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Brewed by Brasserie de Marsinne
Style: Belgian Ale
Couthuin, Belgium

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Just 3 grains and 3 hops are transformed by a long maturation process to produce a full bodied slight amber beer with a refined balance of floral and citrus notes. Its thick creamy head and bitter aftertaste result in a seductive yet robust drinking experience.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2929) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
Blonde session beer from a new Wallonian micro brewery; very thick and frothy, dense, off-white, irregular head captured after a strong form of gushing; hazy orange blonde colour, near to amber, with medium effervescence. Estery aroma of peach, banana, redcurrant, strawberry, caramel, mango, honey, fairly strong suggestions of liquorice, cloves, chicken broth and cured meat. Sweet onset, subdued fruitiness, somewhat sugary, resinous and smooth body, with the sticky resin effect increasing towards the finish; caramelly malts supporting an almost cloying, ’dull’ spiciness of cloves and liquorice (as mentioned above), strong and sharp carbo, protein-like taste components. Finish is a continuation of the same, with a hint of floral, ’shy’ hops; the initial sweetness keeps dominating, with no ’real’ bitterness to speak of, apart from the resinous, idiosyncratic spiciness (no spices are mentioned, but they are very clearly there). Not bad at all, but a bit more hop bitterness would probably make it better.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1410) - PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy orangish colour with a nice white head. Citrus, yeasty and grassy aroma. Taste is balanced but a bit light. Overall, nice drinkable beer but not remarkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maximelebelge (5) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
I often drink blond beers, and this one is a paeticular one, the taste is a different from the rest, and that’s what makes it so tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a huge off white and creamy head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight fruity. Mild minerals. Toasted malty and breadish. Light bitter. Toasted malty and slight caramelish. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChewyBeer (121) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours golden with slight head. Sweet honey malt nose. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Sweet malt flavour but balanced bitterness that follows through. Smooth drinking

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
XCaellaX (22) - Bramois, SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2015
33 cl bottle from Drink d’Annevoie, BE. Clear deep golden to amber color with a white fluffy head. Aroma: yeasty, citrus and grass. Flavor: lightly sweet with a bitter finish. Nothing spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (758) - LATVIA - FEB 24, 2015
Amber, bit orange, hazy with medium off-white head. Yeast aroma. Rich, fruity bitterness with some sourness and taste of sweet. Remaining bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philippedn (6) - Kessel-lo, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Very nice appearance with thick cloudy head and golden-amber color. Citrus aroma is not attractive. Some sweetness. Not so nice. Average beer, nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Gold with a dense, white head. Aroma of Honey and a bit citrus. It reminded me more on a lager than a belgian ale. Hoppy taste, again citrus. Fruity fresh finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9593) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2015
Klare goldene Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzg, grasig, leicht bitter, Kräuter. Geschmack würzig malzig, floral, hopfig, minmal hefig, ok!


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