sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
i was kinda shocked how much flavor this had. the packaging made me expect a hefe, then that it’s called a "blonde" made me expect weakness. here they classify it as a belgian ale. interesting. in any case, very sweet tasting, lots of banana and clove, and honey seems accurate too. a million times better than the red hook blonde it was paired against.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Winking Lizard in Columbus Ohio - Pours a golden amber witha a foamy white head that stayed pretty well and laced some. Aroma is light honey and some spice. Flavor is honey, bannana, clove, some caramel sweetness as well. Palate is medium bodied and quite drinkable.. Somewhat dry on the finish.
jcr (2226) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Translucent gold in color with fluffy, white head. There’s not a lot of complexity to the nose or flavor, but it is an enjoyable blond ale. Aroma of yeast with fruity citrus notes that lean toward apricot. The flavor is sweet with a light hint of clove. Pleasant mouthfeel and moderate finish.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe, Sierra Madre
Pure, golden clear body, with a rich large fluffy white head. Turbid carbonation. Honey and spice aroma. Slight acidity. Full bodied. Spicy bitter finish.
yngwie (14365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 33cl. Clear, golden beer with a dense, white, lasting head. Candi-sweet aroma with some banana and spice. The flavor is weak, with candi-sugar sweetness, banana and hops. Too sweet on the palate. Ok finish. (060508)
Contra (30) - USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been enjoying Belgian beers recently, so I wanted to try this one out. I was surprised to see it was only 6.6% abv, considering its strong taste & body.
Quite an unique flavor to it, strong in yeast, as well as a honey/molasses like flavor. Pours a rich golden color, and a fair amount of carbination. Overall, a well rounded brew with quite a lot to offer.
mnurda (1164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not sure why I try those belgian beers. They just don’t appeal to me. Had this one at Bistro 7 1/4 in Wpg. Just something about the Belgians that I do not like.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bright withe head don’t lasts long
dark orange-golden colour
hoppy and malty smell,smells a little bit sweet,smells spicy too,something a little bit fruity is hidden behind.
tasts hoppier than expected during smelling,but also malty and spicy,remembering me a little bit some christmas-spice blends,something fruity hidden in the taste too.
hoppy and malty-sweet aftertaste,spicy.
aftertaste lasts long.
take enough time,to drink it,don’t drink it to fast,even if it seems easy drinkable by the first tasting,the fizzy carbonation could lead one to drinking it to fast,but some interesting flavours can only be detected with a little bit of patience !
yes,i like it ! cause i like beers who don’t show me their secrets at the first view!! and i like complicated hidden flavours!
SonOfSlam (2) - USA - APR 30, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold pour, no sediment. medium-thick head, well carbonated. Medium body. Pleasant Belgian ale flavor, with a nice spicy finish. Very drinkable, probably the best beer available at my local supermarket.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color with an initial medium white head that quickly fades. Aroma is honey sweet with hints of spice. Flavor starts syrupy sweet followed by a spicy hop bitterness finishing lightly sweet and acidic with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied and watery with lively carbonation.