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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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2008
What an aroma!! Very little head, surprising. A hint of vanilla, some hops and spice. Flavor is spicy and tasty. good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a rich, bright golden apricot color w/ a medium sized, creamy froth. Good hangtine receding to a full, sticky, downy canopy that lasts the whole drink. Aromas of sweet aged citrus rind malts. Medium full nectar w/ ample residual effers complete w/ champagne streamers. The texture is very velvety. Nice! Big stonefruit malts accompanied by a defined peachpit bittering component. Nuances of aged apriot nectar, vanilla bean, citrus rind, mild banana spice, creamy wild apples, honey, pine apple . The finish is bittered well leaving a parching effect on the palate. Overall: this brew is absolutely beautiful w/ superb lacework. With just a touch of sweetness this well balanced, complex, brew is impressive. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 28, 2007
bottle. golden yellow color. white head that remains. yeasty scent as expected. delightful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 Bottle: Dirty golden, very hazy, huge rocky white head, fantastic lacing, strong carbonation.   Dunno how this beer could appear any better.   Soft zesty citrus based aroma, very slight floral or perhaps lavender tinge.   Somewhat dull spiced start, not as floral or bright as the aroma.   A bit musty, barnish, finishing with a touch of apple or pear skin.   Somewhat of an odd duck in that aspect.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   I find this much better than Angelique or Diabolique.   I have yet to try Mystique.   I’d easily have this again.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 Very nice looking ale, slightly murky yet bright golden with a good sized creamy, thick head, great lace down the glass. Quite a good aroma, soft and lemony in aspect but with medicinal and flowery undertones. quite a nice flavour too slight maltiness to start then taken over by a great herbal spicy bitterness that lasts till near the back of the tongue then it mellows out comfortably for a smooth almost mellow finish..with lingering spice in the throat. Very good mouthfeel very "eventful". I found this an excellent ale and for a half descent price. Great summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2005
750mL Bottle <font size=1>(all to myself, mwuahahaha!)</font>: Clear copper, body with simmering carbonation level. Extremely retentive sticky head and awesome lacing. Nose of orange, cheet grass, candi sugar, horsey yeast and coriander bugs. Distant earthy hobles dance with the citrus. On the palate is a refreshing zesty and sweet combo that sings belgian. A little bitterness and alcohol seep into the back end. The finish is a bit underripe but tangy and good for a lighter belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for providing the bottle, or maybe it was Matta. I can’t remember, but thanks to whoever it was. Poured cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma was very yeasty, so much wheat that I thought I was in a field of it, some slight banana and malts. Flavor was candy sugar wheats. Very sweet, smooth and malty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
A very good beer with lots of finish. Smooth melloe refreshing and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.


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