Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Golden beer with a characteristically fresh bouquet and sweet after-taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klas (274) - - AUG 10, 2012
Blonde Belgian ale. Yeast aroma and flavour. Maybe it would gain if stored a few years. Not sure this is my favourite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aloiscarvalho (30) - - SEP 29, 2014
Corpo dourado com espuma branca e densa. Aroma frutado e de malte. Corpo leve, levemente seca, com sabor forte do malte e lúpulo perceptível. Sabor leve de caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintjulien (135) - - SEP 27, 2014
hay, cereal, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Blond abbey beer with thick, cream white, dense, moussy, sticky head and pure golden blond colour with somewhat greenish hue, almost clear but cloudy and a darker peach blond after adding deposit. Despite the bottle being brown, the aroma is still dominated by a lightstruck effect (wet dog or cat pee, you know the odour Iím talking aboutŗ; otherwise rather weak, revealing impressions of orange peel, peach, grass, crabapple, wet hay, some pale malts and some white candi sugar. Taste rather neutral at first, minerals, sharpish carbo, dried apricot and green apple, vague metallic taste, light sweetish pale maltiness, mellow and more malt sweet in the end supported by some grassy hop bitterishness. For a blond abbey beer - a style often interpreted as "top fermented pale lager" by too many brewers, this is not that bad, at least not as soulless and chemical as its Leffe or Grimbergen counterparts, but it remains uninteresting and I hate lightstruck beer aromas with a passion. Before it was restyled, it was a bit heavier (6.8% ABV), a bit darker and a bit sweeter - and perhaps a bit better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2286) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
9/13/2014. From bottle. Amber with a thick white head. Sweet malty aromas with Belgian yeast, bread, hay and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at St. Arnoldís Mussel Bar in Dupont, DC. Poured a hazy orange color with a medium off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, some straw, biscuit. Flavor was bready, some yeast notes. Flavorful, easy to drink. Enjoyable. This is another one of those beers I scrolled past numerous times because I thought I had had it back in 2006 or 2007 - or maybe I did and I just didnít remember to add a rating for it here (the shock and horror!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erkas909 (6) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
A blonde tasteful Beer that is quite easily drunk but with lots of flavour. A good Beer if you want something light but flavoursome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NORSAND (28) - - AUG 14, 2014
(One year since purchase, BB date: 04/2016) Medium amber colour. Nose: Sweet, with butter, smoke and corn on the cob. Then comes a more fruity, grassy hoppiness. Taste & palate: The initial attack is semi sweet, but in the middle it appears drier. Medium body. Quite lively carbonation, with lots of small bubbles, making the beer quite fizzy/foamy. The taste itself is less interesting and also less yielding than the nose leeds one to expect. Some bitterness (hops) in the finish. Interesting over fermented bear but not quite balanced and a little too high alcohol (6%) compared to the (lack of) depth / richness of its taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een goed blond biertje met heel wat smaak aan, zoals het hoort. De beste Maredsous voor mij

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1387) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - good size foamy head, clear medium gold color, fruity and floral hop aroma and flavor, mild yeasty spice, mild malt backbone - pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyConga (89) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Hazy golden yellow. Head that fades. Aroma sour and yeast and citrus. Good fizzy carb. Citrusy and quite light for a belgian. Great tasting blonde. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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