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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (312) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling golden orange beer with yellow hues at the bottom of my glass ; many bubbles ; big white head with a great retention. Fruity aroma (citrus), biscuit, light herbal. Medium sweet, light bitter. Light body, medium silky texture, soft carbonation, herbal sweet finish. Overall, a good average belgian beer : beautiful, herbal, sweet, light body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
33cl bottle from Arnoldus, Gouda. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Its an ok blond, not really my style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (243) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 6, 2014
the aroma is malty with some fruity and yeast notes... the taste is rough, malty with noticeable hoppy bitterness and some shades of citrus and herbs... dry, sweet and bitter aftertaste...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (115) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 18, 2014
Bello laroma, ma non bellissimo, con il malto che si libera principalmente, e sotto la forma di pane lievitato. Avverto un po di frutta sotto spirito, ma impercettibile. Pi marcato il sentore delle spezie. Visivamente la birra non affatto male, oro carico con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca molto fine, ma quasi omogenea anche se un po spugnosa, compatta insomma ma non compattissima. La schiuma bianco acido, quasi color panna. Sulla lunga inizialmente non sento molto, a parte un sapore fruttato alla banana ed un po di alcool, ma poco. La carbonatazione nella media, quasi pressante ma direi nella media. percepita cos per il corpo molto scarno. Questo un brutto difetto. Tra laltro, il sorso non lungo e la birra si dimostra a sorpresa beverina. Insomma, non un eccellenza nel genere. Alla bocca rimane praticamente solo un vago sentore dalcool dopo la frutta iniziale. In bocca poco pastosa, oleosa ma appena appena, senza dare particolari scosse al palato. Una birra nella media, senza particolari pretese. Non mi piaciuta.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Classic blond session ale in abbey beer style, named after a local saint and launched in 1996. Irregular, coarse, medium thick, yellowish white head, pure golden blonde colour, misty. Malty, creamy and fruity nose, apple, melon, peach, cheese, butter, fennel, straw, white pepper, flour, honey. Fruity but not too sweet taste, pale malts, bit grainy, refreshing, somewhat creamy mouthfeel, buttery, with mild grassy hops in the finish. I have the impression this is now more hopped than it used to be - and therefore improved.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
(Pater Lieven Blond) Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip. ABV 6.5% Golden orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a big white head sitting on top. Good density, good retention too, it leaves medium lacing on the glass. Nice fruity aroma, with ripe pears, peaches, apricot, some yeast. Taste is slightly nutty, with nice fruity touches on the finish, again ripe pears and also a bit of the yeast. Refreshing. Medium thin on the body while the carbonation is on the high side. A quite good beer, certainly doesnt reinvent the wheel but it goes down smoothly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een deftig blond biertje. Niet het beste wat op de markt is, maar zeker ook niet het slechtste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
Tap, @ Velootje, Ghent. Golden colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity aroma of banana and some spices. Medium body. Ok beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Medium offwhite head. Clear yellow body. Spicy metallic strawy aroma with waxy notes. Dryish mealy watery taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Fizzy mouthfeel, slightly sharp. Dryish spicy herbal aftertaste with boiled water and fruit notes. Nice, drinkable, not a standout. (0.33l draft at Heeren van Liedekercke.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (278) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a golden color and a large white head with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma are tones noticable of malts and flowers and there is also a bitterness noticable from the spices. The taste is light sweet and light bitter at the same time and the taste is a little malty. The finish is very dry and also has a sharp bitterness which reminds me of grapefruits. A pretty standard ale but well drinkable.


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