Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Abused green 75cl bottle. Fading on the label told me this should be light -struck but I gave it a go. I suspect it was 2-3 years old. Poured a cloudy golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, treacle and yeast. Similar flavours with alcohol, black pepper, caramel, treacle and a lingering alcohol hum. Moderate carbonation. Quite smooth with a chewy mouth-feel. This stood up remarkably well given the storage conditions.
bierwabbe (9) - BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2011 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Perhaps I had a bad bottle of Loterbol or something, but this was mightily disappointing. Diacetyl-buttery, sweet and cloyingly syrupy, close to no head at all, and metallic on the nose. Quite possibly the worst Belgian I have ever tried -- and as I have tried in excess of 200, that’s saying quite a lot.
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Poirotti (thanks Frank!). Slightly hazy golden colour, small white creamy head. Aroma is bready malts, some fruits, wood, yeast and mild sugary sweetness. Flavour is fruits, some yeast, sweet malts as well as mild spices and herbs. Lets the alcohol through quite well.
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Paradijs. Golden amber with huge head. Nose of malts, fruits, bitter. Taste of caramel, toffee, ginger, hops and lots of bitter. Quite nice. Goes down very well.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. shared a glass from a bottle at toronado, just wasnt that tasty, it tasted like every other blegian ale ive had.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort of an average blond, decent malt and nice hops, but not much character or complexity.
tlind2 (1101) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle @ Poirotti, Helsinki. Opaque, murky yellow color, creamy white head. Bright hoppy flavor, noticable alcohol, chalky finish. Sharp mouthfeel, high carbonation. Not really to my taste.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Het Haasken pub in Diest (menu confirms that it is the 6, aka the one with 6.8 percent abv). Frankly it’s one of the better blondes I’ve had in Belgium, thanks to a fair amount of bitterness, restrained sweetness, and the lack of over-spicing. Pours a clearish gold with lacey, white head into an Achouffe-type tulip glass. Sweetish aroma with grassy notes. Light sweetness rolls into a clean bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste. Excessive carbonation is less of a liability once the beer warms. In the end, it just tastes pretty good because it doesn’t play around with BS.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clouded straw gold with a minimal head. Nose is caramlized sugar with tight yeast. Flavor is slightly floral with a leafy overall edge to it. A slight alcohol presence is on the end. Feel is good. Great level of carbonation. Drinkable, yes. Though for some the unique nature of this brew might be a turn off.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Yellow Color with Big Frothy White Head. Yeast, Malt, Citrus and Spice on the Nose. Peppery Yeast Flavor..Followed By Notes of Subtle Bread Dough, Spices and Citrus.. Malty Initially, Light Grassy Hops Finish..Nice Solid Blonde.