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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
Mondial 2009, Montreal. Yellow-gold and slightly hazy with a nice but short-lived white head. Aroma of fruit, noble hops and pilsner malt. And maybe a little honey. The flavour is slightly sweet, with herbal hops, grainy/grassy malt, and a little citrus and spice. Incredibly well balanced. Not a style I usually go out of my way for, but I will for this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 Tap. At l’Assomption, in their barn-shed, near a haystack. Many Québec beer geeks seem to wet their pants when it comes to this one... It is a well deserved satisfaction spasm as this blonde beauty has a hell of a body. The taste is very grainy and leafy, with subtilititties that leave you wanting more. Added: Gotta rerate since I now have an addiction. A tremendous beer in every way, with herbal hop subtilties that I know no word to describe. Indeed a beer masterpiece.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2009
750. thanks, glouglouburp! pours a cloudy bright yellow with a big, bubbly, woolly head. huge grassy funky nose, sweet, sharp, and delicious. woolly creamy medium body. tons of grass, lemon, white pepper, and funk on the mid palate. nice long spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Pint @ Hopfenstark. Clear gold pour with thick white head. Floral and grainy aromas with a bit of yeast (citrus). Great mouth feel saison like in the complexity of flavors yeasty lots of grain a bit of hops with a honey/floral sweetness in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3107) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
another great golden ale from quebec. Great bready malts, and grains, with some solid hopping. Medium body, and good carb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 750ml bottle from Host. Medium white and thick head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Hints of saison yeast. Taste is light fruits (apricots maybe). It does feel a bit like a saison.Quite interesting. Have to try it on tap ! Re-rate 100117. On tap at Vices et Versa. Estery nose, really yeasty with some nice crips hops. Taste yeasty, estery and fruity with some hops. Finish is yeasty with some grain. A bit bitter. Aroma 7 t0 8. Overall 15 to 16. Nice beer !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011 Draft. Clear yellow with a medium frothy white head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma is raw malt, floral hops and a bit of citrus and cloves. Flavor is raw malt, with fruity esters,floral hops, yeast and a bitter finish. Medium to full body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
Glass at the pub. Pale yellow. Grainy and woody scent. Grassy, grainy, slightly worty flavour. Smooth though with a hint of Saaz.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Hopfenstark Ostalgia Blonde 3/14/09 (on tap, Vices et Versa. Pours gold with a wispy head. Flavor and aroma are both softly floral, with some detectable sweetness. Finish is balanced. Not particularly interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours a nice blonde with a great haze and a slight white head. Very tart nose. Taste is also tart with a clean finish. Feels like its almost a blank slate with room for more flavors, but keeps it simple.


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