CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Arendsnest, the Dam, 5th September 2013. Floral in the nose, similar follow through on the taste. Quite enjoyable
rarbring (2245) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Toffee, malt, grapes, pine. Very welldone.
Note: On-tap at BeerTemple. Reviewed 2013-07-01.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is grainy malt with some citrus and floral hops. Flavor is toasty malt with a mild hop bitterness and light fruitiness. Light body. Kind of plain.
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tempel Bar in Amsterdam. Citrusy and hoppy smell. Similar taste. Fresh, light and easy to drink. Some grape. No clear hop aromas. Nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Pours a hazed golden orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat floral and grainy with a mash-like sweetness to the malts. Some bread and a light grassy fruitiness. Flavor is similar. Fairly floral throughout with a bit of a fruity grass. Some bready, lightly sweetened malts without the mash-like sweetness I got on the nose. Finishes clean and dry with a moderate bitterness and a nice fruity note. Just a touch of toast in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Fruity, fairly bitter, and lightly sweet. Nice beer.
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish offwhite head. Hazy opaque orange body. Mealy malty mashing aroma with resiny tobacco notes. Dry-sweet delicate orangey taste with malty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy orangey aftertaste with spicy peppery notes. Nice, vivid, drinkable. (0.33l draft at ’t Arendsnest, Amsterdam.)
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Rated on 24.2.2013.
Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of strong grassy hops, biscuit and floral notes. Flavour of biscuity malts, strong bitterness, citrus, floral notes and caramel. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a clean bitter finish. Although a bit boring, it’s still well balanced and has good drinkability.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Hazy blond, thin white head. Aroma really turned me off: smelled as if somebody had vomited in my glass and it had gone through a dishwasher with no soap. I thought it was a fluke with my glass, but a friend had the same beer and the aroma was the same with his. I’m still skeptical. Anyway, the taste was a considerable improvement over the aroma, but still quite average for a blonde. I might try it again somewhere else.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours hazy blond with a white head. Aroma is very light malt and hop. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem: Hazy blond brew also very dull like the other rating. Why are Blond beers lately so dull.