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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Belgian Ale
Virton, Belgium

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mariage d’un houblon anglais et allemand, elle dégage un nez subtil, frais et bien houblonné. Sa robe blond-or délicate révèle son caractère simple et sobre. En bouche, la bière sèche et ronde à la fois, permet un équilibre gustatif qui la rend très accessible. Servie fraiche dans son verre tulipe, elle désaltère et laisse échapper du col le meilleur de son parfum.

Style : Bière blonde
Couleur : Blond or
Houblons : Brewers Gold, Pioneer
Température de service : 6-8°C
Verre : verre tulipe de la brasserie


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
iosonomarco (41) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 24, 2008
l’intensità olfattiva molto tenue rende difficile la descrizione degli aromi, al palato è piuttosto sbilanciata verso l’amaro.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 75cl, as Mistinguett, exclusive brewery, from the brewery, not complex, not balanced, hazy, good head, nothing special, needs to be revised

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2008
Bottled. Hazy yellowish golden colour with huge fluffy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is big time tropical fruits, nectar, some mild acidicness as well as earth. Flavour is quite yeasty, honey, fruits, earth and some grassy bitterness coming in the finish. Kind of Blonde meets Saison. Rich carbonation, but very smooth while drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle, 75cl. Hazy golden color with a large white head. Aroma sour, bit pilsener like, and malts. Medium body. Taste a bit sweetness (little honey ?), semi-dry, malts, fruity, low bitterness. A very good, normal blonde.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1343) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2007
On tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic. Slightly hazy yellow-gold with a respectable white head. Nose full of wet grains, slightly farmy, with some lemon notes. Flavor is light, bready, green and lemony, with a faintly bitter backtaste. Finishes fairly clean with tinges of green hop and lemon. Maybe a little thin but not watery. A nice summer refresher of a blonde with no obvious spicing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2007
(750ml bottle, BB 12/08) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, floral, and earthiness. Flavor of malt, citrus, and herbal tea.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Bottled. Hazy golden, small head. Lightly spicy and mustardy nose. Medium bodied with clean, crisp mouthfeel, citric and marmelady, notes of peaches. Dryish fruity finish. All flavours remain rather discrete though, giving it a laid back attitude.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9815) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2006
cloudy orange colour under a solid creamy white head; aroma of apple and cellar; some grapefruity notes also; very fresh with a rather thin malt body, moderately sweet and a low bitterness; aftertaste of fruit (mainly apple again) and dust

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2006
Bottled 0,75 ltr (BB 09/2008). Hazy orange color, small but steady white head, some lace. Earthy, mouldy, peppery aroma - similar to some Fantomes. Very earthy, peppery and citrusy. Long peppery aftertaste. I am not sure if so dominant earthyness is intended. This is maybe more like a saison than just "a Belgian Ale".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. A touch too thin, but a pleasant flavour. earthy citrus and ppeach/apricot fruit, some light caramelly sweetness, and typical belgian yeast and slightly candied characters.


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