Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
A light blond christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4797) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Cake a golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity, good distinct yeast influence combined with floral,aromas are the most distinct. also fruitiness and light citrus. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness, well balanced. Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home from Willems. Clear gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and boozy, candied fruits, pineapple, banana, peach, boozy. Taste is sweet, grainy, fruity and boozy, a bit cloying actually. Nothing light about this beer but the color, pretty cloying sweet mess. Heavy palate, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Heavy gusher that pours light golden with a huge white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sugar, light spice, fruit. Flavor is malty, yeast, white sugar, little bitter, fruit, some alcohol. Medium body, highly overcarbonated. 150714

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (16995) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, blumig, würzig. Geschmack stark malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, blumig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Clear golden body, white head. Aroma has yeast, some spices, cardamon. Sweet malt and alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
erickok (5396) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2014
Boring looking golden body and medium white bubbly head. Very sweet malts, grainy, cheap appeal. it of hay perhaps. White sugar, simple malt. Only the end has some spice and saltyness to it. Really a standard Belgian blond. No character, nothing Christmas about this. Everything that is wrong about Belgian beer (while there is so much good about it). (25cl bottle from Cave Gambrinus SPdC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3999) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Dobre i chmielne, nieco cytrusowe w zapachu, przypominalo mi amerykanskie pale ale, byc moze dodano tu chmielu rodem z USA. Niewielka piana, zlocisty kolor, brak drozdzowego osadu. Delikatne i lekkie, co dziwi przy wyzszym stezeniu alkocholu.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
light sour aroma,pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, flat,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Dark gold with a lasting thin head, tart lemony nose, interesting mix of sweet, spicy, grassy bitterness and lightly acidic citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (5677) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2013 Bottle (I believe) - Best By Date of 2014 / 05 / 12 Completely crisp golden coloured body with a very fast-just oily topped off-white head. Aroma of cereal, bread, malt, yeast, wort and more grain - not too pleasant at all. Medium-bodied; Assertive effeverscence with a cereal and grain kick, some mild earthiness and an unfinished wort quality that doesn’t lend to a solid finish. Aftertaste shows some malt, a hint of sugars and the unfinished yeastiness that isn’t pleasant. Overall, a sub par beer, and a poor Christmas/winter beer regardless of where you are, especially in Belgium! Not worth buying and especially not worth bringing back across the pond. I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased from De Bier Tempel in Bruges, Belgium on 14-August-2013 for €2,00 sampled at home in Washington, after Christmas 2013 on 05-January-2014.

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