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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
On tap at the ’t Brugs Beertje in Brugge on 12-07-10 (3,00 euro). Dark, clear amber color with a lacy white head. Full bodied, nothing too stand out. Kind of reminds me of Leffe.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2011
330ml bottle (Lithuanian Real Beer Seminar 2011, Kaunas)
6 Perfumey, slightly plasticky aroma. Leffe-like.
3 Pale gold, large persistent head.
6 Simple maltsy body, perfumey again, a touch dead.
4 Weet, but not sticky. Perfumey and slightly biting bitter finish.
12+ Adequate belgian. Nice but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4995) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle, best before Nov 2007, drank March 2007. Poured into a Straffe Hendrik bowl glass, without any sediment leaving the bottle, the head suffered because of my slow pour, but it still produced a nice foaming white/off white crown on the beer. the body was an orange, tangarine colour, slight haze which made it look cloudy. Aroma of yeasts and citrus fruits, mostly lemon or maybe limes. The label claims it has a honey aroma, I couldn’t detect it until I read it was there. Sourness at first, fizzy too, the yeast aroma carries on into the taste, no honey flavour! The label also mentions maize as an ingrediant, this may well appear in the mouthfeel, aftertaste, which is fairly weak really. Not the best blonde I’ve had, but I would have another of these, I won’t hunt for one, but drink another, I would.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1188) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought online @ Mitra. Bottle says 6,5% but I’m pretty sure this is the same beer, maybe a new recipe. Hazy amber/yellow with a dense white head. Yeasty fruity aroma with some malts. Taste is semi-sweet with some metallic notes. Short bitter aftertaste. Lively carbonation. Nice beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Fay Boy’s Sports Bar and Grill, Brussels. Aroma very Leffe like. Taste is bittersweet sugar water. So so.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1964) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Heldere goudgele kleur met veel en vol schuim. Typische Belgische geur, zoetig. Smaakt prima. Iets kruiden, mout en citrus met een iets bittere nasmaak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2013
Almost clear deep golden towards orange appearance with strong and lasting head. Malty and yeasty aroma, medium sweetness. Overall decent Belgian Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
terefere (290) - Durham, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden, hazy, nice frothy head. Aroma of caramel, bread, metal, floral, spices. Taste is metal, malt, yeast. Texture is oily. Not a particularly impressive blonde but drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1322) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 11, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL. Look: clear amber, small off-white frothy head. Aroma: very faint, a bit spicy, stale wine? grainy, some caramel, some fruity malts. Taste: malty, but fairly dry, spicy alcohol, light bitterness. Mediocre.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1182) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 21, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la sucrière, couleur blonde, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne. Une bière avec une attaque forte sur la banane et la levure très sèche en fin de bouche. Amertume légère.


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