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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Balanced and refreshing (6.8%)

Bright, yellow-golden with a firm, dense head. Natural carbonation and a carefully balanced aroma of fresh bread, banana spice, citrus and hints of vanilla.

A smooth taste. Malty, nutty softness followed by the roundess of tropical fruit and then a dry, light bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, round mouth-feel. A brigh, refreshing finish. the final note on swirling has stronger notes of banana, yeasty spice and a hoppy aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kafarion (109) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Aromat słodowy, słodki, jest banan. Kolor jasny pomarańcz, mętny. Piana trwała, całkiem nieźle zdobi szkło. Smak słodowy, bananowy, goryczka niska. Troszkę zbyt mocno wysycone, rozgrzewanie w przełyku od alkoholu, goryczka nie zalega, średnio pijalne. Ogólnie poprawne piwo, nic tu nie urzeka, ale też nic nie odrzuca. Drugi raz nie kupię.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (255) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pour is loud, pale and cloudy with a big snow white cap that’s here for the long haul. I get no vanilla on the nose but I do get lots of bread and dough, spice and a bit of lemon. Taste is sweet and fruity but surprisingly light for 6.8%. Definitely lots of banana and spice on the finish, but instead of "hoppy aroma" I get a pleasant hint of alcohol warmth, and just enough dryness to make this quaffable. Decent overall, but kind of boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (372) - POLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Warka 25.03.2016. Kolor metnego zlota. Piana brzydka, bardzo grube pecherzyki, za to opadajac mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie przede wszystkim guma balonowa i przyprawy, jest tez lekka ostra nuta, przywolujaca czesciowo skojarzenia z chmielem, a czesciowo z alkoholem. W smaku dziwne, dosc mocno goryczkowe, ale w nietypowy sposob, ni to lodygowe, ni przyprawowe, ni alkoholowe, majaczy to troche kolo anyzu, ale naprawde trudno powiedziec. Jest tez guma balonowa, owoce, lekkie wino, i wyrazna nuta syropu kandyzowanego. Wysycenie wysokie, ale w blondzie to nawet pasuje. W odczuciu raczej gladkie, cialo polwytrawne.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blastomorpha (13) - - DEC 14, 2014
Nothing special about aroma or taste, an average Belgian Ale. It’s drinkable and kinda pleasant but for the price I find this beer quite anonymous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (267) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Blond beer with a white head, high carbonation. Taste is fruity, yeasty, spice, spicy, citrus and vanilla. Slightly bitter aftertaste disappears quickly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
0,3L bottle, BB 29.07.16. Pours clear golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, citrus, malt, spices. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, citrus, spices, coriander. Finish is mild fruity and dry bitter. It feels surprisingly light without being watery. Overall: very nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
soolash (84) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Butelka 0,3 l. Aromat rześko-owocowy. Piana ma barwę białą, jest średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko redukuje się do krążka przy ściankach szkła. Lejsing średni. Barwa ciemnego złota. Piwo jest lekko mętne. W smaku wyczuwalna kwiatowość. Słodkawe z delikatną goryczką na finiszu. Nasycenie średnie.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpstockdale (6) - - DEC 6, 2014 does not count
Loved this beer. Excellent taste. Smooth. Refreshing. From the moment it rolls across your tongue until that last second it slides down your throat you know you are enjoying an excellent beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sine90 (10) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
barnyard, alcohol, golden, minimal head, medium sourness, light body, soft carbonation,

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Classic blonde Belgian abbey beer - apparently in a new style of bottle now - with sticky, lacing, very stable, off-white head and deep orangey blonde colour, hazy. Friendly aroma of canned apricots, overripe peach, red apple, orange peel, pineapple discs in syrup, biscuit, quite a lot of iron as if you’re sniffing from a can, baker’s yeast, thyme, freshly cut grass, toasted brown bread, soap, some solvents. Taste starts fruity with red apple, peach and red berries, some orange peel but not in a very refreshing way, yeasty and bready, caramelly malt sweetishness, tingling and sourish carbonation, explicitly metallic, leafy and ’dull’ hop bitterness in the end, along with caramelly malt sweetness lingering as well as spicy notes (white pepper), dryish. Decent abbey blonde and certainly better than e.g. that infernal Leffe Blonde or Grimbergen Blond, but still quite industrial, metallic, stereotypical and boring, in any case far away from the Westvleteren Blond level. I thought this range had improved after Heineken took over the brewery - but I stand corrected with this new tasting session, at least for this one. It is mostly the iron which bothers me; perhaps iron-containing head stabilizers have been used here?


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