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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draught @ Monk’s Cafe: It was a lower lighting, but it appeared to be a fairly clear amber color. There was a big frothy off-white head on it that left some lacing. It has a nice nose. A fairly good amount of hops: mainly grapefruit and pine. A little bit of pepperiness and yeast. The taste is very good. It has a bit of a bite. Citrus and earthiness, some pepper, yeast and breadiness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Orange/golden coloured, medium sized creamy off-white head, mild spices and whiff of banana in the nose. Moderate malty, yeasty, spicy and mild fruity with rather strong hop bitterness in the finish. Also mild spicy notes in the finish. Pleasant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
27 Jan 2015, bottle. gold, cloudy, steady bubbles, foamy head and lacing. nose is lemon zest, belgian ale yeast, light banana, some pepper. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. moderately sweet, lemon zest, mild yeast and faintly tart. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2815) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
cereal, citrus, herbs, barnyard, basement aromas, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, slick feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (128) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Perfect Belgian!! Nice clove notes, great balance with head and carbonation, slight fruity esters, great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (980) - - JAN 11, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; cloudy amber color; spicy aroma; bready malt with notes of corriander, citrus, and pepper; fairly bitter and hoppy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2803) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a hazy yellow with a fizzy yellow head and some spotty lacing, the aroma is yeasty with a touch of fruit and lemon grass as well, the flavor has a musky front end with some yeast and fruit showing in the finish, smooth mouthfeel, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2761) - 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 (5214) - 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.

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