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RATINGS: 1184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1316) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Clear golden colour, medium sized creamy white head with average duration. Nose of citrusses, raised pie... Tasteing starts relative crisp followed by a somewhat dry aroma escorted by mild honey, citrusses and bread. Tart and gently warming, herbal hoppy, citrussy finish. Nothing really outstanding, but overall still a nice one...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMA (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Clear light amber color. White head. Aroma and taste are yeasty. Low sweetness. Low bitterness. Quite thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (32) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2015
Foam: white frothy, not long lasting. Colour: clear golden. Aroma: malty, very little some fruity, sweetness, of yeast. Taste: medium body, medium carbonation, nothing special industrial, very sterile, cherry, banana, malt and yeast, a hints of bitter at the end, but quite watery all together.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salmaneser (42) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2015
25 cl from tap @ Ax-Les-Thermes. Golden yellow beer, minimal head. Fruity aroma, taste is slightly sweet, but not too much. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlutonowyMan (104) - POLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowny. Piana spora, pozostawia ?lad na szkle i niestety nie pozostaje zbyt d?ugo.Aromat wyra?nie pomara?czowy i morelowy, przebijaj? si? nuty bananowe, chmielowo trawiaste, jest te? akcent zio?owy.Smak s?odkawy, powiedzia?bym, ?e nawet md?y. Czar po pomara?czach i innych takich prys?. Pozosta?y zio?a i intensywna s?odowo??. Wysycenie ?rednie, goryczka delikatna, zio?owa, ktrej towarzyszy lekka kwaskowato??, w ustach odczuwalna oleista faktura. Piwo bardzo belgijskie, ale te? niestety do?? nierwne, raz mam wra?enie, ?e jest p?ytkie w smaku by po kolejnym ?yku wychwyci? w nim owoce. Wielokrotnie prbowa?em Grimbergen Blond i za ka?dym razem co? mi w nim nie pasowa?o, dzisiaj by?o podobnie, ale dzisiaj po raz pierwszy, mimo mojego marudzenia mog? powiedzie?, ?e Grimbergen jest dobry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours pale golden. White rocky head. Aromas of yeast, bread dough, lemon pie. Watery, fizzy, with sheer sour tinges. Not very long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5319) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
Clear deep golden color with a nice white head. Mellow malty, fruity and some yeast in the aroma. Medium (+) body. Smooth sweetness and a mild balanced bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely balanced mellow flavor with some yeast, fruity, malty and mild citric. Lovely ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llkc (629) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
duft lidt blomster og honning svag duft lidt frugt smag: sd sirup frisk lidt citrus appelsin blomster lidt malt . virklig en bld og behagelig l

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Enniskillen [300415]
Golden, clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast, bit peppery, soft clove
Taste as aroma, light sweet pale malt, soft Belgian yeast esters, spicy, seems like Leffe Blonde but more muted
Palate - Medium carb and body. Finish is soft spicy.
Overall - Softer than Leffe. Its OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4058) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Can from a small, local market in Paris, drunk 4/26/15
Clear, large bubbled liquid is brassy-blonde with an initially large white head that fully recedes to nothing.
Straw and light corn-like graininess in the nose seems almost fully devoid of hops. Perhaps a bit of floral/pepper aromatics but outpaced by the lightly fruity yeast (which isnt even all that fruity). Light banana, nectarine and a hint of cotton candy. Some metallic notes as wel; not overly offensive, just very sterile and stale. No alcohol in the nose, nor really anything that would be considered pleasant, despite it not being horribly unpleasant (just mildly so).
Shouldnt have even bothered buying this crap and I regret doing so, but the selection wasnt good at the store down the street and voila, I have this thoroughly uninteresting, lifeless, soulless beer. Watery, with a very filtered, stripped texture and loose carbonation. Not too sweet at least and cleaner than a lot of the big industrials, but just nothing you should ever drink. Just drink water instead if this is your only choice. If I never drink another industrial Franco-Belgian blonde ale again, it will be too soon.

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