sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Hazy golden-amber with a medium, frothy, lacy and very long-lasting head. Pale, honeyish malt and citrusy-grassy-aromatic hops in the nose, with so some bitterness evident. Flavor is quite bitter in a grassy-herby German pilsener way, and with some ashy stuffiness in the finish, like in most low-ABV beers with high bitterness. There is some pale malt to balance, but I’d like some fruitiness, too. Light to medium body, lowish carbonation. With yeast, the flavor is smoother, but the stuffiness remains. Great aroma and looks, but too much harsh and stuffy bitterness in the flavor. 4744
VsXsV (1637) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of jenka, bread, bubblegum, sugar and banana. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of jenka, bubblegum and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
ivory white disappears with some lacing. dark blonde colour. aroma bit putteke, sulphur, spices, reminds me of elderflower. taste slight sour, like infected, aftertaste long bitter. quite thin mouthfeel, too much carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf mar-2014
sdmmb (262) - USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drink from 33cl bottle bought from Malting Pot Brussels. Lovely hoppy beer.
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EddyBeer1 (576) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blonde ambrée, effervescence moyenne, mousse généreuse qui finit en un col fin persistant. Les malts caramel se laissent rapidement dépasser par l’amertume des houblons qui donnent aussi de bonnes notes fruitées, notamment de pêches. On s’approche ici d’une IPA. Encore une réussite de De Leite!
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, alcohol, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, bitter, dry-out.
ekstedt (4915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (33 cl) at Rose Red, Brugge, Belgium. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Fruity, earthy, bready aroma with floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours clear copper golden with a large, staying, frothy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, peach, fresh apple. Fresh. Highish carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has mild doughy malts, light yeast, apple candy. Heavy lingering bitterness. Light peach and orange.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Lemon zest, honey, some funk, earthiness, and grassy hops in the nose. Hazy but bright golden straw, with a fat frothy head and good lace. Initial hits of lemon rind and some honey / mid brings spiciness, mild bittering, and a little carb burn / finish is malty with hop traces. Has a long finish for the style. Good stuff. Very interesting take on the blonde style. Like a really rude messed-up pils blended with a take-it-or-leave-it saison.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asao. Great grassy hop nose, tart, barnyard, citrus, light lactic acid. Slightly wild. Very intriguing. Deep gold with tons of little bubbles and a fine, high head. Sweet, bready malts to start, moving into hoppy bitterness and slightly funky dryness. Oranges, hay, dust, crackers. This is good stuff. Again, this brewery impresses me with a barnyard style that is “Belgian-American.” Puckery grapefruit hop finish. I want to visit this brewery!
bartlebier (837) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New generation spéciale belge with a more forward earthy-floral UK and shy citrus hop profile than the usual caramalt suspects (Palm, De Koninck). Hope this is part of a trend of less sugary, sessionable Belgian light(er) amber ales. Yeast orchestrating interesting secondary off-tastes in the background. Somewhat unhappily, the pleasant fruit and grass hop aromas are only set free after a good gulping in the taste, as a chalky foam layer covers them under a gyprock blanket. strange.
Always happy to encounter consistently punned beers and beer puns: "ma mère=amère=onverbitterbaar"(Joyce’s defunct liver is hopping in approval)="indépassable" (the Belgian pun trains stops here, predictably, after recrossing the language barrier once too often). Pleasure, brewery listed!