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Style: Belgian Ale
Gavere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Golden with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has sweetness, notes of malt and light citrus and apple. The flavour has sweetness, a light citrussy bitterness, notes of malt, alcohol (quite a bit) and light hints of coriander and yeast. IMO the alcohol should be more subdued, and that makes the overall impression somewhat unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
courtesy of Doeschi - hazy dark blond beer under a persistent white foam; yeasty and fruity aroma (pear and apple); full-bodied and oily; some sweetness and pretty tasty; a hint of acidity and a solid bitterness; very long yeasty and fruity hoppy finish - pretty nice

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2007
330ml bottle (Mallaskukko, Turku) Light orange, little head. Huge ginger and sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is disappointing initially - a bit alcoholic, but mellows later. Leaves hops, which is nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Clear yellow / golden color, nice thick white head. Smell soft hops and sweet. Taste soft bitter, sweet and malts. Decent carbonation, medium body. Decent blond beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2006
Bottled - Evening Star Brighton. A blonde coloured beer with a nice white head and decent lacing. The aroma is hoppy with lemon citrus notes and a little pepper. The taste is smooth and a little creamy. There is more peppery spicy hop and a good yeasty flavour. Good body and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, orange-golden colour with a blond and tall foamy head. Citrus-fruity, slightly zesty cara-malty aroma. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Cara-malty base with citric notes of tangerine and a touch of drying herbal hops; sweet-bitter malty and slightly fruity and spicy finish. Quite good. 09.X.11

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Tap at RNH. Slightly hazy golden pour. Tight creamy white head. The nose is softly spicy. Initially the beer has a peppery character and there is a very rich creamy palate. Bright earthy Belgian pale malt with a nice rusticity. Lightly wheaty with anice light spiciness as well. Fairly fruity (melons) which is also quite nice. Softly marshmallowy with a little bit of light cotton candy as well. There is a little bit of Saaz noble hoppiness. Pretty damn nice brew. I don’t know how 12% importer keep finding these really great, rustic examples, but they do.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid deep gold with 1-finger white head. Nose is hopcit, malt, candy sugar, slight funk. Tastes citric, with orange zest, funk, spic, malt, and a medium heft of palate and complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for Zwanze Day 2011 as well as the Moeder vs Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 17, 2011
Hazy yellow greenish color, smallish white head. Sweet, sugary, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit spicy aftertaste, also alcohol. Sweet malty scent.


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