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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: 628   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (2123) - - JAN 31, 2013
Assez rare pour être signalé, une blanche avec un vrai travail de brassage. D’abord selon le brasseur il s’agit d’une « blanche double », et c’est vrai... Ensuite elle est élaborée avec 3 céréales : orge, froment (logique) et avoine. Voilà une belle conception de la blanche, qui doit être avant tout rafraîchissante, mais pas nécessairement limitée au froment... Enfin, nous avons un niveau alcool respectable pour une blanche de 6% abv, ce qui n’est pas inconciliable, et bien vu également. Couleur blond foncé à ambre clair, là aussi différente. Clarté diaphane, mais sans le grand voile brouillardeux habituel. Bulles très très faibles, bizarre... pour un exemplaire à date limite en mai 14. Mousse beige qui vient à plat et laisse un petit voile maigre !! Odeurs de prune, figue, poire, massepain, miel de tilleul, pain gris. Texture liquide. 1er goût de céréales (il y en a 3, nous le savons) avec de quoi mâcher, et une arrière-bouche fraîche et houblonnée. 2ème goût de céréales toujours, avec une pointe de poivre et muscade. 3ème avec fraîcheur et robustesse du contenu. Arrière-bouche maltée. La longueur est constante. La levure bien faite, un rien salée, poivrée. L’alcool plus que correct pour le genre. La finale laisse une bouche pleine mais est pourtant fraîche. Conclusion : beaucoup plus riche que beaucoup de blanches... A rapprocher de la St Bernard blanche pour la classe... et pour la cote.


3.5
patricks110 (2515) - 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 (487) - 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

3
jamaty (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2017
Dorada, pajiza. Espuma blanca no muy duradera. Efervescente. Aroma tirando a ácido. En boca gas claramente excesivo, y mantiene acidez, matizada por base malteada y frutal, plátano. Seca y especiada. Hasta cierto punto compleja y diferente dentro del estilo. Peculiar.

3.8
LazyPyro (1395) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2017
330ml bottle. Cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma: spicy, pepper, wheat. Taste: spicy, peppery, yeast, wheat, bready malt, citrus/orange, banana, coriander. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation. Decent.

2.6
ozzatoadisback (189) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2017
Light amber coloured, nearly perfectly transparent. Small, quickly fading white head, no lacing. Aroma is citric (orange, lemon) with some other fruity esters among a white bread base. Taste is medium to high sweet with low bitterness. White bread, citric notes and some pepperish spiciness. Overall not too vivid. Light to medium body with average carbonation (maybe too light per style?), overall going down easy. This definitely feels ’tired’, and may be lacking in carbonation. Possibly an unlucky bottle.

2.4
19Oracolo78 (211) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2017
Birra dal colore giallo paglierino torbido. Schiuma bianca non molto fine e poco persistente. Al naso mi aspettavo un bouquet floreale, sentori di arancia, agrumati magari di frutta a polpa gialla come pesca. Al palato mi aspettavo note agrumate quasi citriche, pesca bianca. Ma niente ho aperto questa blanche fatta di frumento e avena e ho percepito solo una forte asprezza, al naso i sentori floreali totalmente eclissati dall’ acidità. Al palato sembrava di bere una flemish ale, peccato che è una blanche. Forse la birra era infettata. Il mio rating è di 2.4 ma in realtà dovrebbe essere più basso. Voglio berne un’altra e se la sensazione sarà la stessa, rivedrò ulteriormente il rating al ribasso o viceversa al rialzo.

3.2
Rubin77 (2390) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2017
F: thin, off-white, quick diminishing. C: deep gold, hazy. A: wheat, spicy, light orange peels, peppery, grainy, flowery, yeasty. T: wheat, orange, spicy, yeast, coriander, bready, light body, medium carbonation, very unusual witbier, watery for me, good balanced but nothing very special, 33cl bottle from Carrefour market – St. Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

3.2
SeniorZozo (1590) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 5, 2017
@ Brussels, Belgium Beer Trip.

Great intense sourish beer. Great floral, yeast, spices. Round and fresh. Great stuff.

<><> Beeroda.hu - Beer Tasting Sessions @ Budapest, Hungary <><>

4
SylvainCFC (301) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2017
Robe ambrée, limpide avant versement de la fin de bouteille (devient orange sombre et opaque). Mousse blanche bien calibrée très crémeuse, tenue moyenne. Nez légèrement sûr (froment), sur le grain, très doux (caramel léger). Bouche épaisse, soyeuse, moelleuse. Douceur de miel, légère sucrosité, touche d’acidité propre au style, légère note poivrée. Finale plus houblonnée (léger), herbeuse, longueur moyenne. Corpulence moyenne à épaisse, carbonatation faible à moyenne. Blanche très complexe, sans excès épicé, gourmande, mais identifiable au style.


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