Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich gold, moderate carbonation, thin head. Aroma of apple skins, white bread, grassy noble hop notes, slight corn syrup (not dms, though), and canned peaches. A hint of crispness at the outset is soon countered by a slightly plasticy cloying note. Moderate bitterness then cuts in with woody accents - not like real trees but maybe some spindly sidewalk conifer. The flavour development comes to a rather abrupt halt with a hint of acidity and a fading grainy finish.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light golden color with a fluffy white head. Sweet, papery, perfumy hops aroma with light undertones of sweet malt. A sweet near cloying blonde ale. Light malt and perfumy flavors continue throughtout the sample. Somewhat like a sweet lager.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 1, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
now this is what i expect french beer to be like. a bit nasty and funny tasting - rum, old oranges, compost bitterness
Citellus (28) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RichardGretton (4406) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light pale beer, very malty flavour and aroma. Generally a pleasant beer.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color. Spritzy and dry. Big on aroma, fruit. spices. flowers, flour, ’wood’?. Sweet start with a biting dry finish.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Very pale, lively carbonation. The flavour was too full bodied in my opinion, and a little sour.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Fruity, strong bitterness, well balanced, original taste.
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Sept, 2002. Jenlain Blonde, Bottle Full mouth - over sweet. A little too thick to be refreshing, and not enough variety to make interesting. [2.0]
March 2003 Jenlain Blonde, Bottle Hops are quite flowery in a Pilsner style with that hint of hay which suggests Saaz. Nose is honey yeast. Finish is mildly spicy. Other than a fairly firm mouthfeel this comes across as a bottom fermented beer. [2.4]
June, 2006 Jenlain Six, Can. Like the Jenlain Amber this tastes like a pale lager with a touch of speciality malt. The speciality malts gives a touch of must and rosemary. There’s some sweet fruit in the finish. An unremarkable lager, though quite drinkable. [2.0]
Oct, 2010 Jenlain Six, Can. Leclerc, Valreas. Stale tap water and light mineral notes. No awareness of strength. Modest fruit and malt. Modest all round. [2.1]
eddieerb99 (4) - battle creek, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best french ales, light in color but robust and full flavored a great summer drink, the blonde is a big step up from the brown. This squeeks by 3 monts as the best French ale