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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (959) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
soolash (93) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sine90 (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
barnyard, alcohol, golden, minimal head, medium sourness, light body, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2464) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maroo2 (25) - - DEC 3, 2014
Piana bardzo grubo p?cherzykowa. Szybko opada, ale ?adnie osiada na szkle. Piwo jasne, klarowne. Wysokie nasycenie. Czu? alkohol, ale piwo rze?kie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Belle couleur jaune trouble avec un col blanc assez mousseux. Arome de céréales,bananes,agrumes,épices, une petite touche metallique. Bonne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalpaBezAmbicji (16) - - DEC 2, 2014
Golden, carbonated with nice and lasting white head. Smells like bubblegum, alcohol and detergent. At first sip it’s kinda alright, but further on it just get worse. OK there’s some nice bitterness and malt, it’s kinda refreshing but somehow it’s not balanced. It doesn’t co-operate. It leaves this horrible after-taste: blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jezmez68 (402) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2014
This was my first beer in France this past summer (2014) and although I was never a fan of the style, after this trip, I would be. Affligem was everywhere. I was surprised to see the ABV at 6.8%, as it doesn’t come off hot. Nice, blonde, and spicy. I got the 25 cl glass, and wish I had opted for the half liter instead. I wonder if I can get this in the U.S.?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1392) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
Oranje gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, kruiden, citrus. Smaakt bitterzoet, kruiden, citrus.

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