Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Bottle conditioned.
On the basis of ancestral recipes, this relatively light blonde, remains faithful to the principles of the monks who populated the old abbey of Belgian. It refreshes intelligently, and will charm the thirst in hot weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2011
330ml bottle (S. Brevinga Alus Salons, Riga)
6+ Sweet but very hoppy aroma. I think itís dense and heavy with aromas, Anna thinks itís packed full of uplifting aromas. Weíll never agree!
3+ Bold orange, small tight white head. As we add the yeast later, it looks just like honey.
7 Much lighter taste than the aroma. Full hoppy kick. Yeast softens the hops, and makes it more bready, but also a little dirty. Prefer the clear kick.
4 Super soft palate. Finish hoppy and spicy, at least before the yeast.
13 A very solid belgian, an easy drinker that doesnít show the alcohol at all, though does have an air of not being a chugger due to the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5955) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2011
Bottle: Medium white frotty head on top of a very light hazy dark yellow orange colored beer. Smell malts, fruit, orange, abricot, sweets and hint of hops. Taste is sweet with hints of fruit, sweets, malts, hint of caramel, hops, herbs. Light grassy light sweet less bitter aftertaste. Creamy tingly mouthfeel, medium carbo, medium body watery to light creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2011
Churchkey, DC tap ($7.50): Pours a golden body with a white head. Aroma is a little weak for a Belgian. Aroma has some spice (coriander) and some fruit, but not an overwhelming amount of it like some Belgian ales do. Taste was not that complex. Probably hoppier than your average Belgian ale and the presence of the spice probably accentuated the hoppiness. I did however notice that in reading the reviews, that people have very different opinions on what is going on in the taste of this beer. Basically, I will agree with many people and say that it is an easy drinking albeit somewhat boring version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2010
33 cl bottle. Yellow body with a quickly disappearing fizzy, white head. The beer has a malty and slightly spicy aroma. The taste is much alike the aroma, malty, spicy with a little citrus hint. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Tap. Pours clear gold with a small, rocky white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, meal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity). Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, meal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity). Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - AUG 6, 2010
Hazy golden-amber coloured, with an average white head. Malty aroma, little sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1167) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle at Van Erp. Golden blond, dense white head. Somewhat hazy. Aroma : orange, peaches, bread, hops and some coriander. taste is full bodied, fresh, with hints of orange, also some sweetiness and bitterness. Reasonable finish that could stay longer IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Served in a bowl! Hard to see what color it is but the head and lacing is excellent. Dried pineapple and orange peel aroma. Taste is white pepper, some tropical fruits, orange juice, fresh biscuit. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suorama (34) - Kangasala, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Hazy light orage colour. Thin foam layer but there are nice lace production. Aroma contain coriander and orange. Palate is carbony and almoust middle full. Taste is very compared with aroma. Coriander and orange. Aftertaste have little bitter but maybe more coriander. I think there is also some sourness also. Not bad, but not so special too. But I can drink that some times. =)

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