Lore (1986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy pale yellow colour, moderate off-white head; aroma of citruses, peach, maybe some overripe tropical fruits, too; taste is also very fruity, with perfect balance of hopy bitternes and malty sweetness; good beer, though not as ’citrusy’ as I expected based on its label (’Citrus Pale Ale’) and the used hops
vipinvelp (3613) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark yellow, white lacing foam head. Nice hoppy aroma, not too strong, some fruit tones. Decent bitter taste, fruit (orange) notes. Nice aftertaste. OK (Velp 201606)
mjik83 (1306) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl flesje via Mitra
Alcoholpercentage van 5,1%
Uitgeschonken in Leffe glas
Uiterlijk: goudoranjekleurig met kleine witte schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: kruidig als koriander, moutig, fruitig als citrus, klein bittertje, Belgisch gist
Conclusie: geen verkeerd blond bier
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WillemsUrenkel (1357) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle. Murky dark golden in the glass, small white head. Citrus and orange on the nose. Taste starts with hopy bitterness, smooth fruity, belgian yeast style. malt and caramell in the second row, present hop in the background until the end. Spicy. Honey sweetness. Less coriander. Interesting in a positive way. But why is this here classified under APA? It´s labeled as a Blond ...
stacey5 (10) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: helaas niet goed kunnen zien vanwege het glas.
Taste: mooi in balance met een lichtelijke bittere afdronk.
Sureshpa (360) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Orange, apricot, peach, sweet Appearance: Yellow, orange glow, white disappearing head, fine foam, light lace Taste: No so sweet,... peach, apricot, nice balance, light dry bitter finish
Alengrin (4251) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
’Citrus pale ale’ according to the label, from a beer company in the north east of the Netherlands, but apparently brewed in Belgium. Medium thick, beaten egg-white, moussy, dense and stable head, hazy warm ’old gold’ colour with slight peachy hue and some large bubbles rising up here and there. Aroma of dried orange peel, apricot, field flowers, coriander seed, melon, straw, white grapes, some lemon rind, lots of inoffensive ’dusty’ accents of cardboard, potato starch and baker’s yeast. Crisp berries in the onset, more sourish than sweetish, impressions of gooseberry, redcurrant, hint unripe pineapple, unripe peach; spritzy, vivid carbonation, perhaps a tad overcarbonated since this numbs the tongue a bit but this does not really bother me here. Light grainy, slightly caramelly and pleasantly bready malt background, supple and lean, supporting the berry-like esters as well as a soft spiciness which clearly comes (mostly) from the coriander but fortunately does not become too overpowering, though a certain bittersweet, soft spicy ’soapiness’ certainly coats the back of the mouth. Peppery, grassy hops show up in the end and lend the finish a pleasant soft yet persistent bitterness, but less aromatic ’citrusness’ than expected, though a certain New World hop fragrance is certainly there; I suspect this bottle is already a bit past its prime, still perfectly enjoyable of course, but something as delicate as Citra is probably already largely faded by now. I don’t quite understand why one uses ’Belgian-associated’ coriander seed in an American style pale ale, though: this beer comes closer to a Belgian blonde than to a true APA because of this (and because of the estery yeast features). Not considering this an APA but just a Belgo-Dutch blond quencher, I must say it is a pleasant, well-made, tasty little beer, I did enjoy it.
mercarood (13) - Capellle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus hop karakter in de geur; licht zoetje en bittere afdronk. Een citrus pale ale.
MarcoDL (3786) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden fuzzy pour. Aroma of yeast, orange and caramel. Simple taste of yeast, caramel, orange, malt and subtle citrus. Belgian style apa.
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Biernavigatie. Hazy orange, white creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of orange, citrus and caramel. Malty and sweet with light bitter finish. Some notes of coriander. Ok.