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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Ale
Mechelen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anker Blonde is brewed artisnally with the best natural ingredients by the established Anker Brewery since 1369. This top fermented lager is very refreshing thanks to its balance between pale malt and refined hops. Tastes quite fresh at 6° - 8° C.

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3.5
gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
Bottled as Athos, from Machu Picchu Bar, Rethymnon. Pours hazy straw coloured with a big creamy white head. Aroma of spicy dark and yellow fruits, some yeasty notes as well. Taste is moderate sweet, weak lemon and spicy, well balanced brew, high carbonated, nice.

3.1
Achel (487) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
750ml bottle bought in Greece as Athos, vintage 2012, ABV 6.2%. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of fruity esters, banana, clove, spicy yeast. Flavour is sweet, fruity, yeasty, esters, banana, apricot, yeasty and hoppy bitter finish, light spicy. Light to medium-bodied, firm carbonation. OK Belgian Blond.

2.6
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks avrashi. As "Athos 2013". Cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity and zesty with yeast and some flowers. Yeasty flavor, spicy and fruity, with a bit of graininess. Medium-bodied.

2.4
Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 2, 2014
Hefig mit milden Kräuternoten zu Beginn steigert sich das Bier im Mittelteil kaum sondern bleibt eher mild. Süffig, steigende Herbe zum Ende, feinfeinperlig. Ok. 9/8/8/7/7/8

3.5
mikske79 (1727) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Ik heb Vossen met de Meynen geproefd, maar de website schakelt me over naar dit. Het was allesinds een blond biertje met een goede smaak aan.

3.4
Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Elegant thirst-quencher from one of my favorite breweries that has been sold under different names. This rating is based on a 75 cl bottle under its original name Anker Blond; also tasted as Margriet, which is apparently the same beer, but made to celebrate the women that have been in charge of the city of Mechelen throughout history; as the greek Athos version; and as the new Vossen Met De Meynen - too many aliases guys! Egg-white, frothy, lacing, thick head over a cloudy deep golden blonde beer. Aroma of coriander, vanilla, banana liqueur, soap, star aniseed, candied orange, apple cake. Sweetish banana flavour at first but in a ’candied’ kind of way rather than isoamylacetate, sweet perfumey spiciness obvious from the start (coriander and star aniseed, hint of curaçao perhaps), fluffy and smooth caramelly malt backbone, retronasal spiciness again (as more or less expected from Anker) not unlike their Easter Beer but a bit less strong, mild herbal hop bitterishness well in balance with the spices, banana flavour lingering a bit. Sweet and spicy is something you have to like in a beer, but in this case, the idea is well executed.

3.2
MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Had it as ’Vossen met den Meynen’. Anyway, it’s an average Belgian blond beer. Yeasty, with some fruits and herbs. Nothing too exciting.

3.1
Borresteijn (7491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
33cl Bottle from Carrefour, Ermoupolis. As Athos 2014, ABV 6.2%. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of fruity esters, banana, clove, spicy yeast. Flavour is sweet, fruity, yeasty, esters, banana, apricot, yeasty and hoppy bitter finish, light spicy. Light to medium-bodied, firm carbonation. OK Belgian Blond.

3.2
Tsekouratos (604) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2014
Yellow golden color, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Aromas of spices, lemon, yeast. Tastes like a lemon pie, with bread and yeasty notes, coupled with some spices. Medium lasting aftertaste, sweet. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.4
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
(backlog) Bottle(as magriet). Hazy golden pour. Lemon and lime citrus aromas, also spice and malt tones. Flavors include sweet malt and a touch of salinity.


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