Brewed by Brasserie des Fagnes
Style: Belgian Ale
Mariembourg, Belgium


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Flavors of finely-measured coriander and licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2007
In short: Nice sweet Belgian blonde ale with a wild/Saison twist
How: 750ml bottle, private importation, drank 2 months after receiving it.
The look: Clear yellow blonde body with a medium white head
In long: Lots of honey, lots of sweet cereals, lots of pears, quite a bit of coriander and a very nice lively/cobweb yeast profile. I’m normally very bored by that type of sweet Belgian blonde ale but that yeast profile really saved the day for me. It fot A LOT BETTER as it warmed-up. I had to come back at the end of my bottle for a re-rate. Let it warm up and the wild-ish yeast will charm you. Alcohol is apparent even at only 7.5%. A stronger hops presence would have provided a more balanced dryer experience. Very active carbonation. Juicy body. Above Average Blonde des Fagnes Blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3497) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Brown bottle, 75 cl, best before 31/07/08 via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured December 1 2007; eye: popping sound on opening which only means that it is going to foam out of the bottle and…, straw, clear, nice voluminous white head, good effervescence, a bit of lacing; nose: it smells like a Belgian! Yeast, juniper, spices, freshness, light medicinal; mouth: yeast, quite carbonated, juniper, spices, perception of malt is minimal under all of that carbonation, sweety fruitiness, pear, light medicinal, a bit of hops, grain, tangy, finale in yeast where the malt is difficult to catch, quite carbonated, medium body, slight bitterness, light sweetness, lightly oily; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 75 cl, meilleure avant 31/07/08, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 1er décembre 2007; œil : Pop à l’ouverture laissant entendre que ça va mousser hors de la bouteille et comme de fait…, paille, claire, belle mousse blanche abondante, bonne effervescence, un peu de dentelle; nez : ça sent la belge! Levure, genièvre, épices, fraîcheur, léger médicinale; bouche : levure, très carbonatée, genièvre, épices, on perçoit à peine le malt sous toute cette carbonatation, fruitée sucrée, poire, léger médicinal, un peu de houblon, grain, piquante, finale en levure où le malt est un peu perceptible, très carbonatée, corps moyen, très légère ametrume, légèrement sucrée, légèrement huileuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Draught @ 9th Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels. Clear golden color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, toffee, light malty, toasted, medicine. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Refreshing. (010907)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2007
Clear golden of color witgh a nice white head. An aroma of corianders, some sweet notes and spicy hints. A nice flavor with well balanced sweets, hints of spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4165) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle: Poured a cloudy yellow in color with a white bubbly head. The aroma is a sweet fruit and spice. Taste is sweet malt with a tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2007
Golden beer with a moderate whte head. Candy sugar aroma. Spicy and sweet flavour. I think to recognise some juniper. Very nice balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (12161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Bottled, 330ml, at Bar du Marche, Charleville Meziers, France. Gold colour with white head. Dry malty beer a touch sweet on the finish and some spiciness, definitely coriander. A hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
A bit of yeast aroma, apple juice with whitish yeasty head. Rather strong carbonation and yeast taste. A bit spicey, got some corriander. Licorice the manufacturer says, I had this on the lips at the end. A small bottle gone quickly. A pale Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2007
Draught at the Brasserie des Fagnes brewpub, Mariembourg. Golden to copper color with creamy head. Sweet, malty, worty, honeyish and phenolic aroma. Malty, worty, biscuity and toffeish flavor with hint of herbal hops. Very fresh maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (643) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 75cl bottle, bought at the brewery. a fresh smell with a cereal-fruity aroma, clear amber appearance with a white, normal head. The taste tends to a fresh-medium fruity-sweetness, very lightly bitter. Lively carbonation and a light, oily body with a long but subtle lightly-bitter/yeastie finish. One of my favourite beers!

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