patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent golden color. I could see my finger on the opposite side of the glass through the beer. Small thin white head with a minimal amount of lacing. Smells of cloves and sweet fruit (not quite citrus). Very drinkable brew with a good amount of carbonation that really compliments the mouthfeel. The fact that I can pick this one up at the local grocery store for $11 a sixer gives it a slight bump in my rating.
cheap (4751) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a pretty inexpensive Belgy. $1.50 at the Vintage Estates in Boardman. Just as cheap as Rare Voss. Alkaline hints support a unique session. Looks like any other american pale lager. The foam is a little more thick with fine bubbles. The palate carbonation is creamy above average fine tingliness. Building bitterness on the back of the throat ans sides of the palate but not very intense. Not quite as good as Ommegang Rare Vos but on par with Zot and Lagunitas #10 (formerly #9)
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 5, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy apricot with lots of carbonation trails and a frothy cream head (which never let even a small bit of the beer’s surface peek through).
The aroma was lemon, hay-like hops (in great, electric abundance), cloves, and allspice.
The mouthfeel was smooth and somewhat creamy, with peppery carbonation.
The taste was a bit wit-like. Sweet bread dough, sour apple (but no trace of any cider), cloves, and a tiny touch of banana. The finish was mildly bitter, but built over the course of the beer. As it warmed it became a bit astringent, which makes me feel like it was actually more like an 8.5 for flavour.
Quite a nice beer. Much better than the Orval I had a couple nights ago.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber color with a medium white head. Smells of spices, cinnamon, and citrus fruits. Nice aroma to it. The taste was much the same, had a decent little spice to it, the citrus was more mild. Refreshing and easy to drink, was a little bit dry in the finish which leaves you reaching for more. Fairly solid blonde.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, Amsterdam, 07/02/07. Pours a thick, clear blonder with a big long-lasting cream coloured head. The aroma and flavour are a nice mix of wheat and citrus notes and the palate is spot on. A classic refreshing blond beer that I come back to time and time again.
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a hue white head. Aroma is citric, yeasty and spiced, flavour is the same. Warming alcohol finish with spice notes. Very classic belgian blond.
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy amber with a nice white head and decent lacing. Smell was belgian sweet. Taste faintly spicy with fairly high carbonation. Quite a dry finish. It seemed very similar to the tripel, perhaps with a dryer finish. I seem to taste more alcohol in this than the tripel- not sure why?
Its an ok belgian.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 [467-20070728] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Faintly toasted grass aroma. Hazy, orange yellow body with a medium-lasting bubbly white head. Spicy hops flavour with some fruit notes. Medium body. Wouldn’t want many but a nice change. (5/4/6/3/12) 3.0
[1940B-20090111] Tap. Mild banana grains aroma with something like wheat and light yeast. Slightly hazy, light orange amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Mild banana continues in the flavour with wheat-esque yeast notes. Medium body. Drinkable, fresh, tasty. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(@ The Rhino; Toronto, ON)
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught: Aroma is medium sweet. Smells of alcohol, apples, and spices. Poured gold in color with a small white head that diminished quickly. Small lacing. Clear. Not sparkling. Very nice color. Flavor is a bit sour and tart, but also lightly sweet. Tastes of apples, caramel malts, and honey. Strange, earthy flavor. Medium body. Watery, thin texture. Soft to flat carbonation. Very dry finish. Overall, not very good. Strange taste. Kinda boring.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle - pours a slightly opaque oney colour with a one-finger white head. Very nice aroma of spice, yeast, citrus, and some banana as well. Almost Wit-like in the nose. Flavour full of yeasty spiciness and very dry in the finish. A certain orange-peel spice in there as well. Yes, eminently drinkable as the deScription suggests, though at 6.8%, that could get dangerous......Not hugely complex on the palate, but a very enjoyable Belgian.