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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Abbey Style Blonde Ale


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Effervescent, clear, coppertone body yeilding aromas of coriander, lemon, creamsicle, and yeast; subtle, floral and pilsnerish maltiness followed by a snappy, lighty bitter finsih; light, fruity pear and mango notes; a little musty. A very drinkable Belgian that’s quite a bargin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5287) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle - corked and caged. Peachy amber with a small white head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Almost a candyish orange with sweet malts, soft flower petals, sweet bready notes and light yeast. Taste is a bit more bitter with stronger yeast notes, slightly spicy hops, dried fruits, light floral notes, bready malts and candy. Body is medium with a bubbly body. Leaves more spice and light bitterness during the finish. More fruit notes, seemingly unripened. Sweet malts and light candied notes. Not bad at all!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Pours a clear golden bronze with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of sweet candy-like caramel malt and biscuity Belgian yeastiness. Body starts with nice sweet Belgian maltiness with good yeasty bready complexity and a touch of peppery clove spice toward a smooth, flavorful finish. A very nice Belgian ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Veiled, amber appearance with a large, white head and good lacing. Mildly spiced, soft fruit, sweet malt aroma with an unpleasant hint of cabbage on the edge. Smooth, medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Yeasty, fruity taste with a sweet edge and a finish that turns a bit sour.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Pour is hazy bubbly deep golden with a thin off white head...smell is spicy and dry at first...vegetal and floral too...smells hopy for sure...taste is vegetal and sweet and then strangely bitter....this is horrid!!!! What is wrong with you guys???

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
As with most of their beers, there is a pleasant cellared quality: almost musty, highly yeasty, and well-aged. The alcohol is higher than I expected it to be, but it makes sense since its a Belgian. Somewhat spicy, and even a tad sweet. Floral, and fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Poured a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was sweet, yeasty spice, malty, fruity with a hint of alcohol. As it warm came yellow apples, golden raisins and candy. The flavor was malty sweet and yeasty. Medium bodied and semi-dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2970) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 A worthy addition for the ongoing education of Belgium Beer. Got a slight tropical fruit with clove and other spices. Taste has a slight astringent bitter after taste. Looks great, with its unfiltered sediment.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Thanks to Matta for this. The pour was turbid gold with a huge frothy head that kept coming back at repours. The aroma was spicy floral, hopcitric, some cloves, apricots, and pear. The taste was pleasantly pale malty and spicy floral up front, with some mid-palate floral hop notes, and some backdoor Bretty barnyardy funk. Very complex and well balanced, this one was great as I sat in a gorgeous 80 degree day, watching my son hammer a baseball while i smoked a CAO EMS-wrapper cigar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 13, 2006
750 ml brown, Belgian bottle. Corked & caged. No freshness date noticed. Loud pop when opened. poured out a medium golden / amber coloer, with a thick, sticky white head. Served in my Chimay chalice for proper effect. Aromas are of spiced fruit. Cinnamon, nutmeg, Granny Smith applesauce aromas abound. Slightly earthy hop aroma in the background. Flavors are crisp, refreshing, and to the point. Slightly sour fruity citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Finished semi-sweet, with a sour orange flavor. Decent Belgian overall. I’m glad I tried it.


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