Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium


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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This light ale has a deep golden colour with a smooth, frothy head. It is very perfumed with an unmistakable hint of aromatic hops and a fruity (citrus) note from the spices used in production. The body has an intense yet distinctive bitterness and a strong malty taste which is a delight to the palate. The overall effect, however, is a slight dryness and hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2006
I would relate this to Duvel, but a lot more wild. Lots of yeast, powerful flavors here. Thick meringue-like head over straw colored liquid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22403) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2006
Bottled. Hazy yellowish golden colour with mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma of fruits (citrus), some spices and a bit sourish also. Flavour is sour citrus fruits along with rather much spices. Also malts and yeast is noteable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle. Sampled after Abbay des Rocs Montagnarde but even so, this managed to pull through as a pretty solid blonde. I guess that says something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2006
Tasted 27/08/2006. 330ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington. Yellow gold, thin white head, chunks everywhere. Old oranges and pepper on the nose initially, followed by a hokey pokey like character. Dry in the mouth, with peppery notes and bittersweet orange. Dry bitter finish. Spritzy, light medium. Yet another well made belgian strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(Bottle, labeled as Jean de Nivelles Blonde, best before 03.12.05) Pours a lightly cloudy yellow body with a large creamy white head. Aroma of mustiness, spices, and light pear. Flavor of caramel, spicy yeast, and earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle. Nice white head with god duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste is yeast fruit and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2006
330ml bottle from Rumbles in Wellington exp 2/07. Poured with a decent white head which didn’t last long. Orangey and spicey with a hint of coriander. Yellow and moderately carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle 75cl. Hazy golden appearance. Rich fluffy white head. Refreshing aroma of candied oranges, spices and hops. Clean orangey flavour with hints of wheat, coriander and other spices. Long hoppy, spicey and orangey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Hazy straw colour with frothy off-white head. A light film lasts throughout. Hoppy nose with a floral tone. Taste of yeast with a spicy edge. Salty palate with a sharp, dry finish. Not your standard blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy gold pour with hopcitrus, spice, and floral malty aroma. Semi-dry palate, with flavors of hopcitrus, some floral spicy notes, and fruit. Medium palate with a finish that gets tarter as it warms.

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