RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s 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. It’s 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 wouldn’t 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 weren’t 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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3.5
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear golden color into the tulip with an inch of fluffy white head. Scents of barley, hops and grains. A yeasty flavor with some hints of grains, spices and pepper. A nice Belgian Ale, that could use a little more in the way of complexity.

3.9
OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2007
750, capped and corked.

Pours gold with a beautiful fluffy white head. Nice belgian-style yeast aroma: oranges and pepper, crisp and clear. Marvelous dry flavor, plenty of citrus and grass, lovely peppery yeast tones. Somewhat straight-forward but Incredibly drinkable. Great beer.

3.9
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2007
750 from Bmartin08. Cloudy orange color with large white billowing head. Aroma is a lot of citrus, yeast, spice, medium sweetness, orange, very nice and light. Flavor is earthy, spice, oaky, pretty dry, nice pine hops, almost winey. Medium body and creamy, but hotly carbonated. Excelent, I think the flavor could be a little more refined, but other than that, I like it.

3.7
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at the brewery. A goden amber pur with a gooey tight lace. An aorma that remindes me somewhat of corn and hops. A flavor that cries out earthiness and adjuncts but hops kick ass as well. A very good lingering bitter. Carbonation is very good mouthfeel is solid but just a tiny bit thin. Oveall good beer a very pleasant drinker.

3.8
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2007
750 bottle from the Patron Saints club. Glad I joined this club-better than the golf club!! Pours bright gold with a small white, loose head.. Very carbonated. Nose of funk, biere de garde, barnyard, spices, alcohol. Sweet. Taste is the nose, barnyard, wet blanket, tons of spices, pungency, earthiness. Body is soft, fluffy, carbonated but it really smooths out as it warms up. NIce saison style beer. Good job guys.

3.8
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2007
golden orange with fizzy white that quickly settle to frothy little islands. some spotty lacing, but nothing out of the ordinary. yeasty/ grassy notes with a spicy bitter finish. Im gonna go out on a limb here; this would be a great summertime beer.

3.4
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Cloudy peachy colored pour. Nose of hop, little bits of grass, notes of bread. Flavor is ok, light hop, bread, and on a lesser note pepper and fruits. Quite drinkable, would love it to be a session beer for a few months even.

3.5
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Belgian? Tastes more like a fresh American ale to me. Loud piney aromas of hops, with a dose of fruits in there somewhere. Lots of hop flavor without that much bitterness, which is not common these days. Toasty dry finish with lingering hop oils, Noble hops? Ah, what do I know. I liked it for what I would consider a "hoppy" beer.

3.6
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle. Not what I was expecting at all. Though I didn’t read any ratings, I was thinking this would be a bready, clean belgian. Not the case! Quite hoppy, bitter, belgian yeast is noticeable but doesn’t really play a central roll in the beer. I think I’d more quickly call this an APA than a BA. So it goes. I’m not really that crazy about the whole hoppy belgian thing... some of them are great, but belgian styles are so clearly defined and so delicious, when a brewer just decides to amp it up in a typically American way with more hops it often bores me.

3.8
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle from dirty_martini. Thanks Larry. Pours an extremely cloudy golden orange with a thick white head that lasts making for some nice lacing. Nose is bready, yeasty, and slightly hoppy--right on target for a nice belgian ale. Very smooth flavor that mimics the aroma with a nice spicey hop finish. Easy drinking, alcohol hardly noticed. A nice, and highly sessionable, belgian ale.


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