goozen (2565) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Fine Belgian Blond thats have clear golden colour with some citric, caramel taste.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 (Bottled, 6.5% ABV, also sampled as "Blonde Bladelin") Hazy amber-golden color with a medium, creamy-foamy head. Lemon-fruity, slightly witbier-spicy aroma with some toffeeish maltiness and a hint of alcohol. Smooth peach and strawberries with yeast. Acidic-grainy-malty, fruity-lime-lemony flavor with yeast, quite low bitterness, and moderate acidity. Yeast definitely makes the flavor more balanced and enjoyable, bringing more smooth fruitiness into play. Most of the acidity still remains, though. Medium-bodied, somewhat high- and foamy-carbonated palate. Not among those I’d buy again.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Spice fruits and sweetness is in both aroma and flavour. Flavour is a bit yeasty as well. Is a bit bland this one. Medium body. Some dryness in the mouthfeel. Has a somewhat fruity end. .
bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange light brown color, hazy. Hints of flowery hops and biscuit in the aroma. Malty sweet, slightly yeasty flavor with orange, pineapple, flowery hops and hints of licorice and mint. Tasty and not without complexity.
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste 2 times. First at Bles happening.
Later bottle 33 cl. Dark blond-gold colour, white head. Medium bodied. Sweet, malt. Dry en light sweet taste.
Better as Leffe.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Unfiltered amber, firm head. Nice sweet and sour papalte, very refreshing. Malt, redcurrants. The sourness and dryness balance the sweet berry flavour. Not my favourtie style, but a fine beer!
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Tap + 33 cl bottle, taste this last week 3 times ! Golden in colour, small off-white head. Medium body.
A regular blond but good beer.
theodor (12) - Son en Breugel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dry fruity beer with a small hase. The use of herbes is well done. Not to strong bud in balance with the beer. It gives the beer something special. At the end the could have a bit more body. The foam could be better.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 Draught Orange-golden, metallic beer, with a very small off-white rim for head. Greenery nose, chervil or parsley, and very faint peppery. Extremely young, traces of diacetyl, DMS or another S(ulphur)compound, greenmalt, slightly CO² overpressurized with a bit of acidity in the taste, joining with the esters to Traubenzucker-like flavour. Warming up, warm malts coming up. Medium bodied, certain slickness. A bit sweet, not to mention young, is it?
New rating under the name Bladelin Blond
Dense, huge head, yellow-white, fed by fine pearling; (cold)hazy orangey beer. (4/5) Spicy maltnose, quite light impression from alcohol, and very clearly caramel. Peppery aroma (grains of paradise-like). (7/10)
Rather sweet initially, with a slight retronasal bitterness that is rather spicy than hoppy. Very slight impression of ureum. Beer becomes drier in the palate, if every new sip gives renewed sweetness - candy sugar? Again a slight alcoholimpression. (6/10)
Very clearly quite carbonated, medium density at best, very slick. (3/5)
Overall it is definitely better than the too young version I drank initally. (14/20)