Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of BelJohansen. Slightly hazy golden with a lively, lacing white head. Distinct aroma of coriander and a little yeast. Medium-bodied with sweet fruits and some rather perfumy coriander notes. Basically no bitterness. 260208
yespr (29406) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cL bottle. Pours almost clear yellow with a white head. Light fruity and light spiced aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel and a mild yeast flavoured. Light spiced flavour following. Ends with a light Belgian yeast lingering finish.
tomciccateri (977) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 33cl bottle at Beer Mania, poured a gold color. Light-bodied and overall very mellow in both the hops and malt. An OKAY Belgian blonde.
JoeMcPhee (8147) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale blonde/straw colour. Massive rocky head. Very bright pale Belgian malt aroma, peppery spice and some light zesty lemony character. Soft mintiness as well that creates a very inviting quality. Flavour is excellent, bright combination of lemon and mint with a soft earthy yeast quality as well. The beer itself is bone-dry but there are lots of lovely fruity and citrusy flavours that give a sweet impression. Even a hint of ginger on the back. Very balanced. I wasn’t really expecting much from this contract brew, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Wim (2540) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy yellow blond coloured body with a large white head a hoppy aroma a sweet hoppy taste and a malty fruity finich
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a large white head. Hoppy fresh citrus aroma. Full sprankling palate. Finish is malty, fruity fresh with a slightly alcoholic touch. nice.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy straw yellow pour topped by a large belgianesque head that lasts and laces into fun shapes. Pleasant, rather firm pilsner malts bend under the surprisingly impressive floral, saazy hoppiness touched by zesty lemon tones. Bready yeast profile paired with hops does not quite tame the sweetness and the volcanic carbonation seems a bit agressive at times, but the ending result remains a pleasant one and the beer a success.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BeerMania, Brussels (sampled 6/6/07). Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head (into his amazing custom glass of Bohemian crystal). Aroma is floral hops with a bit of a citrus, yeasty, and bready characteristics. Taste is largely malt up front, with citrus and yeast characteristics coming in at the end. Overall, a sweet and enjoyable beer, brewed by a hell of a nice guy who knows his beer, but as Belgians go I’ve definitely had better.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, my 900th Belgian rating) Hazy golden with a medium, foamy and pretty tight head. Sweetish, honey-malty aroma with some coriandery spiciness. Somewhat acidic flavor of malt, coriander, lemongrass, anise, licorice and other spices. Yeast brings in sweetish, coriandery orange-fruitiness. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet and acidic, but not sugary palate with slightly foamy carbonation. A pleasant and enjoyable brew, but can’t quite reach the best ones of the style.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white head, lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, hops, some yeast and some very sour notes. Flacour is sour fruits, slightly cookieish, some malts and caramel. Quite sour, but a lot of cookies in it.