mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear blond. Aroma has citrus and floral hops. Flavour is a bit soapy. Floral, dry, bitter hops.
Gerardgathier (103) - - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bruisend blond bier. Citrus hop, ook in smaak. Licht zoet. Droge finish. Niet onaardig
Arve_Christian (2470) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Golden color, good foam. Immediate hoppy aromas, medium intensity, pine, good fruitiness, some tropical fruits and good yeast influence. Medium/full body & medium / high complexity. Solid bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable
ekstedt (4913) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, large white head. Nice subtle phenolic peppery aroma with floral and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, firm carbonation. Dry with meidum to high bitterness.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. weird combination of bubble gum, cotton candy, wet herbs, grass. some old vegetal dough. interesting, but not my favorite from de ranke.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color. Citrus in the perfumed, almost soapy aroma. Citric hopbitter, perfumed soapy flavor. Too much soap and perfume, too little tropical fruit. Nevertheless quite drinkable.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A grassy-herbal yeasty blond Belgian ale. Highly drinkable. Good beer.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed as fresh as I could get it in Quebec, which means 3 months after it was bottled.
The look: Bright golden-amber body topped by medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose evokes a countryside field, wild flowers, green herbs, vegetables, yeasty notes. Intriguing aroma. Taste is quite yeasty and quite hoppy, malts sit on the backseat, some coarse grainy malts, a strong yeast presence, low sweetness sensation, mild fruity notes (less fruity than most Belgian blond ales), dried wiled flowers, sun dried yellowed grass, a mild spiciness (herbals + white peppers). Bitterness level is medium and rather dry. Pleasant lively mouthfeel. Not exactly an exciting beer but drinking a 750ml was more than easy, drinkability factor is very high in this one. Harvest ales have become quite popular in North-America and I didnít know Belgium breweries also made harvest ales, oh well, you learn something new every day, unless you had a brain injury, then itís pretty much just coloring book and yelling at household objects.
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ home, BBE 04.11.2017
Aroma has soapy notes, apricot, some citrus and grassy notes. Foamy palate, slightly too high on CO2. Flavour has apricot, some spices, citrus and soapy notes. Finishes with grassy hops that linger for a long time. Also the spices keep up. Refreshing and nice, although a bit stuffy.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. BBE 2017.
Pours golden color with a large white and steady head. Aroma of apricot, citrus fruits, floral hops, some soapy notes, herbs and faint wheat notes. Flavor of citrus fruits, lemon, orange zest, herbal notes, yeast and some grassy hops. Some mild goose berries also. Very refreshing and has a high carbonation. Very nice.
Beersiveknown (2120) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with very dry herbal earthy nose with some dry apricot yeast esters. Medium carbonation, full bodied, banana esters, bitter finish but wheat body and yeast balances well.