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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
330 ml bottle at Brasserie Lombard, Brussels. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is fruity, malt, grain dust, grass, citrus, soap, perfume and apricot. Taste is soapy, perfume, roses, sweet malt, grain dust, peach, apricot and grass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5104) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
9/21/2011 4:54:19 AM On tap at Luxembourg festival in Brussels. Gold body with small head. Sour and wheaty nose. Taste is also quite spicy with oranges and fruits. Sweet falvour of vanilla and fruits. Good one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Pours amber with a large white head, floaties. Flavour is caramel, phenolic notes and fruit. Flavour is sweet caramel, fruit and phenolic notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2005
(Bottled, 0.75l) Very hazy golden color with a largeish head. Slightly sour, buttery, cellary, Czech-pilsenery aroma. Quite ashy, smoky flavor with some grapefruit - not very complex. Medium-bodied, semi-dry, low-carbonated palate. A very decent, smoky blonde. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
Hazy brown colour, white head. Aroma of malt, hops, spicy touch. Light bitter flavour, malts, caramel and wheat. Bitter finish, caramel, malts, touch of ash.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, De Molen. Thanks for sharing, Ansjelaah!)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear copper beer with a big white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Sweet, fruity and hoppy flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Faint flowery hops in the aroma, not much else. Flavour is wheat vanilla and flowers covered in a light bitterness. Okay I guess.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4077) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 One of several "new generation" Sainte-Hélène beers, actually the old Sainte-Hélène Blonde (also tasted under that name) with a new label; a blonde session ale with thick mousse-like, yellowish white head and light peach blonde colour with tiny yeast particles floating around everywhere. Aroma of orange peel, vanilla, pineapple, straw, flowers, lime, yeast. Citrussy freshness in the mouth, fruity, rounded and slick mouthfeel, yeasty, malt sweetness with pretty strong hop bitterness, grapefruity and long, with a sourish touch in the finish possibly coming from the carbonation.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3999) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Another Carrefour find, this time served in the teku glass. This was a slow gusher and not so great looking, bizarre muddy gold?!?! Cool label of a cute woman and decent sub-2€ price. The aroma is bready, tomato-pesto spices, honey and unmalted wheat. Light bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The taste is bready grainy sweet honey with a dab of fruitiness in the finish. This is a weak half-assed beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3987) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Une bouteille de 750ml. bue au Saint-Bock. Une bière blonde-jaune trouble avec une légère mousse blanche. Le nez est simplement composé de malt pilsner et d’épices provenant de la levure et sous-produit de fermentation. Une bouche simple, épicée agréable avec une finale quelque peu sucrée. Est-ce que Jeanne Bourgeois serait fière de cette bière.


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