Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma...clear golden color with a supple bubbly head and nice lacing. I drank this beer in the goblet that was provided in the 4 pack and I have to say that it was a beautiful looking glass of beer with the head rising up above the gold rim. Heavy yeast flavor with light hops and fruits. Very balanced flavor to all but hide the 7% abv.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, 6.8% ABV) Very hazy, deep golden color with a medium, tight and foamy head. Honey-malty, quite yeasty, neutral aroma with some wheat and spiciness. Slightly sweet, quite bitter and acidic, toffee-malty flavor with peppery spiciness and some fruit. Medium-bodied, stingy and hard, tongue-tickling, foamy-carbonated palate. I really wouldn’t call this "gently rounded", "low on bitterness", or even "eminently drinkable". It is, however, decently complex for a blond - and has quite good looks and aroma. It gets smoother as it warms, though.
bkurtz (831) - PERU - AUG 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Poured a large frothy, off white head witha grainy aroma. Sweet start and bitter finish. Good beer.
MarkoR (533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice creamy head. A lot of taste in this one. A nice fizzy feeling in the mouth. Fruity.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a big fan of Belgian blondes, usually opting for dubbels and tripels. But Affligem Blonde is a very respectable beer--with nice yeast and grain flavors and enough spice to make you think you’re actually having a tripel. At 7% it’s kind of borderline in the strength department with more muscular brews--which means it ain’t no dumb blonde. ;)
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden with a large creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light hops, toffee, honey and spices. Nice! The well balanced flavour starts off sweet and ends with a light bitterness. Enjoyable on tap and in the bottle.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (330ml) shared with blankboy. Poured a clear, sparkling gold with a large foamy, slightly rocky white head - very pretty lacing left on glass. Aroma was a sharply sweet malt, banana, spices, a hint of ash, very lightly hoppy, spruce and citrus. Flavour was sweet fruity malt, some ashiness, mixed spices and some hops at the finish. An engaging fizzy mouthfeel, the alcohol asserts itself quietly but powerfully. Very nicely balanced and refreshing - puts me in mind of several Unibroue offerings.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Couleur ambrée, apparence partiellement opaque, d’énormes dépôts flottent partout dans le liquide. Énorme mousse persistante et adhérant partiellement à la paroi du verre. Arômes très levuré, savonneux, boisé, de céréales et d’écorce de citron. Houblons semblant très savonneux en bouche, présence de levure toujours marquée, puis viennent les douces épices et la coriandre. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation plutôt effacée, sucrée en bouche. Semble sans inspiration à mon gout. Bouteille, LCBO, Novembre 2004.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some beers just get it right. Peach-golden body, chardonnay like. Thick head of white bubbles, special for this style. Smells lightly of clove spice, vanilla, lime freshness, corn and coriander. Taste is sweet and delicious with the right amount of dryness from the clove and coriander. Drying carbonated water finish. And to think, this cost less than a dollar at TJ’s
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bready aromas, also some spices and a musty, nutty smell. The beer is an average-looking yellow-gold-blond. Palate is rougher than I expected. Lots of effervescence, however, added to the champagne-y weight of the beer. Flavors do not live up to the promise of the aromas here. Malt, nuts, and a little hop fruit are all that emerge.