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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. A golden beer with a big white head. The aroma and taste is sweet malty, herbal, hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2007
75cL Bottle, consumed 9/27/07. Slightly hazy amber, very nice rocky white foam, less than spectacular retention, very nice lacing. Aroma is a little bit of pear, with some musty yeast and hop notes. Flavor is bone dry, not in good way, over the top bitterness and not very much in the malt category at all. Borders on Saison Dupont in bitterness without all the complexity of said beer. Finish is long lasting bitterness and not much else. Was really looking forward to this, I feel let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Aroma of grassy hop, peach, apricot, pale malt, yeast. Honey? Slightly hazy orange tinged gold color with a decent white head that laced just a little. Medium body with thin, but creamy, carbonation. The flavor is astringent (not exactly a flavor, but ...) with peppery spice, floral hop, and pale and/or bready malt. The finish is also a bit astringent, decently dry, and has a floral/bitter hop aspect. It’s really, really, a pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Poured gold with fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Citrus flavor with some hops and a spice finish. Kind of harsh but drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4830) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 A great grapefruit citrus aroma. Flavor has a lot more hops than I expected but is earthy at the same time. Dry and hoppy in the finish, but still quite nice. I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2007
(750ml Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with off-white head. Aroma of orange, apricot, florals, grass, and herbs. Flavor of light Belgian yeast, pepper, mild floral hops, and some biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Tasted from a 0.750L bottle at the Lost Abbey 1st Annual Barrel Aged Beer tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-ish orange with bright white head. The aroma is sort of sugary sweet with hints of spice and maybe honey. The taste is sweet, tart and dry. I get sweet malts with hints of wheat as well as tart tones of lemon and a hint of astringency. At times it ends sweet and others it seems to end dry or still others mildly tart. There’s some yeastiness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bright gold pour with a big white head. Floral, spicy aroma with some yeast and bread/dough. Lighter tasting than expected. Oranges, crisp hops, honey,and a wheat-like tartness. Very dry. It was still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 7, 2007
This Belgian Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 750ml cork-finished bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with good head retention and nice lacing. Aroma is spicy and fruity, with some hints of orange, yeast and pepper. Lighter to medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with some cookie in the background. The hops are floral and earthy. Its much drier and spicier than one would expect from a golden ale. The peppery finish balances the malts, instead of the hops. Crisp and clean, light and refreshing. This is a nice beer for a warm summer evening. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is spicy and peppery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours with a golden color and a medium head. Spicy aromas, some esters, some nutmeg and a distinct hoppy nose. Flavor is bitter, spices and just a hint of the typical Belgian yest flavors. Finishes with some hoppy bitterness. Quite a refreshing brew, good for warm summer afternoons.

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