Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 10, 2013
Gold pour. Thick Creamy head. Medium carbonation, lots of floaters. Aroma is mild yeasty. Mild hop taste. Aftertaste of pink sweets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3305) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Dobre ale nie rewelacyjne. Wyglad pomaranczowy piwa z wielka czapa trwalej piany. Mocne sykniecie spod kapsla podczas otwierania, zwiastuje wysokie nagazowanie. Piwo jest wspaniale aromatyczne, morela i brzoskwinia w tle. Owocowo-biszkoptyowy smak lekko slodki nie nachalny i wyrazisty. Malo alkoholu przy belgijskim piwie w tym przypadku jest uzasadnione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (978) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
On tap @ Chalet des Bains, Koksijde. Golden with a white head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Low bitterness but by all means a nice decent blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2013
small white that disappears quickly without lacing. orange-amber colour. malty, slight sweet, yeast, spicy, coriander, citrus/lemon aroma. slight sweet taste, artificial citrus, ester and quite malty. moderate carbonation. bottle 33 cl / notes from backlog

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1342) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2013
There are a lot of soft, gentle blond ales in Belgium; this one manages "above-average" by ducking excessive sweetness and spicing. Sparkling gold, moderately bitter even, and a bit bready. Winds up off-dry. The word "honest" pops into my head. All things considered I would rather drink this than most other Huyghe beers, including that one with the pink elephant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6550) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Draught @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Rated on 1.3.2013.
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of clove, grass and some apricot. Flavour of sweet malts, peach, apricot, clove and mild bitterness. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a sweet, mild spicy finish. Easy-going and easy to forget.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (512) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl, titre à 6;5%. Couleur blond légèrement orangé, mousse moyenne de tenue correcte, nombreuses particules en suspencion, des arômes d’agrumes, des épices, et une petite touche fleurie persistante en fin de bouche. Carbnnation moyenne. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
(Draught at Delirium Café, Brussels, 20 Oct 2012) Golden colour with brief, white head. Malty nose with notes of bread, dried fruit, grass, hay and peaches. Malty, slightly fruity taste with bready malt, apricots, biscuits and a mild, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Not very exciting, but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft from Churchkey in DC. Damn, this was surprisingly good. Light, slightly herbal and spicy... definitely not your typical Belgian blond. Notes of honey and heather. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
29/X/12 - 33cl bottle @ Erwin’s place - BB: VII/13 (2012-1220) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!

Clear blond to light orange beer, aery yellow head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: citrus, floral, sweet, sugary, some fruity yeast esthers. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, pretty fruity, honey, bit floral, bitter touch. Aftertaste: sweet, little bitter, some honey, bit of yeast, spices. Not as bad as I had feared.

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