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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
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common

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


Belgianpat's rating

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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2766) - 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 (1193) - 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 (68) - - 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 (47) - 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 (308) - 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 (329) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (164) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Smells of lots of sweet bready malt, fruit, a bit of spice, alcohol. Taste is not as malty as the aroma but still sweet with a touch of pepper. Body is very smooth with good amount of carbonation (though not as much as you'd expect, necessarily, given that it's a Belgian dubbel). Very drinkable even if it's not the most exciting beer out there.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (208) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Bigger and better than a usual wit but still the same notes. Musty aroma. Crisp taste with lots of effervescence. Very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (66) - ITALY - APR 5, 2014
ottima blanche che alla lunga non risulta nemmeno stucchevole. Quokka approved pure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Low carbonation. A good wit beer. Very pleasant.


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