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Sainte Hélène La Grognarde

Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A peine servie elle développe dans le verre un arome puissant de houblon herbacé. L’amertume plus prononcée est sa caractéristique principale. L’usage d’un houblon noble, le Saaz, lui confère pourtant une amertume peu agressive. La bière est sèche en bouche, servie bien fraiche elle est très rafraichissante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psilosophy (591) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée, mousse très correcte, tenue moyenne. Très agréablement par cette bière qui a beaucoup de saveur et une vraie belle amertume malgré son faible degrés alcoolique. Bue pendant un repas, elle peut aussi se déguster seule. Carbinnation moyenne. Trouve à la Brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1374) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Slightly hazy deep golden, huge frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing; light fruity aroma, grain, lemon, grass, herbal notes; taste medium sweet, light bitter touch, bit fruity, light malty; medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, develops more bitterness in the aftertaste but especially rather spicy (pepper, ginger, coriander) and a bit dusty; ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is mild spices, some floral and bready notes along with mild grain. Flavour is grainy, some wooden notes as well as mild salty and yeasty notes. Easy going and a surprising bland brew from this brewery. Almost lager like, but Lager not mentioned on the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle shared at Rootz. Pours cloudy dull orange with particles and an off white head. Aroma of light peppery saison yeast, spice, coriander, caramel and malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a toffee finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Poured a hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast and spiciness. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (269) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange, large white head. Aroma hops, sourdough bread. Quite full body for this type of beer. Taste follows aroma, leaving long hoppy finish. In a way quite similar to Taras Boulba, one of my Belgian favourites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
33 cl bottle, shared with my dad @ Café Frape, Maastricht. Almost clear blonde color. Big, dense white head with good retention, like whipped cream. Aroma’s of flowery hops, herbs, fruity. Retronasal it’s rather yeasty and hoppy and I even sense a bit of cork (?). Flavor is light sweet, fruity with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied (fuller than expected from a 5.5% beer). Rather long finish, a bit ashy (? (again)) and eventually a good firm bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours murky amber with small white head. Refreshing, dry-as-a-bone saison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (4325) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Yellow with bright white head. Some citrus in the aroma. Also a certain grassy smell that is also present in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from Elie. Many thanks. Blond colour, white foam. Refreshing and hoppy. Light malty. Crispy and easy drinkable. Good!

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