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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond, bright and sparkling with a fine and creamy head. Deliciously fragrant thanks to a slight hint of fine hops. Delicate flavour, mellow, perfect as aperitif.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle at Cookie. Great balance. Aromas of citrus, bread. Taste is sweet, lightly sour, with long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pivceps (9) - SERBIA - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
Nice dry finish. Polished, clean, biscuty, touch more bitter than average blonde. Nice beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011 A simple, down to earth beer. Sweet, with a bitter taste as one swallows. Quite a delight. One of the greats, almost perfect, in fact. I cant fault it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4089) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 25, 2012
hay, roasty, caramel, floral, barnyard, earthy, rotten eggs, cough drop, golden, cloudy, minimal head, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (367) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
Nice pale yellow colour with a firm and lasting foam top, clear sparkling. A light bodied refreshing beer with a surprisingly long finish. Summer favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikm99 (5) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2001 does not count
This is a rating of the large 75cl bottle that has matured for 6 mouths.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Yellow and poured with a medium head. Hoppy bitterness with a lovely rounded mouthfeel.Left no lacing but a happy memory for me. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle conditioned. Beautiful gold colour with pure white head that quickly dissipated to a thin layer. Mainly malt aroma with hints of apple, citrus and faint vanilla. More fruit on the tongue with citrus predominating. Initially crisp on the palate but leaves a pleasant smoothness in the finish. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend over-chilling this as it loses a lot of its character. Dangerously drinkable at 6.3%, I was impressed and will purchase again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5306) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
330ml bottle. Pillowy soft white head on a golden amber body with good head retention and carbonation. Aromas of ripe bananas with clove spices intermingled. Pleasant and inviting strong slightly tart flavour that lingers and reaches all corners of the mouth. Strong alcohol flavour that is warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (1510) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2012
La brasserie du Bocq, par ailleurs trs exprimente puisquelle remonte 1858, a vis trop bas pour la fabrication de cette blonde. Dabord le degr dalcool limit 6,3 ne peut laisser de grands espoirs... Ensuite le choix de levure et de malt est assez indcis. La couleur est dun jaune blond brillant, un peu plus fonc avec lge, puisque mon exemplaire a dpass sa date de plus dun an. Les bulles sont assez fines et nombreuses, mais la mousse est gros flocons. La clart est nette. Le nez laisse percevoir un peu dpices. La 1re bouche est agrable, sur les crales et les pices. La 2me fait passer une sorte de mlange entre la blonde et lale. La 3me est bien combine entre malt et houbon. Le problme surgit bien sr dans la longueur, qui se rvle faible et un peu amre. La levure nest pas dun grand gabarit. La finale est simplette, voire un rien banale, et manque bien sr denvol. Cote, cote, disait la poule au coq gaulois.... Kat kat, lui rpond celui-ci. Donc 4.


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