Fukito (765) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color, with a creamy looking head. Nice Lacing. Taste is very rich, although neutral at the same time. From inital looks, it doesn’t seem to have much body, but in taste it is full flavored. A really noble brew, although mass produced, seems to keep the mistique of abbey beers.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of banana, yeast and malt. Flavor is mildly sweet, fruity, malty, and rich. Smooth and creamy, and a bit salty. Spicy hoppy finish. Very Nice! I like it. Extra points for low price ($8.99 a six). these will go fast.
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark golden color, frothy head, malty flavor... a good beer not one of my favorites but I’d drink it again!
TaktikMTL (5948) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 330 ml. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes, de foin et de fleurs. Apparence: Couleur blonde orangée. Moyen col blanc mousseux. Carbonisation moyenne. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits et de sucré. Durée de l’arrière goût moyenne. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture laiteuse. Carbonisation moyenne. Arrière goût de fruit. (Rating #115)
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Draft, snifter. Straw/gold hue. No variation in color. Tall, white, frothy, lasting head leaves great lacing. Banana, hay, flowers, bread aromas. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Clean aroma and flavor. The bottom line is: So it’s not the most complex, but hell, it tastes like BANANA NUT BREAD!!! I was expecting to slam this, but I can’t. Maybe I just had that one glass out of a million, but it was pretty damn good.
I’ve had a few bottles now too...it’s still pretty damn good in my book. A little more acidic in the bottles.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’d only drink Leffe Blond if it was the only Belgian beer I was likely to see for a very long time.
It has a very ’industrial beer’ quality to it--lacking in charm, style or distinctive flavor. It’s also hoppier than usual for an abbey beer--as is it’s stablemate Stella Artois in the lager category.
Aside from availability, I see nothing to recommend this puppy.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice golden color with a floral rose aroma. Some honey notes in both the taste and the aroma. Again another sweet malt beer, but better tasting than some of the others I have tried.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Active gold color with some shiny orange and a big white head that produces nice lacing. The aroma is a tad sour with light malt and a hint of yeast. Also some nice fruit in the clean aroma. Velvete smooth feel, sweet malts and a sizeable yeast feel and flavor. Good clean sweet finish.
kyuss (21) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite of the not-so-strong beers if freshly tapped. Very smooth, accessible taste, a bit sweet.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now available as a regular in Wetherspoons. Great ale. Warm and spicy with an attractive glow. Very refreshing. And quite heady. This will catch up on you. Not a session beer.