Andelot’s Euphorique Abbey Style Blonde AleJuly 1, 2006
Available: AK, CA, ID, KY, MT, NV, OR, WA
Straw color with a lively head of foam. A 6.5% ABV Belgian beer with biscuity malt, lemon-jelly fruit and grassy hops on the nose. Bitter hops, sour fruit and lightly toasted malt dominate the mouth. A long, dry finish has more sour fruit and bitter hops with a delicate hint of fennel. Wonderfully refreshing.
- Roger Protz
The head here is grand: tiny, tiny bubbles and a willingness to talk about itself makes this beer a fine find. The color is quite unique, more pink than blonde…but who's keeping track of that when the beer is so delightful. You will easily settle into this beer with its unique blend of fruitiness and noticeable hoppiness—rare in a Belgian beer.
- Fred Eckhardt
One of the more character-ful blonds I’ve had. (But then, I married a brunette, so what do I know?) Rocky head, creamy in texture and hazy gold in color. Euphoric is fresh, floral and lively, with notes of soft malt, delicate fruit (apricot, melon), and a hint of eucalyptus. Firm, dry, yeasty finish. An easily drinkable beer for those moments when a Belgian Tripel is too euphoric.
- John Hansell
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Fred Eckhardt lives, writes about and drinks beer in Portland, OR. He is the author of The Essentials of Beer Style and Saké.
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher & editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
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