ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BBD 2006. Moderate amount of white head, with a bronze-copper colored body, very clear, highly filtered. Aroma of strong cotton candy. Wow, so I guess this is what people talk about when they say a beer has a cotton candy nose. It smells like German hefe weisse yeast, to be honest, with some bubble gum (could be belgian or german) but also light banana. Flavor of alcohol, bubble gum, and phenolic fruitiness (light colored fruits, nectarines, lemons, peaches, apricots). Initially, I like it alot, with a big fruit and candy sugar kick, but it never really develops in to much, just staying sweet with some sourish yeast in the background and a peculiar alcohol note lingering. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
rbloodworth (15) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer by any means. A light amber with pleasing yeast aroma...my only qualm is that it pronounces its 6.6% alcohol content a bit. That said, it goes down easily with very little aftertaste. A good alternative to domestic water beers.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If I was stranded on a desert Island, this is the beer I would choose. Very clean, crisp with a mellow buzz. Belguim, great for Leffe and Bouviers. Love’em both.
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Very good one. First blond beer I like so much for a long time. It is not strong but not soft, but I would say it is almost a MOnastery beer. Yes.
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden coloured, decent white head. Aroma consists of sweetish-citric barley. The flavour is a sweetish-bitter combination of wheat, barley, malt and citrus. Good carbonation level.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - FEB 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very drinkable and tasty beer. it’s something i might want to clone b/c it’s that type of beer that everybody can enjoy.
ElGaucho (2161) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian wheat aroma. Crystal clear gold body with a huge white to off-white head. Nice Belgian wheat flavor. Tasty and well done. Some sweetness. This is not an amazing beer but it has no flaws and is enjoyable.
Jiffypark (31) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing out of the ordinary, but this is the closest thing my corner store has to the good Belgian stuff. Its sweet smell is nicer than what it leaves on your tastebuds, which is nothing to write home about.
CameronII (5) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer, especially considering its price and availability. It tastes of wood and honey, with a hint of anise in the finish which lends a little bit of spice to this beer. Overall, it’s a little sweet for a Belgian blonde, but it’s well worth trying. This is a beer you can drink a lot of, and the 6.6% alcohol content makes it worth your while.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat weak but pleasant cardamom-clove aroma like a cheaper German wheat beer. This is a brew in a decent price range despite its shortcomings. Pours a thick head with large bubbles and spotted lacing; has a healthy golden color. Seems too sweet compared with most Belgian blonds (or clones) perhaps because of lower carbonation. The finish has the same cheap corn syrupiness yet with some more complex fruit blended in. This is not the best Belgian blonde, but it’s still an ok beer especially if you want to get a 6-pack and feel the buzz.