DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
This Belgian Blond pours a very hazy, yellow-gold body with over an inch of off-white head that settles to a wide ring. The nose is bready, slightly sweet, a bit grassy, and fairly spicy, with quite a dusty quality to it, as well as some juniper. It’s a malty beer, with yeasty bread and toasty bread crust, but the mildly bitter hops add a floral and somewhat grassy character, and there is a pleasant yeasty spiciness in the finish. The light-medium bodied beer is well-carbonated, but it seems that much of the carbonation goes toward generating the large head, which results in a lower than desired level of carbonation on the palate. Larger patches of lacing stick to the glass. Overall, this beer won’t be memorable, but it’s a pleasant, drinkable Blond to sip on over the course of an evening.
wlajwl (4311) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale malts, bread, grains and some hops in aroma. The flavor is malty, yeast and a decent hoppiness in finish. A good Belgian Ale.
Yayita (38) - - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours white-orangey with a short head. Nice yeasty, orange smell (I’m sure undeclared orange peel added) also some hop-citrus smell. Nice malty flavor, enveloped in generous hop bittering. Overall better than average, rather nice. Cheers!
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Belgian yeast and slightly bready malt-character with subtle notes of citrus. Mildly sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly bready (cara-)malty taste with notes of baking yeast and a moderately bitter hoppy bite towards the finish, accompanied by delicately spicy notes. 01.X.11
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Witbier colour with a small white head. Smells like an overload of coriander. Tasts yeasty and fresh, but there’s quite a lot of coriander in there. Okay carbo, medium body.
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste spices, koriander I think. Decent carbo, low to medium body. Not really nice.
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, mild sugar, some slight honeyish ntoes as well as some spices. Flavour is fruits, nectar, some honey, wood and mild spicy notes.
olio (7020) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours hazy yellow colour with small head. Aroma is soapy citrus, apricot and spices. Flavour is spices, apricot, peach, citrus, some honey and caramel. Strong carbonation with a mouth drying palate.
laiti (6499) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, no clear BBE info
Fresh aroma with citrus and spices. Rather spicy flavour with citrus. Also some alcohol comes through. Nice, but too spicy.