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: 567   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (911) - LATVIA - OCT 21, 2014
Light amber hazy with medium bubbly off-white head. Wit taste with some floverly notess, some overall sweetness, carbonation and touch of remaining bitterness. A bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
330ml bottle from St. Veronus. Deep brown/orange body with a thick frothy head. Yeast character is present with some coriander on the aroma. The bottle says Ginger is used in the process, but I can’t find it in the tasting. Medium bodied with a nice smooth lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1057) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a cloudy beige color which is darker than other witbiers I’ve had. Head is big and creamy when poured. The retention is good. Never disappears completely. No lacings left S: Smell is spicy (pepper and coriander mainly), sweet and citric. The Belgian yeasts are quite present (which is a "Des Rocs" trademark for me). When shook in the nose, you can also feel wheat, fruits, herbs and honey T: Wheat. A bit sweet. Dry citric hops. Yeasts. Spices (pepper and coriander). The end is dry, citric and bitter M: Medium and creamy body. Reasonable carbonation. Dry bitter aftertaste O: Great beer. No (bad) surprise [ BA Review @ 7/9/2011 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2653) - 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 (922) - 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 (862) - 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 (1350) - 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 (292) - 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 (8537) - 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 (1451) - 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.

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