SG111 (811) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is banana, clove, honey, malt, little bit of wheat. Flavor is a little more hoppy than expected, but very welcome. Banana, clove and wheat. Little bit of orange and lemon. Nice bitter hop finish. Overall really nice. Not sure why it’s ranked so poorly.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Cloudy copper pour with a finger of white head. Tropical fruit, yeast, hop. Medium body. crispy watery finish. A bit more body would be better
Ottertheoracle (2) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
golden, white foam, perhaps too complex not getting it to blend perfectly. Yeast.
Artichoke (87) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Lemon yeast malt aroma. No head, this a kind of mixed beer. You can taste the Belgian yeast, but something is not quite right.
miyauchi38 (1033) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can. DOB 08/15/2014. (Chevy Chase Liquor) Washington, DC.
Slightly cloudy golden colour with a tiny white head.
Honey sweetness, mild yeasty notes and malt in the aroma.
The flavour is yeast, yeasty bitterness, honey sweetness and malt.
Not that great Belgian blonde.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cans on sale at whole foods. Cloudy orange color with a thin white head and foam that rims the glass. Aroma of apple, pear and yeast. Taste is carbonated with pear juice and apple juice. Palate is flat despite the carbonated start.
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BeerScout49 (49) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can see why it just won an award. Sweet aroma with a golden hue. Not a thick head. Nice malty and sweet combination. A definite do again.
Steverus0 (247) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden straw with loose and quickly dissipating head. Nose is almost all yeast with only faint hop notes.
Light body with high effervescence full of Belgian character with only the faintest bitterness. Lingers with mild sweetness that better resembles the pale ale style.
Pretty drinkable beer, but not really well illustrative of the interest that can be drawn out in this mix of styles.
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Darkmagus82 (2129) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-21-13-
Poured from can into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden color with a small white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell-The aroma is a biggest of a yeasty smell with lots of banana, coriander, clove and a little bit of lemon. Mixed with these more standard Belgian smells are some rather sweet candy and bubblegum aromas, giving it a rather sweet smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a malty and sweet taste with flavors of yeast present right from the start. The bready flavors create a base of the beer with the sweet initially being of a more sugary candy nature mixed with a decent amount of a tangerine sweetness. As the flavors advance, more yeast and flavors associated with yeast of clove, banana, and coriander come to the tongue. These flavors combined with a big sugary taste as well as a light alcohol at the end to leave a sweet and yeasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to creamier with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. Both are rather nice for the style and produce a nice balance between drinkability as well as allowing all the flavors of the brew to be sensed by the tongue.
Overall – A nice Belgian that has a taste profile in between that of a Belgian session and a triple. Quite tasty.