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Brewed by Brouwerij de Leckere
Style: Specialty Grain
De Meern, Utrecht, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Thanks to the Australian Galaxy hops a refreshing, very fruity and complex thirst quencher. Totally addictive! Quote from Derek Walsh :- Itís not brewed to follow a style. I.B.A. (Inter-natural Blond Ale) uses 3 organic malts from Germany and a hint of sugar combined with German Saphir-, American Cascade- and Tasmanian Galaxy hops (no dry-hopping) and American yeast to create a hybrid between Bitter Blond, Abbey Blond and a May Bock. With 30 EBUís and and high degree of attenuation itís refreshing, dry and has a hop-fruity complexity.


Abijen's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1155) - ís-Hertogenbosch, - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Smells are hard to find. Taste is quite nice. Good bitterness. The palate is good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerardgathier (138) - - FEB 27, 2014
murky orange yellow colour. small white head. aroma is malty sweet with hoppy citrus orange punch. taste has nice citrus notes and a good malty backbone. an ipa-ish blonde beer with a sweet touch.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at Arendsnest. Hazy almost murky gold pour with white head. Aroma is fruity, but also quite oxidized, with some strong buttery notes as well, something seems off. Taste is bitter sweet, nice hoppiness, lots of sweet malty flavors as well, honey, the whole thing is a bit buttery. The advertised high attenuation does not show, as I felt this tasted very underattenuated actually. It presented some interesting traits, but something was wrong here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4611) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle from Secret Sinterklaas. Bold yellow corn body with puffy head. Nose is hoppy, grainy, fruity. Taste crisp of fruits, bananas, citrus, hops. Really smooth and well-balanced. Gets drier and grainy in the finish. Very nice. Many thanks!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (321) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
Hazy golden. Yeast, fruity hops (grapefruit, tangerine), pilsner malts. Light malty sweetness, tart citrus and medium bitter finish. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Nice and complex. Good beer, best one from them Iíve had so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
A 0.30l bottle from the Euro Swap II. Was somehow expecting a black thing before I pours this one. IBA, India black ale you know, but to my surprise this is light cloudy orange looking little thing with a nice medium sized just off-white head thatís leaving some good blondes on the sides of the glass. Smells really wheaty and inviting with lots of fresh citrus and orange zesty flavors. I get a fresh floral tone, some Belgian yeasty hints and a little bit of coriander. Is this a wit or a wheat ale? Smells quite nice anyways. It has a good thick oily mouthfeel wrapped in those small bubbly average carbonation bubbles. Immediately i get some warming alcohol, but itís also got more wheat and fresh hoppy citrusy tones. A good amount not of that sweetness, but itís still somewhat balanced. Ends fruity and slightly eastery with a lasting minty - almost toothpaste minty and fruity aftertaste. Having a hard time identifying the identity and genre if this one, but itís not bad at all. Thanks Tinius! 24.09.2013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
30cl. Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with whote head. Aroma peach, citrus, floral, fruits, grain, bread. Taste fruity sweet, little bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel thin, bit dry. Nice beer, love the nose, very drinkeable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
This was a pretty decent specialty beer. Hoppy, lots of fruit and grass in the aroma, but the flavor was mostly bready malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle at Mikeís house. Pours a pale colour, taste is light, hoppy and refreshing

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4713) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
Bottled, BB July 2013? (released early 2013 though), large sample. Had several from tap before as well. Clear golden color, medium frothy slight off-white head. Aroma of flowery and citrussy hop, slight grainy, slight soapy, marmelade, some apricot. Actually mosf of the fruit is apricot. Some malty sweetness, quite fruity bitter taste. Clean yeast. Gets better every sip, where the apricot marmelade flavors dance around the grainy and biscuity malts. Finish is long lingering apricot marmelade.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, grass. Flavour is sweet, , fruit, hop, malt, grass. Medium body. OK beer.


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