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

bottled
available

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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle, from the Oxford Beer Festival. Warm copper with large yeasty chunks, (an endearing Abbaye des Rocs quirk), smallish layer of rough white head. Very subtle orange spice nose, rather low aroma volume. Bright peppery carbonation, slight dill bitterness and a bit more orange peal. Initial sweetness scrubs away nicely and leaves a little clove touch in the finish. Not the rockstar of the Abbey des Rocs line-up, but a fine beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Dusty and soapy head. Semi-clear gold/amber body. Wheaty grape perfume aroma. Very pleasant. More grapiness appears in the taste… a bit of a straightforward herbal taste. Some light licorice too. Sour sugar cookies. Not bad…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Cloudy orange color with a thick head. Citrusy odor with a lot of spice. Lemon and orange flavor with some coriander and pepper. Good strong witbier.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2007
bottle. golden/orange, carbonated to frothy white head. spicy and fruity aroma. slightly bready. yeast and wheat. well balanced aroma. fruity. medium body. spice rounds the mouth. steady mellow malts, crisp. apricot and peach. nice drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Bottle. Bright-orange yellow. Floral, cirtic lemon/orange qualities in aroma and appearance. Hoppy and crisp, effrvescent, lasting mouthfeel. Nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
Nice hazy amber colour with a white head. Smell is spices and the taste has an orange peel feeling.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (1346) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 28, 2016
Piana początkowo obfita i sycząca, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa złoto pomarańczowa, mętna. W aromacie odrobina pomarańczy, ziół i starego chmielu. W smaku na szczęście dużo lepiej - kandyzowaną i morelową słodycz dopełnia niewielka cytrusowa kwaskowatość. Na finiszu ziołowa nuta i niewielka chmielowa goryczka. W afterteasie papaja i guma balonowa. Średnie nagazowanie, półpełne w odbiorze.
Całkiem fajny, mało pszeniczny, dość mocny a zarazem nieźle pijalny, wit. Minusem jest niewątpliwie nieprzyjemny zapach zwietrzałego chmielu.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2005
well i expected a witbier but this aint one. whatever it is it’s nice. hazy orange with lots and lots of broken teeth and a head that sticks all the way. in the smelll i got orange, banana, baked apple, peach, bubblegum and im sure more imaginative noses would come up with a lot more. suffice it to say it is a veritable fruit salad on the nose. taste is round, fruity and sweet, fluffy, but then quenchingly acidic. some interesting heavy trappisty fruit - fat plums, pears, baked apple, chewy and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2012
From backlog

Head: off-white, creamy, small
Colour: not white ... more orangy/light amber ...
Smell: oranges, bit of wheats, koriander, peels, bit sweetbitter
Taste: soft , wheats, grainy, some hops, malts, little yeasty, ok ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2006
From bottle, poured at the 2006 Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party courtesy of a generous ratebeerian. Creamy, bizarre greenish-gold colored pour with a full, white head. Very yeasty aromas of lemon spiced tea, cream, dried oregano, and a slightly sour sugar encrusted bread. Almost creamy mouthfeel, with an acceptable level of complexity on the tongue. The light lemony citrus flavors shine through with a bit of yeasty banana cream pie. A touch watery and light on the palate, but the balance between fruits and yeasty spice is elegant.


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