Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Mechelen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Wetherspoon Special.
This is a full-tasting, but deceptively drinkable, classic golden ale, with a clean, precise flavour and full hop character. Hops used: Goldings, Saaz.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bear53 (7) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2010 does not count
From a bottle. beautiful 2-3 finger wonderful white head as good as Duvel, vanilla, small citrus flavor, this ale is top shelf Belgan, I am in love although I love everything Carolus brews. Mouthfeel is refreshing not overly carbonated - next to Chimay one of my all time favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2007
CASK at standing order (edinburgh) beerfestival. Cliamed to be 5,5% ... Light amber ... light fresh hoppy nose ... sweet pleasent medicinal tones ... rich honeyish with hint of lime. There a nice flavour in this i cant quite place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
Cask (5.5%) at the William Morris (JDW), Hammersmith. Straw with a thin white head; fresh citrus aroma; smooth and oily with a citrus flavour with some spiceiness; a gently persistent bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21439) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle at Den Stillen Genieter. Fairly hoppy, decent enough blonde beer, refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle- Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head that fades to good lacing. Aroma is fruity with some malt sweetness and spice in the back ground. Taste of fruit, malt sweetness and some spice. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. Has a nice balance that gives it a bit of character. This was a enjoyable beer, much more than I expected from a Blonde Ale, but then again it was from Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2011
Pale hazy golden colour, firm white head. Malty aroma, yeast, citrus and hops. Flavour is sweet malts, some mild lemon, hops and spice. Decent beer, quite refreshing. (from tap)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Beer looks imperial, very sturdy in body as well. Taste is like a Heineken and a wit mixed... Smell is yeasty and wheaty. Overall, it is a good summer taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Cask at Banker’s Draft (JDW), Bedford, Wetherspoons Festival ’07. Gold with a small white head. Sugary aroma with unidentified exotica. Sweet malty taste, slightly spiced, with a bit of smokey bitterness. A little warm. Otherwise liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (673) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Corked bottle 750ml bottle. Initial pour yielded nothing but a monstrous, foamy head that eventually gave way to some hazy yellowish amber beer. Sweet, spicy, fruity yeast aroma. Flavor is spiced fruit with a spicey hops bite up front fadinng into a buttery malt ending. Low end of medium bodied with a lightly oily palate. Interesting and tasty but a bit muddled at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle at Central in DC. Pours a golden haze. LIght aroma, hop flavor is present but not strong. Decent not great.

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