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Previously known as Abbey Single/Blonde Ale.

Session ale brewed with spice.
2011 vintage: 4.7% abv


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
355ml bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow with a decent white head. Gentle aromas of yeast and cereal, only a faint hint of spice. Taste is smooth and lightly sweet. Bitter taste develops. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Slightly vintage bottle at The New Penguin. Lightly misted gold with a thinning white collar. Muted lemon and lime confectionery aroma (at first) gathering white wine, buttered cider, banana, strawberry, grain and bourbon. Mellow spiced soapy lime flavour with muddled oak and green apple. Some oily peanut malt in the mix; white wine again. Odd but not unpleasant.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A yellow body with a large white head that had good retention. Aroma was mild a splint spice note. Mild hints of bubblegum. Flavor was mild. Don't know what I was missing. I could not get any interesting or dominate flavors. Mild carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trollcat (20) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Essentially like UFO white, except much better. Spices complement the beer well and bring it together.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draught. This is a nice session brew with a big flavour to keep it exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Still wrapping up notes from the 2011 Midwest Brewers Fest. Tawny yellow color beer. A little bit of head from a small bottle pour. Nose has some bubblegum ester and some yeast to it. Nice Belgian dubbel flavor of light malts and more ester, no distinctive hops. Just settles in very well as a session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (692) - ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Slightly hazy light golden color with a medium white head, decent retention. Spicy yeast aroma, with light fruitiness, fresh bread and some herbal notes. Sweetish light malt, some citrus flavors, low bitterness and faint spicy snap. Light-med body, pleasant and easy to drink, refreshing and quite OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2145) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer pours decent with a golden hazy color, white head and well carbonated. The beer has little sediment and almost no lacing. The smell is definitely wheat and citrus notes with some mild spices on the back end. The taste is decent with a nice crisp wheat taste instantly and some citrus, almost corriander flavor, and possible a honey taste. The mouthfeel is okay with a crisp wheat flavor that lingers on for a while. Overall, this is a nice summer beer from Smuttynose but nothing you slam on your breaks to stop and get.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Nose full of citrus. Soft malt. Hardly any phenols. A soft malt flavor with some cracker like notes. Dry finish. Not very tart. Ok. Very consumable. ---Rated via intercellular device

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is oranges, pears, spices. Flavor is orange, unripe pear, wheat, coriander, salt. Finish is very dry, very bitter (floral and herbal notes, mostly). Light body, watery mouthfeel, average carbonation. An alright, refreshing, very dry session ale.


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