KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a standard Belgian, the Bud of Northern France, but it’s good that this is the Bud and Bud is not the Bud. It is mostly malty, a bit salty, very carbonated, and a bit dry in the finish. The alcohol is hidden in the nose and the taste.
harrisoni (12450) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle from Carrefour Calais. Gold colour with thinnish white bubbly head. Yeasty lemony aromas. OK in mouth with a touch of sweetness and some caramel. Finish is yeasty and dry. Ok but certainly not the best Belgian blonde
Snorky (5) - Paris, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 A typical abbaye beer. I prefer the double one, but this is a very good beer you can find easily (in france, either I don’t know).
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a bottle it one night after work, poured it into a La Chouffe glass that was lying around. A great blonde style Belgian beer. Not to heavy and went down with ease. Mine was ice cold and the flavors developed more as it came to room temp. A perfect Belgian beer for the summer.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle from sainsburys] aroma isfruity with some peach notes and some yeast. slightly peppery on the palate and a little too gassy.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2005 7 Sep 2005 -(Eurpoean Beer Cafe, Melbourne) Light sweet fruit/apricot malt aroma. Clear golden-orange colour, OK head but doens’t retain and a sudsy lacing. Complex hop and light fruit malt flavour. Starts dry, good medium mouthfeel, with nice light tangy bitter hop finish.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok, this is also nice, the the double. A smooth taste, with slighty hop notices and slight alcohol nihts. Floral greatness throughout. Not on par w/the double, but the dry apple finish is nice.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Abbey-light, brewed for the throngs of macro beer drinkers who are longing to make the switch to abbey style belgians? Actually pretty drinkable, sweet/ honey /malt and alcohol.
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grimbergen blond is a classical belgian beer comparable to the Leffe blond.
It has a clear amber colour, quite dark for a blond beer, with a semi-long lasting head. Light bitter taste with strong fruity aromas. It has a respectable body with a rather oily texture, soft carbonation and a smooth finish.
Perfect beer along strong french cheese or before a meal with peanuts or crisps.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle poured a golden-amber clear liquid with a beautiful white creamy head. The head was long standing and left delicate lacing on the glass. The aroma was spicy with clove and pepper coming to the front while notes of delicate sweet fruit lingered in the background. I couldn’t wait to taste this one ... the appearance and aroma promised so much. The body was full with a smooth texture and medium carbonation. The flavor had an initial sweet, spicy tang to it. It matured in the middle to bring out a smooth malt character. The finish was long and warming with slight notes of pepper.