chandler0201 (643) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of a lemony flavor with some spice, this wasn’t as good as hyped around here, but better than average. At least it is a pretty pour of brown with a nice white head.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a blonde type ale, and I thought it was going to be awesome. It was pretty good, but it doesn’t end well... just seems to lack character and sort of shrivels up and dies in your mouth. Still have 5 more of these in the fridge, we’ll see how they go.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A murky yellow appearance with a white head. The flavor is a little off putting as it smells like lemon dishwashing soap. The flavor is rather sour with some lemons, hay, and a bready presence. A slightly spicy presence is also noted. Overall it was ok but nothing great.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: May 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: dry malt aroma with a strong sulpher character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice earthyness comes in for balance, light spicyness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Name: Belgiam Blonde
Date: February 07, 2009
Source: Barley’s, NC
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, layers of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt candy aroma with a light spicyness
Flavor: sweet candy flavor, fruity esters add to the sweetness, light spicyness for balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent deep golden with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet pale Belgian malts and a good amount of bready Belgian yeast and some mild sulfuric notes, Body starts fairly full and sweet with good, authentic Belgian character and some drier earthy bittering hops. A pretty decent Belgian ale.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is musty skunk, honey, and some paste. Flavor is sulfury, honey, paste, and a bitter peppery finish.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a extremely light yellow in color with a white 1/8 inch head that quickly recedes, below average lacing and above average carbonation. Smells of floral citrusy hops, fruits, and cloves. Tastes fruity and light with cloves coming through and almost dominating.
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours, with a slight haze, golden. Thin white head. Aroma of a bready yeastiness. A very Belgian Ale aroma. Lots of dough, hints of lemon zest. Flavor is a medium sweetness, dough. Light bodied.
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 12 oz bottle from ucusty, thanks Dave. Pours a super hazy golden orange with some suspended particles floating around and a huge pillowy bright white head. Very fruity aroma with notes of green apple, yeast, grain, grapes and some dry tropical fruit. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor has more of a grain, yeast combo with a slight touch of white pepper and cloves and all of the fruitiness is lost. If they can match the flavor to the aroma this will be one kick ass beer instead of just something nice.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of OldStyleCubFan. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma opens with a big candy sweetness surrounded by bananas, yeast, and spice. The flavor does not have the over the top sweetness as the aroma might indicate. Fruity, with a good mix of yeast, dough, and spice. Mouthfeel was medium/full with a crisp finish. This was better than I was expecting.