Another random choice from the supermarket.
Florival Blonde: 7%abv Suggested serving temperature 4C 40F.
Like I said, a random choice. One that happens to bear the mark of a large supermarket chain on its label. Funny, eh? So, it is this supermarket chain that contracts Brouwerij Affligem, brewers of abbey-style beers, to brew a line especially for them, one that goes so far as to include a Christmas beer-how American of them. I find this strange and can now attribute my puzzlement as to where I might have had this beer before. Upon first sip it seemed very familiar to me. Could it be that they use a standard recipe for their blonde beer? Anyway, to the notes. I drank this beer while working on the house. No glass needed, straight from the bottle it was. I noticed the sediment floating after I opened the room temperature beer, nothing unusual. I was immediately greeted by tones of sweet fruit and malt, as well as something I couldn’t put my tongue on until part way through; the overwhelming taste of bananas and vanilla. It is a lightly carbonated beer that, for having sounded so negative earlier, is not the worst you can get-trust me, if you ever happen upon a chain of stores in France called ED, do not purchase something claiming to be beer with the name Mac Barlay.
Think positive, it could always be worse. I drank it, so I must report it, except in the case of Mac Barely- it warrants no further discussion.