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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2008
11.2 oz bottle, straw color, must not be bottle conditioned- it is polished and has no sediment at all. Sweet malt aroma, fruity yeast. Taste is very sweet, mild hop bitterness- a tripel without all of the alcohol punch. Drinkable, but almost cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstdraft (7) - USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
Hey a Blonde Ale I actually like! WOOT! This is a nice little ale with a nice head, dark amber color, kinda cloudy, little bit of lacing. Aroma has that not quite done bread smell. Flavor is really good, there is a little bit of that chimay flavor belgian thing going on there that I usually hate but not this time. Good beer I’d get it again. Check out my blog at tulsafirstdraft.blogspot.com

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle - Poured a darkish amber in color with a big foamy white head. Minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with hints of both some citrus and some malty sweetness. Flavor is also quite yeasty with lots of fruity esters. Some alcohol apparent, but not overpowering. Overall a very nice beer... worth repeating.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a one-inch frothy-soapy head. The aroma reveals that this beer is not a blonde ale, but a abbey tripel. There are some sweet notes distinct to the style. The taste is really smooth followed by alcohol in the finish. Okay, not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Draught in London Light golden amber pour. Sweet fruity aroma and flavor, bit of banana. Smooth palate. Good brew overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 13, 2008
bottle at a friend’s party. Sweet, syrupy, butterscotch. Too sweet. Bold flavor, but unfortunately not one I particularly enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Enjoyed most of the six pack throughout this past weekend, I find this to be a nice easy going Belgian Blonde. Nothing spectacular, but very satisfying and makes for a great transition brew. Sparkling, clear golden-yellow pour with a large white top and blanketing lacing. Small bubbles of steady carbonation. Sweet, musty fruits and a minimal earthy yeastiness are contained in the gentle aroma. Light bodied and airy with a sharp quenching ability. Fresh fruity flavors, mild malts and some faint spicy hop characteristics. Yeasty along with a faint metallic flavor (also evident in their Dubbel that had been previously rated). After sampling a few this beer has finally grown on me, it’s rather nice and simple for it’s style and that’s what makes it work.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 13, 2008
Rated: 28.06.2007
Bottle brown, 330 ml
Appearance: Pours nice amber colour, like very deep, body is medium carbonated, cloudy (hazy), head is medium, snowy white, head leave lacing on the glass, that is quite distinqushable head is rather irregular, very small bubbles, head is frothy, lasting till the end of the beer.
Aroma: Wheaty, yeasty, malted barley, fresh bread rather white, citruses like lemon and orange, rather refreshing. Denoting nicelz blended ingredients in a good, simple way. No alcohol in aroma.
Flavour: a little bit alcoholic nose not becomes stronger though is not much desturbing, beer is stuffy, full of taste, very malty, yeasty, bready, grainy, a little bit toasty, a little bit carbonative, rather mild, well balanced, no harshness, a little bit milky.
Palate: Alcohol, cherries, bready accidic, lemon, orange a bit, domination of grain and bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2008
(330 ml bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/augusta/l target=blank>Lou’s Beverage Barn) Pours clear apricot-amber with one finger of slightly off-white head. Startlingly clear for a Belgian beer. Aroma is yeasty and sweet. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth and maybe a touch syrupy. Flavor is yeasty and moderately sweet, that’s about all there is to say. Maybe finishes a touch hot. Doesn’t really pull you in too many directions but decent enough I guess.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
blond orangy colour with big white head. quite spicy and sour. a pale example of the belgian beers.


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