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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A light bodied, low alcohol Belgian-style ale modeled after those that Trappist monks brew for their own consumption.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 Bomber courtesy of beerbill poured into a tulip. Pours a bright cloudy golden yellow with a big creamy white head that shows great staying power and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is mainly dry bready malts and some German hops that lend a grassy smell to things. There is a hint of light fruits in the nose, but it’s really dominated by the light toasted malts. The taste takes things in a bit different direction as the first sip brings a slightly tart lemon flavor that comes in after the bready malts make their appearance. The finish has a bit of hop bitterness and some tartness from the lemon lingering as well. The mouthfeel is super crisp and very dry with tons of carbonation and, in a word, refreshing. This is an solid session ale from Southampton with an interesting lemony twist in the flavor that makes it a little bit unique. Extremely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
In short: A crisp, dry, tasty and very hoppy (noble/saaz) blonde ale. Exceptional session ale
How: Bottle 22oz (with gold foil and lame black-on-white label). Sent to me by MrChopin (as a bonus!!). What a killer bonus, thanks a lot Kevin.
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Crisp biscuity pale malts with a flavour a crackers. A whole lot of dry grassy noble hops. Overall very dry but a little lemony twist adds a refreshing light tartness. Medium carbonation and pleasant crisp body. Doesn’t not have that “Belgian feel” to it. More like a tasty Golden/Blonde ale reminding me of my local Hopfenstark Blond tap version. 4.5%!!! incredible. Single, classy blonde, nice body, goes down easy. I wish I was a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Slightly cloudy straw color, thin broken white head. Chalky, almost wit-like aroma, slightly floral. Taste is floral, yeasty, light with a slight dry finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
22oz bottle from NYbeer
Hazy dark yellow color, it had a nice white, fluffy head. A little citrus in the nose, some mild spiciness and a light, light funkiness, very subded though. Slightly acidic, some lemon, pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Tap @ BT. Very light and easy. Semi one dimentional. Not much spice or hops and a thin caramel sweet body. Some light roast and nuts smooth it out to give it some depth. Not my fav.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2009
Nice light, refreshing yet flavourfull brew with allot of belgian yeast and traditional hops in both the flavour and aroma. The finish is short, lightly acidic and dry. Rather nice actually. Thanks to fredandboboflo for the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
22oz bottle from hopdog. Thanks! Fresh bottle. Lots of Saaz hops in the aroma. Lots of carbonation. Big offwhite head. Yellow color. Easy to drink. Very dry. Pretty nice. Aroma=7-8:8,Appear=2-3:3,Taste=7-8:8, Palate=3,Overall=16: 3.7-3.8

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle from beerbill, thank you ! Cloudy golden with a white head. Nice spice rack, peppercorn aromas with dusty pale malt. Medium body. Good flavor is again dusty malts with dry spices, with a hint of sulfer/ burnt rubber. Not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2009
22oz bottle. Heavy aroma, mainly focused on bread crust, lightly phenolic yeast and some corn huskiness. A bit of cobwebby dustiness. Very faint dishsoap and citrus hops. Lemon zest as the beer warms. Pours a thick, hazy orange/blond with a thick white head quickly dissipating to a thin gray film. Flavor focuses on bready and biscuity malt. I’d like to see some more of that cobweb in the flavor. Mildly zesty hops. Light phenolic yeast. A bit of tartness on the sides of the tongue near the finish. Creamy body. Lush carbonation. Rather complex for 4.5%. Immensely drinkable. Good stuff. Thanks Kevin!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2320) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Draft at blind tiger. Poured gold and was fruity, lemony yeasty. Pretty good.


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