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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: 521   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2005
33 cl bottle, bbe 2007. With the last pour, honey coloured and hazy, with a small but relatively compact head. The aroma is wonderful, most of all hoppy, but there’re also notes of dried fruits and cherry candies... Aromatic hops take definitely over in the flavour. On the palate, rich, mellow, soft and full-bodied like honey, with a gentle bitterness which strikes a couple of seconds into the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5082) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2005
From a 750ml bottle with a best by date of 2007. Poured a dark and bright gold. Huge white head. Aroma is soapy lemons and some bread crust. Also some herbal notes. The taste is citrus and herbs with some pepper in the finish. A crisp and light mouthfeel. Leaves me salivating. This is an interesting wit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of banana and florals. Flavors of malt and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2005
Bottle Clear, blond body. Off-white, creamy head. Fair lace. Lots of quite large particles. Nose of hops (citrus, orange peals). Lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pour is orangey amber with a big tan head with the typical Rocs HUGE floaties...smell is yeasty with lots of clove and corriander and citric flavors...very sweet tasting...malts galore with some interesting bitterness toward the end...extreme, but still a white...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2005
Yellow-golden color with light orange shine and with airy light colored froth. Mild and refreshing aorma’s of citrus, oranges honey and wheat. Smooth taste with a refined refreshing accent of citrus fruit, coriander, and other asian spices. Lively beer with a smooth and clear afthertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2005
Hazy golden color with a big white head. Soicy yeasty fruity aroma and a sweet fruity yeasty taste. Medium to full body and a light dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eczematic (1307) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2005
well i expected a witbier but this aint one. whatever it is it’s nice. hazy orange with lots and lots of broken teeth and a head that sticks all the way. in the smelll i got orange, banana, baked apple, peach, bubblegum and im sure more imaginative noses would come up with a lot more. suffice it to say it is a veritable fruit salad on the nose. taste is round, fruity and sweet, fluffy, but then quenchingly acidic. some interesting heavy trappisty fruit - fat plums, pears, baked apple, chewy and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Beautifully clear and golden with a huge fluffy, white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is flowery and spicy. Yeasty. Taste is very nice and light without being wimpy - touch of citrus and floral spice. Texture is lovely and creamy with some depth. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Shared a 750 last night with 2 other guys at WOB.

Poured a hazy golden blond body with an enormous white rocky head. The aroma, though it was light, brought up notes of a delicate doughy yeastiness, light clove and coriander. I would have to say the flavor basically backed up the nose, as being light and very drinkable. There was a fragile little note of orange and lemon there in the finish, and the palate was a smooth buttery biscuit!
This is a Pretty nice brew, Not too exciting yet good, but I’m glad I didn’t buy an entire 750 for myself!


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