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

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RATINGS: 51   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 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2007
Aroma is malty and has citrus. Clear golden-yellow coloured with a medium, white head. Taste is sweet, citric and one-dimensional. Has some malts and is a bit carbonated. Refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Bottled. Coppery/golden colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is some malts and spices and that’s pretty much it. Flavour is spices, malts and some fruity hops. Something between a pils and ale...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2007
Clear golden beer. Small white head. Malty aroma. The flavour is rather sweet and malty. Hardly any bitterness. All by all I would call this a good "pils". Very refreshing.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2007
(Bottled) Clear, deep golden with a smallish, lacy head. Slightly sweet, malty aroma of a typical lager, with some faint hops and vegetables, plus a strange sour-vomity accent. Toffee-malty flavor with vegetably hints, and practically no hops. Medium-bodied, slicky and quite low-carbonated palate. An ale is not necessarily better than a lager - here’s one living proof... A poor pils in an ale clothing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2007
From bottle at 12de Vilvordia BierProefFestival.Hazy amber with a medium, but stable head. Grassy, slightly herbal hop aroma with some sweetness as well. Mild malty flavours, mainly sweet, but still balanced. Quite boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10159) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Firm flowery hopbitter flavor. Light flowery aroma with a touch of caramel. Nice one!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2007
Bottled, label said 5.2% ABV. Floral but one dimensional aroma. Golden color, white head, good lace. Floral flavors as well, hint of pear, light bitterness. Sparkling like cola, bit watery. Plain and clean.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden ale with a medium white head. A malty aroma. Flavor is balanced, not to sweet malt and not so much more. A straight forward pale and balanced ale that’s OK, but soon forgotten.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 Bottled at the Belgian Embassy in Oslo. A clear, golden beer with an off-white head. The nose is too grainy, yet it is balanced. The flavor is grassy at start, with hay and grains, but for once it is in a quite pleasant way. Medium body. A boring beer. Rating: 5-3-5-3-11-2.7 (070301)

Bottle. It pours a clear, golden body with an off-white head. The nose is fruity, more Belgian than British, with banana, some citrus and spices, as well as some yeast. A grainy note as well. The flavor is much the same, but more on the grainy and malty side. A bit thin in the mouth, with Belgian fruityness and spices. Medium body. Nice fruity finish with a grainy touch. A bit on the grainy side, but still refreshing and quaffable. (080504)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
Draught. Golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. A bit canny and metallic aroma. Has some herbal and sweet notes. Falvour is sweet and fruity. Loads of apples. A light flowery note. Is a bit light bodied. Has a light herbal bitterness in the end. A bit bland and uninteresting.


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