Ename Blond | Roman N.V.

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BA SCORE
15%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 40 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roman N.V.
Belgium
roman.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,546
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
40
Liked:
6
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
14.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
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).

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Gusler
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of desint
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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...

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a golden color with a nice head. Malt and some citrus in the nose. The mouth gets the classic Belgian blond with a touch of carbonation. Enjoyable!

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3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of RuudJH
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of der_meister
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.56/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kofukasho
2.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes almost identical to the pale ale 'AMA Bionda' brewed by Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana.
A little too carbonated for its own good, but still worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Ename Blond from Roman N.V.
Beer rating: 15% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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