Ename Blond - Roman N.V.

Not Rated.
Ename BlondEname Blond

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

23 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roman N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-09-2002)
View: Beers (17) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spacemanvt
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Redrio7
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Maakun
3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle in Orval glass. Looks very pale yellow, very clear, almost like clear lemonjuice. Looks really good. Big head that shrinks down to a little layer.

Smell is huge yeast. Some earthiness, and even mushrooms. Also some light fruits.

Taste is better than the smell. Very fresh yeastiness, but with a nice bitterness, and more fruit than on the nose. Some apples and citruspeel. Light acohol. Aftertase is light but pleasant.

Mouth is quite light, medium carbonation, really what you'd expect from the style.

Overall this is good for the style. I love blond beers that are light and fresh but full of flavour, and this is exactly that.

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Chemister
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2007 (top fermentation)
Appearance: golden color, foam firm and snowy (lacing on the glass), funy little bubbles.
Smell: fruity
Taste and mouthfeel: bodied beer, well balanced.
Drinkability: a good beer in Belgian-style golden ale from the brewery Roman

Review added 11-21-2007, translated from french 3-5-2008.

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a beautiful clear golden color with an inch of head into a tulip glass. Good string of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass.

Faint smell of hops, not too strong.

Taste is also hoppy, with just a hint of sweetness.

Feels good in the mouth, with the carbonation in balance with the beer. Could be a good session beer.

Photo of safaricook
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bought at the Bierparadijs in Meer, Belgium. Poured into an Orval chalice. Straw blond body with lots of carbonation and a massive white head that stabilizes at one finger. Later head reduces to fine layer but leaves an extraordinary lacing. Strong pleasant smell of yeast, cloves and citrus. Starts rather bland but manifests soon in pleasantly bitter taste that fades into a bit annoying metallic aftertaste that almost resembles blood. In my opinion the exactly right amount of carbonation for this type of beer. It tickles on the lips and the tip of the tongue, bubbles burst on the palate and it foams out at the back of the throat. Tremendous. Furthermore, the burpfactor is still relatively low. All in all a very special blonde. Only the taste is a bit of a let down if you are not a Vampire. Will I ever get used to metallic flavors? Well maybe one day...

Photo of proctah
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of supermeniscus
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of samEBC
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of RuudJH
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Biere d'Abbaye, 33 cl chubby bottle.

Clear golden colour, good carbonation. Fluffy big head.
Smell and taste are rather sweet. Fruity, floral hops, but a lot of sweet syrup 'n malts dominating the beer.
Aftertaste is pretty long, with a mild alcohol bite.
Leaving it for a few minutes, there's a harshness to it.

Overall, the beer is ok, but nothing too special about it.

Photo of Gusler
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright gold in color with a nice extravagant frothy head and fine sheets of lace that cling to the glass, both an off white color. Malt dominates the nose, citrus crisp, clean and fresh. Start is sweet, the middle wraith like the finish is sparingly acidic, the hops discernable, but just barely, droughty aftertaste, but overall quite “Weak”, and I was disappointed in this beer, expected something more, maybe I expect to much from "ALL" Belgians.

Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of rekel
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of AlexFF65
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Brown 33cl bottle, plenty of life left (05/2010), drank on a cold but dry December afternoon in Shropshire, England.

Poured into one of my Duvel glasses. Poured as a Duvel, trying to get a large head. The head did arrive, but it was made of large bubbles and didn't rise to the glass rim. It fell to less than half an inch as I studied and sniffed for aroma.

Good golden yellow colour, clear and clean, a true straw blonde. The head almost white, but not fully, a light cream colour maybe.

Yeast and hops hit the nose as well as caramel, mixed fruit too.

Fairly dry in the mouth, but with a kick, the 6.5% is very evident at the front and in the aftertaste. Harsher than a Duvel, more acidic and a certain ungraciousness about it.

A headache producing sort of beer?

The more I had, the less I enjoyed it. I had to eat some dry biscuits to help me finish the tasting, so something was wrong (for me anyway).

Photo of rostencrantz
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -39.4%

Ename Blond from Roman N.V.
78 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.