Abbaye De Vauclair Blonde
Brassierie Goulant

Abbaye De Vauclair BlondeAbbaye De Vauclair Blonde
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Brassierie Goulant
Bière de Garde
Ranked #63
Ranked #27,670
3.28 | pDev: 8.84%
Aug 19, 2023
Feb 10, 2013
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Ratings by thierrynantes:
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Reviewed by thierrynantes from France

3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Beer bottle (75 cl.), tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden color, with white foam head.
Smell :fruity & yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and yeasty flavors.
Drinkability : an average beer in the French style "bière de garde". A copy of the Goudale (less ABV).
Feb 10, 2013
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.28 by BillyNoonan from Ireland

Aug 19, 2023
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottled in a massive 750ml bomber and purchased from B and M Bargains nearby
Pours a clear golden body with decent enough white head
Aroma is Belgium caramel
Flavours is dry notes sweet malt and lefes great mystery
Jun 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Ladiloque from Italy

2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pack of 6x0,25l bottles bought at Lidl for under 2,5€/l. ABV is 6,2%, not 6,5%. Producer listed on the pack isn't Les Brasseurs de Gayant as listed here but Brasserie Champigneulles.
Clear opaque golden color, foam fastly disappearing.
Typical smell of malt and yeast: not refined but not bad either.
Strong taste of malt, sweetness, nearly imperceptible bitterness, basic. Taste also not refined.
Medium body, low carbonation. Not bad but without distinct features and a natural feel.
Sep 08, 2021
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Reviewed by jonb5 from England

3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a La Chouffe tulip.

Amber colour, slightly hazy, decent sized thick head which hung around for a bit, left some lacing.

S: Yeast, phenols and malt.

T: Phenols, wheat, bubblegum, candy sugar, on the sweet side.

M: Medium to thick texture, low carbonation, smooth.

O: A typical Northern French style beer, slightly overdid the sweetness but was drinkable.
Nov 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Arjen from Netherlands

2.94/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Shared from bottle. Pours a clear golden colour and a white head with good retention. Aroma's of fruit, sweetish, grainish, a bit stale. Retronasal it's fruity and sweetish. Flavour is moderate sweet with some fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Ever so slightly bitter in the finish. Clean but rather boring.
Oct 11, 2019
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.86/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Clean, limpid, golden. Creamy foam, long standing.
In the smell yeast (candy sugar (too much), a delicate fruitiness and a light band-aid hint.
Candy sugar in the taste too, with fruit (apricot) and yeast.
Decent, after all.
Aug 12, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 3.17 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jul 23, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
From Lidl. In Grimbergen glass. Shared with Javi. At lunch, with fried potatoes + eggs + turkey steaks. Typical belgian pale ale, maybe a bit over sugary-sweet but for the price tag it is fairly fine.
Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by Nattesferd from Italy

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by mishi_d from Romania

Mar 27, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Bujon from Ireland

3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Mar 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Hanglow from Scotland

3.22/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
£2.49 from Lidl, 750ml corked and caged bottle.

Pours orangey (explains the "with caramel" on the label) blonde, small head. Bright.

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

Boiled sweets in flavour, mild bitterness, medium dry finish, average cab

It's ok
Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3.4 by WalkerHater from Northern Ireland

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3 by Euroglot from Belgium

Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 3 by parpalapelix from Romania

Apr 29, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by tux_alin from Romania

May 24, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by FZR23 from Romania

Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 3 by leitmotif from Romania

Nov 14, 2014
Abbaye De Vauclair Blonde from Brassierie Goulant
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 28 ratings