BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dec 2009: Cork and Caged 0.75 litre brown bottle produced for the Delhaize Supermarket chain, this one was bought from their store in De Panne, close to ’Plopsaland’.
Poured into four tulip glasses in one pour. Each glass had a slight haze, the sediment stayed mostly in the bottle. True blond in colour and with the normal snow white head.
Yeast and hops with a sweet and sour (apples?) aroma from the brew.
The bottle had a life until 14 May 2011, so it was young when comsummed (28th Dec 09). Fizzy, crisp and refreshing, but with very little body, flavour or substance. If it had been allowed to age a little it might have been better, but I doubt it.
Cheap supermarket beer, the 7% isn’t detectable and the beer was frankly watery.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - light gold with frothy head
A - grassy with light citrus
T - light sweet and a touch sour
P - mid
O - ehhh...
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Backlog , aged @ Kulminator
Head: small , white
Colour: yellowish gold
Smell: copper, malts, hops, yeast, sweets
Taste: yeasty bitter with sweet malty end
rosenbergh (10358) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. From Belgium. Courtesy of Brandman.
Cloudy pale golden colour with small to average size creamy white head.
Fruity hoppy aroma with some sweetness and Belgian yeast.
Unpleasant boozy flavour with harsh hops. Tastes unfinished. All good qualities of Belgian Blond are missing. Real trashy Blond. Disappointment.
deanso (8950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good head. Clear blond pour. OK beer, nothing special.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy light golden yellow. Aromas of straw/grass/hops. Flavors of light fruitiness, caramel malts, mellow hop finish.
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy and fruits flavor malts spicy fruits and some hops
txspartan (1018) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste of alcohol pierces through a thin layer of mouldy malted flavours. Slight iron flavour in the back.
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ AD Delhaize, Brussels.
Pours a nice, orange golden with a medium, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is sweet, oranges, red apples, malts, sugar, melons, esters. High carbonation, dryish and fine mouthfeel that is slightly watery. Flavour is mild metallic, some good fruity sweetness, apples, oranges and again this melon note. Mild earthy and flowery bitterness. Mild sugary. A fine beer.
77ships (7974) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
75 cl. bottle@my beertasting – sample: clear amber/orange with a white head, dry with bitter honey, too much spice that obliterates much of everything else, Belgian hops bitterness (too much for its own good), yeast, flowers & alcohol, slightly metallic, bit thin, too carbonated, not a very good example of its style & not that good in general