auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber colored pour with medium sized head. Citrusy, fruity, yeast aroma with a sweet malty, bitter citrus finish.
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy goden with medium off white head. Sweet yeasty malty aroma with spices, oranges and coriander. Flavor is sweet with ripe fruits, yeast and spices.
yngwie (16303) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. (thx for sharing, papsoe) Hazy, yellowish body, topped by an off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma. The flavor is a bit lactic, else it is fruity, citrusy and slightlly bitter. Medium body. The finish has the same weak sourness, and is quite fruity. I bet the sourness wasnít intended from the brewer. (071006)
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale golden beer, thick creamy head. Aroma is lightly berryish with a soft earthy Belgian malt character. Light apricot and a fruity lightly spicy yeast. Soft dustiness and a lingering earthy character. Quite nice.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy golden with a creamy, beige head. Lightly sweetish fruit aroma with a whiff of yeast. Medium body, some fruit and then an odd, underlying tartness - sorta Berliner Weisse sour, which I doubt is intentional. Almost no bitterness. 061007
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Muddy golden colour with a huge mostly lasting white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with fruity notes. Good beer.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy light orange color with a ring of white lace. Very enjoyable aroma and flavor of orange peel and yeast. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Very good.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with family. Clear to unclear ( i got some yeast) - white head. Fruity & Hoppy Aroma. Taste: Citrus, orange, light wheaty, light yeasty, fruity, light spicy, nice medium hoppy. Soft finish !!
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 blond coloured sparkelend body with a white head a yeasty hoppy fruity aroma a yeasty hoppy fruity bitter taste with a dry bitter finish
ClarkVV (5205) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best Before 2007 750mL bottle drunk on 5/26/07
Thankfully pale malts donít oxidize as quickly and/or poorly as dark ones do because here is yet another example of my previous infatuation with aging beers gone bad. I waxed the cap, so Iím thinking that helped lock in some carbonation, and certainly this was well-carbonated with a fluffy white head. But it just seemed tired, with lots of dustiness and a fair amount of vanillin.
Though, itís interesting to note that perhaps giving a beer a few years really allows you to see what itís made of. Fresh Belgian strong goldens are (usually) quite liberally hopped and so full of overt phenols/esters that you cant get the full story of the malt intricacies. Or maybe thatís just a bunch of schlock. Either way, I know this would have been quite different fresh. Very sugary, with lots of honey and sweet cookie dough, it has a fair amount of breadiness with a trailing esteriness (heavy banana and peach, some nectarine). Carbonation is mostly tight, but there is a bit of looseness near the finish. Aroma has some powderiness and lots of adjunct sugar apparency hiding behind the big ester bouquet. Surprisingly still spicy (white pepper and coriander) despite there being no spice addition.
Iíll probably score it for how it was in this aged condition. Iíd imagine that fresh, it must be very sweet (itís quite sweet as is here) so that would probably balance the extra points Iíd give it for a more presumed bright flavor/aroma. No alcohol noted.