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


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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
The Lure:
Citrusy meringue wobbling over a dry, big-bubbled malt crust. Sweeter and possibly more refreshing than its siamese sister, St.Benoit Blonde.

The Festivities:
Lemon flavors the water but cannot erase the mineral character within. Subdued cookie sweetness and weak hop finish can be found after investigating the fluffy bubbles.

Commercial tourism can at least pry open some world-fearing eyes, but becomes a terrible bore for those already flying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
Sweet, sugary, lemon/ginger, rootbeer-like aroma with a peppery finish. Hazy golden-yellow coloured body has plenty of floaties with a decent-sized, fine-bubbled white head that recedes to cover with marginal lacing. Flavour is curiously subdued, lightly tart lemon cookie dough with a mild bitter finish. Fluffy, airy mouthfeel with nice effervescence that is engaging on the tongue. Bottle (Best Before 24/09/05) enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Strikingly similar to the st-benoit blonde, but we found little differences. I personally prefered the gauloise which was more lemony and less dry. It is golden, shining and presents lots of floaties. Gently laced white cover. The aroma is very bready through that typical staling du bocq yeast fest that reminds of raw pie crust. Lemon and ginger totally dominate the nose that is rather simple. Palate is tart, ginger root like with a very thin flavor range going from spicy yeast to faint hops. Not very flavorfull at all, dry and rather empty finish. Big bubbles provide an interesting expanding fluffy mouthfeel though.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1975) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1858) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (599) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1232) - 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.

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