Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05. Gold body with off white head. Yeast nose, some hop also. This was good for a style I donít care for.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable, easy to drink. Nice nose and flavors. Nice balance of hop and malt, a bit of metallic mouth though.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Yeasty, citrus aroma and a sweet fruity, taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry, sparkeling finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Malty and hoppy nose with some cookies and cream.Darkish blonde appearance with good head retention and pretty heavy lacing. Palate is good. A fairly chunky mouthfeel for a blonde. A good spicy and creamy finish. A decent beer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Light amber colour with a lance rocky white head. Yasty and sweet aroma. Nice complex flavour of sweet malt and yeast.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of honey and malt. Some yeast, bascially no hops.
Sweet and weak.
OK for a beer, but barely decent for a Belgian.
Lacks either acidity, alcohol or bitterness. Unfortunately.
IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden amber color with white head and good lacing. Fruity aroma, light mouthfeel and citrusy flavor.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear orange amber, with a big lasting head that left some great lace. Very fruity aroma, which to me seemed dominated by grape juice. The flavour was quite sweet, in fact too sweet in my opinion as it didnít seemed to have any balancing bitterness. The palate was medium bodied and slightly chewy. Itís good but it lacks a bit of flavour.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable Belgian Ale. Golden coloured with a nice aroma. A bit fruity. Malty, fruity flavor. Nice brew, but not too special.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, honey-golden hued...thick, rocky, creamy white head.
Sweet, candy-ish nose, reminscent of the typical tripel....citrus zest...minor whiffs of tropical fruit. Okey-doke.
In the mouth, warm and hoppy, a bit fruity, turning dry with a quickness. Leaves the palate far too soon, but has a pleasant stay, as long as it lasts. Further flavors are revealed on increased inspection, more fruit, peppers a touch, but they still play in a minor key.
Soft and pleasing, while still spicy and containing a particular kick. Not the greatest blonde/tripel/whatever, but a fine drink nonetheless.
I put off purchasing this one for quite some time, due to the cost, $10 a 6-pack. Thinking on it, itís much cheaper by volume than other Belgian ales, but considering the middling quality, you also get what you pay for. 72 ounces of this passable pale for $10 vs $8 -12 for 25 ounces of far Superior brew? Thatís the choice we have to make sometimes, but I believe, when on a budget, Iíll choose this one again.