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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle (brand new bottle to our market, date code seems to indicated 01/12). Pours with a lightly hazed, very pale, straw yellow hued body with a large and lasting white head. Aromas are quite estery with some acetaldehyde and straw. Lots of apple, baked bread, pear, grassy hop. Bready and toasty malt. Cidery. Flavors are malty and bready, medium sulfur and cleaner than the nose. Medium assertive bitterness with a lightly grassy hop character. Toasted and bready malt flavors compete. Carbonation is high ( what seems like above 2.8 volumes of CO2). Medium estery, lightly cidery, some alcohol. I was looking forward to this, but I am pretty disappointed. Medium-thin body. Dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
IP trade in Montreal for this bottle - thanks to Patrick, drank in Apr ’12. Poured from a 341 ml bottle into a tulip glass to a slightly hazed golden colour with a medium white head. A grassy nose with yeast notes, citrus, malt an spice coming across. Taste wise bready malts, a lemony hop bitterness, honey and a yeast flavour similar to that found in a saison. Medium body and carbonation with a clean finish. Overall and enjoyable beer crisp and refreshing, almost ’helles meets saison’ !

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Sampled in a 11.5 oz bottle. Pours light yellow and a huge head. A nice Belgian blonde but not the best i have had. A nice summer brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light yellow color with white head. Very foamy. Hay, skunky, malty aroma and flavor. Ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Golden-straw beer with an off-white head. Yeast and light fruity aroma with breadiness. Yeast and spice flavor with malt and citrus. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice lingers with citrus and malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Tasted yesterday in honor of Canada Day, cheers! Cloudy golden color, massive white ice cream cone head, solid lacing. Aroma of duty, earthy lemons and straw. Taste is barnyard, rising bread dough, sour citrus. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. Hazy blonde pour, good lace/retention. Aroma of straw, cracker, bread, grass, yeast, lightly tart. Taste is quite dry, light grassy hops, cracker, earth. Palate is soft, creamy, lightly bitter finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (704) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle: pours cloudy yellow golden, milky white head. Nose is coriander, biscuit malts, subtle earth notes. More of the same once on the palate. Subtle coriander, yeast, milk thistle with a milky consistency. Quite drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
D’un jaune pâle qui contient une multitude de sédiments en suspens ayant une mousse timide. Des odeurs légèrement fruitées et houblonnées réussissent tant bien que mal à se signaler. Un goût surette, légèrement acidulé, laissant passer ici et là des pointes de miel et du blé. Elle est relativement bien équilibrée. Je n’y trouve pas de grandes qualités ni de gros défauts. En vérifiant la date d’embouteillage, je constate qu’elle est vieille de 5 mois. Peut-être que plus fraîche je l’apprécierais plus? (231-120512)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Small bottle from Sam’s. Hazy yellow golden with a thick meringue like head. Nose is grassy, earthy, very clean, light plastic, lightly herbal. Flavor is a little more complex, very lightly spiced, some light funk more grass and earthy notes, cantaloupe, peach. Finish is a little plasticy, with some clean bitterness. Some imperfections, but overall very good.


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