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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
It’s an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. It’s always been a simple life – the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in a solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we wouldn’t sustain. Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspires them. Since we weren’t sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2713) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
750ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 18-12-2014.
BBD: 10/04/2016.
In short: some bitter golden ale.
Pours hazy bright golden with nice whiet head. Short head retention, some lacing. Citrusy, sweet aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is herbal, citrusy, moderate bitterness, some sweet flavours. Enjoyable, but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Stone Escondido. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty and wheaty. Smooth. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light amber pour with a massive frothy white head, apple aroma, taste has light lemon, apple, sweet candied fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bomber from Binny’s in Schaumburg, IL. Slightly hazy light gold pour with a soapy white head. Aroma is yeast and hay with some lemon. Lighter bodied that drinks pretty clean. There’s a mild dryness to the finish that adds another dimension as well. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow straw colour with a small off white head. Nose has lemon peel, hay, spices, Belgium yeast and candied sugar. Very appealing. Taste is nice balance of spicy belgium yeast and lemon peel/citrus. Good balance of fruit and yeast. Juicy mouth feel. Nice sweetness in the bitterness. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Tap at Armsby Abbey, Ho Hum Dee Dum this is a very basic belgian, like an ugg boots and pumpkin spice latte white girl its just basic. not a huge amount of any type of flavor slight bready finish. simple sometimes is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1793) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
750ml bottle at home shared with friends. Pale orange with a full slightly off-white head. Medium body with low carbonation. Medium sweet- and bitterness. Peach, spices, hay, grass, citrus and herbs. A nice full flavoured ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
this was the surprise hit of our san diego beer tasting...bright & cloudy straw yellow with fluffy white head. aroma pops right away...yeasty, with a hint of spice, peach, yeast and hops. diggin the tropical fruitiness in the flavor too. soft feel, like a hefe, with a nice, dry finish."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1508) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2014
This is one gorgeous looking brew! A hazy deep golden-orange color with a huge fluffy off-white head that has a mind of its own. Velvety texture. Flavor is hoppy and dry but otherwise kinda bland. I kept hoping for more citrus notes or some of other dimension. Still tasty, but not superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
Kinda woody, kinda cloudy, really tangie flat...but Ill accept for the style. Good dried fruit, I am guessing it needs time to come around...may be too young or not stored well.

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