BlackHaddock (6085) - Shropshire, - NOV 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl Bottle poured into the correct (lovely) glass on a sun terrace of a bar in Valkenburg, Holland, 23 Oct 2012. The bottle had a BBD of Oct 2013.
As the name might suggest to you, the beer is golden blonde in colour, on top sat a full white crown of bubbles. It’s glass helps to make it look special in my eyes.
The nose is a bit sweeter and grainer than I like: seemed wheaty and sugary even before the first sip and I wasn’t looking forward to trying it.
Luckily it wasn’t as sickly and weak as the aroma first indicated: still had a sweet front, but it calmed down mid-sip and got even a little hop bitter and dry towards the end of each mouth full.
Can’t say it was great, but it was OK I suppose: not very well balanced, almost dis-jointed in that the flavours didn’t blend or mix. I’ll not be having another by choice.
johndoughty (4869) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blond and clear with a small head. Lovely sweetness which is assertive but doesn’t take over. Slightly bitter finish and left no lacing.
A very pleasant example of this style.
Vells (1428) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUL 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
All the way too bubble-gummy for my like, low/fast disappearing carbo, some shallow fruitiness, weirdish spice implementation. Moderate to light sweet. Boring.
Melnis (469) - LATVIA - JUL 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: rieksti, kukuruza, koka miza, salds boozinsh. Garsa: lidziga, mazliet udenaina, abv labi noslepts, kad izčāpstina- jauks beļģis ar riekstiņiem :))
heavy (2663) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feb. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle that poured a clear yellow body with medium to big head. Fine coriander, banana, strong estery aroma, like a wheat ale. Flavor was similar, pleasantly malted sweetish with honey, sweet apple, peach and spices. High carbonation within its medium body making it tingling on palate. A metallic note was present in the finish, but nothing too bothering. Anyway, a pleasant, about mediocre Belgian ale with some interesting notes that reminded of both German Weizen and Kölsch.
Renobob (1612) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde dorée. Effervescence moyenne, mousse blanche. Palais assez neutre, malté. Alcool discret.
Finale très courte et fade.
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Clear yellow colour with a small white head. Nose of slight skunkyness with some malty notes. Taste is boozy with malty notes. Too low carbonation for me. Medicore belgian blonde...
Sissio (1206) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home
Clear pale, minimal white
Marsala, very mature yellow fruit, plum, brown sugar.
A bit watery, yellow fruit
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden yellow. Aromas of orange, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are sour, orange, clove and other spice.
TorbenH (1027) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden, hazy, white foam, dough, bread, hay, cereal, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Alex60 (160) - - MAR 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille 33 cl - mousse quasi inexistante - couleur doré - odeur: houblon boisée - goût homogène, amertume légére, goût de l’alcool moyen, final long et persistant en bouche