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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This abbey ale is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks, at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Belgian inspired golden ales are noted for their devilish personalities, but there is nothing mischievous about this complex ale. It is brilliant golden and layered with notes of summery apple and pear and pepperv spice from the use of a traditional Belgian yeast strain. A portion of proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery 1931 and planned use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s, plans crumbled. these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle - big foamy head, medium straw color, fruit/apple Belg yeast aroma and flavor, light malt backbone, pretty refreshing actually, very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bomber: honeyed orange with a shallow head. Fruity, balsamic nose. Frothy textures itch a tart, dry finish. The tongue keeps tingling for quite some time. ~m --RaucusBacchus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Apple, pear, banana, tart, citrus, yeast. Dry finish and well carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - JUN 30, 2013
Poured from 750ml bottle into a trappist glass, golden in color with a nice tower of carbonation in the middle, aroma of yeast, bread, citrus, fruit, taste of citrus, spice, sweet, ncie carbonation and warmth of alcohol going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (743) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a clear gold with a foamy white top. Taste of lemon, citrus, spice, and pepper. High fizzy carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
September 2012. Botle. Golden yellow with a white head. Citrus, lemon, hay, malt and yeast aromas. Some banana flavors blended in. Hops on the finish. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Une bouteille de 750ml avec bouche de liège près de l’arme qui a faillit faire perdre un œil à SlovakSniper. Le liquide est dorée translucide. De activité dans le verre digne du Old Faithful. Un nez épicé, houblonné et frais. Une bouche piquante par le gaz carbonique, c’est explosif. Une finale sèche et passablement agréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4135) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Une bouteille de 75 cl partagée avec Yan. Une robe qui n’étonne pas avec sa couleur or. Une belle grosse mousse démesurée. Une très grande agitation dans mon verre: les bulles sont folles. Au nez, un travail honnête de la levure. Je sens des pommes vertes et du poivre. Des parfums houblonnés participent à la conversation épicée. Les céréales sont celles du style: dorées et légèrement mielleuses. Sur les papilles, une affirmation bien piquante: les forces de la levure et des houblons sont mises en évidence. Je goûte toujours des fruits à chair blanche. En bouche, le corps du liquide est gonflé par les bulles. Le pétillemement est beaucoup tros fort. Je dois prendre de petites gorgées et encore. En finale, une prestation asséchante offerte par des notes fruitées et épicées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Moderate light bread and hay for the malt, perfume and lemon for the hops, light dough and soap for the yeast with unripe pear and white wine in the background. Head is average size, creamy to frothy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, between dry and watery, with a fizzy carbonation. Light and refreshing, with a nice Belgian flair in this tasty Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with lingering frothy head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruits and very slight hop. Sweet but tart citrus hits the palate. Very dry and carbonation makes it very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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