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: 599   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle at Take One, Maastricht. Orangey hazy with a thick off-white head. Nose is lemony, yeasty. Some hints of coriander and black pepper. Mouth is quite sweet and cloying at points, but with a robust swallow of citrusy sweetness, which lasts well. Finishes smooth. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1192) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a cloudy beige color which is darker than other witbiers I’ve had. Head is big and creamy when poured. The retention is good. Never disappears completely. No lacings left S: Smell is spicy (pepper and coriander mainly), sweet and citric. The Belgian yeasts are quite present (which is a "Des Rocs" trademark for me). When shook in the nose, you can also feel wheat, fruits, herbs and honey T: Wheat. A bit sweet. Dry citric hops. Yeasts. Spices (pepper and coriander). The end is dry, citric and bitter M: Medium and creamy body. Reasonable carbonation. Dry bitter aftertaste O: Great beer. No (bad) surprise [ BA Review @ 7/9/2011 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is banana, yeast and citrus. Medium sweet. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1179) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1145) - 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 (1140) - CROATIA - 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 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
Spicy, gingerbread, orange juice aroma. Pours a cloudy orange, yeast floaties, thin head. Fairly bland. Finish tastes like colgate. Nothing that stands out. Mouthfeel is thin. Not a great Belgian white.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Found this one randomly at Main St Gourmet in Oxford. First time Ive seen it anywhere, but that closet had it. Nice hazy orange with a nice white head. Real soft yeasty malt and coriander aroma. Flavor is a crisp grassy one. Its got a good blend of orange peel and sugary sweetness. This is a bit strong of a wit, but a damn tastey one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Great nose of musk, apricot, capsaicin and honey. Pours cloudy orange with little head. Flavour follows the noe somewhat, with an added element of hospital swab. Finish is long, dry and refreshing. A complex. interesting and winning wheat.

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