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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
half cloudy, dark, yellowish color with a big white head. lots of lemon and hay in the aroma. i picked up a really weird light grain vibe in it, with just a touch of what is similar to a very subtle skunk flavor. Its very odd, not bad, just odd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours with a very pale yellow body topped by a thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet with a nice spicy note, some yeast and a little malt. Light bodied, crisp and smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
sampled at the 05 noogfest. thanks to whomever brought it somewhat lemony & spicey in the flavor, lacked the crispness I’d expect from a witbier

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JUN 21, 2005
From Bottle.Dark yellow body with a pale fluffy head lasting quite long. Quite much floating yeast. Fruty citrusy aroma, extremely nice and appealing on a hot summer evening. Some sourness at the tip of the tongue, becomes peppery deeper down the mouth. Needs a little adjustment to get used to it but becomes a quite nice bready aftertaste. Medium to little carbonation, not quite usual in a Blanche. Warms you more than it refreshes you. An unusual beer for this type but worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle. Straw yellow but clear (but I got a pour off the top of the bottle that had settled). Lemony and somewhat sweet aroma. Nice light body, with lemons and citrus and some spice, and light malts and a light tartness. Noted and a little surprising bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) A very unusual Biere Blanche. Darker, stronger, weirder. Dark golden with a nice, creamy head. Very complex spiced pattern - appart from the usual orange peel and coriander also juniper is used. Some citric bite and a unusual (for it’s type) bitter finish. Not quite as quenching as lighter Belgian Wits, but very original and different wheat beer, but probably not what most would consider a Biere Blanche. 170198

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
A yellow appearance with a large white head. The aroma was musky and citrusy. The flavor had a lot of lemons. grapefruit, and hay. A little bit of funkiness exists in the aftertaste. This was a very good one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
Light gold hue, like the yellow of a peach. Lots of sediment. White, frothy head. Tangerines, lemon, honey, and grape fruit juice aromas. Smell is a bit tame though. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Medium body, silky texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: refreshing, sweet, tangy...but a little underpowered...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Cloudy yellow, with thin white head. Lots of floaties, too. Spicey, citrusy, coriander aromas. Big citrus flavors up front, orange and lime, plus apples and pear, as well, slightly herbal (woodruff?) finish. Really enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Sampled at the 6/2005 ‘Nooga gathering. Poured a white onion peal with hazy orangish hints. Suspended particles in there. The aroma was very light but noted wheatish like grain and citrus. The flavor was very nice and refreshing. Light fruit (peach, pear, lemons) and wheat and yeast. The body was light and frothy…creamy. Very good.


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