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RATINGS: 830   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Bottled shared by ohiodad. Aroma of light belgian yeast and aroma of a light hoppiness. Flavor was a little bland but a pretty nice low alc belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2549) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Pours out a nice gold color with a sizable white fluffy head. Aroma is grassy with some citrus and slight yeast notes. Sweet spice ans some earthy pepper notes are also hiding in the background of the nose. Taste is very smooth and well balanced. Citrus hops, spice, fruit and peppery notes. Finish is dry with some yeast. Good amount of hops, I like it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Thanks to CaptainCougar for the bottle. Clear amber color with a large head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is yeasty biscuit, pear and pale malts. A bit of spice. Dusty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Purchased at Holiday wine cellar. After my local liquor store sold out of this stuff almost over night, I had no choice but to drive all the way out to Escondido to get my hands on a bottle. The nose will create a big aroma of quality hops upon opening of the bottle, and will become even more apparent once some of it is poured into the glass. The appearance is a firm gold tint with a lot of sediment and dust clouds throughout the entire liquid. Creates some thick foam topping at first, but will retreat to a small layer of film across the glass. Now to the most important part of how I will judge this beer, the flavor. It has a strong chewy profile of very distinct hops that I don’t believe my taste buds have come across before. The hops are of a fresh green pine and light citrus nature, and are displayed as the main leading role of this ale. I might believe this was India pale ale instead of any Belgian ale because of what a punch it gives.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2007
BCTC 2007. Clear golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Citrusy yeasty aroma. Lemony, orange and peppery notes. Fruity yeasty flavor. Coriander black peppery notes. Dry tasting. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2007
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Bottle: The aroma consists of a creamy yeastiness with some florat notes and light orange. It pours a slightly haszy orange with a moderate white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of yeastiness along with some light citrus and apple notes. These flavors are quickly dominated by a big floral and earthy hopped finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle poured a clear gold color with a big white head. Aroma was yeast, lemon, caramel, orange and a hint of pepper. The flavor was slightly fruity with a big belgian yeast taste. Finish was dry with some spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2007
A cloudy orange colored beer. Big white head that gets away quickly. Aroma is faint but of lemon and orange. Flavor is a smooth maltiness. Some sweetness. Big citrus flavors again. Very nice, smooth, well rounded beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bott le sampled from Capone’s. Pours deep golden with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, spices, toffee, and hops. The flavor is ssweet, toffee, spices, citrus, sweet, and finishes with mild bitterness, and dryness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. The pour is hazy deep golden with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of initial barnyardy funk, some dusty yeast esters, hopcitrus, apricot, and sweaty feet., The taste is pale malty, hoppy, with notes of orange zest, funky yeast, barnyard, and peach. The finish is on the dry end, with a great complexity. I’ll be side-by-siding this with Damnation in the near future.


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