tlind2 (1437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep golden color, slightly cloudy, medium head. Bright, fruity aroma, some banana. Taste is quite sweet, with some hops in the background. Pretty full mouthfeel, medium-heavy carbonation. A touch less sweetness would’ve made the balance better.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 0.5l crock (a very cool way of selling beer, more abbey beers should come in crocks for novelty value).
Pours with a good head, quite a lot of carbonation.
Nice blonde beer with a strong hop-flavour, a little sour but very drinkable. Almost no alcohol taste.
ekstedt (6235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Fruity aroma with bitter almond and fudge, and yeasty notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry finish.
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle. Copper color with vanishing head. Caramel, toffee, orange and pear in the aroma. Sweetish caramelly flavor with restrained fruitiness, low bitterness and hint of herbal hops. Mellow and harmless beer without a backbone.
Christian (12207) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a bubbly, disappearing head. Grain, apple, yeast in the aroma. Sweetish malty flavour, with some Belgian (no offence, Dutch brewers) fruitiness. A nice drinkable blond ale.
trapez (1561) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Bought Kvickly Hilleroed. Color golden with fast disappearing white head. Aroma, fruity, habs and anis. Carbonation rich. Slight bitter. Flavor dominated by hobs, but also a bit spicy.
Quinten (1055) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heazy orange colour, full foamy head, smood blond, grainy some hops, and lots of fruit, honey, nice one
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a dense, but low head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of apple. The flavour is very fruity and perfumed with further notes of spice and toffee.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap- Taps a cloudy gold with a generous creamy white foam. Good lace and retention on this one. Yeasty,spicy, fruity nose (pear, apple) with ample fresh hops and leafy greens. This ale shows fresh pear and other fruit flavours with a spicy, yeasty middle leading to marked hops and bitterness. Creamy and easy drinking for the alcohol content. Quite nice.
BeerFanDan17 (1043) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com)
As I recall, this was a tasty blonde with a fruity and hoppy balance.