Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 In short: A basic floral Belgian blonde ale. Good but nothing special.
How: Bottle 330ml, drank when about 6 months of age
The look: Clear blonde body topped by an initially large white head with medium retention
In long: Averagely fruity for a Belgian Ale with flavours of pineapples, apples (red and green), bananas, some grapefruits. Hops are very much on the floral side of things, almost perfumy. Sensation of floral petal juice along with some dry grass. Light acidity. Very lively carbonation, maybe a bit too much so. White pepper and salty notes, the beer has a strong mineral presence. An overall crisp and fresh sensation upped the score a few points. Very drinkable in its simplicity, almost underrated. The truth is that this beer isn’t far from one of the best Belgian Blonde ale. Silly is only 70 miles away from Westvleteren.
BoBoChamp (5448) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy blond body with average carbonation and a nice white foamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with bready, grassy, and flowery hints. Well balanced malty/hoppy taste that ends with a sharp bittersweet finish.
Choos (604) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: initial metal hop and light malt. Appearance: hazy yellow wtih a huge fluffy head and sheet lacing. Flavour: light tang with balanced sweet malt. Palate: metallic and dry with a huge amount of carbonation.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Bottle @ Bar Take One in Maastricht, Netherlands. A hazy golden colored beer, with a big foamy white head. The aroma of malt, fruits and sweets. The taste is malty dry with a bitter. In the back fruity sweets and citrus. Not a bad beer.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours very golden, fizzy head which disappears quickly. Yeasty aroma. Kind of sweet, tastes very bitter. Hop, yeast in the flavour, which is over very quickly. Quite boring.
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. golden colour. big white head. fruity slightly citric taste. to carbonated for my tatste.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured a hazy golden straw with large, fluffy, very dense, white head which lasted very well. Strong notes of grainy malts and spicy grassy hops in the aroma with some yeasty notes, lemon citrus, mandarin, lychee and some coriander. Flavor was of very creamy pear with some yeasty/grainy malts, orange citrus, lemon zest, coriander, light clove notes and hints of grassy hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, dry/creamy mourthfeel, slight syrupy texture and a good finish.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Bjergtrolden, Roskilde.
Pours clear golden with a giant, frothy, white head. Fine duration. Very fruity aroma, lots of lemons, oranges, some ginger and coriander. Nice. Fine carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly metallic, yeasty, fruity. Very nicely balanced. Fine, dry and hoppy finish.
SHIG (3587) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity. The taste is soft fruits with rich malt and a slight bitter hops. Very balanced from start to finish, left my mouth dry ready for more.