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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond, bright and sparkling with a fine and creamy head. Deliciously fragrant thanks to a slight hint of fine hops. Delicate flavour, mellow, perfect as aperitif.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2004
No es una rubia magnifica, pero se puede beber perfectamente ;) Es mucho mas rica de botella que de barril

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Delirium Cafe Brussels 2004: Draft. Poured yellow with a medium white head. Light hop aroma. Light hop flavor with a moderate bitter finish. Quite refreshing. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottled, whilst in Brugge, Belgium.
Hazed golden colour, fine full Belgium styled head. I can go with big estery aroma. Slightly sweet with a bitter finish that builds with some quite good length.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2004
Hazy golden colour with a large frothy white head. Aroma is bubblegum, spices and yeast. Flavour is hops, sweet malt and light acidity. medium bodied, lowish carbonation, noticable alcohol. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
Cloudy blonde color, thin white head. Strong aroma of spices and yeast. Very good flavor of spices and yeast. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture. Hmmmm I love good spicy beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2004
Aroma: wheaty sweet and lightly fruity. Appearance: light amber, slightly cloudy with a good fluffy head. Flavour: prominant hops that blend well with the sweet malt and bubblegummy flavours. Palate: quite bubbly with a medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1208) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
27 Aug 2004 - Pleasantly hopped, light stewed fruit aroma. Low head retention, suds lacing, lightly cloudy yellow light brown colour. Light fruit malt, light hoppiness, concentrated complexity and a lovely blended flavour. Some bitterness with light lingering finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2004
Sweet floral aroma. Cloudy yellow colour with good head. Sweet mlat flavour. Fizzy palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2004
Yellow-orange, slight haze; off-white head, condensing itself to 1/2 - 1 cm, some lace. Vanilla - and diacetyl in the nose. In a blonde - bwaaagh. Roasted malt and peppery, alcohol present. Dry taste, nothing obvious but pale malt, and a bit of alcohol. Diacetyl all but vanished, some roasted flavours. Becomes quite sweet in the finish, alcohol appearing. Maybe some fusels? Alcohol impression is exaggerated for its meagre 6.3 ABV. Quite dry and well-attenuated - I suspect sugar used is fully fermented. Technically OK blonde (diacetyl nose excepted) - but boring, boring...

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Sweet and wheaty, with sugar and citrus, honey and Belgian yeast, neutral fruits. Medium sparkling yellow clear (before dregs), with pillowy creamy white lacing head. Medium body with highly active carbonation. Starts fairly sweet, notes of bubblegum. Cut off quickly with some light acidity and some musty bitterness. Light alcohol-carbonic burn. Dry after with remnants of Bazooka Joe powder and chalky bitterness.


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