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RATINGS: 812   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tubbe (9) - - NOV 4, 2013
Aroma of belgian yeast and a bit funk, tastes like a Leffe but less sweet and with more hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2067) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Agree with tderoeck, spicy/fruitiness lends itself towards being a saison. Pours out a rich orange color with small, clingy, soapy head. Cinnamons, cloves, citrus all come through mildly in the aroma. More citrus peel in the taste, oranges, tangerines, and some dry spiciness. Belgian ale or saison, it’s pretty good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a fairly large foamy white head. Aromas of citrus, lemongrass, melon, peach, hay, gooseberry, slight funk. Taste is citrus, melon, lemongrass, funk, gooseberry, slight esters. Mouthfeel is sprightly with high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MWMBeerguy (102) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Fruity, peppery aroma. Not quite like a saison. Slightly fruity also. Think head though. Smooth beer with a creamy body. Finished with a hint of orange rind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
The color is that of golden straw, with about a good one finger thick foamy head atop a beer that has above average carbonation. The aroma is like a dry pilsner malt with a touch of beligum yeast and subtle nuances of fruity esters, pears seems about right. Balanced flavors of slightly dry malts, fruity esters. Somewhat thin mouthfeel dry tasting with bitterness well into the aftertaste. A well made beer that has a bit of a pilsner taste and aroma quality to it. Very drink worthy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1194) - Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Hazy golden. Large frothy white head, lasting with lots of lacing. Very pleasant Belgian aroma, not too sweet or spiced. Likewise with flavor, not too sweet or spiced or fruity. Love the balance. Lighter medium body. Soft. Nice dry grassy finish. Well crafted. I really enjoyed this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
light, a little frothy, lemony, refreshing. A great summer beer. Beautiful golden color and large, frothy head. I really enjoy this beer, nothing too complex, just delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Orange-gold pour, small white head. Great aroma of tropical fruits, spices, and yeast. Flavor is of fresh peach and other sweet fruits, with some nice spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (119) - - JUN 21, 2014
Smell of yeast and spice, appearance is gold with white head, taste is slight floral and pepper with a slight sour and dry finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Light Belgian beer with banana and fall spice. The blonde and earthiness tied together well.


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