Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange coloured, a good sized and nice holding head. The mellow contains a lot of yeast, citrus fruits and some spiced. The taste is about the same, with a light malty and hopped piece. Something less pleasant inside. A bit dry earthy finish that holds a long time.
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, orange-golden golden colour with a tall and slightly off-white foamy head. Yeasty and slightly bready (cara-)malty aroma with a fruity touch of oranges and tangerines, accompanied by mildly spicy touch. Moderately sweet flavour with a tinge of sourness/tarteness, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Soft cara-malty base with a present fruit-character and spicy notes; sweet and minimally vinous fruity finish with peppery spices. Easy-going Belgian Ale. 02.I.11
mile (2853) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty, sweetish and fruity, some caramel and spices, light and alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel, light fruitiness and spiciness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, caramel and some spiciness. Malty and sweetish strong ale, light hoppyness, nothing wrong – nothing special.
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster with a hazed, orange/straw color, bountiful, white, small bubbled head that morped into creamy foam and very thick, clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was light yeast, candy sweetness, mid-fruit juice as apricot, and light, complimentary hints of spice. The flavor abandoned the sweetness, and presented some striking, almost overbearing hop bitterness for the style, some alcohol warmth, and high carbonation, in a medium to light body. The bitterness continued, coupled with some dryness into the finish.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (from beerplanet.be). Amber colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some herbs, mild alcohol as well as sweet malts. Flavour is fruity, yeasty, a bit alcoholic and actually quite bitter towards the finish.
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant gold, effervescent and holding up a fine white head. Aroma lime, sesame, farmyard and a slight natural yoghurt sharpness. Bright and lagery/kolsch-like with a fresh acidity, lemony spice and hint of floweriness suggesting (to me) cardamom. The fact it actually contains angelica, woodruff and blackthorn- 3 spices I have never seen declared on a beer bottle- and all of which are discreetly integrated makes me wonder how many other Belgians are aromatised with spices more exotic than we dare imagine. Just feels like a really well made German lager or kolsch, with an added pinch of...mystique. Pure sorcery.
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottled. herbs, red wine in the aroma. Orange hazy, huge white head.taste a bit off.. perhaps too much of the bottom stuff.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
head: 1 finger, white
colour: hazy gold
smell: yeast, wheats, malts, acidic, bubblegum, citric notes, hops, irony
taste: spices, coriander, anis, vintage/dusty/basement, nuty favour, grass end and overal mouthfeel is very dry , flavour is something to egt used off...
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A great looking label and an equally great looking beer. Its golden and slightly hazy appearance is very seductive. When it’s cold it’s a very solid beer and even quite refreshing. As it turns warmer however it becomes evident just how sweet it is and it looses some of its charm. I’de go for other and less sweet Belgian blondes.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color. Slightly spicy and floral lemonaroma. Thinnish. Spicy, floral flavor, sweetish with citrus and tropical fruit. I prefer the basis De Ryck beers to this spiced specimen.