bigguns22 (525) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pleasent aroma but very lite. Amber in color,very clean looking with a great pure white head. Tons of flavor and one of the most unique blondes I have had. Flavors are all over the place from caramel,citrus,alcohol,spice and malt.
twindog (244) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pour dark gold with a nice clean head. Little light on the noise, the taste is very nice on caramel note, heavy raisin note then beer has a nice palate never had a blond with this much flavor one down 2 still to go
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with a big, white head. Fruity aroma with pineapple, along with bready malt. Sweet pineapple and pear fruity flavour with malt and a grassy, hoppy finish
boozedude (1442) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at cheese shop des moines... cloudy orange pour with white head... arona is clove..taste is spicy orange clove.. well carbonated and crisp.. like it
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught) pours a murky deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops and powdered sugar, slightly meaty, with a hint of rotten peaches and peanuts. flavour is sugary sweet, with notes of caramel, cactus juice and roasted malts. medium to heavy-bodied with very soft carbonation.
thewolf (10531) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ ZBF 2013. Pours murky yellow golden with a large, bubbly, frothy, white head. Aroma is sweet, a bit of vanilla, weak citrus, subdued yeast. Low carbonation, nice oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sticky sweet, oaky, apple and light oranges.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Zythos 2013. A hazy yellow colored beer, with thick foamy white head. The aroma of fruits with bitter, some spices. The taste of bitter fruits with tonsel. The aftertaste has fruits like apricot with tonsel some wood notes.
mike_77 (2405) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ZBF Festival 2013 - Hand pulled from a cask. Hazy blond colour. Flavour is quite sweet and has some mandarin orange in with the brandy. Texture is sticky, finish is dry. Not as full flavoured as I would expect for a strong barrel aged beer. Bit of a let down.
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at ZBF’13, Leuven: Hazy blond coloured brew with some complex but great taste of fruits, spices and wood. Fine gentle warm burning feel in the mouth due the brandy.
MrW (333) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from cask @ ZBF 2013.
Aroma’s of wood, vanille, ripe apple, something sour, touch of kiwi, summerfruits.
Pours hazy blond. Large thick head that lasts during the whole drink, no sparkling.
Taste is more limited than the aroma. Some sweet fruity wood, bread, fruits.
Soft mouthfeel with delayed dry bitterness. Short aftertaste but I was surprised by the delay. Barely a trace of the 10 % alcohol.
I loved this!