MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, golden colour with myriads of floaties and a medium-sized foamy white head. Sourish lemon-zesty and slightly sweet malty nose. Sourish and slightly sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a calm carbonation. Soft malty and distinctively citrus-fruity taste (grapefruit), combined with oak-wood honey flavours; sourish and minimal bitter finish with a touch of medicinal flavours. Not that bad, just not my thing (23.V.09).
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of graham cracker and Italian bread malt with some sour lemon notes, or maybe apricot, bordering on yogurty and barnyardy. Flavor the same, great malty, grainy complexity with those distinctly funky, yeasty notes and continuing sour fruitiness. Quite dry. Lovely.
LilBeerDoctor (3230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 Bottle (labeled "Singing blonde"). Pours a cloudy light golden color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, peppery spices, and yeast. Flavor is bready/yeasty upfront with spices and a sweet finish. Pretty good BSA, very enjoyable.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pours hazy dirty blond with a tall frothy white head. Aroma of pears and a floral hop note. Sour apple and malt body with a light pepper and hop finish. Not at all bad.....I prefer the original blond.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki, on 2009-05-16) Golden and almost clear. Small white head. Grass and fruitiness in aroma. Medium bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Sweetness, fruitiness, honey and light bitterness in taste. Sweet aftertaste.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear golden (opaque with yeast) with a small head. Honey-grainy-cerealy-malty aroma. Pear-fruity flavor with honey sweetness, orange-peel, and hints of alcohol. Medium-bodied, sticky palate with low carbonation. A somewhat simple and sweet Belgian Strong - almost cloying, but still tolerable.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is metallic, hoppy, fruity, yeasty and also has some semisour notes. Flavour is sweet peach, alcohol, some notes of glue and nectar.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (One Pint Pub, BB 11/2012).
Hazy orange color, small white head. A bit tart lemony aroma, some watermelon. Medium to full bodied. Quite sweet, liquerish beer. Mango, watermelon, some alcohol but less than 9.8% indicates. Kind of one-dimensional - looks like tripel, but lacks the bitterness.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle 0.33L tasted at One Pint Pub. Mild nose. Pale head. Slightly sour pale golden yellow colour. Fruity slightly sweet taste.
CapedBrewsader (266) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home: Hazy gold brew with small particles. A tall yellowed head fades to a creamy film. Sweet aroma of Orange blossoms, citrus peel, and mixed summer fruits. There is a sugary malt quality with some light toast in the distance. Some spices, like cardamom. Lightly tart character that is faintly lactic hangs out in the back. Flavor is initially pale malt before a wave of sweet and tart fruits push in. Definite tartness hanging out under some sugar. Strength makes itself known with sweet alcohols running through the summer fruit jam and lemon zest. A little slick. Touch of light caramel drizzled around the outside. sprinkled with a pinch of cardamom. Light tannic notes add some hint of bitterness in the back of the throat. Medium-long citrussy grain finish with some dark dried spices. A bit much going on in both aroma and flavor.