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

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RATINGS: 280   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle at Cookie. Great balance. Aromas of citrus, bread. Taste is sweet, lightly sour, with long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011 A simple, down to earth beer. Sweet, with a bitter taste as one swallows. Quite a delight. One of the greats, almost perfect, in fact. I can’t fault it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 25, 2012
hay, roasty, caramel, floral, barnyard, earthy, rotten eggs, cough drop, golden, cloudy, minimal head, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (84) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
Nice pale yellow colour with a firm and lasting foam top, clear sparkling. A light bodied refreshing beer with a surprisingly long finish. Summer favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikm99 (5) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2001 does not count
This is a rating of the large 75cl bottle that has matured for 6 mouths.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Yellow and poured with a medium head. Hoppy bitterness with a lovely rounded mouthfeel.Left no lacing but a happy memory for me. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle conditioned. Beautiful gold colour with pure white head that quickly dissipated to a thin layer. Mainly malt aroma with hints of apple, citrus and faint vanilla. More fruit on the tongue with citrus predominating. Initially crisp on the palate but leaves a pleasant smoothness in the finish. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend over-chilling this as it loses a lot of its character. Dangerously drinkable at 6.3%, I was impressed and will purchase again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
330ml bottle. Pillowy soft white head on a golden amber body with good head retention and carbonation. Aromas of ripe bananas with clove spices intermingled. Pleasant and inviting strong slightly tart flavour that lingers and reaches all corners of the mouth. Strong alcohol flavour that is warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (441) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2012
La brasserie du Bocq, par ailleurs très expérimentée puisqu’elle remonte à 1858, a visé trop bas pour la fabrication de cette blonde. D’abord le degré d’alcool limité à 6,3 ne peut laisser de grands espoirs... Ensuite le choix de levure et de malt est assez indécis. La couleur est d’un jaune blond brillant, un peu plus foncé avec l’âge, puisque mon exemplaire a dépassé sa date de plus d’un an. Les bulles sont assez fines et nombreuses, mais la mousse est à gros flocons. La clarté est nette. Le nez laisse percevoir un peu d’épices. La 1ère bouche est agréable, sur les céréales et les épices. La 2ème fait passer une sorte de mélange entre la blonde et l’ale. La 3ème est bien combinée entre malt et houbon. Le problème surgit bien sûr dans la longueur, qui se révèle faible et un peu amère. La levure n’est pas d’un grand gabarit. La finale est simplette, voire un rien banale, et manque bien sûr d’envol. Cote, cote, disait la poule au coq gaulois.... Kat kat, lui répond celui-ci. Donc 4.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
LaGauloise, or in french slang "the Broad" I would assume refers to the picture of the broad shouldered, viking helmet wearing, pig tailed, blue eyed, bathycolpian, young lady depicted on the label. The picture is stunning enough that I purchased the beer mostly based on the label and the beer seems to live up to the quality of the art. Designated as a "Blonde" style by a neck label, the beer in the bottle indeed was a nice golden blonde color. The bottle conditioning left a nice effervecent effect as the beer was poured into a fluted goblet. Some nice fruity esters in the aroma are balanced with a full bodied crisp malt flavor. The malty sweetness desipated nicely to leave a crisp dry finish. At 6.3% ABV I could easily see myself drinking about three of these in one sitting.


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