KyotoLefty (9123) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemony, grassy hop aroma, some spice and a bit of honey. Tangy and clean. Brilliant deep gold with a fine, thick head. Clean, hoppy, fruity flavor with bread and just a bit of honey. Nice bitter finish. Crisp, light, clean and tasty. A nice, hoppy Belgian blonde, by far the best of the 4 beers I got from Contreras. Sports a rather saison-like dry finish. This type of hoppy Belgian medium weight blonde has become my favorite style this year. This is a pretty good example of it.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 33 cl bottle, pours golden with a nice white head, lots of carbonation, aroma is yeasty and fruity with a hint of citrus as well, taste fruity and yeasty with a hint of citrus hops, smooth mouthfeel, slight bitterness at the end, light drinkable and enjoyable but not overly complex.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3331-20100810] Tap. Delicious orange flesh hops aroma is fresh with hints of lemon grass. Hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head and thick lacing. Very fresh orange hops flavour like a cream of hops citrus pie with a tart aftertaste that is just a little bit cheeky. Medium body is tart and saucy throughout. Yum, very drinkable!
(@ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium)
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Lemon notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moedrate bitter nice fruity flavor. Creamy palate. Nice.
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are light citus and floral notes to bring the IPA to a Belgian Ale. The ale pours beautiful cloudy golden with a big creamy head. The flavor is dry, light bitterness with a crisp body.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, yeast,citrus, pineapple and a hint of pine. Palate waslight to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, yeast, citrus and light pineapple with a crisp fruty finish.
stouby (4427) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy golden with a large white head leaving laces. Aroma moderate malty (fruity, coriander). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, moderate carbonated.
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a orange with some floaties and a large whtie head. Aroma is very sweet with a very nice hop in the backround. Flavor is also sweet sugar at first then follows a very nice hop. This is a very stellar beer with lots of Belgian yeast/sweetness with an outstanding hop profile.
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours hazy golden with a large off-white head and a toffee and fruit aroma. There is a pleasant pale malt flavor that is slightly sour and fruity, with a dry bitter finish.
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Medium body; foamy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is very strong herb or cardamom with a light peppery/spicey undertone. Not bitter - it’s mildly sweet. But the pepper/spice tends to provide a balance. In the finish it suggests lemon/pepper. Tho slightly sweet.