BlackHaddock (5193) - 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.
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden orange beer with a medium white head ; medium retention ; few bubbles. Caramel, roast, herbs, light metallic, sugar, light citrus. Light sweet, round, light to medium dry bitter refreshing. Medium body, thin texture, light oily, high carbonation, dry bitter finish, light warming. Overall, a pleasant blond belgian ale ; round ; ok bitterness.
hednom (114) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl, pours a clear golden colour with a white head, aroma of vanilla, refreshing taste
eManu (514) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 33cl bottle, pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and vanilla. Flavors of malt and vanilla, hints of sugar and yeasts. Tasty and refreshing. Nice and simple, yet I like this vanilla taste throughout.
KyotoLefty (8142) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Nose is candy, chalky vanilla, grass. Clear gold. Lace. Sweet malt, lemon, honey, sugar. Rather lame flavor. Sweet, thck, muddy. Boring nonsense.
dnicolaescu (1441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33 CL: Clear golden, white head. Aroma of sun-dried fruit, malts and nutty cookies (you can see this in other Van Honsebrouck beers). The taste is similar, but flatter and simpler. Too much taste of CO2 too. A decent and distinct ale overall.
Camons (8432) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ random restusrant Liepaja, Latvia. Pours golden with a creamy white head, lacings. Aroma of malt, little yeast, light sweetness, little fruity, some light metallic notes. Flavor is light sweet, malt, yeast, light fruit, yeast, light metallic, paper notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. Boring. 131015
Alusmamuts (1165) - LATVIA - SEP 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with medium white head. Good bitter taste with yeast fruity notes, some sourness. Mild bitter aftertaste.
mauroruellas (660) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clara dourada,brilhante,espuma com formação e retenção medianas;no aroma malte,caramelo,mel,fermento e um discreto frutado,no sabor o malte se destaca,seguido por notas frutadas e um leve picante finalizando,álcool presente em harmonia,boa carbonatação,corpo baixo/médio,refrescante e com drinkability razoável. Blond regular/boa.
MayumiH (502) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Mild, malty and sweet. Mild, malty and sweet. Mild, malty and sweet...
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A better than decent golden ale. Crisp and slightly bitter. Thick head and spicy.