DarkElf (3033) - 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.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde with off-white, rocky, quickly collapsing foam but staying stable nonetheless; colour a deep peach, orangey blonde, cloudy. Pleasantly fruity aroma, orange, apple, caramel, coriander, aniseed, cloves, cheese, honey, pepper. Fruity and softly malty taste, nice spicy tones making the palate come alive, drying towards the finish with mild herbal hoppiness. Bit different from the normally straightforward top-fermented blonde thirst-quenchers produced by many a Belgian brewer.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ruikt best ok en ziet er lekker uit, maar de smaak is nogal teleurstellend vond ik.
john_henry (102) - - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking a bottle I’ve had in the cellar for about a year.
Pours a clear crisp blond with a solid bright white head.
Little in the way of aroma, neither good nor bad, neutral clean with a slight hint of Belgian yeast.
Tastes like a blonde, so no surprise, very clean tasty well made beer. Taste is light for being 6.5% probably mellowed over the past year.
Overall this is a very nice easy drinking blonde. It doesn’t stand out especially, but shouldn’t be overlooked for those who enjoy a complex very well balanced beer.
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers in Ghent. Fruity with some citrus in the background, lime to be more precise. Full body, fairly sweet. Low bitterness.
Douberd (2288) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip. ABV 6.5%
Pale orange colour on the body, slighty hazy. One finger of whute head, okay density, good retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of malts, sweet, with some fruity notes, but very faint in general.
Taste is there though, yeast, malts, floral notes, peaches. Not bad at all.
Medium thin body, average carbonation.
Overall okay beer, nothing impressive but decent blond.
mike_77 (3119) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark blond. Aroma is quite yeasty with light citrus and grape. Flavour has a spicy, yeasty edge but otherwise it’s quite a plain Belgian blond.
joskevermeulen (15) - liedekerke, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een zeer zacht biertje, moutig. Mooie kleur in het glas.
Ideaal als aperitiefbiertje.
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske fra Holmens importavdeling (maritimt lager), på aktivitetsdag jan-14: kjapt skum og uklar gylden. Deilig aroma av fjøs, koriander og humle. Balansert og meget lettdrikkelig. En utmerket start på dagen.
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy golden. White head. Aroma of continental hops, Belgian yeast and hints of coriander. Fruity and well-balanced taste. Good drinkability.
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, belgian yeast, white sugar and some fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.