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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Abbey Blonde We have endeavored to produce an Abbey Blonde ale in the Belgian tradition. Brewed with imported malt, hops, and cane sugar, our Belgian yeast blend produced a spicy, floral, perfumy beer with a dry finish. Pepper, rosehips, and sage come to mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Clear gold with a thin white head. Banana nose with lots of ginger, clove, sage, an rosemary. Clean, spicy, herbal taste with pepper, cloves, toasted malts, and generous lighter fruits. Very full mouthfeel. I think this one is a decicious brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Thanks to Dim again for another great Pennsylvanian brew. 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip WOW this thing reminds me of a Duvel big with fluffy head hazy straw colored body with tons of carbonation coming from the glass ok enough this thing gets a 5 an American beer that looks like a Duvel Big yeasty aromas coming from the glass spices include pepper and sage. There is also a citrus component as well in the nose This flavor is the closet I have come to a real Belgian in an American brew. The mouthfeel is dry and it has tons of carbonation. Sour grapefruit, pepper, coriander and candy sugars are just some of the things I taste it is a very complex brew. If you can’t tell I am excited to have tried this brew, a real sleeper in my book. I could easily drink a few of these at a bar, at one sitting thanks again Dan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2008
I think this is getting a bum rap and if it had Lost Abbey on the label it would have scored much higher than most raters gave it. Deep rich golden pour, small head ... looks like a Belgian blond. Nose of citrus and malts and a touch of floral aromatic hops ... just fine. Good palate. Taste of citrus and floral hops and candi sugar and yeast and bread ... well done for a blond and an extra point for a Belgian at almost session beer strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
In short: An herbal and floral session Belgian blonde ale. Highly drinkable.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is slightly spicy which is sometimes I often get as a yeast side-effect in Belgian blonde ale. Taste has lots of “country stuff”, not wild/barnyard country, more like rustic country stuff. Countryside hay, countryside flowers, countryside herbs, dry bread, lemongrass, sage, alfalfa sprouts. Very floral and herbal. Spicy/minerals sensation with white pepper and salt. Mouth drying herbal finish. Hugely drinkable, a Belgian ale that could easily be a daily session beer. Another solid beer from General Lafayette, these guys don’t make junk beer, this is General Lafayette not Colonel Sanders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Poured a lightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, floral, fruits, honey, toasted dough, and light spice. Taste of toasty dough, citrus, toffee malts, light vanilla, pils malt, peaches, and some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of peppery yeast notes, banana, clove, candy sugar notes and breast malt. Flavor was earthy, banana, clove, bready malt and lots of Belgian yeast esters/spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Philly Craft Beer Festival. Small plastic sample cup. Clear yellow with a frothy white head. Apple, perfume and yeast. Belgian funk, pepper and, yes, I get some sage. Very nice take on the style. Well balanced but could use a bit more nuance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2005) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Enjoyable flavors of yeast/pepper/malt well blended in this Belgian style Ale. Abbey Blonde also had earthy flavors I’m assuming from the rosehips and sage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Tap at GLI and bottle - Hazy gold color with a moderate head. Aroma has a quality Belgian yeast/malt essence with a good amount of citrus, spice, and subtle hops. Taste dominated by ctirus, spice, banana, and a light yeast. Pleasant feel and a solid finish. Glad they’re bottling this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is spices, malt, fruit, and hops. Flavor is malt, spices, hops, yeast, and fruit. Fairly dry finish.

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