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Previously known as Abbey Single/Blonde Ale.

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


Slepkov's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slepkov (36) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 27, 2010
pours a hazy orange-tan, with a modest head that diminishes to a thin lacy coat after two to three minutes. On the nose, yeasty with a little orange and sweet spice. Quite muted, but I’m drinking it rather cold. Taste: Also doughy and yeasty. Overly bitter without much life. Drinkable, but not hitting the spot. One dimensional.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (631) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow gold with a white head. Taste sweet, fruity, citrus. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (2004) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip and a snifter. There weren’t any significant changes in either one. The appearance had a decent one finger white foamy over coating the top of pale hazy golden yellow to somewhat of an orange color. The head dissipated within less than about forty seconds and left an ample amount of sliding lightly foamy lacing. The smell had a light florally coated earthy spices over top of a light sweet herbalness. The taste had a light sweet floral behavior about it that had a light cough drop-like flavoring. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat harsh and pummeling. Overall, this was not one of my more favorites brews by Smuttynose. I don’t miss this one.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
essjay (10) - Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Drank from a 12oz bottle. Hard to describe; almost tastes of mushrooms! Not sure I get what this is supposed to be. An ale, with little malt nor hop bitterness, nor spice. Just cream of mushroom soup. Sadly, bought a six pack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
This poured a pretty hazed golden yellow with a fat head of creamy foam that lasted well enough and left a layer on top. Some lace. Nose is earthy, funky beligian, with a touch fruit rind from orange and lemon, a bit of coriander spice and a cracker malt that sports a bit of dry biscuit. Taste follows the nose all the way. Except it offers a touch of tartness and as the beer warms the fruity scent of white grape to sweeten and enliven it so that the second half of the glass is even better than the first half. The mouthfeel is medium light and a amply carbonated.

This beer is an unexpected delight. A nice sweet honey kissed malt presence with belgian and fruity drink that surprises you as it continues to change in the glass form earthy to fruity as it warms. I got this in the singles and I am going to get one fresh just to see how it is.

Animated and lively =)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7202) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Effervescent golden color with lots of foamy head. A very bland flavored beer, almost tastes stale. Not something I’d recommend.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Aroma is light malt but almos imperceptible. Light clear golden in color with no head. Overall bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2093) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at Portsmouth. Pours clear gold with almost no head. Tastes like grains and malt, not much flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grains, corn, musk.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3510) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at Portsmouth Brewery. Pours clear pale amber with a trace of head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, light caramel, floral notes, light soap, and light apples. Flavor is dry malts, soda water, faint hop bitterness and faint citrus esters; very thin with a dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (898) - Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Liked. Crisp, refreshing, delicate with notes of bread crumbs, nutmeg, noble hops, and LME. Not the most complex Belgian, but it was served by Gale, the one and only at 401 yesterday evening. She made me remember why I enjoy local dives and obscure public houses so much. This was the beer that she finally asked my ID for, but unlike Kraddel, didn’t kick me out. Good time in Hampton.


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