Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Ale
Alken, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Initially brewed in Jumet, production transferred to Alken in 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goofy34 (76) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2016
Pas beaucoup de mousse pour une belle blonde. Très équilibré et longue en bouche, épicé et agrume. J’aime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (699) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
The beer has a simple look. The color is a golden yellow, with a strong cloudiness. The beer pours a decent amount of rather soft white foam, which collapse quickly. A tiny drape of foam remains for quite some time. The smell of the beer is very nice. It has something that reminds me of some Latvian beers. It has a that nice strawberry milkshake sweetness in the smell. There is also a bittersweet almond aroma, which gives a nice little balance to the strawberry sweetness. The balance is very nice, chapeau. In the distance there is something savory.The taste is bitter sweet. It also has that little strawberry sweetness and almond, just like the smell. There is a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. This beer isn’t like most Belgian beers. The finish is fresh and has a little mint/spearmint flavor. Very special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1460) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Lys orange farvet, lille hvidt hoved. Sur, krydret, lidt Lambic-aroma med frugt og mild alkohol. Smagen er også sur med nogle gær og krydrede toner. Bidende recarbonering i eftersmag med nogle krydderier. Næsten helt over i wit’en.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silvan7 (1106) - Samarate, ITALY - FEB 13, 2016
on tap @ Hurricane Grill. Giallo ddorata, con riflessi ambrati, limpida con schiuma bianca abbastanza fine non molto persistente. Aroma abbastanza intenso fruttato (pesca sciroppata e uva bianca) maltato, lievemente erbaceo. Gusto dolce amabile ai limiti dello stucchevole. frutta bianca, sciroppo di glucosio e un finale solo lievemente erbaceo. Non ben equilibrato, poco in stile, non del tutto armonica. Poco calda, estremamente rotonda, non molto carbonata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2090) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Tap @Café Smit en Voogt, Amsterdam. Slightly hazy medium amber, good frothy white head, diminishing slowly, good lacing; faint aroma, light malty, grainy, yeast, bit cheese, some coriander; taste is medium sweet and light bitter, grainy, bit toffee, average durantion; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, finish buttery and mild bitter, spicy notes; not bad but neither very special Abbey beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Nice and well balanced Belgian ale with a refreshing taste of bitter hops and sweet malt body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimonBlok (310) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours clear golden with low, off-white head. Aroma: mostly malts. No specific aromas. Taste: medium sweetness with low bitterness. Notes of caramel. Texture is thin and sticky. Carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keukeman (93) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
.25l bottle poured in a nice glass. Clear golden beer. Aromas: yeasty fruity barley malt Flavour: fruity and a little bitter fine beer, not really special though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Carrefour Express, near Place Rogier, Brussels. Perfectly fine blonde Belgian. Most special, but fine. I like the Ciney branding, although they have recently revamped it to make it slightly worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Thanks slovaksniper for this extra. Light clear golden body, white head, some lacing. Sweet grainy aroma, maybe a touch of vanilla. Taste is sweet grains again, maybe some apple. Too much like a sweet pale lager. But not bad.

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