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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13623) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Hazy dark straw colour. Slightly barny, baguettey nose with ample continental hop goodness. Sweetish pale malts on the palate with a bitter, earthy, yeasty, dusty, bready character. Really pleasurable drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (13106) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Mild hefiger Antrunk mit leichter Alkoholnote. Insgesamt eher wässrig, die Aromen sind allesamt zu mild. Am stärksten fällt noch eine herbe Note auf, die wenig würziges beinhaltet. Zum Ende etwas hellmalzig, trocken, entäuschend mild. Bedingt hopfig, nett, ansonsten eher dürfigt. Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier! 11/10/8/8/12/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12977) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Tap at the Lost Abbey/Port Brewing tasting room, 18/04/14. Clear pale golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pale malts, light perfume, grass, citric peel, peach. Taste comprises tangy apricot, mandarin, straw, floral tones, light hop presence. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent Belgian offering with a hoppy overcoat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, spices, peaches. flavour is citrus, malt, fruit, spices, hop, peaches. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12587) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12315) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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 15/20
Tmoney99 (12050) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy orange color with medium off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium to heavy sweet&sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate to long duration. Very solid brew.

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