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Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles (Blanche Double)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 521   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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (110) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Smells of lots of sweet bready malt, fruit, a bit of spice, alcohol. Taste is not as malty as the aroma but still sweet with a touch of pepper. Body is very smooth with good amount of carbonation (though not as much as you'd expect, necessarily, given that it's a Belgian dubbel). Very drinkable even if it's not the most exciting beer out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (129) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Bigger and better than a usual wit but still the same notes. Musty aroma. Crisp taste with lots of effervescence. Very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (19) - ITALY - APR 5, 2014
ottima blanche che alla lunga non risulta nemmeno stucchevole. Quokka approved pure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Low carbonation. A good wit beer. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Nez de céréales, peu ou pas d'acidité au palais. Produit complexe, finale poivrée. Excellent !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1736) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
330ml bottle, somewhere in time.
In short: average witbier.
Pours hazy bright gold wit frothy vanishing white head. SOme citrsuy and cereal, spicy aromas. Light body, high carbonation,crispy texture. Taste is citrusy, wheat, yeasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Icedwarf (115) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Licht geel bier met weinig koolzuur. Smaakt licht hoppig bitter met weinig verdere nuances. Gemiddeld bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YzaaL (7) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
Robe moyenne qui se dirige plus vers une blonde que vers une blanche, bon gout et on sent beaucoup d’atomes, mais elle accroche beaucoup au palais. Cette bière donne plutôt soif ! Mais elle mérite tout de même d’être bu. Bon produit !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3196) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Misty yellow body and creamy head. Light citric. Wheaty and soft mouth feel, actually drinking well. Very well developed, to my surprise, and with distinct witbier yeast yet not made lemony for a change. Zesty and not too thin. Nice surprise. (75cl bottle, share with Darren on brew day, from Cave Gambrinus)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
330ml bottle
6.0% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
June 4, 2013
The beer pours a clouded dark gold colour with a half inch white head. Aroma is wheat, spices, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is a bit funky with notes of yeast, wheat, and spices.

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