JoeinDahlem (1437) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple and refreshing blonde on a warm day, and it would come into its own next to a roasted bird. Thanks, Matt. The 75 cL pours a bright, dark gold with thin, lacy and quickly receding head. Nose is grainy, malty and lightly sweet, with faint notes of honey and yellow apple I think. Tastes lightly sweet, grainy, moderately bitter, dry. Touch of alcohol shows through. Soft but pinprick carbonation. Solid and bready blonde.
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear, deep golden with a medium head. Spicy aroma with vegetable notes. Flavours are spicily bitter, but also with some sweetness. Herbs. Not extremely interesting, but not bad either. But please do not call it a bière de garde.
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (BB May/09).
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with hints of DMS and honey
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Very grainy/husky and a bit vegetal, but otherwise ok (if perhaps boring). Nice head and mouthfeel are its strongest points.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crystal clear golden, with huge frothy head, thick sticky rings of lacing. Aroma has light coriander up front, faint grass, cereal and pils malt. Cereal, almost pale lager like sweetness, light bready yeast and not much else, cloying. No bitterness whatsoever. Average at best. Fortunately enough, this was a sample bottle from the distributor, passed on to me from local owners, so glad I didn’t waste the 10 spot.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is spicy and sweet with hints of yeast, apples, pears, citrus, salt and some alcohol. Sweet and spicy flavor with some notes of citrus, apples, yeast, caramel, alcohol, white bread, salt, a bit sourish and cider like.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is deep golden with a thin off white head...smell is lightly musty but more strongly straw and farmyard but not in the funky way, in the straw and crap way)...taste is sweet with bread dough and straw...very thin and one sided...
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml...poured an orangish - yellow w/ a fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. Again, I wasn’t able to get much on the aromas...some floral hops, spice, malts, grains, yeast. The flavor was dominated by the malts, but the spice and the hops sneak into the finish. I was also able to pick up some dark fruits (dates, raisins) and some yeast. Palate was medium bodied, kinda oily, w/ high amounts of carbonation. Very enjoyable beer that I’d like to try again.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottle and served in my XL Tripel Karmeliet glass: Clean golden hue with a lasting frothy white head and good lacing. The nose found a herbal and spicy character with notes of coriander, fennel, ginger, bready and wheaty grains, light pear and grassy esters as well. The taste starts surprisingly more bitter and acidic that expected with a moderate yeasty and wheat bread background. A weird spice profile shows towards the finish along with some mineral and leafy tones. The mouth feel is refreshing but on the same note almost too carbonated, the aftertaste is muddled and chalky. Not too shabby but for the price ($11) there are better beers I would rather have.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a good head that lingers leaving a fluffy lace and full canopy. Smells delicious w/ a mild malty sweetness. Medium nectar with good carbonation. This beer has a crispness balancing the malty backbone. Theres a solid bittering component that sets up shop early and sticks to the end. It’s a rather tasty brew but it doesn’t possess the bready flavors i have grown to expect from this style. The finish is bittered well and lingers on the palate.
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75 cl.
Clear golden colorn with white head.
Aroma bit caramel, sweet malts, hops. Medium body.
Taste sweet and bit dry, yeast, litle coriander, some bitterness.
Very regular blonde.