Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to sprinkle for this, bottle marked best b4 7/06. poured a hazy pale yellow. very strong aroma of spice, clove and banana. strong acidic flavor, light hop flavor overpowered both the complexity. bubbley mouthfeel, very carbed. good beer.
cab (866) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. What a head it just stayīs ther, strong aroma and palate is intens, what a beer.
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice golden with a thick huge head that is always there.Aroma strong with floral and fruit. Very smooth taste with nice hints of fruit and yeast as well as some cream. Nice little bite at the end and the alcohol comes thru a touch. Very good brew and well worth another visit.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden with a big frothy white head. Some lacing. Intense perfumed aroma, spice and malt and some fruit. Spicy malt flavour too, dry and full and with some alcohol warmth. Bitter and spicy finish. A very great blonde.
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A classic Belgian Strong Golden Ale - although smoothness belies any use of candy sugar and the label suggests that that is true. Truely therefore it is a BIG blond. Light clove in nose that follows through in the flavour. Soft palate but ends crisp and dry; very clean for a Belgian. Lite body for what appear to be an all malt beer. Alcohol warmth distinctlly there but very pleasent and not at all overstated. Beautiful creamy head that lasts until last drop and floats on a lovely deep blond base. Excellent beer - finely crafted.
haukur (1438) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 magnificent head, really HUGE! fluffy almost Duvel like. Very orangey aroma, some citrus hints, floral, outhouse, farm and something that reminds me of a nice spring day. Fantastic when it hits the tongue, very fruity with a perfect amount of bitterness to match it.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My girlfriend bought this one back from Spain. Pours a nice cloudy golden with thick white head. Aroma is slightly white wine like, with a fruity, yeasty touch. Itís crisp, with a bubbly mouthfeel. Has a solid, yet mild sweet malt character with a subtle pepperyness, honeyish background and a later yeasty dryness.
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells pretty good. Huge head; nice appearance. This is a pretty tasty blonde with a pretty high alcohol content. The alcohol is noticeable, but thatís okay. A great strong ale.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild phenolics, ripe pears and plums, light grainy malt. Hazy golden color with lots of chunkies and floaties - looks like I might need to chew. Nice balance of spicy phenolis and fruity esters, very slight sweetness. Medium body with medium-high carbonation, I can feel the protein chunks on my tongue, dry finish. Nice aroma and flavor, the chnks are a minor detraction.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - musty and sweet aroma. Golden-bodied with about two fingers of white head and excellent retention. Very nice flavor - fairly straightforward with hints of banana, citrus and quite dry.