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Ochre coloured top fermented Abbey Beer with an abv of 6.7%. The use of Gatinais barley combined with carefully selected hops creates a perfectly balanced, relatively light tasting beer with a fruity malty taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2004
Some Belgian blondes seem to be a little underdone and lack substance. This one is a Kim Cliister’s style of blonde with a good presence and assertiveness that even an Aussie would like to have go down, the gullet. Good strawberry blonde rather than a whitey with fine balance of hop and malt. certainly some fruit in there with both fresh and dessicated styles and a dryness too that satisfies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HermanW (1030) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2004
One year after expiration this beer is still excellent. Full of taste and a nice smell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2004
A solf gold-blond beer with normal head. It has a easy sweet aroma with a malty touch.The taste is round and it has some maltyness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Had in Bottle in Blois, France. REALLY didn’t care for it what’s so ever. Wheat. fruit....not the worst...but come on now, who’s shooting for that?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2004
50cl can: This beer has a dark golden color to it, with maybe a hint of orange. There is a strong white head. There is a somewhat sweet aroma, with hints of yeast and spices. The taste is along the same lines. A bit of citrus also. It is a bit more than medium bodied. Comperable to Leffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
Draught: My first beer on my BelgianBeerTour2004. Orange/golden coloured. Off white lasting and huge head. Is yeasty, sweet and malty in the nose. Some yeast, fruit and malt in the flavour. Notes of spices. Has a dry citrus finish. Nice starter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 Can. Sweet spicy orange and wheat aroma. Clear amber with nice big head. Clove, orange, and wheat flavor with hint of cherry. Slight hint of hops in the finish. Moderate acidity and mild carbonation. This is a re-rate for me - apparently I got a bad bottle the last time as it was bland and boring. Glad I gave it another try,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2004
Looks ordinary, but has a great, complex aroma of sweetness, yeast and fruit. Taste is a bit disappointing, with too much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Bottle. Golden w. nice head. Found this pretty complex - especially the aroma: sweet, vanilla, youghurt, little wheaty w. banana and acidity, even some light lambic-barnyard tones. Nice blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2004
Gold beer, white head. A little disappointing taste. Tastes almost like pilsener with more alcohol.

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