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RATINGS: 878   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy pale golden color with a fluffy white head and some spotty lacing. S: The nose is very heavy on the clove and coriander with some spicy hops. There is a bit of breadiness to it as well. T: The spices completely dominate the flavor. Theres a very earthy flavor to the beer as well. These two factors really overwhelm everything else, unfortunately. M: The body is medium with a crisp, dry carbonation and feeling on the tongue. D: This beer just seemed too heavily spiced for its own good. The base of the beer is overshadowed by these flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Hazy dark straw colour. Slightly barny, baguettey nose with ample continental hop goodness. Sweetish pale malts on the palate with a bitter, earthy, yeasty, dusty, bready character. Really pleasurable drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15779) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Hazy deep golden/amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, spices, yeast and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, little citrus, hops, little sweet, medium bitter, orange peel and a little dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
75cl bottle. Pours clear golden with a small creamy bubbly head. Nose is fruity, yeasty and hoppy. Grassy and floral. Medium bodied. Fine balance. Crisp and pleasant. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15328) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, 6.25%. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Big stable chalk white head. The flavour is grassy and hayish. Medium bitterness. The yeast does not taste very Belgian. Quite clean and pleasant, but not very flavourful. Too clean, I guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15270) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon, yeast, breads, coriander, banana and spicy hops. Finishes a tad dry. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Bottle at GABF 2008. Cloudy yellow - white head. Cloudy yellow - white head. Hop juice, sweetness, knkbrd, swedish flatbread, peppery, fruity, fresh hoppy. Nice. .... and now Draught at NB - Lost Abbey Tasting. Clear yellow - white head. High hoppy, soapy, high bitterness, spicy, fruity, pilsner malty, herbal, yeasty, light barnyard..... same values.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15011) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
750mL bottle, pours golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, yeast, citrus and floral hops. Flavour is similar featuring barnyard funk, yeast, citrus, floral hops, slight bitterness, very well-balanced. Great for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14469) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
Sampled @ De Molen Tasting. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell dont smell much, just slightly malty and some fruits. Taste malts, very fruity, lightly bitter. Medium carbo, low to medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14335) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Aroma of grassy hop, peach, apricot, pale malt, yeast. Honey? Slightly hazy orange tinged gold color with a decent white head that laced just a little. Medium body with thin, but creamy, carbonation. The flavor is astringent (not exactly a flavor, but ...) with peppery spice, floral hop, and pale and/or bready malt. The finish is also a bit astringent, decently dry, and has a floral/bitter hop aspect. Its really, really, a pleasure.


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