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RATINGS: 820   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2007
(750ml bottle) Hazy amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, yeasty, cookie, some orange. Taste is medium sweet, yeasty/musty, some orange peel, apple. Fairly dry finish. Dusky light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11218) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Salling, Aarhus. Hazy light amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and fruity - peach. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 051012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
On the bus to ZBF. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a nice, small, creamy, white head. Fine lacing. Aroma is malty, some yeast, a touch of alcohol, hay, grass, caramel, toffee. Medium carbonation, fair, lightly dry mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet, chewy malts, some orange-like tartness and a super hoppy balance. Very dry finish with a long lingering bitter touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11146) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Hazy deep golden/amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, spices, yeast and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, little citrus, hops, little sweet, medium bitter, orange peel and a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Slightly hazy golden beer with a lasting white head, leaving lace. Elegant floral aroma with a citrus touch. Dry with citrus and herbal flavours. On tap: More grassy feel, perfect, ever-lasting head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11095) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
750ml bottle pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is medium malt-honey, musty, herbal. Taste is medium malt-honey, musty, herbal hops, some yeast. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours mostly clear orange with an average, off-white head. Malty aroma with some spices, yeast and fruit. Sweet flavor with caramel and ripe fruits, along with a lightly bitter, earthy finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fruit and hops make up the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy pale golden color with a fluffy white head and some spotty lacing. S: The nose is very heavy on the clove and coriander with some spicy hops. There is a bit of breadiness to it as well. T: The spices completely dominate the flavor. There’s a very earthy flavor to the beer as well. These two factors really overwhelm everything else, unfortunately. M: The body is medium with a crisp, dry carbonation and feeling on the tongue. D: This beer just seemed too heavily spiced for its own good. The base of the beer is overshadowed by these flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/28/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Rare Beer Club

hazy dark gold, fine white head, drippy lace, big malt aroma with a peppery spicy character, dry and peppery malt flavor, just a touch of sweetness adds balance, very light and drinkable and the peppery spice adds great character

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

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