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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is yeast and malt with some fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity - maybe some banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2006
23/05/06. Same colour body (clear bright gold body) as the Gordons Finest Gold sitting beside it in my hotel room in Brussells. Very sweet aroma, alcohol then fruit. Tasted the alcohol and liked it better although the previous beer was higher at 10%, corn and wheat, some fruit maybe pineapple and passionfruit then starts to get sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottled. Clear golden beer with, a medium head. Candi-sugar and hops in the aroma, some fruits as well. Flavor has alcohol, candi-sugar, hops and fruits. The finish has some sweetness and some bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (686) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2006
bottle: poured with medium pearly foam head,holding a low foam after drinking nearly half the glass. Slight aroma of grapefruit...maybe. Light acid palate with heavy yeastiness. I guessI’ve never had a blonde made in the abbey style, It’s a litte more robust, but dry. I like it for the summer evenings. Good purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Bottle 0,33l. Clear golden with a creamy lasting head leaving patterns on the glass. A soft, sweet aroma. Flavour of fruit and spices. A "heavy" sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Tried this several times over the course of a week in Belgium. Unfortunately, the only thing my notes say are "mediocre blonde". Perhaps a little to sweet, but hey, there are so many beers out there that are worse than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2006
Perfect rating environment last Friday eve. Nice and quiet, and with the July edition of "Beer" and "What’s Brewing" I decided to give some of the beers in the Grimbergen portfolio a try. Apart from the Blonde, the Triple and the Dubbel were available. All from Vinmonopolet in Norway.
330ml bottle. Wheat and coriander aroma. Pale golden. Frothy white head - most of it disappearing. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet banana flavour with a yeasty touch. Sweet fruity finish - yes, in fact too much sweetness (28.07.2006).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (435) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 25, 2006
Moderate malty artoma with caramel notes; moderate hops aroma; additional notes of grape and honey. Dark golden colour with an average, creamy white head, mostly lasting and with good lacing. Flavour is heavy sweet and slightly bitter at the beginning, then the sweet character diminishes leaving more space to a moderate bitter and a light acidic taste in the finish and in the more-than-average lasting aftertaste. Body is medium with oily texture; lively carbonation; light astringent feeling in the finish. Pleasant and satisfactory beer. Aroma and flavour are fruity and complex; well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2006
Bottled. Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet alcohol, fruit green apple, yeast. Flavour is yeast, green apple, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2006
I very much enjoyed this blonde. Pleasantly balanced. Not the best, but I’d drink one of these anytime.

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