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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flavors of finely-measured coriander and licorice.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FDias (3) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Head is initially huge, frothy, rocky, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, citrus - lemon), moderately malty (cookie, toasted light bread), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of coriander, orange, clove, pineapple, honey, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Whoa, mama...this is a find! Wonderful fresh/bright/lively aroma complete with spices, fruits, and flowers, with a surprisingly assertive malt character...superb flavor balance...nearly undetectable alcohol (until you stand up)...sexy appearance and great mouthfeel. This has it all. A new entry among my favorite Belgian blonde ales. Stunning.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JAN 18, 2004
I had this beer at the village of Chimey, at Au Vieux Chimey. The aromas were of hops, floral and yeasty notes. The head was dense and the beer was the color of polished bronze. The flavor was dry with a medium bitterness and flavors of vanilla, bread and a slight nutty maltiness. Overall this is a satifying beer, full flavored with enough hop bitterness to be a thirst quencher.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sheldrake9er (1) - IRELAND - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
Bought in Belgium and drunk in Ireland. Nice cloudy blonde - pale amber in colour. Light head , disappears quickly, but is not missed. Spicy. Sweet - like bonbons! Very attractive glass.medium sweetness, long finish, I would certainly drink it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2713) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2006
Blond beer with a big white head. Drink this meany times by the neighbour G. Yeast flakes floating around. Yeast, fruit and spice aroma. Medium bitter spicy taste. Very nicely balanced. Yes is ’t good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j1978 (6) - Schijndel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
very nice beer very nice brasserie in belgium I have to visit mariembourg again!!!!!!!�

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011
2011-01-29, corked bottle, bb 20 09 02, vintage 2001, 9 years old, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Beautiful golden color; creamy head. The aroma shows signs of age. The body structure is good, the flavor is quite sweet, smooth, with some stale signs of age. It doesn’t feel like 10 years old, but still it’s going downhill.

2002-08-01, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Gold colour, giant rocky head, a real Belgian lace. Strong hop aroma, old flowers, a little spicy. Good body, elegant waves of sweetness and dryness, malt and hop, coriander. Dry and bitter finish, with good dry hop.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2002
very tasty saison-like blond. strong yeasty smells. very spicy and quite bitter, with a long dry prickly finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3294) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Bardzo smaczne drożdżowe piwo o mętnym zabarwieniu. Bardzo harakterystyczny smak dla tego typu piw belgijskich. Aromat kolendry unosi się nad pianą, która jest trwała. Przyjemny smak bez dominacji alkocholu

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Tasty! Smooth yet snappy belgian ale. This brewery is not far from Chimay, and I need to stop by next time I’m in Belgium. Thick, creamy head and fine active carbonation keep the head alive. Aroma is faint, but taste is right up front with hay, hops and a little licorice. Alcohol is barely noticeable.


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