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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer brewed in memory of THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE 1917. A top fermented, thirst quenching blond with low alcohol content. A blend of Belgian Hops with a spicy aftertaste.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
Another beer celebrating the commemorations around World War I. Comes in a 50 cl bottle - aimed at British consumers, that much is clear. Thin off-white head, breaking after a short while; colour a deep orangey ’old gold’ with steady sparkles, staying clear all the time and therefore clearly filtered and pasteurized. Aroma of stale cookies, sour berries, green apple, starfruit, lemon zest, white candi sugar, toasted bread, caramel, something sweaty and grainy, something phenolic (burning plastic), the unmistakable pasteurization smell and fried eggs. Sweetish onset of restrained, appley and orangey fruitiness and residual sugariness, a bit honeyish, medium carbonation, sourish accent, biscuity and caramelly malts, sweetish and toasted at the same time, finish of grassy hops with low bitterness, yeasty spiciness and badly hidden, gin-like alcohol with somewhat bittering effect, solvents as well, though the last thing remaining is (fortunately) lingering, biscuity and caramelly malt sweetness. The bottle fascinated me more than the beer - if they want to honour the British liberators of Belgium a hundred years ago, why not attempt to make a decent English bitter or any other Anglo-Saxon ale style? Some British beer styles became popular in Belgium after the war anyway... Or was this intended as a bitter or a golden ale after all?

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boxereddy (150) - BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
Helder blond bier met minimale schuimkraag, lijkt op pils. Zeer zwak maar fris aroma in de neus. Milde smaak met een bittere hint bij de afdronk. Groot verhaal maar geen groot bier...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
psilosophy (512) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2014
Bouteille de 50cl. Couleur dorée pale, mousse assez faible, très peu de tenue. Très légère aromatiquement, on distingue néanmoins les notes d’ agrumes et d’ herbes caractéristiques du houblon. Carbonnation assez faible. Désaltérante. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ferryman72 (16) - NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle, 0,5 ltr. Minimal head, quickly diminished. Very blonde color, looks like a weak pilsner. Very weak but fresh aroma, mild taste with a bitter hint. No aftertaste. The story of this beer is awesome but the product, not so much...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2014
clear blond color, minimal head. Aroma of wet grass. Taste is sweeter than bitter with an abrupt finish. Thin and light body, soft carbonation, An acceptable pils but definitely not a belgian ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4094) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of yellow stone fruit, yellow berries, slightly strawy, yeasty overtones. Taste is slightly sweet grainy, fruity, notes of apple, apple purée, yellow stone fruit, minimally strawy, yeasty overtones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (320) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 3, 2014
the aroma is malty and fruity with some shades of yeast... the taste is malty with slight hoppy bitterness and notes of cereals and, a little bit, tropical fruits... dry and spicy aftertaste...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4143) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle 50cl kindly shared by Daniel. A clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel and honey. Aroma is on caramel, wet paper, honey, body is low, spicy finish, not out standing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (335) - FRANCE - SEP 10, 2014
Pours clear gold with thin white head. Nose is yeasty. Aromas are cereals, some fruits and a hint of grassy hops. Medium carbonation, light body. Short bitter finish. Very refreshing and easy drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
In bottle (Brugges); pours a nice golden color. Aroma somewhat grassy; taste has some lemon/citrusy notes. Overall, an OK Belgium blond


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