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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
750 ML bottle purchased at BevMo in Redding, CA. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Dark golden color, looks similar to a pale ale. 2-finger white head that starts out dense, but collapses somewhat quick. Nice Brussels lace in trappist glass. Meniscus is fast rising, characteristic of a beer at 6.5% ABV. AROMA / BOUQUET: Grassy, hay, hops are in the forefront of this beer, with the 3 different yeast strains in the background. TASTE: This is more of a Belgian-style pale ale to me...Big hop presence, yet the Belgian character gives it a softness in the yeast character. PALATE: Dry entry, full-on hops astringency, black pepper mouthfeel. OVERALL: A well made Belgian ale (again I think its a Belgian-style pale ale) It is a well made beer. A good session beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2201) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (2223) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head and lots of chunks. Aromas peach, brett, sweet malt, orange, toffee, citrus. Taste is sweet, peachy, citrussy, orange, malt, light caramel, estery, belgian yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12924) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2017
66 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of grapefruit, pine, grass, fruit, citrus and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1217) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, fruit, bread, hops and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with medium yeast and with a medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter and medium dry with bread, hops and spices.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. No idea how old the bottle is, but the most dominant flavour is definitely bread. Quite a decent Belgian Ale, but I expected something better after already having drunk that Saints edition.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - AUG 6, 2016
6.2%ABV. Belgian ale. Poured out gold. 8SRM. Nose has some orange juicy sweetness, but with mild and very brief basement aromas of old wood, dust, cement and with a hint of phenol. Nose again has some nice citrus-like aroma. Mouthfeel is light soapy. Palate is smoother than the Inferno with a much less aggressive bitter on the front reserving all the bitter for the finish. Finish is solid bitter, clean with a slightly herbaceous character. Overall, this is like a Belgian ale with hops. For me, like a slightly hoppy delirium tremens.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2867) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with low white head Aromas of hay, spices, fenols, oranges, citrusy fruits Taste has notes of butter, fenols, apricots, hay, Mouthfeel is low to medium bodied, medium carbonation, low bitterness, semi dry

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (827) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a deep amber with a medium head of white foam. Some aroma of Belgian spices. Flavor of citrus rind and very bitter. Did not like it at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a medium golden amber color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (546) - - FEB 18, 2016
Served on tap at falling rock. Hazy orange color with a fluffy white head. Citrus fruit flavor with a little hops. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
cesnicek (5) - - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
On bottle.Smells a lot hops,but taste is a bit bitter in the beggining going to sweeter end.Good ale but with no value or taste added.


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