TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
19.11.13 Bottled 330ml Saveur. Deep golden color, small white head. Belgian yeasty fruity aroma, some malts and grass. Light to medium-bodied. Sweetish Belgian yeasty-fruity backbone, some green apple and hayish hoppyness. Palate is quite thin for this ABV but also feels less than 8 %.
Dark (9) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bue en pression au café des six roses (Lille).
Une vraie référence dans son domaine, une belle bière blonde houblonnée à souhait sans pour autant être une IPA.
A noter qu’en pression, son goût se montre plus tranchant et l’amertume bien franche. La version bouteille est un poil plus ronde. Non refermentée en fût.
rosenbergh (5533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. 13205. BB 01/2015. From saveur-biere.com.
Hazy dark golden colour with a small off-white head.
Sweet fruits, toffee, mild bitterness, mild yeast and some malt in the aroma. Not bad.
The flavour is a nice mixture of fruity hoppiness and Belgian style ale. Yeast, fruity hops, sweetness, malt and some bitterness in a tasty flavour. Tasty indeed. 8% very beautifully hidden. This Brasserie du Pays Flamand seems to brew quality drinks.
GrandPrieur (8) - Saint Jean d’Aulps, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
La confrérie des Tastebières de l’abbaye d’Aulps (Haute-Savoie, France) a inscrit l’Anostéké blonde à son chapitre du 6 avril 2013. De sa dégustation par 15 confrères, les notations suivantes sont ressorties.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A yeasty blonde ale with grassy-flowery hops. Decent beer.
How: From a bottle at Montreal Mondial 2013.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by an enormous white head, not a true gusher but it took a very loooonnnnng time to pour, it was just foam.
In long: After an eternity, multiple fall-foam pours each creating a little bit of beer… Nose is hop-forward in an unusual way, it has dry grass, sundried countryside flowers, vanilla ice-cream, watermelons, bubblegum. Body had a foamy texture with a lots of big bubbles, an overall sponge-like mouthfeel. Taste proposes an elusive body, a fluffy yeasty mixture, some fresh bakery bread, a light honey presence, leading to a hoppy finish that is very scented/flowery and somewhat grassy. Too much of an overall perfume sensation but enjoyable nonetheless. Currently classified on ratebeer as an IPA, this is certainly not your usual IPA by ratebeer standards, more like a Belgian blonde ale that is more hoppy than usual. After drinking so many beers at the Mondial beer festival I had a strange dream, I dreamt it was raining beer outside, and in my dream I stayed inside to stay warm and dry, and now I’m questioning everything I thought I knew about myself.
Welley_Alves (197) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boa Belgium IPA. Cor amarelo ouro, com ótima e persistente formação de espuma, aroma cítrico com evidente fermento belga. Na boca, corpo médio, com amargor em equilíbrio com as notas fermentadas. Álcool bem inserido, final alcoólico e aquecido. Ótima breja!
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mR_fr0g (1363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Terre de Boissons Calais. Aroma is earthy and yeasty some hay and lemon. Hazed orange pour with a gtreyish thin white head. Flavour is some earthy hay and lemon. Some alcohol bite in the finish, but it hides the 8% well. Medium full body. Medium yeast and lemon duration. Decent French beer who would have thought?
Nisse666 (3539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com cons 2013-08-16 Göteborg
AR: pear ice cream, sharp yeast, glue - Perry when poured
AP: copper fizzy, fizzy medium steady white head no lacings
F: rich carbonation, Perry, sweet fruit syrup, medium low bitternees, a wee dryness on the tounge end, metanol, nice in the heat;), finishes a bit to sweet pear fruit syrup
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from erickok, thanks Eric! Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of cat piss, candy, sharp alcohol, grapes. Flavour is of grapes, some hot alcohol, light hoppy, soft candy sweetness, light fruity, some green banana, bitter hoppy and alcoholic finish. Light to medium-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Reminded me a bit of Duvel Tripel Hop 2012, but a lesser version. Nice BSA with extra hop, nowhere near an IPA.
minutemat (405) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from a shop in Poperinge. A refreshing blonde with bucketfuls of spiced fruits, apricot, peach and a flowery fragrance. Half way through I left it for 5 minutes while watching telly and when I took a sip I got a big mouthful of bubblegum. Not sure on the IPA classification but this is a great beer nonetheless.