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.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


chrisv10's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (18213) - - 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.


3.7
klm1 (1782) - Bled/SF, - OCT 6, 2017
Pours hazy golden with lasting foamy whitw head. Aroma: pale malt, mild grain, yeasts, fruity esters, spicy, citrusy hop profile. Flavor follows aroma. Very dry finish, slight bitter, smooth texture, medium carbonation, medium bodied

3.8
nihtila (3836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden. Nose is sweet yeast, orange peel, light spicy. Tastes bitter dry malty, fruits, yeast, zest.

4
superspak (5877) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was just released locally. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderately peppery yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no astringent hop/yeast flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is an excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Really great mix of Belgian yeast complexity; with balanced bready malt and noble hops. A little too much on the bitter side for a true BPA, but it's not overdone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example otherwise.

3.9
rumproasts (5572) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Tap. Golden yellow with small head. Herbal, grassy, spicy and yeasty. Relatively light body. Citrus hops in the finish. I'm not always a fan of strong herbal stuff, but this is great. I could drink this all day.

3.5
Desverger (12538) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2017
[email protected], Clapham Junction - Golden pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity, light honey sweetness, subtle floral hoppy accents, slight citric spice into the fknish.

3.5
melush (4414) - SPAIN - SEP 1, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, sweet, yeast, dark fruits, spices, citrus. Taste is malt, grain, sweet, yeast, dark fruits, spices. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

3.4
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
Keg at BrewDog, Clapham, London in Aug 2017 - Hazy pale gold in colour. Medium foamy white head. Good lacing. Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus. Yeasty. Spicy; peppery. Malty; pale malts, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Moderately bitter fruity yeasty spicy throughout. OK. (2017-08)

4
lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2017
D’entrée de jeu, cette bière mise sur l’aromatique ; très florale et promesses de fruité. Blonde un peu opaque, mince, une bouche d’abord manifestement belge (levure, pain, pêches), avec un dry hop costaud, style belge américaine. Désaltérante, alcool bien caché, joliment complexe, et pourtant simple et accessible. Très agréable petite création.

3.2
TychoJames (1406) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Orangeaktig kulör. Lätt vinös doft äpple och lite örter. Ganska tunn smak av örter, halm och druva. Möjligtvis lite krusbär.

3.8
gripweed57 (2795) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2017
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Cloudy, honey gold color. Faint yeasty malt nose. First sip is silky smooth with notes of tart, lemony wheat malt. Bitter hops in middle. Dry spicy citrus hops in finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 90
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5