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


on tap

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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2002
Dark blond, milky beer. Yeasty fresh tea aroma. Sweet, thick taste with some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1266) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle, 25cL. Home. A hazy brown orange beer with a large thin white head. Persistant white crown. Sediment of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is spicy, fruity, caramel, alcohol. Dry bitterness refreshing followed by medium spicy sweetness. Medium body and texture. Bittersweet refreshing finish. Overall, a very good white beer. Refreshing. I can almost hear the sound of the river from here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2003
Faint hazy honey blonde with medium size medium lasting white head. Attractive sweet malty fruit nectar and mild citric and sourdough aroma. Medium light body consistent with the style. Classic light citric sour, light yeast and mild bitter and nectar sweet flavours. Clean light dry grainy finish. Very easy drinking. Could easily become one of my favourite wits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1254) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
2012 - 07 - 02 330ml bottle. hazy dark yellow colour. medium, white head. lots of carbonation. spicey aroma. light bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
C’est une grande wit! L’arôme a plein du blé et du coriandre avec un peu de poivre et levure belge. En bouche c’est plein du corps (particulièrement pout le style). Il y a du blé, un peu du malt, et un peu d’épices. Bien équilibré avec d’houblon dans la finale, et un peu sec.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle; pours a cloudy gold with an off white head; aroma is floral and citrus with some wheat; taste is light sweet with wheat with hints of malt, spices, and honey; finish is dry and slightly bitter; good Witbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAY 17, 2004
A cloudy dark golden color with an eggshell colored head. Strong yeasty scents with corriander,citrus and honeydew. Very tasty but a touch too much on the yeasty flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a flute. Pours hazy golden with a tall, frothy off-white head that remains and laces well. On the nose, there are big notes of orange and citrus, along with grass, flowers, coriander and lightly toasted malts. The flavour is mildly sweet with malty notes, wheat and a touch of honey. The spice comes through in the middle and it becomes a bit drier towards the end, picking up hop notes and a bite from the ginger. The finish is long, malty and spicy with a decent grassy hop accent. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and intense carbonation. Overall, a nice strong Belgian wheat ale with a distinct spiciness and nice hopping. 2013-06-19

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
This beer pours a cloudy medium-dark yellow with lively carbonation and a thick head. Aromas include: spicy lemon/citrus, chamomile and straw. The flavor is well-balanced, bright and engaging with an average finish. The palate is moderately viscous and luxurious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 16, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Globo. Revisitada en jul´12. Brota con color ambarino pálido y apariencia turbia. Amplia capa blanca y cremosa que dibuja bonitos encajes en las paredes. Aromas de trigo crudo, naranja, cilantro y lúpulos florales. Entrada seca de grano, suavizada por una cremosa sensación de pan fresco con toques de miel. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación chispeante. Textura oleosa. Leve astringencia y acidez de pasas y pimienta en el intermedio que subyace hasta el prolongado final dulzón. Refrescante y de fácil asimilación. 330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Revisited on jul´12. Pours pale amberish in color & foggy appearance. Crown is wide, creamy, white in color. Nice lacing on sides. Raw wheat, orange, coriander & floral hop aromas. Dry grainy upfront smoothed by creamy sensation of fresh bread & honey touches. Medium to light body. Lively carbonation. Oily texture. Slight astringency & acidity from raisins & pepper in the middle underlies into the lasting sweet finish. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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