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Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2012
Apariencia: color naranja claro, turbio, poco carbónico, bastante poso, corona escasa y blanca. Aroma: suave pero complejo, predomina el cítrico y la vainilla, notas galleta, frutas blancas, mazapán, plátano. Sabor: complejo pero suave, cuerpo medio, dulce, muy afrutado, pero sin ser empalagoso, caramelo, vainilla, naranja dulce y especias. Alcohol muy bien integrado. espectacular cerveza, de lo mejor que he probado últimamente, me ha encantado, muy bien hecha, muy equilibrada, compleja, pero suave. Además se mantiene dentro del estilo belga pero con un punto un poco más original, sin salirse del molde y manteniendo su "belguidad"

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
An ok Belgian blond. Visual: Cloudy orange with a high white head. Aroma: Fruity (citrus/orange) and a bit flowery. Tastes: Slightly spicy, fruity (citrus). Light to medium body ---Rated by Sumonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2012
No head but rim over pale copperish coloured beer. Fresh pale & toasted malts, nice aroma enlived by fine aromahops. Also some grain and/or grass. Toasted, waffles gone too long, gardenherbs in the flavour. Well-carbonated, medium bodied. Absolutely like the nose. If the rest had been up to that standard...
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2004 Total Score: 3.6
More orange than blond, end totally flunky; good yellowish head, slowly retreating. Nose is lactic, roasted cookies, even some butterscotch... finishes citrussy. Quite bitter initial taste, not hoppy, but citrus-zeste like. Gets sweeter afterwards, without ever becoming really malty. In the end, there’s even a whiff of aroma-hops. Finish is very good & balanced. Medium bodied, slight creaminess; finish feels, as said under ’taste’, just right, as if enriched with freshly pressed fruit juice. It’s more than OK. When the "Mars Especial" came to supplant the old "Maartse", I was less than happy. This first fully new post-Willy C. beer, promesses, however.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours slightly orange with a thick white head and some suspended sediment. Aroma is a little Funky with lots of orange and banana. Tastes nice. Some vanilla and candy. Slightly spicy and citrus. Not bad at all. Pretty middle of the road Belgian blonde.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle at home, from Glouglouburp, served in my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours cloudy deep orange with a greenish cast. Thick white head that laces well. Nose is green apple, fresh bread, estery with some barnyard and hay. Very gentle in the nose. Flavours are round and creamy - almost brioche-like in texture, and the low hop bitterness is a pleasant surprise. Nice barnyardy fruit, cream, and hay, with a long, creamy, and lightly spicy finish. I could drink this all day!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
21st September 2009
Hazy amber beer. Soft palate. Aromatic malt. Very slightly spicy. Orange fruit. Hangs together well. Light and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2012
11.2 oz bottle. Best before 12/10/13. Clear, golden body. Big, foamy off-white head. Decent lace. Pronounced, but soft carbonation. Dry texture. Nice light bitter taste, some savory. Decent hops and nice belgian fruity spicy taste, that leaves a good, considerable-length aftertaste. An enjoyable belgian blond, with fortunately more belgian characteristics than blond.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1084) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a moderate head. Floral hop aroma. Nice and fresh flavour; one of the most hoppy Belgians I’ve had in a while. Very pleasant if slightly over-carbonated beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle: hazy orange beer with a frothy, diminishimg but quite stable white head. Sweet and fruity aroma - some yeast, orange peel, caramel, malt. Taste is orange fruity, very sweet, light bitterness. Very soft carbonation, oily carbonation, nothing speciel, but a nice label.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peterkh (11) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
(Bottle) Pours blonde almost orange. Initially very large offwhite head but falls quickly. Aroma: citrus, hops, bisquit, malt (almost wheaty) and belgian yeast. Flavor: Medium bitterness, alchohol, spice. Overall: Refreshing, drinkable but doesn’t leave a lot to remember


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