Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles

Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles

Rated 3.723 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs / Abbaye Des Rocs

Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium

Style:  Witbier

6% Alcohol by Volume

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Très locale à sa création ( 1991 ), cette Blanche a depuis franchi les rives de la grande et de la petite rivière dont elle porte fièrement son nom. La Blanche des Honelles sort quelque peu des sentiers battus. Elle se présente avec une robe ambrée qui après tout est la parure traditionnelle des Blanches d' époque. Ensuite elle affiche un volume alcool supérieur ( 6 % ) à celui des Blanches que nous connnaissons. Et enfin, son goût est surprenant et n'est en rien comparable aux breuvages du même type actuellement sur le marché. Si son approche de nez est relativement discrète, sa saveur primeur est noyée dans une sévère amertume séche sur un fond poivré. Aucune acidité n'est présente dans cette Blanche composée de trois céréales ( orge, froment, avoine ). Son goût est stimulant, ne laissant qu'un final discret mais rafraîchissant. Beaucoup de caractère et curieuse.

ID: 559 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank913
Overall Percentile98.3
Style Rank4 of 819
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.817
Weighted Score3.723
Standard Deviation0.388

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  • JCF14 157 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    it's a disorder orange pale color, a thick foam and a lot of micro bubbles. it smelled fresh, oranges, limon. in mouth we could toast aroma of fruits and coriander, a little spicy.pox in the mouth. quite good

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle. Colour - hazed reddish gold, frothy white head. Aroma - yeast, wheat, honey, spices. Mouthfeel - medium bodied. Flavour - peppery up front, wheaty middle, slightly sweet. Overall - Part of a recent LCBO release, excellent

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is the darkest witbier I think I have ever seen. A dark golden haze topped by a whitish cap. Aroma is on the spicy end of a witbier, although the wheat and citrus is still there. The flavour is quite peppery up front, but finishes smoothly with wheat.

  • CHOPZ 7308 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Single brown bottle from the LCBO. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a frothy white head, just above average retention and minimal lacing. Mild orange aromas with some light grass and yeast. The taste is pretty mild with cereal grains and just a tad of citrus sweetness from the oranges. Medium-light bodied, kind of boring. Lacking lots of character and spices. Just straight-up easy to drink.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    330ml bottle - puts a clouded honey colored ale in the glass with a 2 finger frothy white cap- good retention - good lacing. Aroma is dusty, some fruits, grassy, herbs. Dry character but fuller bodied than most wheat ales. Dry dusty whet malts in front, some succulent fruits, light hop bittering, finish goes dry but robust with a hint of funky Belgian yeast at the end. A really tasty wheat ale in the Belgian brewing tradition.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.6 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    330ml bottle
    6.0% ABV
    LCBO Outlet #511 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – King / Spadina)
    June 4, 2013
    The beer pours a clouded dark gold colour with a half inch white head. Aroma is wheat, spices, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is a bit funky with notes of yeast, wheat, and spices.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    The Honnelle is a river....who knew? This is a very refreshing witbier, but I don't see it often enough. The beer pours a hazy orange gold with a thick white head. The aroma is citrus and spices, and the flavour is nicely balanced between the malt and the hops with a spicy finish.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    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.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Best before end of 2008; Sampled January 2008
    Lots of carbonation causes this beer to foam up as I pop the cap, not so fast that I am not able to easily get this into my glass though. The beer is topped by a frothy, four-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, light honey color that shows a beautiful, polished, bright copper hue when held up to the light. Aromas of honey-like malt, sweet & grassy grain and a touch of crushed soda cracker notes round out the malt character. Spicy notes of orange zest, ginger, white pepper and citrusy coriander play quite a big role in the aroma. The combination of citrus and coriander definitely play the most prominent role in the aroma.

    The beer is quite effervescent still as it foams up upon crossing my lips and hitting my tongue. Lightly sweet, honey like malt notes intermingle with ample citrus notes. The beer is quite light and refreshing with all of the carbonation, but underneath this the beer sticks to the mouth just a bit; letting you know that this is not your typical Wit. Grassy grain notes mix with a light herbal spiciness and a very clean, coriander note in the finish. By clean coriander I mean it does not have that earthy, exaggerated spice note that low quality coriander does. Though as the beer warms this actually changes quite a bit; the coriander not becomes much more dominant and actually a bit too much of it is present.

    As the beer loses its peppery carbonation it gains a little body and definitely becomes a bit sweeter. Not a bad beer, it certainly has a much larger flavor profile, along with increased alcohol, than your typical Wit, but for some reason I am not all that enamored of this. Some how it seems a touch flabby and it has lost some of that quaffability that I would like for a Wit to have.

    Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

  • ROBERTD1944 69 reviews
    rated 4.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    I've always been a fan of the fine brews served up by the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs
    Aroma: The aroma is very bready with the strong tones of citrus, malt, and cloves backing it up
    Appearance: The beer pours a hazy orangy colour, with a long lasting head.
    Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, slightly creamy, and with ample carbonation
    Flavour: The flavour was yeasty with tones of malt and orange. An excellent combination
    Overall: An excellent beer.

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