ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange beer with an off white head. Yeasty buttery aroma. malty and sweet flavor with a yeasty and spicy touch.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with a nice off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of yeast, spices, and honey, as well as hints of lemon. The flavor is sweet and very malty, combined with notes of honey, yeast, and spices, but with no real bitterness, which gives it a slightly sticky mouthfeel. The notes of honey lingers for a long time.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Everyone else who has rated this is full of it. Oakesey, you had an infected bottle. This had a multi-toned golden hue, a decent eggshell head, and some effervescent bubbles. The nicest looking beer calling itself a "blonde" that I’ve ever seen. Hefe-like qualities but with a very well-pronounced malty finish that compliments the crisp and effervescent beginning. Firm mouthfeel, dry finish - very nice. Warming. This is going to be one of my more against-the-grain ratings in a while, but I *loved* this stuff. I’ll even go so far as to wonder if it would improve with age, and it, like me in high school, isn’t even in the top 50%.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice looking, cloudy honey colored brew with a fine-bubbled, off-white head.
A sweet, herbacious, floral scent....the more I sniff, the more this reminds me of a sweet, flowery Hefeweizen.
A bit sweet with an unusual "After Shave" quality with the alcohol and the spicy-floral tastes. Seems to lack the depth of other Belgians, not bad but not quite up to par with many of it’s peers.
I’d try this again, with a "harder" pour to get rid of some of the carbonation.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Opaque orange color with a smallish, but tight and lacy head. Reasonably crisp citrus-fruity aroma with ginger, orange-peel and alcohol. Ginger is also clearly present in the neutral flavor, as are hops and orange-peel. Medium-bodied, quite refreshing palate with somewhat foamy carbonation. A nice and strong, refreshing, quite balanced and very drinkable, spicy blond. Not bad at all - a bit underrated in RB, imo.
Sten (573) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Aromas of citrus and alcohol. A dry finish. Certainly not one of the best tripels. (Bottle 33cl)
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful fully golden, actually close to amber in colour. Unclear, unfiltered with a thick and stable head. Fresh spicy nose - a touch of coriander perhaps? Sweetish yet dry and only discreetly hopped. A beer close to being perfectly balanced. 190305
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a big white head. Spicy fruity yeasty aroma and a sweet spicy fruity yeasty taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit of astringency and some lite fruits are immediately evident. Pear and apple notes with a bit of grass and mild spice, possibly seeds of paradise. Thin and watery mouthfeel with a bit of hop grass and residual sugar in the finish.
omhper (18371) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Golden colour. Aroma of stale hops. Sweet and medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel and notes of caramel. lightly grassy finish. Simple, but pretty good.