john_henry (119) - - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I personally was a little disappointed with this blond. Pretty much a bog standard lager, with no defining qualities. Still, very well made and makes for easy drinking.
t198022 (1) - - APR 1, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best strond ales I have ever drunk, better than Karmeliet and Duvel !
superspak (3079) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
KeefOz (1042) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 17/3/15 at Ieper, Belgium. BB 10 02 17. Poured a clouded honey colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained well but laced poorly. Carbonation nil. Aroma slightly of lemon/citrus. Taste slightly sweet, slightly tart and with slight malt characters. Light body. Smooth, dry, subtle tartness. Quite nice.
DutchMark (221) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan. Looks good with a full white head and just enough carbonation. Flavor is a bit one dimensional. Alcohol has a strong presence and the sweetness is more sugar sweet than malt sweet. It is nicely hopped with a long bitter aftertaste.
Lilja (1906) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Saveur Bière. Smak och doft av päron, jäst, korn, örter, gräs, bröd, gröna druvor med toner av citrus och grapefrukt. Fruktig, vinkaraktär, lagom sötma, fin beska med peppriga toner.
sonotono (56) - torino, ITALY - MAR 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bionda chiara, aroma tenue appena fruttato ed erbaceo.
Molto frizzante e secca, ricorda uno spumante per il carattere vinoso.
Alusmamuts (684) - LATVIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow hazy with medium white head. Citrus sourness follwed by hoppy bitterness, which stays as aftertaste.
Ysok02 (184) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde, reflets verts. Nez sur le houblon, le citron, les fruits jaunes, la levure. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une belle mousse crémeuse, une rétro houblonnée et une finale fraîche et équilibrée. Un bière raffraîchissante, équilibrée.
ElManana (797) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Vlissingen. Clear golden with a big foamy head. Aroma is yeast, white bread, some citrus, grassy notes. Looooots of carbo, I thought Duvel was overcarbonated but this is in another league. Yeasty, malts, citrus, oranges. Decent.
MMR (429) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A rather strong aroma (especially for a blond beer) of hops, yeast and a lot of alcohol. Quite the treat.