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: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
75cl bottle...one glass poured fairly clean, the second was full of proteins floating around...impressize head, white and puffy, one a golden hazy beer...incredible fruity aroma, very typical of the ADR beers...and very enjoyable. Drinks with a good body, and some sweetness...very fruity beer and actually quite yummy to me...it was a great change of pace after drinking 4 different gueuze beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2005
Bottled. Citrus aroma. Golden color, clear! (strange for a white), good lace. Sweet, light bitter, grapefruit, soft yet sparkling. Very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par importation privée via Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de céréales. Apparence: Couleur paille voilée. Présence de dépôt. Enorme col blanc mousseux qui perdure. Moyenne densité des bulles. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse et de poivre (?). Long arrière goût. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #136)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Slighly yeasty smell, with a bit of something acidic I can’t quite place. It pours a few shades away from clear. This is a well carbonated, hoppy and yeasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
A nice straw color when poured with a huge head.Full of fruit flavor and malts.Very refreshing brew.I was very pleased with this beer.The finish was clean and smooth and no aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
Aroma:Acid,fruity... Appearance:Hazy orange with small head... Flavor:Fruity,malty and small acid tatse...... Probably infected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
Bottle. Copper colored with small bigbubbled head. Loads of floaties in the glass.Absolutely wonderful perfumy sweet, aroma. The flavor is close to peach, flowery and - again - some perfume. It ends with a bit harsch yeast bitterness Big mouthfeel and smooth bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours with a pillowing white head of great lasting power. Cristal clear golden orange color for the first pour. Subtle aroma of citrus fruits. Light on the palate with lemon and orange citrus notes with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 16, 2005
Yellow-brown, with some orange. Definately a lighter beer, but with a little more brown that is normal for the style. Head is a nice white foam, that has lasting power. Smells of spices, glazed donuts, cherries, pine and pit fruit. Taste is sour cherries, pineapple, dusty basement/clove spice, cedar, lemon and they are not lying about the peppery background. Aftertaste a little drying, carbonated and alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
Dried dark fruits and chocolate with herbal, orange-citrus hops. Opaque amber-brown with fizzy tan head that recedes to ring. Plenty of sediment regardless of how carefully you decant the bottle. Cookie dough, chocolate, tobacco leaf, pear, peach, plum, orange and banana notes in the very complex, fruity flavour with a sharp, crisp bitterness and lingering peppery spiciness in the mouth after a very dry finish. Medium-light body with moderate to strong carbonation that pricks the tongue and a soft, smooth texture. A very interesting, if non-traditional take on the style. Bottle (trade Aug. 2004). Thanks, JoeMcPhee!

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