junon (408) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Its from France! I havent had too many French beer. Meh. To sum it up Id just say "Belgian Lite". Everything is so tamed compared to the beer style it was modeled from. Why would THE wine producing country feel the need to tone down things like aroma, mouth feel, and TASTE in an alcoholic beverage is beyond me. Why?
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle; Bright clear with tight white head. Nose is fruity and hoppy with some acid. Flavor of hops (saaz?) and some sweetnes. There is a "dusty" tone that i do not really car efor, but still a good and easy drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is light with high, but not too high, carbonation.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale to medium gold beer with light lacing, very aromatic, exotic even, scents of lychee, perhaps spinach, mango, grassy like a good spanish cheese (quesa de serena in particular) with a faint musty hint, also fresh bisquits or a cracker factory. Wonderful off-tart flavor with a lemon and shortbread thing goin’ on, a hint of mustard, all most light rye flavored, down to the carraway. Has biere de garde like "cellar character" but refined and clean somehow, probably a great food beer. Defies categorization but very very nice!
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice cloudy golden color. Not much head. Slight wine nose, some spice. Spicy and earthy flavor but thin body.
colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour was dark cloudy amber color with a two finger white head. The nose was great. It had a bready yeasty malty and fruity. The taste is mild compared to the nose. it is bready maltly sweet with hints of fruit. It would also be very good cellared
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the Beer of the Month Club, poured into a Belgian fishbowl glass. Bright yellow color, mostly clear with a wispy white head that recedes quickly. Lots of fruity esters -- apples, lemons, grapes and berries aromas give this a nice bouquet. Lemony tart taste with some yeasty bready qualities. Some grassy and hay flavors as well give this a complex flavor. Lite to medium mouthfeel, well carbonated. Nice, refreshing enjoyable beer that I thought went well in the late weekend afternoon. Would pair nicely with a tossed or caesar salad. According to BOMC, this is an example of the Biere de Garde that the northern French area is known for.
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark yellow color, nose is yeast, alcohol, and some fruity notes. Very tart flavor, alcohol really shows through even though it’s only 6%. Very smooth, light bodied, and a small amount of carbonation. Not bad but not good.
Goba (71) - BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Nice opaque orange with white foam, citric aroma with hints of malt, nuts, earth and oat. Strong malt flavor,along with oat, spice and some fruitness. Lasting bitter aftertaste, with floral and spicy touches. Dense body. Some unbalance going on to the bitter side.
letsbeer (10) - BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja predominantemente feminina, doce, quase sem amargor, média-baixa carbonatação e bem frutada. Bom equilíbrio, final suave e limpo. É uma boa cerveja para o que se propõe.
jmatty19 (3) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2009 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid beer overall but somewhat lacking in flavor in comparison to Belgian abbey ales.