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Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles (Blanche Double)

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: 615   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3432) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery, orange peel, some esters. Taste is wheat, spicy-peppery yeasts, again some orange peel, a bit bready as well. Rather dry finish, fizzy carbonation. Quite heavy for a Wit (as advertised), but it really has character. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (845) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/13/08. A cloudy light copper colored body with plenty of yeast floaters. Big thick head, that leaves decent lace. Aroma and flavors started out with a little funkiness that left as it had some time to breathe. Also there were hits of orange, some banana, spice and malts. Overall it is bigger heavier wit, odd but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
330 bottle at home in Richmond as ’Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles’, 6%, 2001 vintage. Translucent orange, still with a fizzy head that dies to nothing immediately. Aroma is oxidised with apple and sherry, stewed rhubarb. Body is a little frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is wheaty, coriander, some white pepper, tangerine. At 15 years old, I was really expecting this to be a drain pour. But it’s a tasty, citrussy little number with some carbonation. Has held up really well. Surprisingly good and I drank the entire bottle no problem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (178) - - AUG 3, 2016
Pours honey golden, loose white foam good retention. Nose is bready, honey, toffee and melon. Tate is full bodied, toffee, bread, honey. Very slightly tart, slight sweet finish. Very nice wit bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (844) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Sameahko, oranssinvärinen olut vaahtoaa aika pienehkösti ja vaahtoa katoaa nopeasti kokonaan. Tuoksu kukkainen, saippuainen, vehnäinen ja sitruunainen, varsin raikas ja tyylilleen uskollinen. Maku samoin raikkaan hiilihappoinen, vehnäinen, hieman sitruunainen ja mausteinen sekä maltainen. Hiilihappoja aika reilusti. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Oikein kiva ja raikas vehnäolutmainen kesäterassijuoma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (12521) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of wheat, spice, yeast, malt and coriander.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFF (165) - - JUN 23, 2016
Robe dorée très, très légèrement trouble. Mousse blanche. Pas d’amertume; touche de pain. Rien de très distinctif, mais parfaite pour se désaltérer par une chaude journée d’été.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4768) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Copper with a lot of bubbles and a complete haze. Small fizzy white head self-generates. Aroma is fruit and caramel. Light palate and body. A lot of fizz. More caramel flavor than anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7334) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
Medium white head. Clear yellow body with visible lumps of something, probably protein. Fruity spicy aroma with herbal earthy notes. Dryish earthy funky taste with mealy floral fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity mineraly funky aftertaste with herbal spicy linoleum notes. Interesting and highly unusual. Not that great, though. (0.75l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
erling1000 (628) - - MAY 21, 2016
A belgian, amber, cloudy, witbier with white head. Aroma is complex yeast, spicy, coriander, malt, prune. Taste is bitter sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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