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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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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.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (514) - - JAN 31, 2013
Assez rare pour être signalé, une blanche avec un vrai travail de brassage. D’abord selon le brasseur il s’agit d’une « blanche double », et c’est vrai... Ensuite elle est élaborée avec 3 céréales : orge, froment (logique) et avoine. Voilà une belle conception de la blanche, qui doit être avant tout rafraîchissante, mais pas nécessairement limitée au froment... Enfin, nous avons un niveau alcool respectable pour une blanche de 6% abv, ce qui n’est pas inconciliable, et bien vu également. Couleur blond foncé à ambre clair, là aussi différente. Clarté diaphane, mais sans le grand voile brouillardeux habituel. Bulles très très faibles, bizarre... pour un exemplaire à date limite en mai 14. Mousse beige qui vient à plat et laisse un petit voile maigre !! Odeurs de prune, figue, poire, massepain, miel de tilleul, pain gris. Texture liquide. 1er goût de céréales (il y en a 3, nous le savons) avec de quoi mâcher, et une arrière-bouche fraîche et houblonnée. 2ème goût de céréales toujours, avec une pointe de poivre et muscade. 3ème avec fraîcheur et robustesse du contenu. Arrière-bouche maltée. La longueur est constante. La levure bien faite, un rien salée, poivrée. L’alcool plus que correct pour le genre. La finale laisse une bouche pleine mais est pourtant fraîche. Conclusion : beaucoup plus riche que beaucoup de blanches... A rapprocher de la St Bernard blanche pour la classe... et pour la cote.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ncube (67) - - JUN 26, 2014
Aroma of yeast, coriander, orange, and an almost cloying overripe fruit sweetness. Taste is similar , not very sweet but little bitterness to hold it up so it feels very out of balance. No trace of ginger. Interesting but don’t need to try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (43) - SLOVENIA - JUN 11, 2014
330 mL bottle, pours withedium foam. Slightly sweet aroma, taste is gentle with a strong carbonating feeling. A very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (301) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2014
Light orange, amber colour. The first nose approach is quite discreet. It’s primary flavor is bathed in a hard dry bitterness on a pepper background, with some refreshing citrus touches. Soft finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jvhemert (328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
AROMA: cooked vegetables, honey, pepper, licorice (hint of), APPEARANCE: golden, clear, white foam, TASTE: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, PALATE: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, astringent, OVERALL: combination of aromas not pleasant, too sticky and soft. Not to repeat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (156) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Smells of lots of sweet bready malt, fruit, a bit of spice, alcohol. Taste is not as malty as the aroma but still sweet with a touch of pepper. Body is very smooth with good amount of carbonation (though not as much as you'd expect, necessarily, given that it's a Belgian dubbel). Very drinkable even if it's not the most exciting beer out there.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (199) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Bigger and better than a usual wit but still the same notes. Musty aroma. Crisp taste with lots of effervescence. Very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (63) - ITALY - APR 5, 2014
ottima blanche che alla lunga non risulta nemmeno stucchevole. Quokka approved pure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Low carbonation. A good wit beer. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Nez de céréales, peu ou pas d'acidité au palais. Produit complexe, finale poivrée. Excellent !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1867) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
330ml bottle, somewhere in time.
In short: average witbier.
Pours hazy bright gold wit frothy vanishing white head. SOme citrsuy and cereal, spicy aromas. Light body, high carbonation,crispy texture. Taste is citrusy, wheat, yeasty.


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