kryon (693) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with white low head
Aromas and taste of citrus, honey, alcohol
Nice and smooth but too much alcohol
KingCecil (1806) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle......It pours slightly hazy golden with a medium white head.....The aroma is fruity, yeast with some alcohol.....The flavor is alcohol, belgian yeast and fruity.....
Noctilucus (97) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden blonde with plenty of white foam and quite some visible carbonation.
The nose is mostly hoppy (not excessively sharp though), softened by malts and a touch sweet.
The taste is a mix of hops and alcoholic warmth, very pleasant and with a good balance between bitter and sweet. It’s indeed a strong blonde, powerful and while it doesn’t hide its strength, the taste is not too alcoholic thanks to the solid bitterness and malty body. Not much carbonation on the tongue.
The aftertaste holds no surprises: bitter, alcoholic glow and smoother malts.
Overall it’s really good, considering that I’m usually not a big fan of blonde beers!
Huubs (140) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kleur is licht troebel geel met een minimale witte schuimkraag. Aardig wat koolzuur met de eerste slok. Verder citroen, brood, gist, iets banaan en veel alcohol. Nasmaak is vrij zoet. Vooral het koolzuur, de alcohol en de zoete nasmaak blijven me bij, terwijl die juist ongemerkt aanwezig moeten zijn.
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vipinvelp (1166) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear yellow with big white foam head. Sweet aroma, so is taste but there is still some alcohol involved. Taste is too sweet, not my style. (Velp 201206)
petibear (47) - - MAY 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soemhow I felt uncomfortambly much more alcohol in this one than in Bush Amber. Has an appearance of a czech pils, frothy, and later creamy head; sweet, long bitter finish.
For me harsher and less complex than the Amber that I now know I prefer.
BlackHaddock (2353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From BA (Sept 2007). This 25cl brown bottle with its posh gold topage has been sat in my garage for over a year. I moved it to my fridge three days ago. I was horrified to discover it was out of date, I should have drunk it before 27 July 2007. Never mind it is only a couple of months.
The bottom of the beer (while still in the bottle) had a scummy cloud moving about, I tried to keep its movement to a minimum, but particles floated upwards even before I even opened it.
I poured it into my huge ’Judas’ glass, as I wasn’t sure how emotional the beer would be after being released. I poured it as slowly as i could to try and prevent too much sediment hitting the glass. I did a fairly good job, but no head appeared at all, just a very thin collar around the glass.
The colour was light orange, blood grapefruit skin, if you like. Only a little cloudy, but I did pour slowly remember. It didn’t look very appetising at all.
The aroma was all yeast and alcohol, cooking apples mixed in.
Taste is better than I was expecting, sour and very alcoholic. Plenty of life even though there was no head.
Of course the alcohol stays in the mouthfeel, but so does the sourness, this is a better beer than it looks.
Even though the taste is good, I also drink with my eyes. When you consider other beers within this style (Duvel etc) and how beautiful they can look with their large heads and golden bodies, this just doesn’t come up to the picture my eyes want to see.
TheCametron (1296) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden amber with white head. Berry, clove and candy. The alcohol is very prominant.
no2Pencil (58) - ESTONIA - APR 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Golden color with small white head. Aroma is sweet, boozy and yeasty. Flavour is flowers, yeast, citrusy. Strong alcohol taste.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of booze, rising white bread dough. Taste is yeasty and malty and boozy.