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RATINGS: 1340   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy malty aroma a grainy malty spicy taste with a spicy little bitter finch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2008
75cl bottle Golden blond coloured beer with average white head. Spicy and hoppy aroma. Very sweet palate. Finish is sweet and little creamy and some spicy hints. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2008
11.2oz brown bottle from Tiger Town in Gardiner. Pours a beautiful golden yellow translucent body with a good half inch of off-white head. Smells really fruity and pleasant, like a fresh peach or apricot. Tastes very fruity also, with apricot and apple playing huge roles with some malt notes toward the finish. Just the slightest hint of alcohol in the flavor and mouthfeel. Fairly light on the mouthfeel, but makes this surprisingly drinkable for the abv. Really very delicious, one of the best examples of the style I’ve had. Really hitting the spot tonight.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 31, 2008
Clear blonde copper. Not bottle conditioned. Sweet yeasty aroma. Crunchy biscuit malt that was nice but not interesting enough. Doesnt really hold up to others in it’s category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2008
I thought this to be a pretty average tripel, but it was by no means a disappointment. Pretty malty and not as spicey as I might have expected, but for some reason I was expecting a pretty mild-mannered beer (perhaps because it was listed as a blonde ale on the menu and bottle) and that is what I got. Pour was a pretty rich gold-amber color with good head. Branded glassware at the Palm Tavern was nice enhancement to the experience. Aroma was not that distinct - some clove and a bit of diacetyl. Flavor was more of that, but with a distinctly strong malt backbone. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. In all I thought this an average yet rather sessionable beer. I would recommend this beer, although not that strongly. $3 bottles at the Palm Tavern on Kinnickinic in Milwaukee; price was right. Along with $1.50 Huber Bocks at Comet, this has to be one of the better bar bargains in Milwaukee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Pours dark golden with lasting lacing. Aroma of fruit and some hops. Light on the palate, but this adds to the drinkability. I did get some metallic aftertastes though. Finishes abrubtly. Still I could drink several of these and enjoy it. A simple, drinkable, light bodied brew, with a little more alcohol then your average session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (3016) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Draft. Kind of weak for a tripel. Sweet with not a lot of character there. Ok at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Yes I like this Grimbergen too. I haven’t found a Grimbergen that I dont like. Yeasty for sure wtih very little hops in the flavor profile. A nice blond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
happyh0ur (6) - FRANCE - MAR 19, 2008 does not count
Pression et canette, couleur foncée, biere tres parfumée, palet fort et agréable, parfum de malt assez brulé= bonne amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Clear deep golden yellow with an off-white topper that fades slowly and leaves wispy lacing. Aroma is very bready and full of fruity Belgian yeast and malt. Taste is grainy with yeast, malt and mild (almost artificial) sweetness. Fairly easy drinking but nothing spectacular.

4-3-4-2-8 03-16-08. At Three cellars tasting. Blonde in color. Yeast & Malt in aroma & taste. Mild bitter finish. Nothing special here.

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