Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 23, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Now hear about this lovely and rocking little novelty. It is a cloudy golden ale topped by an honest sheet of white foam. Appealing and growing on you nose takes one aback by its rather estery fruity notions that march beside the skillful extraction which allows such clean and pure graininess, crunchy fresh cereals from the most humble and yet apt basic pale malts. Natural and engaging carbonation and its sibling yeastiness impart an invigorating texture which deploys its charms down to the bottom of the throat. Crisp noble hops appear more and more vigorous by the sip, grassy, leafy, yet more into bittering and balancing purposes than aromas. Now that’s a pleasant and unexpected surprise. An absolutely gorgeous little session ale, basically what could be made into a futuristic Saison if we ever come back to the hardcore farming. This is feeding by its mere texture, light in alcohol, hugely drinkable and charmingly flavorful, screaming its love for the ingredients it originated from while letting the drinker know of the masterful hands which are behind their integration.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-trade with jtclockwork-big white-hazy pale yellow. A-lt malt, citrus-lemon, apple skin. T-spice/citrus hops, lt malt.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at brewery, listed as a kolsch. a bit to sweet and malty without the crisp bite I expect from a kolsch, oh eell
solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not exactly a typical blonde beer. Pours golden with ok lacing, some head. Some interesting helles-like aroma in malt. Finishes with light sweet malt. Average carbonation. Very grainy. Tap at new brewpub.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is some lagerish bready malts with a noble hop. Flavor is somewhat fruity but also a bit grassy hop bitterness. The malt is bone dry but adds a little honey after the swallow. This is a good beer with some lager notes along with a nice ale yeast. Not 90 percentile good but better than the average blonde ale.
pushkinwow (1569) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy and unfiltered pale golden yellow with a generous slightly off white head that lasts throughout. Slight farmhouse, but of grass, yeast, wheat, bit of lemon zest but muted, dr, slightly sweet, moderate carbonation and a light body, refreshing, clean finish. Tasty.
jtclockwork (6220) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Bottle from State Line. Pours cloudy gold with big fluffy white head. Nose and taste of freshly baked bread, fresh sugared cereal, citrus, pear, pie crust, yeast and spicy grassy hops. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Really nice balance. The best beer I’ve ever had in this style by far. I usually hate this style, but I wanted more of this. In fact, I might drive 3 hours just to get another bottle. It’s just that good.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear straw with some sediments, resilient white head sits on top. Flavor is pils malt, wheat. Finish is very herbal hops, some spices, too. Lingering herbal feel. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Felt very generic to me. I guess I don’t get the hype.
lesifflebiere (850) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rares sont les blondes qui réussissent à attirer l’attention (pour les bonnes raisons du moins) ; avec son bouquet houblonné, céréalier et fruité, ses notes de sucre et d’amertume bien dosées, l’Ostalgia devient l’une des seules blondes québécoises à nous rappeler qu’une bonne blonde, ça existe. Limpide, belle mousse blanche sur un liquide bien doré, elle n’est pas exempte de défauts (un tout petit côté médicamenteux, effervescence timide comme tous les autres produits Hopfenstark), mais vaut définitivement le détour.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Pale blonde. Dry and a bit bitter. Mild pear and peach in the background. Faint floral notes & dry spice. Nose a bit weak. Otherwise great.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 341ml, robe blonde limpide, arôme de malt , goût de levure (banane) très florale.