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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 16, 2013
A little too sweet and, though I tend to prefer the balance to shift towards the malty both overall and for the style, this Blonde has too much sweetness without the body to match--tastes closer to a thin biere de garde with an unpleasant syrupy after taste that makes it difficult to have more than a single glass without quickly feeling full. Definitely not a bad beer in small quantities but not a stand out, either. I would try it on draft if I saw it as such to give it a second chance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartholos (17) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
On tap in Paris. Pours dark golden with a small short-lasting head. Light sour aroma with citrus and a hint of malt. Taste is sour and slightly sweet and has a slightly bitter finish. Aroma and flavor reminded of a horse milk spirit from the central Asian/ Mongolian region I bought in north west China. The body is light with low carbonation and thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Typical blonde abbey beer in the Grimbergen range, with relatively thick, off-white, moussy, sticky head and deep ’old gold’ colour, cristal clear without any sparkles. Strongly ’cooked’ aroma of pasteurization: this beer clearly is stone dead, and has received head stabilizing agents. The nose also gets industrial apple juice, raw cauliflower, biscuit, banana, clear and obvious iron (probably the head stabilizer) and cookie dough. Taste begins with an artificial fruitiness, some banana and apple again, immediately some wry chemicals turn up, slick and smooth, light mouthfeel with thinnish body, metallic, grainy pale malt sweetishness, ending in a simple grassy hoppiness without real bitter, phenolic too with an off-putting solvent-like astringency, with surprisingly some carbonation tingling on the tongue (surprisingly as I could not see any fizz in the beer at all). This is even worse than the immensely popular Leffe Blonde, very industrial, chemical and artificial. Didn’t enjoy this, it’s almost like a sugared, top-fermented (is it?) pale lager. To avoid at all time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steverus0 (177) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Malty sweetness on the nose after an apple juice colored pour and light white head. Light body with a sweet, almost fruity malt character and high effervescence with a bittersweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1334) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-4-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance- The beer pours a light to medium golden color with a rather large billowy white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a medium level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma of the brew is sweet of a citrus and light fruit aroma of apple and pear. There exists with these smells some nice noted of a banana as well as a moderately strong yeasty smell. Hints of a lightly boozed and vanilla aroma also are there, creating a rather pleasant nose overall. Taste – The taste begins malty and sweet with a strong presence of orange citrus upfront. As the flavors advance some yeasty and more banana flavors come to the tongue and are quickly joined by some lighter spice flavors of coriander and clove. Toward the end the of the taste the sweeter fruit flavors dwindle and an alcohol flavor mixed with some notes of vanilla hit the tongue producing, for an only 6.7 % abv brew,. a surprisingly boozy triple like flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The slightly thinner feel is actually rather nice of the sweet citrus and boozy flavors for the brew ,minimizing the former and complementing the later quite well. Overall – This is a Belgian style blond I rather like. It finishes on the drier side with more triple like characteristics all while maintaining a relatively smooth but warming flavor throughout the taste. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (345) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 6, 2014
Clear, golden with white head. Sweet mandarin in the aroma. Malt, toffee mild sour, hint of hay with sweet malty aftertaste. High in carbon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1027) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On draught in Paris. Moderate sourness and sweet malt nose. Deep white and clear with a moderate white head with slight lacing. Taste is moderately wheat malt with a moderate sour-lemon. Classic spices hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gaultier (342) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Beer tasting @ Havregatan. Aroma: Malt, yeast, fruity notes. Taste: Dito + sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lost95 (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
alcohol 6,7%, amber, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, slick feel, i really liked this beer, drinked in beer bar in Loznica, Serbia

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (200) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Golden with a white head. Strong "pils" aroma, hops and in general fresh. Nice rich round beer. Full bodied and malty taste. Medium length and good carbonized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
On tap at a random restaurant in Brussels, july 29. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is biscuit, floral, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a very light dry spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied.

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