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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish


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4.8
   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. It’s 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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (76) - Colton, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours hazy light orange with heavy sediment. Ring head, okay lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, floral, and tropical fruit. Taste is bananas, mangos, pineapple, buttery bready malts. Mouthfeel is medium-light and oily with small bubbles. Finish is dry with a tad bit of alcohol heat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
curdbird (11) - Brooklyn, USA - APR 30, 2015
Poured from bottle at Julia’s. Pours hazy orange amber with distinct turbidity from lees. Aroma of orange, banana, everything one would expect from La Chouffe yeast. Taste is heavily fruity and sweet with minimal bitterness, heavy on the palate akin to heavy syrup. Great beer, trending very thick and heavy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (373) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
Very fruity notes. Highly potent with anv but only slightly noticeable. Great Combo. Tap

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1703) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Nose is Belgian yeast, citrus fruit, pineapple and mango. Pale , cloudy orange body. Flavor is light citrus and pineapple. Blanaced body and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (999) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 8, 2015
hazy gold with hint of amber hue, quarter-inch of ivory head, medium-fine, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is chalky-fruity grass, pear, touch of strawberry, sweet wheat. Body is syrupy-starchy, a bit gritty, moderate weight. medium-light carbonation. moderate coarseness, medium-light soft burn. Flavor is spicy sweet wheat, touch of bitter grass that doesn’t linger, hearty balanced malt sweetness, some chalky, phenolic yeast (Ommegang’s varietal!) Overall, a nice BLSA, highlight is the Ommegang yeast, but nothing new here. Not worth the 17$ - yikes!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is sweet, boozy, good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Very delicious with a bit of a bite at the beginning you can taste the booze but pleasant to look at then head

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (166) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2015
Good resemblance of a stronger blonde-farmhouse ale. Grassy, earthy, and wheat flavors. Mildly hopped. Semi-cloudy, medium pale yellow appearance. Alcohol bite hidden somewhat for 9.5%. Not quite my style, but definitely worth the try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at Happy Gnome, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought lots of white fruit with white grape, pear, some slight peach into some yeasty spice, pepper, some clove into a bit of orange, touch of biscuit. Taste was the same, nice orange, grapefruit, white grape into some slight pear, some clove, spice, and yeasty into a bit of biscuit, pepper, finishing dry, slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (721) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle: Pours a nice bright clear golden color with a big white head on it. Aromas are fruity and honey. Smells like spring. Taste is sweet, with a nice acidic-like Belgian finish that leaves you wanting another sip. This beer is a wonderful warm weather beer, but is as equally at home on a cold night when you are looking for something clean and refreshing.


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