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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. Its always been a simple life the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in a solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we wouldnt sustain. Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspires them. Since we werent sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Cloudy orange, big white head. Very sweet, fruity aroma, like a bit of jam on toast, plus some caramel notes. Surprisingly quaffable. Mildly dryish at first then some fruity flavors, and toast, plus some peppery notes at the finish. Really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2007
750ml, with thanks to dirty_martini for this great bonus! Pours a slightly golden straw color with a nice bright white fluffy cap, good lacing. Aroma is very subtle, but glimpses of dough, grass, citrus and a hint of yeastiness. Flavor is also gentle, with some of the aromas coming along, and a slight lingering orange zest on the finish. Light and refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Great blonde. Pours out pale ale style. Very drink able goes down fast. Hoppy alittle fruity. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Very herbal and earthy nose with a bit of grass and corn silk. Soft, lite and dry palate with a very grassy mid-palate. Dry and somewhat astringent finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Big hoppy belgian brew. Pours slightly hazy gold with a tall white head. Sort of doughy and honey malt flavor with a grassy hop finish. Crisp and light on the palate letting some of the earthy esters stand out. Like a belgian pils, nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Pours a cloudy light copper color with a persistent 1 cm thick white head. Aroma has a fresh grassiness of which hops is one component, others being a Belgian yeastiness and a slight spicy malt profile. The taste is dry, with some yeast coming out towards the finish, which has a definite hop presence, even though it isnt really strong. Some the characteristics here reminded me of a saison. An interesting brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
750mL bottle. Deep golden orange with a thin film of white head. Spicy, herbal hop aromatics with phenolic yeast character. Grassy, floral flavors up front. Woody, earthen flavors with a sweet, yeasty malt component. Tinges of fruity esters in the finish with a soft hop bitterness and a residual vegetal character. Mouthfeel is a medium, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2416) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2007
650 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours a cloudy unfiltered yellow-orange color with a big fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to !/4 inch and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is mild in strength with notes of sweet breads, caramel and earthy yeast. The flavor is slightly biter with green hops, cedar, and thyme. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, full and satisfying. The Finish features more biter hops. Overall: This is a fine drinkable Belgian. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Pours a foggy golden brown with minimal head. Nose is earthy and almost like a raw sugar. Nice level of smooth funk there. Flavor is nice and consistent. Nothing showy or strange, but mature in its profile and completely even. Feel is smooth with a higher level of carbonation. This is a very good belgian ale. If you have the chance to try it, I think you should.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Poured a cloudy red/brown color with a small white head. Aroma is mostly dominated by banana bread with a lot of carmel. Flavors are alot like the aroma. Strong, spicy banana bread with some earthy hops coming through in the finish.


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