Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 206   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7847) - 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 (8127) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
#783 Trüber Apfelsaft mit vielen, großen Schwebeteilchen; sieht echt fies aus! Fruchtiges Aroma nach Pfirsich, Zitrone und Hefe. Schmeckt irgendwie wie ein kohlensäureschwaches Weizen. Die Flasche mit dem St. Idesbald sieht gut aus. Der Inhalt ist leider nur ordentlich. Anmerkung: Mein Bier hat 6,5% Alkohol. Test vom 2.7.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 3,10,9,9,12,9 - 8,70

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11604) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Golden colour with an white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1462) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: white colored foam. Color: golden orange. Aroma: some sour. Taste: some sour, bitter. Palate: dry, CO2, lasting. Overall: too much yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4495) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2012
Orange golden colour, firm fluffy white head. Malty aroma, spiccy. Sweet malty flavour, light bitter. Malty finish. (From 33cL bottle @ local bar)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 22, 2012
Bottled. Golden color with a thin head. Aroma is slightly sweet and honey, yeast. Flavor is dry yeast, and balanced sweetness. Mouthfeel is dry citrus. yeasty ending..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6320) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Posh packaged 33cl bottle (gold foil on top, orange front label), best before June 2011, poured into a ’Corsendonk’ badged stemmed tulip glass in Aug 2010. The beer was a dull orange colour and full of floating sediment, I’d stored this beer for over a year (upright and in the dark) and moved it for chilling the day before opening, yet it still came out of the botle like a torrent bringing all the sediment with it. The head was a balloning white crest, but the sediment just refused to settle in the glass. Yeast and grainy smell, strong and heady. The flavours were of yeast, mixed spices and mild hops, no real malt presence evident to me. OK, but middle of the road stuff compared to a lot of Belgian Blondes. The sediment leaving the bottle and not calming down any didn’t help the scores given.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolpo (54) - USA - APR 6, 2012

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