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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Witbier
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (15663) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants. It pours hazy golden yellow with a large quickly dissipating white head. The nose is wheat, sweet tangerine, pepper and coriander. The taste is tangerine, peach, pepper, clove, wheat, wood, herbal notes and a sweet background with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Well balanced. Dynamic stuff.


3.5
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2017
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with a larger sized head. Yeast and fruity.

3.6
Villyzzz (452) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours hazy light brown with a big white head. Aroma has dried fruits, wheat, yeast. Taste is full of wheat with dried apricots. Pretty nice.

3.3
nathanvc (694) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke, shared with Anke and Pieter.
Pours hazy yellow with a small, lasting, foamy, white head. The aroma contains wheat, barley, coriander, lemon peel, orange and hops. It tastes light to medium spicy bitter and light citric sour into the (rather short) spicy finish. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Better than your average Witbier, for sure, but not something I would keep in my cellar by the dozen.

3.8
biilz (200) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2017 Вполне добротный Бельгийский бланш. Аромат апельсиновой цедры и кориандра. Пена полностью отсутствует, цвет бледно-желтый. Вкус к сожалению не яркий, цитрусовый с четкой кислинкой. Чувствуется кориандр, лимон и немного меда. Безумно вкусное фруктовое послевкусие. В общем вполне неплохой Бланш.

3.4
Holmen1 (6465) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2017
0,33 flaske fra de alltid like vennlige hos Belgisk Bryg, på hytta en lørdagskveld i sep-17: lett uklar gylden med ok skum. Deilig, mild citrusaroma med hint av krydder. Halvtørr, elegant smak med citrusmarmelade, mynte og et halvt pepperkorn i avslutningen. Rund fylde og alt for lett å helle innenfor snippen.

3.3
Vells (1938) - Rīga, LATVIA - SEP 26, 2017
Lovely maltiness, some honeyish herbal aspect, nice floral kick. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Decent and balanced

4.5
jybi (425) - FRANCE - SEP 23, 2017
Cette Abbaye des Rocs est une blanche qui sait se démarquer. En premier lieu car c’est une blanche de couleur blond doré (EBC aux alentours de 22). Avec son léger voile et sa mousse blanc cassé de 5 mm d’épaisseur, elle est d’ailleurs d’un visuel plutôt sympathique. Mais le plus notable, ce sont ses arômes riches, denses et amples sur le miel, le fruit (pomme, poire, touche d’agrumes) et la coriandre légèrement houblonnée qui enveloppent le palais de forts belles façons. Toutefois il faut attendre la troisième bouche avant d’atteindre cette plénitude, l’intensité aromatique allant crescendo. L’attaque est d’ailleurs souple avec des arômes restant encore un peu en-dedans. La ligne aromatique se positionne d’emblée et n’évoluera que très peu. La deuxième bouche sera tout de même légèrement plus douce, avec, donc des arômes qui se densifient et qui montent d’intensité. L’arrière bouche est quant à elle sur la fraîcheur, plus houblonnée avec des notes de poivre et de coriandre plus marquées. La troisième bouche est alors superbe, pleine, grasse et riche. Le final, d’une bonne longueur voit les arômes décroître petit à petit mais laissant une très belle impression en bouche. L’alcool à 6 % Abv est magnifiquement utilisé quant à lui. Mais n’oublions pas le nez ample, agréable, présentant à souhait l’ensemble des arômes. Une belle blanche blonde, à tester.

3.5
patricks110 (2659) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2017
Damn fine wit, coriander is mild and citrus is nice. Porsche a golden straw with a sparkling, well carbonated body. Crisp and super estery with light wheat malts, fresh floral and leafy noble hop notes. Beautiful and crushable

3
Syfher (494) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. Light blond/orange colour with a white head. The aroma and taste are a little bit far from the usual witbier that I drink. Overall it's a nice beer, just not one of my taste.

2.6
gustavofnd (238) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - AUG 20, 2017
Boa cerveja. Não chega a ser uma típica witbier. Vale tomar novamente. Tomei em Bruxelas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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