Wim (3473) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Home gold blond colored body with a white head and with a spicy fruity yeast hops aroma a spicy yeast herby fruity bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish
vipinvelp (3463) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light opaque golden yellow, white lacing foam head. Strong barley aroma, some fruite notes. Light bitter in taste, again strong barley with fruit tones. Good beer. (Velp 201603)
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, BBE 06/2016) Hazy golden-amber with a small, firm and lasting head. Mild aroma with peachy fruitiness, Belgian yeast and slightly caramelized malt. Flavor is caramely-malty, quite fruity and even tropical, slightly yeasty. Medium+ body, soft CO2. Has a sweetish edge, but overall this is an easily drinkable and tasty, nicely fruity blonde. The american hops are somewhat drowned in the Belgian yeast, but I don’t mind. 5436
TBone (15523) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (from BBF, BB 06/2016)
Golden color, bubbles, small white head. Aroma is fruity apricot, grapes, lychee. Medium-bodied, even a bit watery. Front has apricot, banana but then quite strong grassy and citrus hoppyness. Fruity and hoppy but not sweet. Light for its ABV. Evidently yeast is Belgian and hops from America.
erickok (4927) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral, spicy, pepper, cereal. Original and quite nice. Sharp starting taste,quite bitter, especially for the style. Tripel style yeast and fermentation, so a sharp clean ending despite fruity esters. Astringent finish, unfortunately. (33cl bottle from ABC Drinks Prik&Tik Leuven)
seynie (313) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold beer with a medium head. Mineral water with some herbs, yeast (a lot of yeast in the nose). Soft but lively. Didn’t taste the apricot, maybe some faint vanilla. Finish is very dry and mineral, reminds me of sherry but sweeter. Tingling and quite long.
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The blonde one in this small series, bottle from Van Eetvelde. Relatively thin and quickly opening, irregular, yellowish white head over a lightly hazy golden blonde beer with peachy hue. Aroma of gooseberries, sweaty grains, soap, very clear DMS (overcooked cauliflower) to the point where it becomes disturbing, bubblegum, grass, sugarloaf, hints of green apple, field flowers, vague iron and grass. Crisp and somewhat spritzy onset, carbonation distracting a bit but not becoming bothersome, restrained fruitiness of apple peel, apricot and pineapple, ’Belgian bubblegum’ and white candi sugar effect with a sweetness that becomes even slightly aspartame-like at some point, smooth and lightly oily mouthfeel but somewhat thinnish body, grainy with a light sweetish breadiness, minerally and even a tad metallic, slick with a fading finish not adding a lot to the whole, except for an echo of leafy hops, failing to provide any true bitterness against the initial sweetness, which lingers in the mouth; the lack of hops render the finish even a bit watery. This is far from flawless to begin with, and even if it were correctly executed (without e.g. the DMS), it would still be another sweet Belgian ’outdoors café’ blonde to drink carelessly, not adding anything whatsoever to its style. What a disappointment compared to its amber brother...
Yves (2758) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Alone at home. Clear blond colored beer with medium white head and medium carbonation. Herby hopped aroma with some fruity hints. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter alcoholic sweet dry.
Icedwarf (1104) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Helder donker geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig, licht zuur en licht bitter met sporen van vanille en abrikoos. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft helaas gemiddeld lang hangen.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml. @ home.
[ As La Fontaine Belle & Elegante Blond ].
[ Trade by Benzai ]. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy and light open, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, fruity, belgium yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, belgium yeast, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is lively.