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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A copper coloured beer with the aroma of honey. It has a full and smooth flavour and a soft, flowing aftertaste.

An authentic abbey ale
The age-old tradition of the White Canons of Tongerlo lives on in this officially recognised Belgian abbey ale.

Re-fermented in the bottle
Re-fermentation in the bottle gives the beer a more intense taste and aroma as well as a longer shelf life.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (541) - Saint Etienne, - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 No surprise but not disgustingIt?s a common blond beer(a bit stronger than other blond beer)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmaneser (63) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
33 cl bottle @ Zulte. Golden yellow to amber beer. Spicy aroma, hints of citrus and vanilla. Slight bitter taste, followed by a sweet aftertaste, hints of honey. Vivid palate.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (72) - - JUN 13, 2015
Drink cold: 8-10°C Eye: Pours an amber to rusty color with medium to heavy carbonation and a not to quickly dissipating white head. Nose: sweet yeast, honeydew and wheat. Fruity as well Mouth: berries. a bit metallic. Palate: light caramel malts. Honey oat. Wheat/rye/barley (almost whole grain) and hazelnuts. Overall: Downside: a bit metallic. Upside: not as much alcohol what leads to enjoying more beers and really getting the taste out of the beer not overshadowed by alcoholic notes or just delirious smells/substances.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Garry_Evans (63) - HONG KONG - JUN 13, 2015
Don't know whether bottle had gone off but tasted pretty horrible. Bought from Fusion Supermarket in HK. Golden colour with big white head. Yeasty bread-like aroma, touch of soap. Taste is just dryness. Slightly soapy, metallic tinge. One dimensional and not at all tasty. Like drinking soapy water. Couldn't finish it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1152) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Dorada oscura con abundante espuma y aroma escaso. En boca carbonatacion notable y sabor bastante aromático y herbal, y algo malteado. Final seco. Buena ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kto (145) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2015
0.5l can from Géant Casino. "World’s Best Beer 2014" according to World Beer Awards. pours clear golden colour with a good white head and some lacing. aroma sweet malts, caramel, spices, banana. flavour yeast, grains, prunes, spices. a hint of citrusy hops in the beginning. low carbonation. oily texture. alcohol barely noticeable, despite 6% abv. not sure about world’s best, but quite decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4254) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle from Jack Greenes 170515. Strong aroma and flavour with a big finish. a bit chewy but overall quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (635) - BELARUS - MAY 30, 2015
golden, minimal head. aroma of grain, yeast, wine. medium body. grainy sweet taste. soft bitterness. ok blond.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (9072) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
33cl bottle with lees. This is a typical belgian blonde, nice floral notes and spice, tastes a bit stale even though ti isn’t.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (191) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2015
Compra: Hipercor San Juan Ingesta: Jugando a Kings Bounty Dark Side Opinion: Sublime. Cuerpo espeso y sabroso. No se nota nada de alcohol. Entra como un tiro

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3090) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Belgium. Hazy golden coloured with a sweet, spicy, zesty citrus fruity flavour, dry malty and vanilla notes followed by a slightly sugary sweet fruity finish.


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