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RATINGS: 826   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Decent bready malts, a rather full mouthfeel - really hits the the entire mouth with flavor. A big rush of hops - flavor and bittering. The yeast flavors provide more balance against the hop than the malts, but I found the beer to have enough malt to hold up. Long fresh hop finish. Fresh cut grass, a bit of citrus. The hops tasted freshly harvested, maybe the label is effecting me....but that fresh hop flavor really came through. As with so many of Tomme’s beers - complex, flavorful and perfect beer for rish cheeses and crusty bread.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
Very citrus with banana flavors added to it. Drank on tap. A hint of coriander taste to it.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoodMormel (48) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
Pours a nice golden hazed color, 2 fingers foam. Very VERY nice beer! has a very distinctive smell with lots of differents smells. the taste itself is very. Distinct as well.. So many flavors of different things which come together perfectly. a "DAYUM" good beer! have to get a couple more bottles of this!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonshawn (403) - - JUN 4, 2013
Tap. Nice lacing. Very little aroma. Incredibly smooth for the style. Subtle flavors, citrus, floral.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
. 750ml bottle. My first official LA beer. Thanks! A- Body is a very hazy golden yellow. Pours with a 1-2 finger creamy eggshell white head that eventually fades to a thick collar. Plenty of lacing is left all the way down the glass. When held up to the light one can see bubbles and a litle bit of yeast sediment floating around the glass. S- Belgian candy sugar comes through first followed by tart lemon, sweet, bready yeast, and a healthy dose of floral hops. T- Lots of citrus flavor upfront with a moderate sweet bready yeast backbone. The finish is all floral hop flavor though a very mild Belgian candy sugar comes through also. A moderate strength residual floral hop bitterness lingers. P-Medium to high carbonation and a light, fluffy body with a good dose of yeast. Nice, but could be smoother. O- This is a great, complex Belgian Pale Ale. It’s really good and very drinkable. It has a moderate ABV so I wouldn’t expect any noticeable alcohol and there is none. This one is somewhat heavy on the hop bitterness...but its so good. Really one of the best Belgian pales I have had. Can’t wait to try other LA beers and I would definitely trade for this one again! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-26-2008 03:30:33

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Mild sweet dry aroma. Beautiful yellow with small champagne bubbles. Peppery yeast and mellow hops malt backbone. Smooth palate. Really refreshing belgium style. This is summer beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bomber at Jerry’s. Orange with good, creamy white head / Austere, vinuous, nose of orchard fruit, banana and spice / Light to medium body, hoppy, creamy, and dry, with very good, bitter finish / Dry, bretty flavors of banana, apple, orange, cream, hay, and resin / Very nice in a lighter style.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4121) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, shared with Palme. Finally a LA to Bergen! This is a brewery who rarely lets me down, and I’m very pleased to have this series on the shelves. Pours a hazy light orange with a gargantuan creamy white head. Damn, this is how a Belgian (American) blonde should look! :-D Aroma is citrus, Belgian ale yeast, hints of orange peel and alcohol. Taste is much more impressive; citric tones, hay, light malts, hints of ale yeast and apricot - all extremely tightly interwoven. The balance makes it really hard to discern the individual flavors, they all get blended into a massive entity of taste. Impressive. Easy to drink, despite spritzy carb which only serves to make the experience fresh and super nice. A truly great Belgian blonde (should be in a separate category, btw: the "Belgian Ale"-thing is just too wide a genre) and a must-buy if you get the chance. Two thumbs up! :-)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (560) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle. I was pleasantly suprised by this one. Tomme Arthur does it again. Based upon the ratings I wasn’t expecting much, but boy this was a good one. Think West Coast IPA w/ a Belgian twist. Spicy finish from Tetnang? Reminds me of all those other excellent IPA’s that Tomme has brewed over the years, but w/ a twist.


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