Metalchopz (1753) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally sampled July 2009. Purchased at the LCBO, going under the name Margriet. Best before date is 10/02/11. This Belgian ale (which does not look like one, judging from the label) came pouring out of the bottle, and created a big white frothy head. Retention is long, lacing is patchy all around and colour of brew is a hazy golden-yellow. The nose is reminiscent of a Belgian ale, with some wit yeast and some citrus notes. Smooth mouthfeel with a little dry finish and very mild tart. Taste of a Belgian ale, with that typical malt/yeast combination and a nice light aftertaste of grain malt with a very subtle touch of honey. Quite refreshing overall and a decent Belgian ale.
Travlr (8005) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Den Stillen Genieter. Sour bubblegum flavor hints at the presence of wheat. Nice character for a blonde, a pleasant surprise.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flowery carbonated aroma. Almost clear yellow with white foamy head that leaves foamy lacing as it thins. (A bit too) Sweet, smooth carbonated clean taste with little flavour.
wekker84 (1218) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices and fruits taste malts spices fruits and hop
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO, under the "Margriet" label. I drank this while watching TV and didnít take an notes, but kept thinking that it was a nice, solid Belgian golden ale. Had everything I expected from the style - yellow-gold colour with a large white head; notes of spice, fruit and yeast in the aroma and flavour, with a surprisingly hoppy finish; good body thatís a bit sticky in the finish, but still refreshing. Didnít completely wow me, but thatís OK, I just wanted something enjoyable and easy to drink, and thatís what I got.
tlivadiotis1 (13) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Athos. (special edition greek bottle 750ml) Nice beer for summer time.
Malty anh hops aromas. Big white head, golden color. A combination between sweet and sour. bitter finish. Good refreshing beer, but i agree with Lady_Bastet (71) it lacks character.
Sdaniel90 (197) - Estado de Mťxico, MEXICO - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330ml. Pours a copper/golden colour with a large offwhite head with good retention, plenty of carbonation. Aroma is of dry fruits and citrus, with just a hint of alcohol. Taste is pretty heavy, with the notes from the aroma domaining. Nice.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml under the name Margriet. Giant white head on hazy amber. Dusty blond aroma with a soapy hop almost lavender note. Body is kind of flat and dull compared to the big head. Sugar, cardboard, dull melon and water. Is this what they drink at hockey games in Belgium.
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden/amber with a large, frothy head. Aroma of soap/hay/hops but subtle. A nice balance of malts and hops with more of a lean towards the hops. A slightly bitter, quick finish that doesnít linger long. A nice, refreshing belgian but not terribly distinctive. It lacks character overall.
Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber with a huge head. The aroma is yeasty and fresh. The taste is slightly sweet and just enough bitterness and alcohol to make a refreshing, but creamy, drink.