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

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Initially brewed in Jumet, production transferred to Alken in 2007.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2004
Bottled. Deep golden. Yeasty and herby aroma. A mild and somewhat malty flavour. A bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2004
Golden, small white head. Aroma is yeasty and brings citrus and a few other fruits. Flavor is yeasty and malty and it has a mild finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2004
Blond color with a white head. The taste is sweet with a light maltiness and a slight bitter sharpness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2004
A Leffe Blond look-alike from the Alken-Maes stable. Leffe is too sweet for me, but the Ciney is even sweeter. Manages to be sickly and thin at the same time. Drinkable, but a bit flabby and unbalanced. Rose Blanche, Grand Place, Brussels, September 2003.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Sweet & citrusy. Yeasty & hay. Sour cherry hops. Sugar. Golden amber clear with light lacing white head. Medium body & light carb. Feathery. Papery & bit of metal. Light sweetness, sugar & citrus. Hops gives bitter end. Kind of watery but pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2003
Golden colur w. small head. Sweet aroma and taste (some apricot or peach ?), little alcohol. Soft palate. Pleasent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
Blond color. Some malt aroma, sweet, ; coriander; lightly fruity. Good body strength, quite sweet and malty, light bitterness; a bit spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2003
Fruity (citrus), hoppy and fresh smell. Yellow/golden coloured with lots of bubbles. Fruity/citrus taste, biterness, spices. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2003
Bottled. Orange-golden, rich head. Fruity bubblegum aroma. Sweet and estery with a pleasant lively fruit flavour. Dryish finish with more bubblegum.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Beautiful belgian blond ale. Golden in colour with a beigish head. Beautiful fruity aroma and corriander notes. Beautiful balanced fruity flavour and again corriander and some curacao come through. Reminds me of Unibroue's Don De Dieu. Great head retention.


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