto pieno e appena tendente al dolce, e mette in risalto anche spezie e lievito. Media frizzantezza. Interessante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mentalmind (44) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
A gift bottle from a Belgian friend from his cellar. Best before has passed in 2007, so this rating is maybe not comparable to the fresh ones. Quite heavy yeast growth in the bottom of the bottle, but with a carefull pour it came out clear amber though with no head whatsoever. I had to leave around an inch to the bottle to ensure that not too much yeasts poured out. Aroma is mild, biscuit, dead leaves. Taste is also quite mild and has pepper and mild carbonation. Surprisingly well preserved specimen that maybe has lost some of its aroma during the years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (923) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Medium white head, golden copper colour, sweet honey malts honey smell, medium to high carbonation, honey malts yeast taste

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