marcoc (3) - Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better than "Big brother" La Chouffe. Even more flavour, spicy. Available in Vielsalm (café Le Bowling, Spar, tourist office)
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden color with long lasting creamy head. Spicy, , acidic, sweet and tart aroma with hints of pepper, cumin, thyme, ginger and wood. Sweetish malty and spicy flavor with creamy palate. Notes of pepper, vanilla and juniper. Nice dry spicyness and creaminess. No off flavors.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
One of those rates I did when I was a little worse for wear. Not too bad to not be able to communicate effectively though...
Great cream and spice in the nose of the type that most blondes should aspire to. Usually this type of aroma is just standard fare but occasionally you get a good one and this is one of those (just upped to an 8). Nice cloudy golden body with great thin but well formed head. Lasts well and leaves plenty of lace too. Something in the flavour that spoils it just a little. All the musty and hoppy notes from the aroma are there but there is something a little acrid too. Maybe its the alcohol of which there are bags of in the finish and it sits around for an age after letting you know this beer means business. Strong and impressive. Enjoyed this a lot.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is a spicy and fruity body. Rather thin on the palate.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden ale with a creamy white head. Nice wheaty aroma with notes of orange peels and nice floral hops. Rich mouthfeel, creamy, with nice curacao notes, rich and sweet malt, good hops balancing the whole. This is a rich blonde. At Moeder Lambic’s, Brussels, April 2005.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal, grassy and leafy hops over sugary, sweet, fruity malt-forward aroma. Hazy golden body with low white head that recedes to lasting cover with slight lacing. Herbal leafy hops are apparent along with mild alcohol in the sweet, malty flavour with plenty of fruit and some light phenols. Mild alcohol warming, medium body with lively carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a white head. Nice wheat malt and toffee notes in the nose. Similar flavour with an estery finish. Moreish.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden, smallhead. Toffee and grass up front. Soft and gentle with medium body. Caramelly and lightly fruity, low bitterness. A really well balanced beer. Pleasant, not extatic.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 06/2008)
Hazy yellow color, good off-white head. Yeasty fruity nose (pumpkin, pinewood). Carbonated mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, spicey, slightly fruity, not overly sweet. Slightly peppery aftertaste. Listed here as a belgian strong ale but very saison-like flavor. This one has also clearly some Achouffe character.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(RBESG05, bottle) Medium off-white head atop a hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, melon, candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, melon, light alcohol burn. Medium body with some acidity.