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: 565   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Pours a clear golden almost amber color, nice thick white head. Mostly a spice flavor with slight lemon, but overal mostly just grains and hops, very subdued and nothing really coming out at you, just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Solid whit. Poured a cloudy brown color medium head. Aroma was of coriander, floral and some funkyness. Flavor of wheat and citrus, the funk taste came out as it warmed up."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1045) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Yeasty nose, spicy-sour. Very light citrus. Swirly thin head sits atop a cloudy orange beer. Full-bodied, thick and lightly tingling from carbonation. Well-rounded coriander with more lemon than orange. Acidic finish punctuated by coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
750ml - Yeasty sweetness on nose, gold color, fleeting head, astringent plate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1032) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
Dorée voilée, effervescence moyenne, col blanc moyen persistant. Malgré sa composition céréalière, ça ressemble à beaucoup de choses sauf à une Blanche, ce qui ne l’empêche pas d’être plus que plaisante, avec des notes épicées, une bonne petite amertume et une certaine rondeur en bouche!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2008
This was very strange indeed. A light and smooth wheat beer with the consistency of a double. It was a bit skunky smelling, but settled on the palate. Very strong in cereal flavors as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Pours a cloudy gold with straw highlights and a long lasting white head. Aroma is on the spicy peppery side of witbiers, definitely sharp like the description says. A bit of hay and grass, maybe coriander, but it’s different than that. It’s bringing back memories of old fashioned spice ropes that I smelled when I was little. Taste is peppery but there’s a significant malt presence that is slightly tart with some wheat and honey. Finishes very clean and smooth with a quick toast flavor, but whatevever aftertaste there is is pleasant. Fairly full for the style, but still light and drinkable. This is a nice big flavorful wit, very complex (as demonstrated by my inability to describe it) and hearty. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Pour was very clear light golden with some sediment in suspension. Aroma is strong of fermented fruit, light orange, light spice, and wheat. Palate is very smooth. Flavor is of wheat, light fruit, and a lot of belgian spice. Very smooth beer. Not as dry as I thought it would be. Would buy again.

   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

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