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Vervifontaine Villers Animation Blonde

Vervifontaine Villers Animation Blonde
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Formerly brewed at Brasserie de Vervifontaine
Style: Belgian Ale
Jalhay-Vervifontaine, Belgium


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (6175) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
Unknown vintage. Pours mudy, amberblonde. Small white head. Smell is sweet, taste is oxidized? Sugar, madeira. Sharp ( Sugar) backbone. Not to great anymore, but since the other beers from this lot expired 2003 , I am guessing it’s about 15 y old. for a blonde, it did held up...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
RBSG, thanks to?? 7-10 yrs old. Cloudy light blond pour with yeast fruit (cherry/apple) aroma and flavors.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
Unfortunately, this brewery has disapeared and all the beers retired. This particular beer had been sitting on the shelf for years, with a label specifically for the US market. Its yeast had mellow Initial barnyard odour that after a half hour and room temperature was a funky walnut saison. Metallic in finish, and alcohol there. Seems like it was conditioned for at least 3 years. Very drinkable and nice bubbly appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2003
The smell of this is somewhat sweet, yet still has the a slightly metalic smell to it. Flavor is, however, more than generous in its overall drinkability. It isnt complex like other are, but tends to be a 'safer' belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
I just couldn't get too excited about this one - Maybe it was the crusty filth under the cap or the weird looking stuff left in the bottle. (I notice that others had similar bottles) That had to influence my taste buds somewhat - the others at the table got a lot more out of it. Thick malts were on the bland side, some bready notes and a bit of citrus lemon. Finish actually had some hops, but they were too metallic for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
it's lemony fresh... a cloudy golden beer with lovely little bubbles that dance on the top of the liquid. nice aroma which is followed by a citrus malt, a little bitterness creeps up on you towards the end with a nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2003
25.4 oz. bottle Cute packaging helps justify the steep price, as does the explosive bouquet of lemons, and, well lemons! Which generally overwhelms you as you stick your nose into the glass... Rather nice cloudy blondness in the glass, a sudsy, fine-grained head. Assertive citrus flavors and fragrances are everywhere, distracting from the mild, lightly sour, underlying bitterness that appears somewhere after the swallow. Blond. Very blond (it may help if you like that kind of thing).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Just called "Vervifontaine Blonde" on my label, so I hope I'm rating the right beer. Cloudy browninsh Gold - not a pretty beer. Appleas on the aroma, and its the first thing you taste. Next is a slight tobacco flavor tha is not unpleasent, then a mild nut flavor. Gentle hop character that is tart verging on sour. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
This is the best I can do:

<img=http://www.suckerfish.net/~matt/beer/ima width=251 height=377>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. A medium bodied ale. Yeasty, slightly sweet and somewhat fruity. A touch of alcohol bite. Lemon and coriander. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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