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: 621   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 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.

   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.

   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 ...

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (1293) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 8, 2015
0.33l bottle, courtesy of Cristobal37. Slightly hazy golden body, huge white head that collapses quite quickly. Aroma of lemon zest, orange peel, yeast, grains and some spices. Taste of orange zest, honey and grains. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours hazy orange yellow with tons of bubbly offwhite head. Aroma very light dough and lemon. Flavor extremely doughy with slight citric undertone. Too yeasty for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - APR 10, 2007
hazy yellow with white head, it has sweet floral aroma with coriander note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2002
Dark blond, milky beer. Yeasty fresh tea aroma. Sweet, thick taste with some spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (1273) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2016
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 05/11/2017 bought at Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava. Pours dark golden to light amber liquid, medium frothy white head, fell down quite quickly, Aroma: wheat, clove, spicy - peppery, minor banana notes in the background, Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, citrus, wheat, lemon, clove, spicy, white wine, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long lemony spicy aftertaste, Overall: No really my cup of tea. Quite light bodied in comparison with the real alcohol strength, spicy, sour, dusty feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1270) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
2012 - 07 - 02 330ml bottle. hazy dark yellow colour. medium, white head. lots of carbonation. spicey aroma. light bitter taste.

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