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

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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (724) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pour is rather heady initially, white and fluffy dies down to about half a finger, no lace. Light copper, some floaties. Nose is crisp, typically Belgian, more perfume as it warms. Tastes really malty, which I did not expect. A touch of citrus peal.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Everettm (80) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Cloudy, slightly dark wheat, with a good thumb full of head. Bags of aroma, dominated by dough and yeast with nice levels of pepper and traditional spices, slight orange peel at the end. Initially decadent creamy palate that finishes surprisingly thin. Fresh wheat, yeast and a little pinch of oats great the consumer, followed by hints of spice and little under ripe banana. Clean somewhat creamy finish, not overly sweet nor dry, with no tartness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 24, 2013
Hazy amber color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and spices, hints of honey and yeast. Taste is the same with a crispy end. Light body and carbonation, spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle 330ml. Pours hazy golden with very low white head. No lacing. Aroma is of slight bananas, fruits, citrus, candi. Taste is of sweetness, wheat, malt, fruits, citrus. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). Extra from TheJester, thanks Andy! Hazy "dirty" golden with a small mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma of coriander, light peppery notes, light banana and light wheat. Taste is about the same as aroma with candi(?). Light to medium body (a little heavier than most Belgian White). Moderate carbonation. Decent Belgian White. Drinkable. A tad heavy for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
Pours hazy amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of wheat, spices, light honey, bread, light yeast. Taste is sweetish, wheaty with honey, light peppery finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
pours hazy golden with a small creamy white head, good retention and lacing. ginger, hay-ish toasted and fruity belgian malts, candi, coriander, fruit salad, touch of mineral water and soap. warming alcohol. average carbonation, light body, dry herbal-spicy assertive finish. well done but not my cup of tea.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1985) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
As with al brews of Abbaye des Rocs, this is no ordinary beer. The body is a witbier, but the brewers used some spices and three different grains to give this beer a unique flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Medium golden hue, hazy. Aroma of pear, elderflower, light spices. Estery and a little boozy with medium sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle, pours a cloudy yellow, aroma is spicy and beige yeast, foam head, the taste is very sharp and not too smooth, overall interesting but not my thing


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