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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1349) - 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 (3969) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
"333" from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours rather dishwater gold with a white head. Aroma of mild - both bread and probably saaz. Med body. Flavor is something of a fruity pils. Not strongly fruity - but it’s there. Lightly bready and rather herbal hop. It’s bitter enough to push into a decent pils range, but this is an ale. Perhaps this is what happens with pils ingredients and an ale yeast. Might account for the fruit hint. Main attraction is the bitter finish - also it could pass for a clean beer. Sadly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. $6...yikes! The aroma on this is very nice with some subtle biscuit and doughy malts present. A light honey aroma is also present. Hazy, cloudy, unfiltered straw-colored body with a medium, strong fluffy white head present. Good lacing. Blondes should be filtered, no? Starts with a, earthy hop bitterness, which is fairly aggressive. This is followed by some light, cereal maltiness, which tastes a lot like pilsner malt. Finishes crisp, dry, and even more earthy with a significant hop kick. There is a very nice, creamy, perfect carbonated body on this. An enjoyable beer for summer, but at 50 cents an ounce, I can’t really justify buying this beer again. I have a feeling this beer will sit on the shelves for awhile, and that stale product will not be a good thing...especially with a hoppy beer like this. My bottle was bottled in 01/2012

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head and a standard pils aroma. There is a rich carbonated pilsner malt flavor with a floral hop flavor and a mildly bitter dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Giant white head, lively hazy golden nice lacing merigue like... Fairly hoppy aroma, pale lively sweet malt grass citrus... kind of fruity biscuity bready notes, belg yeast fruitiness??? lively medium to medium thin toasty body...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2364) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. Lots of head, pale gold, floral aroma, sweet taste. Very good blonde.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (940) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to SlovakSniper - pours a hazy golden with a really nice champagne head. Smells very sweet with citrus - lemon and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit, spice, honey. Pretty good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle 341ml Pours hazy blond with good white head, fully lasting. Aroma is of strong citrus (grapefruits) and spices. Tastes grapefruit, hops, some honey. Good, but not outstanding. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle 341 ml [2012]. Appereance: Pour hazy golden with some sediments and a nice white rocky foam. Aroma: Fruity esters (citrus, grapefruit, banana ?). Taste: Grapefruits, honey and flower/herbal. Overall: Very refreshing. Nice blond ale.


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