Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of fonefan: Poured a clear dorée color ale with a big bubbly head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of peppery yeast with notes of Belgian malt. Taste is a mix between Belgian malt with some sweetness and a very dominating peppery yeasty flavour. Body is fuller then average with low filtration and with some great carbonation.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew marked 0 84662 0030 bbf 09/26/070no 144302 from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy with floating yeast chunks softly carbonated dark orange colored body. The aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bubbly hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of malt hops and floral. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
Meatwad (26) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle: Sweet, spicy, citrusy, light beer. Golden color. Some yeast taste, smooth finish. Palate is medium. Smells like bud light. Good head at first, but poor retention.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear goldon beer with a big laced white head. Low carbonation. Malty aroma. Very mild malty sweetness in the flavor as well. Rather empty mouthfeel.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of lightly spicey yeast and pale malt. Hazy gold color with a white head that reduced rapidly. Rather thin in body with fizzy, but non-biting, carbonation. The flavor seems a bit orange with light, but peppery, spice. There’s a bit of light wood, or perhaps hop bitter. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Malt? Not enough to provide a great amount of sugar. It’s pretty dry into the finish, and the wood/hop builds a bit over time. Very good drink.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ 9th Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels. Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, horse blanket, earth, moderate malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Fresh and easy to drink. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (010907)
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a barely hazed gold that starts with a nice white head that falls to nothing. Nose is strong with yeast and just a touch of decaying apple skins.Slight clay character as well. Flavor is light besides the distinct yeasty edge to it. There isn’t much else besides that going on here. It almost seems a bit too clean and one sided. On the end there is a bitter tone that I am not really appreciative of. Feel is decent. A fair amount of bubble on the tongue. But the overkill of flavor seems to influence everything here.
Overall a decent brew. Even and interesting enough to keep one’s attention, but not really so interesting that it is worth going back to - or one to lament never being able to try.
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cL bottle (BB Mar/08). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (basement, cobwebs), with light notes of gum, pepper, and dried pineapple. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Not much to it, but the yeast character is actually promising...it’s a prominent and attractive strain. I wanted to like this more, just for its potential, but it is what it is.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Golden color with fluffy diminishing head. Malty, fruity and spicy aroma with clove, pepper and herbal hops. The malt, spices and hops continue in the flavor with some sharpness and dull notes coming from spiciness. Very ordinary Belgian blonde.
Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lacks the special ooh pm, that makes a Belgian ale really special. Its has low taste of malts and low hops. a slight wang at the end, makes it barley drinkable.