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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: 529   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belgianpat (3) - /, - FEB 14, 2013
Nice sweet hoppy taste but my first was taste a bit too bitter. Think i’ll give this a 2 years in the cellar then try give it another go. Overall sweet beer


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2004: Cloudy medium orange with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is a zesty and spicy lemon and coriander, quite bold compared to most wits. Punchy, carbonated flavor of lemon peel, ginger, bread, and coriander. 8/5/8/3/16, 4.0

2014, bottle at the brewery in Montignies-sur-Roc.
Creamy and soft in the mouth, experience suggesting wheat and oat.
Strangely herbal / licorice-like, similar to the brune sampled at the same time.
Medium body, low bitterness, medium acidity.
Pasty / chalky yeast texture.
Lacks the cloying sweetness of the others, but still quite sugary. 6/4/6/3/12, 3.1

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1241) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Dorée assez foncée, avec un cercle de mousse blanche ; mi-mince, elle a un nez caramélisé et cartonné qui nous fait soupçonner une madérisation bien amorcée, malgré une date MA février 2015. En bouche, on est loin d’une wit classique, avec des notes finales de sucre d’orge, après une introduction à peine fruitée (oranges sanguines, cerises mûres). On ne sait trop quoi penser, erreur d’étiquettage, entreposage déficient ou blanche belge nouveau genre qui rappelle presque une scotch ale ? En attendant de savoir, on est passablement désenchantés.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Classic Wallonian since 1991. Brewed with additional oats and, very atypically, not spiced. Yellowish white, thick moussy foam, deep golden colour with orange hue, clear but cloudy after adding the deposit. Appealing malty and grainy aroma with a nice balance between barley and wheat, hints of apple, flowers, white wine, bananas, bread. Taste begins like a classic witbier, sourish wheat nicely balanced with sweetish barley, silky mouthfeel thanks to the oats, then becoming dryer with more (albeit aromatic) hop bitterness in the finish than expected for the style, as well as a bit of warming alcohol. Very nice beer, one of my favorites in the style, but far from a stereotypical Hoegaarden-clone - which in this case is a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (225) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from"comptoir de la biere". Short foamy white head with nice hops. Hazy orange body. Quite light taste but Nice refreshing balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2955) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2014
At Barely Legal Tasting Room , thnx to ógí and Julio . Pours unclear yellow, ok white head . Smell is spices , coriander, lemon zest . Good carbo . Taste is grainy , bit sweet . Dry, a bit . Some spices , fresh . Not to special but certainly OK

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ bierdegustatie, Convent Santa Clara, Middelburg. Cloudy yellow colour, white creamy foam. Bitter aroma with hoppy notes and citrus. Light sweet. Some spices. Easy drinkable. Nice witbier.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ncube (71) - - 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 (63) - 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 (328) - 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 (330) - 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.


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