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7venth Sun Belge D’Or Blanc
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Batch #1 Belge d’Or, aged 6 months on a 2004 Chardonnay barrel.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours a medium to deep golden color with a finger of foam that settles out quickly. Nose is a mix of sweet white grape juice, cardboard and apple juice. Palate follows with a strange rubbery quality that comes across kind of like brushing your teeth with mint toothpaste and then sipping apple juice. Bitter, medicinal, slight caramel... strange.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
In short: A Tripel-like strong belgian blonde ale with a gentle chardonnay flavor. Good.
How: Bottle 375ml, thick off-white wax. Consumed many months after receiving it from MikeLuke23, thanks a lot Mike.
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is estery, a bit phenolic, discreet presence of chardonnay barrels. In mouth the beer has an slightly oily texture with a medium carbonation, not exactly the lively mouthfeel I expect from a good Belgian ale but it might be due to the time spent in barrels. Taste is like a typical Belgian Tripel with a good chardonnay presence. This Chardonnay character is true chardonnay, I didn’t even get a barrels sensation, it was more like someone took a classic Belgian Tripel (let’s say a St. Bernardus Tripel) and then poured a shot of white wine in it. I never had the base beer, I don’t even know if it is sold without treatment, but I think there is a good Tripel-style beer in there, I would probably like the base beer as much (if not more) than this chardonnay treatment, but nowadays only barrel aged beers are taken seriously. Just another bottle I drank on a weekday, and as I closed my refrigerator door and poured myself a glass of juice I swear I heard a muffled collective “what the fuck?” coming from within my beer cellar.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (831) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Old rating - Nice yellow body. Sweet malt, citrus, brett, grass. Nicely balanced and high carbonation. Fine stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Waxed 12oz bottle from a long lost trade. Poured the night before my son comes home from the hospital. Last night of rest for quite some time. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a big white thick head. Aroma is pear, fruit, white wine and some oak. Taste is overtly sweet and white wine like with a slight lactic sour but the sweet white wine and corn play against each other and make this one something I don’t think I can finish more than 4oz of for fear of a nasty headache come the morning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Waxed bottle from a BIF trade on here. rusted cap. Awesome brett on this blonde colored ale. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Sticky lace atop the light yellow body. Lactic, wine barrely, pungent aroma. Spikes of sweetness mixed with Brett and other funk. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11222) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
bottle @RBWG-JAX-thin white-yellow. A-citrus, lt malt/grain. T-citrus-lemon, sweet lt malt/grain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
Yellow with white head. Aroma of light sour and hay. Lemon grass, hay, and barnyard notes to me. Medium body with nice carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a very dark yellow .. . big head on the pour, lacing is dapper .. . yeast, mild yeast, and an odd floral presence .. . mild forgetable mouth .. . an alright beer .. . . just call Public Agent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5102) - Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Growler shared at the RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors are fruity and yeasty with a dry wine finish
Mild, clean


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