deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2003 25.4 oz. bottle Ahhh... Champagne consistency, delicate prickly head and a deceptively slight body, echoes of yeast. Intense fermented fruit and alcohol nose, hint of suspended sediment clouds the glass. Not a very accessible beer, but all the better for it. Do I sound elitist? Horrors.
haukur (1125) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 beautiful yellow, slightly dark yellow. The aroma is amazing, this is the best smelling blonde I´ve had.. wow! Taste was slightly hoppy, with hints of fruits, peaches. Thick head which didnt even go when I finish the beer, champagne like bubbles like some rater said earlier.. this is just a beautiful brew and an instant favorite!!
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow colour, disappearing head. Nose of pure alcohol, not good. Flavour is a bit better, some spicyness. Bitter alcoholic finish. I refuse to believe this was my 400th rating...
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky yellow, with big bubbles. Not much head, and it dimishes fairly fast. Carbonation is a little too strong for my taste, and the alcohol is very present, making it less enjoyable. Smells fruity and yeasty, tastes like alcohol and honey.
notalush (4450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A somewhat unique little tripel - citrus and peaches in the flavor - aroma is dominated by alcohol - alcohol is way too present in the flavor, too - out of balance - disappointing but not a terrible experience.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This hits like Fin du Monde but not as strong, surprisingly, because of its higher alcohol content. Goes down very smooth, and very quickly.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, once again, I started this off too cold - alcohol in the taste, thinner aroma. So, I let it warm a bit - aroma blossomed to a nice peachy fruit. MMMMMMMM, sweet fruity malts, lingering for a long time at the finish. I generally don't care for the sweeter stuff, but this was a little thinner, not so cloying, and enough dryness, too. This is not the best, but at the moment, it really hit the spot.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Right after opened, a skunky smell arose, but then was gone. Then it was more of a yeast smell. Color is plain golden, with considerable head, presumably from carbonation. Palate on this one is good, not too strong or overpowering. Flavor is citrusy, but with nothing really great about it.
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didnt like this one as much as the Donker version. The alcahol is not well balanced to the rest of the beer, it is overwhelming.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick white head, champagne-like bubbling. Quite stable. Beer colour of old gold, very clear. Nose gives an alcoholic-tinted sweetness, grain. Later something sulphury, like burnt rubber. Taste is a bit oppressive sweetness, candisugar. Faint flavour of green sultana's (sulphur?). After a while, it becomes completely almond-flavour, even with a whiff of bitter almonds. Quite some alchol-burn, throat-warming effect. Very dry at the same time. Alcohol masks the body completely. Sweetness becomes nearly cloying, given time. Not too outspoken, seen the dryness. Was the blond version really necessary? Commercially, yes, no doubt. For the taste palette, however...