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: 554   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Yeasty nose, fruity, bread, citrus, and orange zest. Hazy light straw color, thin head, and good lacing. Light lemony initial, creamy wheat, a bit of spice, and some alc. warmth. Thin-medium body, very smooth. Very nice. A wit with more depth and punch than usual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (805) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 16, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Noses of subtle wheat, cereal, light coriander whilst offering a soft fluffy white head and a golden opalescent colour. Fresh, light carbonated, good lacing and offers nice flavours of cereal, light spices especially white pepper. Very harmonic with a light-medium body with some sweetness to it. The finish is soft. A very interesting blanche taking on the task of bridgeing between belgian blanche and german Hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (732) - CROATIA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle; pours a cloudy gold with an off white head; aroma is floral and citrus with some wheat; taste is light sweet with wheat with hints of malt, spices, and honey; finish is dry and slightly bitter; good Witbier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1217) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2002. fecha cons pref para antes fin 2003. Cuerpo medio de 6 vol, refrescante y fácil de beber. Una blanca con sabores mas o menos intensos, buena, habría que repetirla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Head is avergae, frothy, white and slowly diminishing. Body is hazy yellow orange and sparkling. Aroma contains light bread, grain, flowers, spruce, citrus fruits, grape, raisin, pear, peach, pineapple, vanilla nad cola. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light bitter followed by light acidic, light bitter and light sweet and finishing in bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Fresh, lots of fruits, soft and subtle and hoppy. Very good, different from other wheat beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2004: Cloudy medium orange with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is a zesty and spicy lemon and coriander, quite bold compared to most wits. Punchy, carbonated flavor of lemon peel, ginger, bread, and coriander. 8/5/8/3/16, 4.0

2014, bottle at the brewery in Montignies-sur-Roc.
Creamy and soft in the mouth, experience suggesting wheat and oat.
Strangely herbal / licorice-like, similar to the brune sampled at the same time.
Medium body, low bitterness, medium acidity.
Pasty / chalky yeast texture.
Lacks the cloying sweetness of the others, but still quite sugary. 6/4/6/3/12, 3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Dorée assez foncée, avec un cercle de mousse blanche ; mi-mince, elle a un nez caramélisé et cartonné qui nous fait soupçonner une madérisation bien amorcée, malgré une date MA février 2015. En bouche, on est loin d’une wit classique, avec des notes finales de sucre d’orge, après une introduction à peine fruitée (oranges sanguines, cerises mûres). On ne sait trop quoi penser, erreur d’étiquettage, entreposage déficient ou blanche belge nouveau genre qui rappelle presque une scotch ale ? En attendant de savoir, on est passablement désenchantés.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Classic Wallonian since 1991. Brewed with additional oats and, very atypically, not spiced. Yellowish white, thick moussy foam, deep golden colour with orange hue, clear but cloudy after adding the deposit. Appealing malty and grainy aroma with a nice balance between barley and wheat, hints of apple, flowers, white wine, bananas, bread. Taste begins like a classic witbier, sourish wheat nicely balanced with sweetish barley, silky mouthfeel thanks to the oats, then becoming dryer with more (albeit aromatic) hop bitterness in the finish than expected for the style, as well as a bit of warming alcohol. Very nice beer, one of my favorites in the style, but far from a stereotypical Hoegaarden-clone - which in this case is a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (316) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from"comptoir de la biere". Short foamy white head with nice hops. Hazy orange body. Quite light taste but Nice refreshing balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4260) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2014
At Barely Legal Tasting Room , thnx to ógí and Julio . Pours unclear yellow, ok white head . Smell is spices , coriander, lemon zest . Good carbo . Taste is grainy , bit sweet . Dry, a bit . Some spices , fresh . Not to special but certainly OK

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