bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured clear golden honey colour with a fluffy white head. Laced quite well. The initial aroma is heavily yeasty, with some grass, bubble gum and peppery alcohol notes. The flavour is slightly sweet with good finishing bitterness. The palate is of medium robustness, and a bit metallic. This slides down very easily indeed.
Sten (706) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour with a fast diminishing head. A yeasty aroma with a fruity taste with a yeasty undertone. A nice beer but I prefer the brune one. (Bottle 33cl)
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle -- Honey colored with a thick white head. Aroma has slight touch of hops and a bit of fruit. Palate is clean and refreshing. Sweet, light fruit and honey in the flavor, with some malt tones on the finish. Very nice ale.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice gold color with thick head. Flavor is malty and clean. Hop bitterness is adequate. Had this in France on tap. Very refreshing. A great ale.
TheCid (5) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent taste to a beer that packs a mighty wallop. Itís a sweeter beer, crisp and easy-drinking.
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large white head, excellent lacing, sticky and lasting. Clear light gold color. Nose is fruity with light caramel notes, lightly floral. Body is med/light with a creamy texture. Mildly sweet malts, notes of honey, pleasently fruity and yeasty. Finish is medium sweet, fruity. An easy quaff.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
To look at this beer, you might think itís a lager, maybe even a pilsner. To smell it, you might think itís a wheat beer. Taste it and youíll know itís an abbey ale. Spicy, fruity and a touch of alcohol. Went well with my steak and drank a little too quickly for the price.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, with an aroma of lemon citrus and other fruits. The taste has both the sweetness expected from a blond beer, with fruity notes, as some more unexpected bitterish flavours. It is easier to drink than its brunette sister beer.
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color with medium-sized, tan head. Banana and lemon aroma. Medium-bodied, slightly sweet, malty taste with a hint of the higher abv in the finish. All in all, a beer that is easy to drink, especially in the summer (like a wheat beer).
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent yellow with foamy white head. Nose implies sweetness and reveals some yeastiness too. A banana flavour jumps out at my tongue as does an overall spiciness which is accented by alcohol notes after a couple of sips. Leaves a pleasant feel in mouth although the alcohol starts to gain the upper hand.