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Van Den Bossche Livinus

Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4961) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle found in a shop , nearly next to the van eecke beer with the same name. I wonder if they are somehow related??? Pours clear blonde, small white head. Almost looks like a lager. Smell is sweet, crispy. Taste is mildly bitter. Dry, bit dusty malts ( this was best before 2014 so could be due to age, but the dusty taste is rather mild, so still very ok for those who like it rather fresh ) crispy. Ok beer, actually. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side for what it is. But its ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 9, 2015
Hazy sun yellow colour with a pillowy medium to large off white head with good lacings. Aromas of hay, toasted malt and some yeast esters develop. Softly carbonated, lightly slick with a light body. Light sweetness with a touch of spice and bitterness. Short to medium lasting pleasant finish. Thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden yellow, nose is grassy, citrus, taste is similar, herbal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3675) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
Blonde session beer made for the Livinusfeesten of Sint-Lievens-Esse of 2007, which take place every 50 years (the one but last time they took place, Van Den Bossche created their Pater Lieven Bruin for the occasion, by the way). Pale malts, restrained fruity yeastiness and limited hop bitterness in the finish, but very drinkable; apparently intended as a top-fermented counterpart of pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1323) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Den Hert is echt een bier met een speciale smaak, ik vond het niet mijn ding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Thin blond beer with an ordinary taste of yeast, malt and aroma hops. Very watery, like a pilsjes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DwarfeD (1933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
25cl bottle from ’t Drankenhuys. Clear golden with a medium white head which disappeared pretty quick. Light to medium body with ditto carbonation and a somewhat sharp mouthfeel. Sweet with some bitter tones. Peach, hops, some citrus and herbs. A somewhat flat unbalanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Herr Schmitt’s gaff. From shop in Calais. Pale yellow thin white head, some floaties. Aroma is belgian blonde.and some lemon and sugar. Flavour is soft pale ale, sugar, belgian yeast and lemon slightly sweet. Soft palate some residual sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Big thanks to Fergus for this bruiser. Pours clear yellow with lots of pale floaties. Pretty eatery on the nose, plenty of dough, faint tangy lemon. Medium sweet flavor with lots more doughy malts, more lemon, some meringue. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary, doughy white bread finish, some Belgian yeast, mild straw. Tasty enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle massive thanks to Fergus. It pours pale gold with a plenty of floaters and a thick white head. The nose is hay, sweet doughy, metallic twang, toast, light spice and faint smoke. The taste is hay, doughy, metallic, lime, lemon, lemonade and buttered white toast with a dry finish. A fairy ho hum blonde ale. Pretty nasty looking also.

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