notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle, labeled as "singing blonde" - I canít remember the last time I smelled a beer and thought, "what the fuck?" - the aroma is like an odd mixture of spoiled apple cider, acetone, rotting fruit, honey, musk/sweat - itís not as vile as Iím describing it, but itís still not all that pleasant - the flavor is sour and sweaty, with notes of acetone, tart apples, pear skins, tangy wheat, flowers, herbs - ends tangy and spicy - not as bad as the aroma suggests - unique, but not exactly in a good way.
Wim (2547) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy gold blond coloured body with a sparkling white head a sweet fruity herby aroma a herby fruity sweet taste with a sour bitter finish
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Hazy blond coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Herby, cooked vegetable aroma with touches of yeast and hop. Full sparkling, creamy palate. Finish is sour ending a little dry and herby.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Cloudy, orangey amber with a violent head. Complex fruity aroma, marrying orange zest to spices and yeastiness. Orange zest flavours, some breadiness and spices. Semi-sweet with warming alcohol. A welcome newcomer.
MoritzF (8247) - 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) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 (3297) - 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 (4168) - 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 (4667) - 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.