luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Beer is a light-to-medium clear with an average-sized, white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain; Hoppy with a light floral note, light note of lemon zest; Yeasty with a light note of dough. Perhaps a trace note of white pepper. Unoffensive but unremarkable. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, trace bitter with a long, moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), trace hops (flowers), with a light note of bubble gum, hint of plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Dull, characterless, bland, and grainy. It’s not even bottle conditioned.
saxo (14036) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is yeast and malt with some fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity - maybe some banana.
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23/05/06. Same colour body (clear bright gold body) as the Gordons Finest Gold sitting beside it in my hotel room in Brussells. Very sweet aroma, alcohol then fruit. Tasted the alcohol and liked it better although the previous beer was higher at 10%, corn and wheat, some fruit maybe pineapple and passionfruit then starts to get sticky.
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear golden beer with, a medium head. Candi-sugar and hops in the aroma, some fruits as well. Flavor has alcohol, candi-sugar, hops and fruits. The finish has some sweetness and some bitterness.
swanmann (599) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: poured with medium pearly foam head,holding a low foam after drinking nearly half the glass. Slight aroma of grapefruit...maybe. Light acid palate with heavy yeastiness. I guessI’ve never had a blonde made in the abbey style, It’s a litte more robust, but dry. I like it for the summer evenings. Good purchase.
Finn (4161) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33l. Clear golden with a creamy lasting head leaving patterns on the glass. A soft, sweet aroma. Flavour of fruit and spices. A "heavy" sweet aftertaste.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this several times over the course of a week in Belgium. Unfortunately, the only thing my notes say are "mediocre blonde". Perhaps a little to sweet, but hey, there are so many beers out there that are worse than this.
Rune (8000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perfect rating environment last Friday eve. Nice and quiet, and with the July edition of "Beer" and "What’s Brewing" I decided to give some of the beers in the Grimbergen portfolio a try. Apart from the Blonde, the Triple and the Dubbel were available. All from Vinmonopolet in Norway.
330ml bottle. Wheat and coriander aroma. Pale golden. Frothy white head - most of it disappearing. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet banana flavour with a yeasty touch. Sweet fruity finish - yes, in fact too much sweetness (28.07.2006).
sinte (329) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate malty artoma with caramel notes; moderate hops aroma; additional notes of grape and honey.
Dark golden colour with an average, creamy white head, mostly lasting and with good lacing.
Flavour is heavy sweet and slightly bitter at the beginning, then the sweet character diminishes leaving more space to a moderate bitter and a light acidic taste in the finish and in the more-than-average lasting aftertaste.
Body is medium with oily texture; lively carbonation; light astringent feeling in the finish.
Pleasant and satisfactory beer. Aroma and flavour are fruity and complex; well balanced.