Papillon (362) - Sudbury, Ontario, - DEC 16, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL Bottle with a champagne cork. Yellow-gold body with a foamy-rocky white head and somewhat profuse effervescence makes it look very inviting. The aroma is fruity-grainy; banana, peach, pear, pineapple, light malts, and hints of ginger and lemon. Very fruity-sweet flavor; green grapes, peach, and pear stand out with an almost buttery quality to it. There is a metallic note that shows up upon the initial pour but that seems to fade or transform to bubblegum as the beer is sipped through the time I take to complete this assay. A bubblegum sweetness takes over in the aftertaste and finish. I’m not normally a fan of very sweet beers but this one has this full-bodied fruity sweetness to it as opposed to that thin sugary sweetness that I’d be otherwise prone to spit out and condemn such as I had done to another Belgian that was spiked with a most vile sweetener: Aspartame. This full-body fruity sweetness shines in the palate as well: a silky smooth that is an uncommon find. This "Or" has won my heart. Please note that this beer was had at cellar temperature.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tête moyenne avec une belle couleure dorée.
Aromes de miel, houblons
Gouts de miel, fruits jaunes, épices, assez parfumée. Amertume discrete. Bonne longueur en bouche et note amer en final.
Bozo_skeleton (360) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Limpide, dore au petit col. Fleurs, céréales et poire. Palis assez doux, courte en bouche, mais agréable à boire.
GoufCustom (560) - HONG KONG - FEB 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml cork bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear light golden orange colour with no yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and soapy off white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation; Aroma of malt and wheat, with pretty strong phenolic, light banana, coriander, spices, faint alcohol, yeast and faint grass; Strong sweet taste of malt, with light metallic, syrups, alcohol, phenolic, very light ester, shades of band-aid, yeast and light grassy hops; Close to light body. Slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is very sweet and quite unpleasant for the style. Thin body, strong phenolic nose indicates substantial wheat in the mix, which would be nice if this is a German weizen, but for this Belgian Blonde it’s really hollow and lacking. Lots of petty off-tastes: metallic, band-aid, syrups, strong phenol. Sigh…Hoppiness is faint grass nose and light grass taste. Typical light Bel bitterness, not enough to counter the syrup for an abrupt sweet-bitter finish; Wet after taste, sweet and a bit odd to mouth.
Comments: This is literally a Belgian Strong Weizen, with a very strong weissbier-like wheaty character in nose and taste at the expense of the usual Bel-yeast and esters. The result is iffy at best: too sweet with lots of little off-tastes, hollow body and empty mouth feel. Barely drinkable so don’t bother.
alethol (94) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Beer looks nice when poured. Clear golden with a full white head. Well balanced, but a touch too sweet for me and rather thin. Unpleasant, alcoholic finish.
TBone (11740) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 250ml Saveur. Clear golden color, medium-sized white head, nice lace. Malts, some alcohol, sweetish overriped fruits in the nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity (apricot) flavor, low bitterness, alcohol and touch of metal. Simplified version of Leffe Blonde family.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jenlain or pression 25cl into proper glass. Lille.
Appearance: transparent light golden color. Small puffy white head.
Aroma: grain, caramel, metal, alcohol. Pretty weak.
Taste: dry and slightly bitter. Metallic finish.
Palate: weak body and thin in texture.
Overall: disappointing beer. Lacking in basically every category.
Calisky (226) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belle couleur jaune or, peu de mousse. Nez bien fruité. Gout de malt et de fruit avec note de miel. Corps assez léger sans trop de carbonation. Petite amertume en fin de bouche
tricksta_p (520) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, citrus fruits, spices and some hops. Sweetish, spicy finish. Overall rather unremarkable.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear golden yellow with a small to medium sized white head. Smells sweetish, malty, slightly yeasty. Tastes sweet, malty, almonds, oak. Medium body, nice carbo.
Benzai (6268) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared @ Dutchdrebus 3000 ratings tasting with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet malts, slightly fruity yeastiness. Taste lightly malts, lightly sweet, lightly yeasty, lightly fruity. Medium body and carbonation.