rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, poured into tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with a thin, fizzy head. Aroma is of confectionary sugar, dried fruits, herbs, and spices. Flavor is also sweet, but notably spicy. Medium/light bodied with lively carbonation.
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 0.75 liter, 2012 vintage sampled in 2014, gift from a collegue. Slightly hazy golden colored, lasting white head. Pretty fruity nose, citrus, lots of spices, some malts and hops. Somewhat dry and bitter flavor, quite fruity, later on some sugary sweetness shines through, alcohol certainly apparant but not disturbingly. High (perhaps a bit too high) on carbonation. Lasting dry finish. Feels like a fruity and slighltly more alcoholic version a Westmalle Tripel. Pretty good.
conway (1301) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark blond with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is yeast, fruity esters and apple. Taste adds light floral notes and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and strong carb. Really nice beer.
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Etched glass bottle. Nose and taste of lemon cake, orange cream, bready cake and yeast. Medium body.
KoNrRiI (433) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75 bottle. Dark, hazy, amber liquid and a big, white head. Typical sweet and sour aroma of honey, citruses, peach, wheat, spices, and floral scents. Sweet, malty taste with citruses and a lot of ginger, quite spicy. Medium body, creamy texture, and average carbonation. Finish features even more ginger and citruses, quite unexpected. Overall this is a high quality beer but it is dwarfed by its blue brother.
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, sweet, sugary toffee, chewy, light floral fruit.
Daanminator (67) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Ik heb deze van tap op en ik moet zeggen dat dit misschien wel een van de lekkerste bieren is die ik ooit gedronken heb. Superzacht maar verradelijk zwaar.
fkoolen (217) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transparent golden, white foamy head. Interesting sweet nose, spirited, floral, spicy and sweet. Taste is big on sweet Belgian malts and yeast with honey, vanilla, orange peel and peach, ginger, spicy, a little (malt-)bitter and a nice alcoholic, even boozy burn (also reminiscent of a spirit, like a cognac or liquor 43). Complex. Lively carbonation, oily mouthfeel, big bodied. Very nice but I like the blue Cuvee better.
vtafro (2799) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Big crisp fresh grass, floral and herbal aromas. Flavors are herbal, floral and Belgian sweetness and yeast tones.
Maakun (495) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Slight hazy light golden with big fluffy white head. Massive notes of creamy peach, light sweet malts, vanilla, some booze and later some cherry and spices. Medium bodied with slight prickly carbonation. Very very good.
skoisirius (1569) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this once a few years back when I was still working in the industry. Haven’t seen it since. A delicious Belgian brew, but not as tasty as it’s bigger cousin, the Emperor. Damn good for a Blonde though!!