JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In many bars throughout Belgium, there are only two or three beers available and this is the better of them. Because of the corporate omnipresence, it’s easy to forget that this beer--while unremarkable--is solid. Creamy head does last. Aroma is faint vanilla and caramel. Vanilla and spices stronger in flavor, with light malt in the background and low hop presence. Too sweet, but quaffable.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of banana, citrus,light spice and a hint of straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, carmel, spice and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp spice finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter in color with a yeasty, sweet aroma. Taste is smooth, but a bit too creamy & fruity. Not bad for a mass-produced Belgian brew.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) Pours an brownish gold and has a slight sweet smell of pure water. Smooth, biscuity slightly acidic, and wonderfully balanced. Close rival to Duvel. No unpleasant flavors of soap and chalk that imitators have; a great beer!
ScoWRee (409) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Tastes of clove, hops, malt, sweet, light carbination. A solid Ale.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 11.2 ounce bottle poured a sparkling clear copper colored beverage with a modest, creamy, white head that was fully lasting and left great lacing on the glass. The aroma was sweet, fruity and spicy. There were notes of vanilla, rock candy, orange, pepper and coriander present. The body was medium=full with a soft, smooth carbonation and a creamy texture. The flavor starts off with a medium sweetness that turns dry gradually so that the finish leaves a crisp, dryness at the end. There is a subtle earthiness behind the sweetness as well and a nice alcohol warmth too.
tomer (2772) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 Re rate 27/02/09
0.75L bottle, small stable head, orange coloue with yellow taint, aroma of vanila and apricot with a touch of spiciness. taste of citrus and dried apricot with a touch of vanila. A good though not outstanding everyday belgium ale.
0.75L bottle, amber colour, darker then i remember it .small head, seems unbalaced, quite dissapointing, maybe a bad bottle. 6/3/6/2=2.5
garthicus (2889) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely white, frothy head. Nicer on draught but the bottle will do just fine. If you can get it in Belgium fresh, all the better.
Leaves you wanting more
Brix (648) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 2007-03-20. Fresh bottle, 33cl. Nice clear, dark yellow colour, with a beautiful white head. Aroma of cloves. Taste is fresh and balances well between hops and malt, Lotsa cloves in the tast too - especially in the finnish. This is a good beer - especially for a hot summer day! It’s one of my favourite blonds!
Hamirubi (541) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour and a great appearance in glass or bottle. Very enjoyable taste, but not that full in taste like the brown variant.