ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.0% gold colour wit ha nice head, sweet fruit and yeast aroma, bitter sweet Belgian blonde taste, best Japanese beer I have had to date.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Hazy deep golden colour. Nice hoppy and malty sweet aroma, Good mouthfeel. Pleasant bitter dry hoppy flavour with malt, mild sweetness. Dry bitter finish. Nice.
mabel (5281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2215-20090605] Sample. Mossy sweet maple floral toffee aroma has an odd floral note. Clear, medium orange body with a quick foamy white head. Maple floral malt flavour has an weird toffee note but is sweet throughout. Medium boozy body. Don’t care for the floral.
(2T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. A lightly lemony pale ale, with herbal hops, blandish. In mouth, a rather lemony pale ale with some interesting hops action. Strange and offputting. Mondiale 2009, June 5 2009.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: finely hazed amber with white smallish top 3-
Nose: citric , amber malts , sweet sided with good central hop profile. Refreshing clean aroma.7+
Flavor/Palate : medium full bodied. Amber malts . sweets neatly balanced with leafy-citric hops. Long-lasting finish. Pleasant brew.
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-06-05. Dark yellow orange body with a small white head. Bizarre aroma, fresh honey according to MartinT but I would not of identified it as anything specific, touch of alcohol, florals come out as it warms. Flavour is also unusual, sweet fruity melange. (6+) Average to thin palate. Very interesting but a bit muddled overall, strange. Did not particularly care for it. Bottle labelled Brewmaster Blonde at Mondial 2009, Montreal
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2009.
Aroma is orange, malt, plums, orange/amber, small custard head. Flavour is orange, malt and gummy bears. Light bodied, pleasantly sweet. Good.
KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the brewery.
Sweet, bitter, funky, and sour tastes rolled into one. It’s all over the place. Has a decent bitter finish, maybe, but the beer is mis-directed and not very likeable.
JoeMcPhee (8152) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Thanks to my wife fro dragging this back from Japan for me. Deep golden beer, white head. Aroma is very herbal and musty. Grainy and slightly cidery aroma. Comes across as a bit worty. Sweet apple/pear esters with light tobaccoish notes. Slightly worty and underattenuated. It reminds me of the Waipa beers I had in New Zealand. Fruity and sweet with low bitterness. It’s okay, but its not great.