KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a murky gold with a light brown hue and a small (1 finger or less) white fizzy head that diminished rapidly down to a thin film with a small collar, which did create some fair runny lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty doughy yeast with notes of apple, pears, banana and a hint of spice.
The taste was very malty with a nice fruity ester from the beginning, and then progressed with a strong yeast presence and a mild spicy bitterness towards the end. The flavor lingered for an average amount of time after the swallow, with a mild alcohol warming sensation at the very end.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a ticklish carbonation.
Overall this was a somewhat light Strong Ale both in body and in flavor, although it does offer an exceptionally smooth drinkability...
mjik83 (660) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Niet mijn smaak
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Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The original Saint-Martin abbey beer, to which the qualification "Blonde" was added in 2007 when the brown version was born. Yeasty, estery blonde beer with moussy head, somewhat thinnish body, sweetish malts, spicy yeastiness, medium bitter finish. Very ordinary and not very balanced, but may have improved since then so I plan to re-rate this.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2010. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana/clove, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian blonde ale. All around good robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. I felt like yeast ester flavors were a bit restrained and could have been bolder. Otherwise a nicely enjoyable offering.
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gushed a bit. Thin creamy white head. Very hazy blond pour. An ok blond.
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ gollem
Pours clear blonde . Big white head .
Smell is sweet , dusty , some copper .
taste is bitter , some spices , tad sweet , malts , some buttery softness ,
Alusmamuts (498) - LATVIA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden hazy with medium white head. Rich taste, some acidness and yeasty bitterness with flower notes.
Vells (758) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feels very light and quite thin for Belgian. But anyways - it kept pleasant characteristics of style. Light malty with pleasant fruitiness, light yeasty, some spices, coriander. Sweetish all the way. Finish is bit too thin
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tipisks beglis, nekas izteiksmigs, bet varbut pat prieks belga tas ir labi un man sads beglis pat patik
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with good carbonation.
Bread, yeast and grassy notes in the aroma.
Bitter, slightly dry flavour with some tangy hints.
Goes down smooth with a dab of alcohol, medium bodied.
dalfaro86 (305) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark yellow brew with a big white head with good retention , aroma is moderate sweet with clove, banana, fruits and caramel, medium to light bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a bittersweet finish and a short aftertaste.