Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Hazy blond color; almost no head. Stale aroma of bread. Quite dry mouthfeel, really poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) He’s back!!! The cute, little,fat, beer-drinking monk on the St. Idesbald labels. Golden, rather light in body, sweetish, pleasant and very easy to drink. The kind of beer that wouldn’t offend even the typical pils-drinker. Only here you get something a lot more interesting. 070996

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
Coriander and candy nose. Huge head with poor retention. Over spiced with little depth otherwise. Sweet and honeyed character with a candy sugar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2005
(Bottled) Hay orange-yellow color with a medium, tight and lacy head. Mild, yeasty and perfumy aroma. Fruity (oranges), acidic flavor with a mildly bitter finish and somewhat noticeable alcohol. Medium-bodied with a bit hard carbonation. Still quite balanced. A refreshing, basic blonde with no serious flaws.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2005
Dirty orange and quite cloudy. Nose is a little abrupt with some strong spice and corriander notes. More of the spice in the mouth with some noticable bitterness and sour notes. Does feel a little clumsy to be honest and some overt alcohol heat doesn’t help. Interestingly I picked this up for $3.75 at a competitor which gives me some confidence I can sell for close to $3.25, so in the Oz market good value for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
Opaque orange-amber with persistent medium head. Corriander dominates the aroma. Tastes a lot like a pretend, not strongly flavoured Orval. Has a warming, slightly sour finish. I guess the idea is to produce a more consistent (boring) undemanding version of the trappist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2005
Abbey-style golden ale in which 6% abv doesn’t translate into much in the way of flavour. Poured a cloudy gold with a moderate white head. The nose is subtle, with a hint of grapefruit and some yeast. Medium-bodied and creamy with some light fruity notes at the front of the tongue and a muscular shot of alcohol in the finish. It’s perfectly drinkable but the experience is not particularly satisfying. (Bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Cloudy blonde with particulates, good sized beady white head. Aroma is honey, oranges and yeast. Taste is sweet oranges, honey and spices with a nice acidity and hoppy finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8089) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2005
Hazy orange and gold in appearance. Aromas are are sweet oranges and spices with yeast and floral hops - good. Flavours are sweetened oranges and spices with yeast and a nice peppery feel on the tongue. Fairly dry on the finish. This is delicate in many ways but still quite complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Delirium Cafe Brussels: poured yellow with a thin white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Mildly bitter. Light banana and apple flvor. Full bodied mouthfeel. Refreshing. Good.

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