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RATINGS: 866   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Bottle Hazy yellow coloured with a small white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Bierkönig, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Average frothy white head that mostly diminished. Good thick display of lacework. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of flowers, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, grain, fruit, and pineapple. Full bodied with a dry alcoholic texture and an average carbonation. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Dry and bitter finish. 28-09-2007

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Pours a clear golden hue with a lightly frothed white head. Aromas of citrus, flowers, a little grass, and light hop presence. Mouth feel is light bodied with flavors of apples, a hint of oak, subdued sweetness with a dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Bierkönig. Hazy, pale golden with tiny impurities and a dense, off-white head leaving some laces. Lightly floral nose with a touch of citrus. Medium body with a very light malt base and a distinct, astringent bitterness. 280907

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
750ml bottle. Aroma: Light bready maltiness. orange and light pineapple. Spicy, herbal, and earthy hop notes with just a touch of floral. A bit of cinnamon and honey. Appearance: Deep amber gold in color and slightly hazed. Off-white head was full and foamy with good retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Light bread dough and wheat malt. Citrus (orange and lemons) and mango. Herbal and floral hoppiness with earthy and grassy notes into the finish. A peppery spiciness throughout. Bitterness is bold and refreshing. Dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: A hoppy Belgian golden ale. It was tasty, but the spice and bitterness was a little harsh at times.

   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 (12951) - 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 (4918) - 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.

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