tmoreau (2431) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, straw color, with frothy, white head foam that diminished rather quickly to a persistent ring & film, and left some clingy spots & streaks of lacing on the glass. The nose was citrusy as tangerine, noticeable, but subtle Belgian yeast, light spice, with a Kool-Aid-like sweetness. The taste was similar notes, quite sweet, with spritzy carbonation, a bit of silk on the tongue, in a light body. A mild but decent Special Blonde.
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Linh and family in Maryland 2014. Pours a bright hazy orange golden body with thick, active white lacing. Aroma is super yeasty with notes of lemon, banana, spice and peppery character. Mouthfeel is carbonated and prickly with spice and notes of banana, pepper, yeast and light fruit.
JDBaker11058 (1274) - Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: bright, slightly opaque gold with light orange highlights, and a fizzy, quickly vanishing white head; very little lacing. Aroma: floral and spicy with yeast up front, then a good dose of melon and mango, with orange zest, lemongrass, and champagne. Taste: crackery pilsner malts with melon, vanilla, lightly toasted almonds, a hint of banana, a bit of phenolic yeast, some apricot. Finish: slightly dry, with a champagne-like fizz, short-lived fruity sweetness, and a bit of mineral bitterness. Notes: Palate was extraordinarily drinkable, especially for a 7+ percent beer. Flavors were complex and yet somehow farmhouse-simple. Entire bottle was gone before I knew it, and nicely complemented a platter of chinese food. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
JasonNYC (23) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Drinkable" says both not a lot and implies, perhaps, a lack of complexity. But this beer is drinkable. A yummy, slight sweetness and a slightly yeasty, cloudiness in this Belgian blonde style done damn well by Italians. I would absolutely buy this again.
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ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a well-hazed, pale, hay-hued body with a smallish, altogether brief, white head.
Smell: Fairly aromatic florals, phenolic spiciness, and a hint of banana bread atop pilsner maltiness. Additional hints of menthol, muddled yeasts, scant citrus, stonefruits.
Taste: Lightly bready pils malts and a honey-tinged cereal sweetness. Rather perfumy floral tones early on. White grapefruit, apricot, and subtle banana. Generous pinch of coriander. The beer becomes a bit sourish midway with an encroaching taste of camphor, and, then, the beer quickly dries as you approach the crispish, lightly warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A decent, drinkable brew.
fiammanghilla (555) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 75cl @ baccicin du caru.
Chiara con schiuma non troppo persistente.
Corpo pesantuccio, luppolatura che si sente, un pÚ strana ma non male.
BullsHorn (3) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a bit hazy with aromas of wild flowers perfuming from the glass. The Belgian yeast is apparent upon first sip incorporating a pleasant spiciness reminiscent of baking spices. The body slightly thick for this style and sugary cereal notes tend to dominate the palate and linger into the finish.
Ratman197 (9834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, coriander and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, coriander and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering coriander finish.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with a couple coworkers. Pours a clean gold with thin white head. Aroma is grain, spicy Belgian yeast, coriander. Medium light body. Flavor is a light grain with nice yeast notes.
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour, white head. This is pretty much a boozy golden ale. Apples, yeast, honey, alcohol. Meh.