Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The White Horse Belgain Beer Festival, 24th August 2008. Clear deep amber with little head. Sweet and spicy flavour, very Belgian. Full bodied with a reasonably long aftertaste. Not bad.
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, not complex, hazy, good head, nothing special
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light orange brown with a white medium head. I expected something more golden, maybe to cold. I do like the appearance. Aroma is sweet with fruit, malt, and some very fine spice. The taste is very good with fruit and sugary malts, the finish is tangy hops that dry the buds. Very pleasant suprise!
Glouglouburp (6075) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 In short: A full bodied fruity, spicy and dry Belgian blonde Ale. Enjoyable but nothing special
How: Bottle 330ml, about 6 months old
The look: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head
In long: Fruitiness level is average for a Belgian Ale of that nature. The fruity flavours in this one are bananas, some tropical fruits and some orange peels. Medium sweetness with a honeyed hard-candies. Lots of crunchy biscuits. Aromatic spicy floral hops that dry-out the beer a lot but do not provide much bitterness. And overall impression of some kind of spicy strudel. Overall this is a simple old-fashion pleasant Belgian blonde ale. With all those trendy breweries doing wacky beers and going off the beaten-path this one may seem simple and old-fashion. Sometimes new and modern is good, but sometimes you don’t microwave a chicken in three minutes. Sometimes you need to open a door, a for that you need a doorknob.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Floral hops and banana esters bloom from the bready yeast, as an atypical spicing (usually reserved for dessert beers) garnishes this fluffy pastry of a blond Belgian Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy orangey golden.
-Few hops decorate the finish; it’s mostly malt and yeast here.
-The body is cushiony and well built; one of the beer’s finest features.
-This is very drinkable and balanced throughout.
Bottle; best before Feb.’09.
MiP (13663) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at ZBF08. Cloudy orange colour. Small tight, creamy white head. Bready flavour, mild and creamy. Slightly watery. OK hint of alcohol in aftertaste.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Biere blonde, bele apparence avec n mince collet. Odeur de banane, vin blanc ( en faite le raisin donne impession de vin blanc). Gout salé (resemblance de manger une pomme avec du sel) Petit gout d’humidité, zest d’orange, sucre brun et un eu poivré à la fin.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazy poor wih a small light beige head. Aromas of bananas, apple sauce, arrowroot and fine white wine...Nice hint of sweetness, lightly salty and faint bitterness.... Light / Medium body. Added flavors of salty apples, light alcohol, white pepper, orange zest and brown sugar.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Hazy deep golden color with small head. Perfumed nose with clove, pepper and orange. Oily, yeasty and spicy flavor dominated by cristmas spices (clove, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon).
borisz (374) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33CL bottle, fruity beer, golden color. Hazy frothy langhead. Nice long finish. lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium sweetness,