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


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
It’s a nice golden beer with a good head. The aroma is fruity with notes of caramel and spice, and this is what I get in the flavour too, and it’s sweet with notes of honey and a light citrus bitterness as a nice counterweight in the finish.1686

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. Mandarin and lime aroma. Pale golden with massive carbonation and a big creamy head. Lemony light fruit flavor, light metallic yeast, quickly fading. Fresh, but not exiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottle. 330ml. Pours a bubbly, slightly hazy golden yellow. Small, fine, milky white head. Aroma has some lemony citrus, and malty sweetness. Quite spritzy mouthfeel. Quite sweet, with lots of oranges. Prickly on the tongue. Nice, slightly bitter sweet at the end. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (5318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2007
330ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and sour. Flavor is fruity, malty, spicy and a bit acidulous. The total impression is not to great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2007
Bottled. A slightly hazy light orange coloured beer with an attractive and fairly large whitish head. The aroma is lemony citrus and peppery but quite light. The taste is more of the same. It’s got everything you would expect from a light Belgian Ale together with some floral flavours; and everything is subtle and subdued. I liked it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2007
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Fairly dull really. Lacks sparkle and interest. A reasonably dry pale ale with light flowery and orange citric notes. Faint lactic quality adds some interest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
I barely remember this beer malty and notes of fresh fruits and spices. Will have to have again some day. Page 352 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 300 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ekstedt (6162) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Pale yellow, cloudy. Aroma has some candyish malt. Yeasty flavor with some complexity but with a cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Draught at Beer Weekend, Brussels. If I hadn’t actually seen it poured would have thought I was given a shandy. Pale yellow with lots of sediment. No head. Citrus in both taste and smell. Bubbly. Was a fitting first beer but not quite as good as the Piraat shandy I made once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 16, 2006
I had no expactations for this, thought this would be a Leffe clone, but this was really interesting. Big firm head, gold colour. Spicy and fruity aroma, spicy and malty palate with a balanced finished. Underrated imo

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