MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy meringue wobbling over a dry, big-bubbled malt crust. Sweeter and possibly more refreshing than its siamese sister, St.Benoit Blonde.
Lemon flavors the water but cannot erase the mineral character within. Subdued cookie sweetness and weak hop finish can be found after investigating the fluffy bubbles.
Commercial tourism can at least pry open some world-fearing eyes, but becomes a terrible bore for those already flying.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, sugary, lemon/ginger, rootbeer-like aroma with a peppery finish. Hazy golden-yellow coloured body has plenty of floaties with a decent-sized, fine-bubbled white head that recedes to cover with marginal lacing. Flavour is curiously subdued, lightly tart lemon cookie dough with a mild bitter finish. Fluffy, airy mouthfeel with nice effervescence that is engaging on the tongue. Bottle (Best Before 24/09/05) enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strikingly similar to the st-benoit blonde, but we found little differences. I personally prefered the gauloise which was more lemony and less dry. It is golden, shining and presents lots of floaties. Gently laced white cover. The aroma is very bready through that typical staling du bocq yeast fest that reminds of raw pie crust. Lemon and ginger totally dominate the nose that is rather simple. Palate is tart, ginger root like with a very thin flavor range going from spicy yeast to faint hops. Not very flavorfull at all, dry and rather empty finish. Big bubbles provide an interesting expanding fluffy mouthfeel though.
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No es una rubia magnifica, pero se puede beber perfectamente ;) Es mucho mas rica de botella que de barril
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delirium Cafe Brussels 2004: Draft. Poured yellow with a medium white head. Light hop aroma. Light hop flavor with a moderate bitter finish. Quite refreshing. Easy drinking.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, whilst in Brugge, Belgium.
Hazed golden colour, fine full Belgium styled head. I can go with big estery aroma. Slightly sweet with a bitter finish that builds with some quite good length.
JonMoore (1858) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden colour with a large frothy white head. Aroma is bubblegum, spices and yeast. Flavour is hops, sweet malt and light acidity. medium bodied, lowish carbonation, noticable alcohol. Not bad.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy blonde color, thin white head. Strong aroma of spices and yeast. Very good flavor of spices and yeast. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture. Hmmmm I love good spicy beers.
Choos (599) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: wheaty sweet and lightly fruity. Appearance: light amber, slightly cloudy with a good fluffy head. Flavour: prominant hops that blend well with the sweet malt and bubblegummy flavours. Palate: quite bubbly with a medium mouthfeel.
vanvenlo (1232) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
27 Aug 2004 - Pleasantly hopped, light stewed fruit aroma. Low head retention, suds lacing, lightly cloudy yellow light brown colour. Light fruit malt, light hoppiness, concentrated complexity and a lovely blended flavour. Some bitterness with light lingering finish.