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#5 Review by MrHangover from Den Haag, Netherlands
Score: 3.7 | Aroma 7 | Appearance 8 | Mouthfeel 7 | Flavor 8 | Overall 7 |
When the bottle got popped, the aroma's started to get out. Aroma's strawberry, abricots and other fruits. Taste has a bit of alcohol, some yeast and hints of caramel. Glass doesn't add anything special to the beer, since it's a quite standard glass.
3/12/2011 1:33:25 PM |
#4 Review by oh6gdx from Vaasa, Finland
Score: 3.3 | Aroma 7 | Appearance 6 | Mouthfeel 6 | Flavor 7 | Overall 7 |
Hazy pale golden colour with huge creamy white head. Alcohol, chemicals and fruits in aroma. Flavour is yeasty, fruity and some alcohol. Without the bottom yeasts it was full of alcohol, so the yeast takes the biting alcohol away a bit. Quite similar to the other Bon Secours rated so far.
3/30/2007 1:21:41 AM |
#3 Review by EyeChartBrew from CA, Liechtenstein
Score: 3.8 | Aroma 8 | Appearance 8 | Mouthfeel 7 | Flavor 7 | Overall 8 |
Had a bottle of this at the Freakin' Frog (Las Vegas NV) this weekend.

330mL flip-top brown squattty bottle, with a rather old-school label (the beer's entire name, angeled lower-left to upper-right, much in the way movies were advertised back in the 50's). Not much of a write-up on the beer on the bottle -- no funky little story of how this is brewed by deaf-mute monks in 900 year-old castles in the sky or anything. I guess it would have been nice to have some sort of background info on this beer, as I carefully poured it into my smallish Chimay goblet.

Reddish-golden -- a bit darker than what I would have expected from a Belgian 8%ABV Pale Ale named "Blonde". But no complaints.

Ditto for the aroma. Enough complexity in the nose to pique the interest of the taster, and nothing more. Could have been a bit more assertive.

The same can be said of the flavor profile. Really could be a bit more assertive and bolder, especially in the front end. As I drank this, I kept on expecting something to pop out at me from left-field. Some sort of additional layer of complexity, or nuance that I missed earlier.

But no, this is not bad (not at all), but didn't really show off much in the way the complex nuances that I enjoy seeking out in beers of this style. Rather, this seems to show it's cards early in the hand, and leaves nothing to imagination for later revistation.

Easy to put down, but really kinda lacking in complexity in the flavor and the mouthfeel. {Shrug} but I've had worse....

7/26/2005 9:21:01 PM |
#2 Review by Wrikolakas from Vilnius, Lithuania
Score: 2.8 | Aroma 8 | Appearance 5 | Mouthfeel 5 | Flavor 5 | Overall 5 |
Sour-alcoholic aroma, cloudy light yellow color, very thick white foam, too much carbonated, flavor: bitter at first with some sweet caramel and fruit patches, later a little sour and even acidic, plus very clear alcoholic taste, aftertaste not bad with slight yeasty bitterness. Overall nothing really amazing.
5/21/2005 10:04:12 AM |
#1 Review by jonmoore from United Kingdom
Score: 4 | Aroma 8 | Appearance 8 | Mouthfeel 8 | Flavor 8 | Overall 8 |
Very dark with slim tan head. Aroma has spices, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of yeast. Well balanced sweet and sour taste with malts and caramel dominating. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Good.
12/23/2004 3:18:12 PM |

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