Abbaye De Vauclair Blonde | Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs de Gayant
France
brasseurs-gayant.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thierrynantes on 02-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,256
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
pDev:
8.43%
Bros Score:
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Surprised by this French offering! Certainly a Belgian style blonde. With a sweet initial zing of the taste buds, it does leave a little harsh aftertaste, but certainly not too bitter.
The foamy head is quick to disintegrate, probably showing it's lack of heritage, but for the price, a decent and reasonably quaffable brew!
If I was into home brewing, which I'm not!, but if I were, and had produced this, then I would be pretty pleased with myself.

.....update on this one, consumed shortly after a bush blonde, and closer to cellar temperature second time round.
There are some hidden caramel notes, and still just as drinkable. I have marked the taste down a tad, guess I was probably a touch eager on the first run, or more likely slightly beyond the legal limit.

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Phenolic yeastyness gives way to a metallic irn-bru aroma. Interesting, albeit not particularly good.

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Appearance : golden color, with white foam head.
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Taste & mouthfeel : malty and yeasty flavors.
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Abbaye De Vauclair Blonde from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 20 ratings