sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with thick, frothy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is grassy notes, herbs, funk, lemon, sweetbread, yeast, and cookie malts. Flavor is grassy and floral hops, bready malts, light herbs, light fruit esters, and some funk; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, straw and biscuit malt with Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body and heavy carbonation.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of peppery hay snd anise. Taste is slightly funky straw. Not bad.
madmitch76 (13081) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
7th January 2011
Cloudy orange - gold beer, tidy white head. Dry palate, a little frothy and airy. Creamy wheaty malt. A trace of orange. Strong tasting beer with a vague sourness. Doesn’t quite hang together.
meerbier (1437) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet citrus aroma. Yellow, huge white head, good lace. Sweet, very malty, sweet citrus, pretty bitter. Rather alcholic, full. Bitterness gets nasty in the finish.
tderoeck (4018) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle @ De Graal brewery (Brakel) with the Gentse Biervereniging - BB: I/14 (2012-1095)
Clear blond beer, creamy solid white big head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty spicy, bit of grains, wort. MF: lively carbon, medium to full body. Taste: grains, little sweet, bitter hops, very spicy, some orange peel. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, some orange peel, bit spicy, dry ending.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from beer planet. cloudy yellow, smooth small white head.
yeasty and yellow fruity aroma. very belgian, also well balanced. quite nice.
flavor is yeasty, yellow fruity, alc. fruit peel, not very bitter, in fact dangerously easy-drinking triple, but not boring, lots of flavors from the yeast.
suedehead288 (252) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012.09.29 - from bottle at brewery De Graal (visit with GentseBiervereniging)
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Noctilucus (98) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear, somewhere between amber and blonde, with a good head of yellow tinted fine foam that lasts long.
The nose is quite unremarkable, slightly hoppy and at the same time sweetish.
The taste is much more interesting: grains, hoppy though not excessive, the same sweetness of the nose without being cloying, mild spices. Not much alcohol, feels softer than 9%. There is some warmth but never an alcoholic taste unless you let it get closer to room temperature.
The aftertaste is smooth with lingering hops and softly the same spices that occurred in the taste.
Overall a smooth blonde, a mix between hoppy and sweet. However this simple description doesn’t do justice to the beer which is more complex and evolving than one would expect. Also, when the beer is a little warmer it’s much fuller in taste and much more powerful.