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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

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common

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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
33cl bottle from Barley Wine. It poured a hazy yellow colour with a big creamy head that settled down fast in the glass before it disappeared completely. There’s also a lot of yeast residue floating around in the glass. The aroma is mostly dominated by yeast, but there is also some hints of citrus and honey. The flavour is sweet and tastes of bread, yeast, oranges(?) and some pepper. It has a lingering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Hmmm, lots of flavor which I don’t always get from Whites. This one even reminds me of a tripel more so than a white. Sort of spicy too. Like the 6%. Sometimes the big 750s are a handful if they’re too big. Very drinkable. Good Witbier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (859) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Full disclosure, I’m drinking this on a Friday after a very hard week at work, so rubbing alcohol would rate pretty high right now. With that said, this is a really, really good beer, with a spicy, fruity, caramel/toffee flavor and a nice, dry finish. This is halfway between a white beer and a standard Belgian strong ale, and that’s a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
(bottle): Pours a light brown clear color. Big foamy whitish head. Floral aroma, some spices, maybc some grapefruit, but weak overall. Some effervescence. Floral, taste. Fizzy mouthfeel. Light. Spices go well with spicy tacos. Very light, watery taste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2004
Circulating yeast chunks in gold liquid under a huge foaming head. Light corriander aroma. Flavour is too light, slightly citrusy but not much. Watery, I didn’t like it at all.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2004
Nice orange colour with excellent fluffy head but, like all of this brewery’s beers, you get big chunks of yeast in the glass. Aroma is dominated by coriander, with loads of other fruits including orange rind, melons, apricots, some diacetyl and phenols when all the yeast is poured in. Some eggs maybe? Anyway it smells real good. Light wheaty sweetness with an orangey flavour, but it’s far too bitter and has some soap and funk. Too fizzy also. Smells great, but tastes pretty ordinary unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
bottle @ biergasthof schiffner. Sweet apple and citrus nose. crystal clear in appearance, if you leave the sediment. light frothy head. bready in flavour but quite zesty and fruity. Smooth palate. good wit.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2008
Tasted 14/03/2008. 330ml bottle from Rumble’s Wellington. Goddamn awful condition. The big airy disappearing bubbles looked sorry from the start. Cloudy chunky hazy gold. Off white head vanishes. Fruity sweet sweaty smelling wine and paper on the nose. Alcohol has nothing to hide behind and is very prominent. Tart fruity sweet winy beer with sodden paper in the mouth. Fizzy. Awful - tastes worse than the awful commercial description reads. I’m scoring generously because I’m sure it must be better fresh... surely?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (799) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle (cellphone rating). Hazy golden with a light white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana and straw. Flavour is sweet again with the oddly placed hints of banana along with grain and some spicyness. Good dry bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2007
bottle poured cloudy orange white head . Aromas of yeast and light fruit The flavor starts of fruity and ends with a light bitter


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