GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice blond beer with hazy orange shine and big light colored foan. Smooth and sweetish taste with cake accents. Also spices in the taste and hints of fruit like apple, and citrus fruits. A good beer.
DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Very delicious, smooth blond beer - Saison like in it’s balance. Cake, wheat, tempered sweetness. Full flavoured and enjoyable.
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A gift from a trip to Belgium. Cloudy orange color with a foamy white head. A light fruit, apple, citrus, and bubble gum aroma. A dry and spicy flavor.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow with a big yeasty citrus & coriander aroma. Banana and malty sweetness. Nice lacing throughout but a thin watery finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color with a smallish bright white head that is semi-creamy in texture, and the lace a rather thin veil to conceal the glass. Nose is somewhat sweet, orange peel and coriander along with a strong scent of yeast, citrus like crispness, start is sweet and sour, mild malt profile with a rather slender feel to the top. finish is persistent in its a acidity, the hops forthright and the aftertaste somewhat bitter, dry a bleached desert bone, a fair to middling beer, certainly not the best beer I've ever had from Belgium, but then not the worst either.
rauchbier (3685) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Gold, moderate rocky white head, and good condition. Good honey aromas mixed with Pilsen like hops. More honey sweetness in the mouth, delicate hop flavour and a good yeastiness. Dry and pleasantly hop bitter in the finish, slight soapiness developing towards the end.
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color; creamy head. Nice malty aroma; mature. Quite smooth, malty; dryer at the end, well balanced by the bitterness, but a light metallic note.
omhper (21761) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy golden. Lightly orangey with some vanilla. Quitr dry with long bitter finish. Plain.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold colour with a rocky and frothy white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, similar but not as enticing as Fin du Monde. Medium bodied to go with a citrus fruity and yeasty flavour.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw color with loosely forming head, low carbonation levels for a belgian. Head retention is average. Similar to straffe Hendrik blonde but not as dry. Good solid little blond belgian ale with some subdued belgian fruitiness and a slight residual sweetness.