Alengrin (137) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The regular blonde in the series, with a creamy white, dense, quite stable head and a peach blonde colour, at first just a bit misty but getting completely milky after adding the deposit. Fruity nose with lots of orange and melon, some pear, honey, almond, mint, apple cake. Taste begins with a rounded, sweetish, orange-like fruitiness, a bit of caramel malts, high carbonation and soft yeastiness; finishes smoothly with only some brief bittering hops, therefore rather thinnish.
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. A bit hazy golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lightly a sour hint, weird fruityness, slightly herbs or spices, green apple, unripe cherries. Average to medium body and carbonation. Not very good.
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @benzai with dutchdrebus. Orange color with a small head. Smells and tastes fruity, sweet, malty and some herbs.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @benzai. Clear yellow, small white head. Smells herbs, spices, malts, sweet. Tastes spices, weird, floral, malts, fristi. Weird. Thin body, nice carbo.
Beerhunter111 (6881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, Citrus, hopfig.
BlackHaddock (3496) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the 2014 Brugge Beer Festival.
The name gives the colour away, it’s blonde.
It looked a bit thin actually, but it made up for it’s weak colouring by having a great aroma and taste.
The nose was peppery with coriander type aromas along with a general herbal/spice smell.
I liked the semi-sweet front to the flavour, an exotic fruit feel really: then it calms down a little and bittering hops arrive to balance the sweetness. Different and interesting. Others will find differing flavours I’m sure, it is worth finding.
fkoolen (233) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
*Bottle bought @ BAB Beerfestival, Bruges. Almost transparent golden colour, slim foamy head. Nose gets citrus, anise and liquorice, interesting. Taste in addition to the aroma gets a little sweet fruitiness, some malts, no real bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, medium-high carbonated. Quite decently balanced.
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, stable white head.
NOSE: peppery, spicy, some hops, exotic fruits, some passion fruit, some liquorice even. Never had this kind of nose before!
TASTE: little anise, exotic fruits, sweet, bitter and syrupy aftertaste. Weird taste, I think you probably like it or dislike it, I dislike it more...
Technically OKé IMHO, but not my taste!
mike_77 (2977) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy and quite herbal aroma. Has some initial sweet, fruity tones of banana and a little spice. Soft feel.
bartlebier (1530) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@Festival brassicole de Tournai 2013. - First draught at the festival and an instant underwhelming introduction to a very traditional Belgian blonde ale with perfect, boring balance. Straw blonde, good generous white head, qualit, slightly slick malt base and moderate floral hoppyness. Leaner than Chouffe, but in the same uneventful category. Needs more personality.