Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orange colour, giant head with a beautiful lace, yeasty with honeyish notes, lot of carbonation, robust bitterness, long bitter orange finish - some analogies with Orval but there is something undefinable missing
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki)
Side by side with the ordinary Affligem blond. Rich orange, lively tight head. Light hoppy aroma. Body is succulent and very strongly but pleasantly hoppy. Clearly hoppy, but in a subtle and inviting way. A touch floral, very pleasant. Even better than the ordinary blond, except for the aroma, which is less complex.
Benzai (9353) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear golden color, full sized soapy white head. Aroma is horrible: cardboard, musty, horse blanket. Yuk. Taste carboard and musty as well. Don’t like it at all. Sucks.
JorisPPattyn (8124) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber; huge fluffy head, disappearing. Quite hoppy nose - noble hops, but immediately overwhelmed by metaloxide, wet dog, meaty. Taste starts again like the nose: quite hoppy. Some sugar, and metallic flavour is confirmed. Palate is very neutral. Not very well-bodied. In the end, the hoppy bitterness stays around. Not really bad. I would have preferred it being a bit more affirmative in the hops idea.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Sim rate (Bottle at the Kulminator): Very citric aroma but not overwhelmingly so with some soap too. Flavour is slightly spicy - perhaps corriander? The bottle expired in 2001 so maybe some of the flavour was lost in the years. Finish is particularly metalic and tartly alcoholic. Quite a decent beer. Appearence is gorgeously cloudy, with a nice thick initial head and decent lacing.
Hansen (7081) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, medium white head. Aroma and flavor has a lot of hops, perhaps too much? Not floral. Mainly bitter and light.
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2001
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
shared excematic’s bottle. bandaids covered in pus, no less
swoopjones (6537) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Le Poechenellekelder, Brussels. Ornagish blonde color. Yeasty, citrusy, friuty. very similar to alot of the blondes I sampled while in Belgium
Ernest (6487) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers, lemon), with a note of coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big shiny offwhite head. Yellow body with carbonation. Light floral fruity spicy aroma with candy notes. Dry-sweet fruity spicy herbal taste with oily notes. Light body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Dry-bitter herbal fruity aftertaste with metallic notes. Buttery finish. Not bad. Quite dry. Not that special, really. (0.33l bottle, Babelaar, Aalst.)