Brewed by Brouwerij De Ryck
Style: Belgian Ale
Herzele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (707) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle @ De Karper Gent (kelderrest @ €1, thanks!) Pours hazy blond, very balanced palate long finish, average carbonation, medium body. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. As good as their Tripel imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
Bottled. Aroma has fruits (aprikot) and spices. Hazy, yellow-copper coloured with a white head. Taste is sweet. It has yeast, citrus, aprikot and it is a little carbonated. medium bodied. Okay beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Well it owuld have been clear gold, if I hadn’t poured the yeast in. Quite a perfumed blond. Bit of sherbert on the end. Not really my favourite. A very sherberty blond and not entirely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Cask at The White Horse Belgain Beer Festival, 24th August 2008. Clear deep amber with little head. Sweet and spicy flavour, very Belgian. Full bodied with a reasonably long aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, not complex, hazy, good head, nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle: Poured a light orange brown with a white medium head. I expected something more golden, maybe to cold. I do like the appearance. Aroma is sweet with fruit, malt, and some very fine spice. The taste is very good with fruit and sugary malts, the finish is tangy hops that dry the buds. Very pleasant suprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 In short: A full bodied fruity, spicy and dry Belgian blonde Ale. Enjoyable but nothing special
How: Bottle 330ml, about 6 months old
The look: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head
In long: Fruitiness level is average for a Belgian Ale of that nature. The fruity flavours in this one are bananas, some tropical fruits and some orange peels. Medium sweetness with a honeyed hard-candies. Lots of crunchy biscuits. Aromatic spicy floral hops that dry-out the beer a lot but do not provide much bitterness. And overall impression of some kind of spicy strudel. Overall this is a simple old-fashion pleasant Belgian blonde ale. With all those trendy breweries doing wacky beers and going off the beaten-path this one may seem simple and old-fashion. Sometimes new and modern is good, but sometimes you don’t microwave a chicken in three minutes. Sometimes you need to open a door, a for that you need a doorknob.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Floral hops and banana esters bloom from the bready yeast, as an atypical spicing (usually reserved for dessert beers) garnishes this fluffy pastry of a blond Belgian Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy orangey golden.
-Few hops decorate the finish; it’s mostly malt and yeast here.
-The body is cushiony and well built; one of the beer’s finest features.
-This is very drinkable and balanced throughout.

Bottle; best before Feb.’09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Draught at ZBF08. Cloudy orange colour. Small tight, creamy white head. Bready flavour, mild and creamy. Slightly watery. OK hint of alcohol in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Biere blonde, bele apparence avec n mince collet. Odeur de banane, vin blanc ( en faite le raisin donne impession de vin blanc). Gout salé (resemblance de manger une pomme avec du sel) Petit gout d’humidité, zest d’orange, sucre brun et un eu poivré à la fin.

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