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RATINGS: 1228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle sample at the Newtown brewfest with Mad Indian and Beerded_one. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pale malts, and slight hops. The flavor is yeast, citrus, and slight bitterness in the finish. Decent body, ok brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2621) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Drank with Stegosaurus and Beereded_one at Newton brew fest. I liked the double ale better from them. Pours a clear golden red color with small head. Sweet aroma with a decent hop finish. It was just okay for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2006
(Bottle BB 24/05/07) Yeasty and fruity aroma. Golden colour, clear and average size, white, creamy, slightly lasting head with good lacing. Slightly acidic, yeasty and fruity (banana) flavour. Lively carbonated, slightly alcohol (warming) and medium-bodied palate. 05/10/06

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2006
This was the first one the Grimbergen that I have tried and liked it until I tried the double. Still a great beer with a nice malty sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4006) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is more amber and copper hued than it is blond and it is brilliantly clear as well. As I pour this beer fruity notes of pear and apples waft from my glass. The fruit notes are certainly the dominant note in the aroma, but are joined by notes of vanilla, a touch of caramel and just a wisp of toasted grain character. As my nose gets used to the aromas notes of honey, wild flower nectar, and some grassy notes start to become noticeable. All in all this is a pretty enticing aroma, it makes me think that the flavors of this beer might lean towards the sweet side of things.

The taste is a touch sweet, but not at all cloying and in fact much more lightly so than the aroma suggested. Herbal honey notes and some vanilla add some complexity to the light sweetness. Hints of clover, a touch of astringency, even something like dandelions all seem to lightly be noticeable in this beer as well. I would describe this beer as being really soft. It is not just quaffable, but somehow seems simplistic despite the flavor complexities. I can’t quite make my mind up on this one. There is certainly nothing wrong with this beer, and it is definitely tasty, but it just seems a touch too ordinary for some reason. Maybe I am just being picky, because I would certainly have this again.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (8523) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
75cl bottle. Pours golden colour with a white head. Aroma of yeast. Flavour is malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2006
(06.29.06) 11.2 oz brown bottle as gift from Tom D. 6.7% ABV. Poured light clear brown with small white head. Soft carbonation. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and toasted malt/nuts/fruity ester flavors. Slight flavor of lactic acid. Finished with light malt fade. A good drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 19, 2006
This is a decent beer- I can’t say nothing original about the flavor compounds- all the previous comments are pretty much true. The Tripel is much better. The beers were much better about 12 years ago- trust me! I know the gentleman who used to import it into this country- Jeffrey House of Thames America. Strange, but many beers used to be better than they are now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
Golden, medium sized white head. Very yeasty aroma. Malty flavour with yeast and notes of bananas. Perfumy. A bit like dish water - in a positive sense, if there is any...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle Nose of yeast with some tartnes and banana esters; copper gold with a quic disapearing blonde head (yellow tinged); fruity, lightly sweet banana flavor with some tartness in the finish.

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