Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, september 08. Very slightly hazy golden color with some orange hues and a medium, bubbly white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, a bit spicy with some hops. Flavor is stronger than what the nose anticipated. A strong spicy/ fruity prescence, sweet but not cloying. Yeasty aftertaste. Medium palate, firm and easy drinking, but not very complex nor refreshing. Nice, fruity, spicy belgian blond.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Beertopia in Omaha, Nebraska. Pour is a cloudy shiny yellow golden with a nice one inch white head. Aroma of citrus (orange lemon), menthol, wax, an interesting nose. Taste is wheaty, some citrus, some of the herbal menthol form the nose. Decent flavors, clean and refreshing.
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dirty blond with a rocky white head. The aroma has lightly toasted sweet malt with some candi sugar and some nectar fruit, milkiness and merely a hint of hops. Medium / thin body with lots of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with spicy hops, some fruitiness, toasty malt and lots of what is on the aroma. The finish is fairly bland. This is okay, but nothing special at all.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pale gold body with a bright egg shell colored head. The aroma has funky pears along with some cinnamon and leather hints. The taste has some sweet biscuit and hay notes. There is also some canned peaches in the finish. More straw like than fruity, this also has some herbal hints in the finish. Decent with a highly carbonated body.
JoeinDahlem (1366) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours bright yellow-gold with thick, creamy, off-white head. Nose is citrus and herbal, maybe lemon and orange zest and coriander. Lightly sweet flavor, mild bitterness, aromatic backdrop of lemon, lemongrass, and that herbal-vegetal character. Light and soft in the mouth. Refreshing, but I’m not wild about that herbal bit.
SSSteve (3915) - - AUG 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy gold pour under a creamy white head. yeasty marshmallow, tropical fruits, hint of citrus in aroma. a little too carbonated with a watery texture. light bodied. flavor is fruity, tropical and slightly tart. dry finish.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink beer, hazy, good head, nice brew
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A cloudy dark golden beer with a medium sized but immediatly collapsing white head. Lots of sediments. Not bad but rather simple malt aroma with light hoppy, fruity and spicy notes. A hint of alcohol too. The flavour has a medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavours seem not totally refined. Soft mouthfeel, light to medium body, lively carbonation, quite short finish with light to medium bitterness. Not bad, soft, unoffensive (perhaps too much) ale. Average for a Belgian micro.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: golden color. Medium head with white color, dense and lasting.
Aroma: light sweet smelts from malts and some yeasty. Spicy and citric aromas from hoops, with reminiscences of herbs, eucalyptus and grapefruits.
Flavor: light sweetness start from pale malts, spicy progress with reminiscences of ginger, coriander and other herbs. Some citric-dry notes similar to grapefruits and orange peel. Light and lasting hoopy-dryness final. Gingery aftertaste.
Palate: light to medium body and medium carbonation.
Remark: decent blond ale, but the “ginger-touch” of some De Graal beers is repetitive.
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light light unclear medium to dark yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, fruity - apricot, light to moderate yeasty, spicy - coriander ? Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110408)