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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie díAchouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. Youíll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750ml corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a nice description of the beer and it lists the abv at 9.5%. Appearance: The body has a tan/blonde color with a heavy haze and some light brown sediment floating around near the bottom of the glass. On top there is an off white cap of foam that slowly settles and makes some nice slick lacing on the glass. Smell: There is a big classic Belgian yeast character coming to the nose. With it comes fruit, funk and wet hay mixed with some sweet bready malt and solid notes of floral/spicy hops. Taste/Palate: It started with a nice base of sweet bready malt and yeast with a light touch of funk and wet hay. Inside this are some nice fruity notes as well and I get white wine grapes, light unripe peach and mild orange blossom. This is all backed up by a firm floral and spicy hop bitterness that adds a pleasant balance and dryness to the finish. Itís well balanced on the palate and fun to drink. Notes: Overall it is an outstanding Belgian which to me seems to fits somewhere between a Blond and a Triple. Also of note here is the very well hidden 9.5% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3720) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"another hit from Ommegang. This one has a vibrant fruity hoppy aroma, and a flavor to match. dry citrus abounds, and itís incredibly drinkable. for such a strong beer, the alcohol isnít even noticed."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (100) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Lemon like fruity esters with honey and a light spicy hop on the aroma. Light golden color with a white head with excellent head retention. Flavor is full of sweet pils and spicy hops. Bitter is medium and helps dry out the beer on the end. Typical Belgian esters are present. Mouthfeel is medium with a high level of carbonation which leads to a little acidic bite. Overall, it's a good tasting Belgian golden. My only issue is that it's a little too sweet. More bitterness is needed for balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (39) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured a hazy gold colour with a thick head and beautiful lacing. Decent fruity and yeast aroma. Very smooth and sweet taste with a thick body. A slight tangy aftertaste. Goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap at Lake & Irving in a tulip glass. Deep golden and a healthy head/lacing. Expected a stronger aroma but getting mostly a faint hint of pine and a minor citrus note. Taste is extremely pleasant and greets the tongue with citrus, hops, and a slight yeast/funk. Itís a surprisingly clean beer to drink with an aftertaste that leans comfortably into the hop resin world. I would definitely hang out with this gnome...and maybe convince him to bring his Chouffe Houblon friends too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (384) - - SEP 13, 2014
Tap at lake and Irving. In tulip glass. Gold with thick white head and great lacing. Faint pine with some grain and a bit of yeast aroma. Sweet and clean, some fruit and good yeast flavor. Super easy to drink. Perfectly balanced. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is clean but full. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a hazy golden orange . Big fruity aromas . Taste is creamy , citrusy , with hints of spice . Nice mildly tart finish with some sweetness . Excellent . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (371) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Good beer! Poured from a bottle. Little head or lacing, cloudy yellow- orange color. Sour mash aroma. Tangy down the gullet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy yellow color, no real head. Sour clove aroma. Medium body with a all spice flavor and a light a finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (675) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
A Belgian aroma of spice and banana. Gold colour with a short lasting white head. Spicy taste of coriander, clove and banana. A creamy feel with an all spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (246) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from bottle....thick golden pour with huge white head....smell is yeast and barnyard....taste is quite pleasant...fairly smooth and dry....alcohol really isnít even present on mouth...not my style but found this 4 pack half price and i am pleasantly pleased...interesting brews from this brewery yet they all seem top notch.

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