Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Golden beer with a characteristically fresh bouquet and sweet after-taste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2706) - - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Tastes a little of wheat but the flavour is quite smooth since it has a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hamirubi (579) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2017
33cl bottle at home (28 IV 2017). This six percent alcohol Belgian ale is a true classic among the blonde abbey beers. The appearance is quite straightforward, with a rather clear, vivid looking orange to amber brew. The collar is somewhat thick and white at first, very frothy and snowlike, but dimishes soon afterwards. Appealing at the first glance, and with a Belgian-alcohol and -grains flavoured aroma as well. The nose has some interesting features to offer. There are some very present citrus notes in there, with spring green vegetables or even aubergines and fresh, crispy cucumber peel. The malts arent omnipresent, but surely have their deliberate spot on the background. The Maredsous yeast strains are - thank God - not as classic and thus dust and dirtlike. This is one of the smoother Belgian abbeys on the market - maybe a that underappreaciated. This ale starts with some lemon features, complementing light sour notes. One can perhaps spot some peachy flavours in the beginning as well. These features stand with the sweet dashes. The malt backbone is firm without really being overpowered or overwhelming. The alcohol body actually is pretty weak - it is only present in the long, warm aftertaste. This good quenching, smooth drinking ale has quite a silk-like, smooth tongue. It almost represents a creamy, vanilla or wood character: But let me be clear, these tones are very subtle and maybe farfetched too. Because the palate in itself is not that colourful: Of course, this Maredsous blonde 6% ABV stands far from the complexity of the tripel version. Hence, the mouthfeel lacks some building stones to truly offer a variety of flavours. But it is an easy to drink, quite straightforward and smooth ale without true overwhelming punches and thus pretty classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djfreeart (4) - FRANCE - APR 22, 2017 does not count
Belle robe trouble, mousse trs are. Got acide moyen. Au final agrable sans plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6607) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2017
Aroma and flavor is malts, Belgian yeast, fruit/dark fruit in the middle and a slightly spicy/sweet/mildly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (287) - - APR 19, 2017
Pours hazy light amber with small head. Aroma is lemon, straw, herbs, cellar. Low sweetness, medium bitter, short aftertaste. Watery texture, medium body, average carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (464) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - APR 13, 2017
Gyllen klar med hvit skum som henger. Aroma frukt gjr koriander. Smak st frukt banan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jampura (175) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
Kirpsakka, aromikas ja samea. Sitrusta ja kuivahedelmi. Alkoholi hieman puskee lpi mausta. Sopii hyvin tmmiseen puolipilviseen kevtpivn paistettujen muikkujen kera.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ysok02 (1405) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2017
Robe blonde, mousse crmeuse. Nez sur le fruit et la farine, assez peu complexe. Bouche frache et acidule, bulle agrable, finale sur lamertume. Une bouche agrable, un nez un peu en retrait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (214) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2017
A good, soft one! The triple one is by far my favorite, but this one has not to be overlooked. Sweet taste, floral aroma and clear golden color. Similar in taste to the stronger variants but obviously smoother due to its rather low alcohol level. This is a very good one for any occasion, for a refreshing drink or to go along with a good meal. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matzou (176) - SPAIN - FEB 20, 2017
Sweet floral bread spice. Golden hazy clear (!?) Body good sticking1finger white head Sweet but still crisp and refreshing the bitterness is very light and subtle. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axl (803) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
330ml bottle. Semi-clear golden with one finger white head. Light yeasty aroma with sweet light malts, light banana, orange and a light spiciness. Taste is sweet malts, banana, light citrus, sweet orange, light belgo yeast and a light spiciness. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and light citrus and yeast aftertaste.

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