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Van Den Bossche Livinus

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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (1721) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Den Hert is echt een bier met een speciale smaak, ik vond het niet mijn ding.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarcoDL (2184) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Thin blond beer with an ordinary taste of yeast, malt and aroma hops. Very watery, like a pilsjes.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DwarfeD (944) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Herr Schmitts 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10970) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6839) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, grain, light corn and light yeast. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Trappist1 (495) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
Blond, witte schuimkraag. Malty, grassy. metallic in smaak, heel grassy, zoete afdronk. Kan beter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5258) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
On tap at the bonte koe , leaden. Thick creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. An ok blond.


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