Abbaye D'Aulne Blonde Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6° | Brasserie Val De Sambre

BA SCORE
82
good
34 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Abbaye D'Aulne Blonde Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6°Abbaye D'Aulne Blonde Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6°
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Val De Sambre
Belgium
valdesambre.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip.
Pours hazy amber with thick rocky off-white head, so-so retention, lots of laces.
Standard, but weak notes in taste and smell.
Medium body and carbonation.
Below average.

 189 characters

Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Roman_Hard
4.47/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bad smell but rich taste

24 characters

Photo of Campodog
2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Antyk
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Hipercor. Last units. In Tongerlo glass. Playing Memoria. Nice abbey beer, good mouthfeel and flavor. Null foam

116 characters

Photo of Wanne
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden color with a white foamy head. Aroma of cereals, smells a bit sour. Huge metal taste. A dissapointement.

111 characters

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of AntonioJuan
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful foam on the coarsely bubbling amber brew. Lots of lacing in the Morte Subite globe. Surprisingly watery body, but the foam keeps exploding in the mouth.

Subtle toasty flavor is the initial flavor. A hint of apples. The yeasty taste creeps up to take over the beer. Not overly bitter, but there even seems to be a hint of hops. Extremely dry at the end. Woody with a mineral sensation. There is just not much flavor going on, it's very different from many of the "Abbey" beers. This is more of a lager taste with that Belgian yeast, but it has a pleasant sudsy mouthfeel and an appealing shade of tart fruitiness.

The long lasting foam is a nice feature. Attractive to the end and highly drinkable. From the 33 cl bottle brought back from Belgium.

 759 characters

Photo of ckk527
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip. This beer is quite a bit past its printed best-by date (9/26/07!), but we'll give 'er a shot anyway.

Appearance: light golden hue with just a touch of haze and plenty of effervescence. Head is two fingers of nice, frothy white foam. Works for me!

Smell: light malt aroma with some noble/earthy hop notes thrown in. It's also got a hint of age to it; not exactly skunked, but not really up to snuff, either.

Taste: nice and sweet, but not too sweet, malt. Complexity is low but the flavor is quite good indeed; it is very lightly fruity and very lightly grainy but most of all quite malty indeed. Clean is the best word I can think of for this middle-of-the-road but well-crafted brew.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but a big creaminess from the carbonation. It's not a long-lasting creaminess, but it creates a good, filling mouthfeel while it lasts. Not bad.

Overall: the aroma is probably the only thing affected by this beer's age. The flavor and feel qualities are well-preserved and I think this is quite a tasty and reasonable BPA.

 1,080 characters

Photo of PorterLambic
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear at first, though cloudy later on. A dark golden hue with 1 1/2" of white foam capping it off. Good lace.
Smell is cardboard, apple, grape and wheat.
Taste is grapes, apple, malt and light hops.
Medium effervescence, medium body, slightly tart and crisp. A good beer only, nothing great. Too bad.

 307 characters

Photo of FreshHawk
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Light golden orange with a slightly below average foamy, bubbly head. A bit below average retention leaving essentially no head.

S - Pretty fruity, citrus and a little golden fruit aroma. A touch of spice and a fair amount of yeast as well. Fairly malty and candi sweetness. Pretty sweet all together.

T - Fairly fruity flavor with citrus and golden fruit being strongest. A fair amount of spice with orange rind and clove with just a touch of coriander. Some yeast flavors as well.

M - Lighter body with a little below average carbonation. A little too light and watery also a fairly fluffy body.

D - A little out of balance with a bit too much fruity sweetness.

Notes: Not great, but decent. A little fruity. Pretty grainy for a Belgian. A touch on the sweet side. Not great, but if the price is right, it is alright.

 828 characters

Photo of paulthebeerguru
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly opaque straw yellow. Pure white head. Outstanding retention and lacing.

S: some big, sweet fruity notes. Solid spice characteristics. Lots of tropical fruits, like papaya and mango.

T: some bubble gum. Tropical fruits, papaya, kiwi, pineapple. Some nice light spices. Huge flavors.

M: medium bodied. Big carbonation level.

 337 characters

Photo of drums4matt
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a corked and caged 750 - one of the latest haul from a night's work at a local distributor. Typical presentation for Val de Sambre abbey ale; picture of abbey on front - monk on the back with serving suggestions.

A - The first glass poured surprisingly clear and as blonde as the name implies. Pours a pretty, white head but dissipates a little too quickly. It goes as if it had never been leaving no lace. After the first glass the clarity is all but gone as the yeast precipitates out like fine, white snow - all kinds of funky chunky going on.

S - A bit muted but typically belgian-y; candi sugar and some sweet, light malt notes. Also some noticeable fresh green apple and yeasty alcohol. A bit thin aside from the sweetness.

T - Again the candi sugar and sweet malt combination are right out front and - again - rather thin. A bit of chalky yeast and some fruity notes to complement. There's maybe just a hint of citrus and corn graininess. Finishes quick but leaves a little chalky yeast and a tiny amount of drying hoppiness.

M and D - This beer's saving grace is the smooth, tingly mouthfeel and easy drinkability and contained ABV. Yet something more is desired of today's Belgian beers before they can be considered out of the ordinary.

 1,263 characters

Photo of mynie
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apparently a rather rare find, snagged at Eagle River Liquors in Fulton, Illinois.

Belgians Blondes are a strange lot. If they were girls I'd say they were like the kinds that hung out in parking lots on Friday night. They go to some place in order to wait for something to happen, hoping someone will drop word of a party or a drag race or whatever. They spend hours doing their hair and makeup, before they go to the parking lot. They do a lot of preparation of their preparation, is what I'm saying. They go a long way getting ready for nothing.

And here we got a pour that seems to back that up. Lightly hazy gold with a solid white head. Looks like a pils, more than anything.

Smells of pils hop, pils malt, and lightly spicy Belgian yeast. Nothing exceptional, but tasty and solid.

Tastes just about like it smells, just about like a solid German Pils only with a more exciting yeast profile. Dry and lightly bitter, oddly refreshing. Nice, but not quite enough to warrant itself.

Again, I have spent Big Beer dollars on a solid but unexceptional small beer. Thanks, Belgian Blondes!

 1,096 characters

Photo of Blakaeris
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy amber with generous carbonation and a thick sticky head with sheets of lacing.

Aroma is yeasty and spicy, with subtle medicinal funk. Candy sugar, lemon zest, and citrus fruit.

Taste is sweet, and slightly grainy pale malt. Peppery spices compete with yeasty medicinal funk. Sweetness turns slightly sour in the finish. Lingering grassy hop. Flavor profile is lighter than expected.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

Overall a mild sessionable Belgian. Worth a try. Certainly drinkable, but not memorable.

 515 characters

Photo of bashiba
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark orange with a thick creamy head, some moderate lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles running throughout.

The smell has a lot of yeast with banana and clove notes, very hefe like. Also a touch of tropical fruits.

Has a nice toasted malt body, lightly sweet fruit and yeasty spice coming through, with just a hint of floral bitterness in the finish. Very Smooth and Mellow with

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and very creamy, almost buttery.

Easy to drink, would make a great belgian session beer.

 511 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Abbaye D'Aulne Blonde Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6° from Brasserie Val De Sambre
3.52 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.