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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2006
Middle of the road belgian. Tasted on tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Yeast spiciness and loads of grainy flavors, nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Tasting - Gulf Brew 2010 - Deep golden pour with thick white head. hay and spice notes. flavors of malty grain, bread, earthy leaves, herbs with hop presence after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Presentation: 12oz bottle Pours a golden amber clear color, effervescent with lots of debris swimming around. The head is full and white with large soap-like bubbles and clingy lace. The head retention is fair and reduces to a fine layer. The aroma is fruity, malty, of bread, hops and a spicy background. The flavor starts out dry with sweet/tart middle and a lingering peppery finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, fully carbonated with a tart finish. IMHO: nothing to write home about. The beer has a nice mouthfeel and a distinctive flavor, but the dryness and bitter finish are not compensated for in the balance. As with most of the higher alcohol beers, it improves as it nears room temp - becoming more smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle shared with a friend. Poured with a frothy white head in an Affligem trappist glass. Nose was of yeast, coriander and a touch of malt. Taste was similarly of malt, bananas, with a dash of cloves. Easy finish, and oddly refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2010
I picked up a sixer of this stuff at the grocery store simply because they didn’t have much else. I have tried the Noel from these guys, and it was delicious, so I thought this couldn’t be too bad. I am not disappointed. I love the high carbonation and slight sourness to this beer. It has a nice yeasty aroma, and taste, and is very well rounded. A nice light mouthfeel. Even a few hints of banana and clove. Simple, pretty decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
I had a pint, yes a pint, at a place in france not realising the percentage, and the fact it cost about Ł6, ah those silly ’euros’ you spend willy nilly. It was fairly good, not knowing the % made me get drunk really quickly. The taste kinda lingers in your mouth in the morning though, which is bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
Clear yellow with white head. Strong yeast aroma. Crisp dry clean bubbly taste/texture. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (190) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Blond bier met een gemiddelde schuimkraag. Geurige neus, discrete smaak met fruitige toetsen. Zwakke afdronk. Een klassieker maar geen topper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2002
A nice golden orange color. Aroma is very tripel-like. Fruity and spicy. Taste is pretty hoppy actually with a slightly bitter finish. Not too bad, and I wanted to try out my new Affligem chalice today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2007
I really enjoyed this beer. Much lighter than what I’ve been drinking lately. It was very smooth, gold in color and something you could chug in an emergency....I liked it better than Orval.

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