bartlebier (1178) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottles - Smooth and slightly spicy, with typical but not all too heavy Belgian yeastiness and a relieving low ABV for a Belgian ale. Creamy, sweetish yet dry, well-balanced and very drinkable - and yet oddly, the least remarkable - most traditional in the impressive Valeir range (modern atkes on typical Belgian taste profiles) by Contreras so far.
rondphoto (1539) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dirty blond with a smooth full head that has good retention, curtains of fine lace. Taste begins with a bracing caramel malt that has a nice carbonation edge; grows through the palate, warming and changing to a smooth, lingering butter rum finish. Complex, balanced, good-tasting Belgian Blond. High recommendation.
lusikka (5338) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Rated on 28.2.2013.
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, floral notes and some spices. Flavour of pale malts, spices, caramel and surprisingly bitter floral hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly dry finish with some fruitiness. Good.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 33cl bottle at BXL East. Pours slightly cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a small head. Lovely beer, aroma and taste of yeast and fruit and hops. Incredibly well balanced. Highly drinkable.
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, fruit, hops and malt.
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, cloudy honey gold hue, with a pillowy, bubbly white head, with a mild sweet honeyed, corny vegetable nose, with a wet grainy pale, pilsener, toasted malty, sublte vanilla accent, and with some candied lemon, grapefruit peel, faint floral citrus hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, sweet grainy pale, pilsener, toasty malt, corny character, with some honey, vanilla, faint citrus flavors and with a light flowery leafy, grassy, citrus lemon, grapefruit hop backbone, leading towards a sweet honeyed pale, pilsener, toasty maltiness, lingering juicy citrus hop bitterness finish.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
29/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle @ Contreras brewery (Gavere) with the Gentse Biervereniging - BB: 27/VII/14 (2012-1087)
Clear orange beer, big creamy white head with some bigger bubbles, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sweet summer fruit, peaches, some pineapple, citrus, grapefruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, citrus, bit of pineapple, some almonds, bitter hops, herbal. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, bit nutty, grains, nice hoppy finish.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour, small white head. Aroma of citrus, malts, soap, light spicy yeast. Rather bitter hops flavour, light sweet, some soap, citrus. Light sweet finish, bitter hops.
(From 33cL bottle @ Botteltje, Oostende)
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Eiderdown. Pours deep golden with small white head into a snifter. Little lacing, medium body, light carbonation, and spicy citrus aroma. Taste is spicy dry citrus and finishes bitter hops. Wouldn’t seek this again.
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours amber with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, a lot of caramel and pale malts, and some floral hops. Flavor has a little too much pale malts, but it’s not terrible. Average texture. A decent beer, but not the best for Belgium.