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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sayravai (4667) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4654) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Firm flowery hopbitter flavor. Light flowery aroma with a touch of caramel. Nice one!

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer4000 (4322) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (12682) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (9651) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2007
Draught Fully clear copper-gold, very fine dense yellowish head, leaving classical lace. A strange nose with cooked veggies from the mussel pot; overlying more habitual sweet-malty notes. Mossy, too. Rather sweet, even portlike flavour (for a young blond beer!) but fading away fast, leaving a very neutral to sweet malt flavour. Precious little specific aroma’s, even when (again!) the cold isn’t helping. Light to medium bodied, quite slick. Too fade for my preferences.

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