thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful floral nose, honeyish orange with hints of wholemeal bread. Cloying light finish. Low ether but warming.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice yeasty notes with sweet citrus and vanillan flavours. It had a creamy head and a full texture. The only problem it finished unbalanced. Much nicer on tap than out of the bottle.
Sigmund (4826) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess Belgian blonds are not my favourite style, the yeast becomes too dominant in both aroma and flavour, not least in this one. Of course it’s better than any macro swill, but give me a darker beer, please!
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cascade hops overly prominent, but still drinkable.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An origianl and complex flavour. One of my favourites beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great yeast smell. Pretty, deep golden colour, smallish head. Strong bite at first, bitter, bread like, complex. Nice finnish, complex. Always enjoyable.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had a Blond in the park here in St. Paul (yes, I mean a Leffe Blond!) This is one of my favorite picnic beers, very drinkable. The beautiful golden color is let down a bit by the almost sour note in the beginning which seems to become, as another reviewer mentioned, rather ’corny.’ However, with good bread, salami and cheese, a very good slumming Belgian.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, orange tinted golden color, moderate head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has sour and clove notes that make me think of a wheat beer. Flavor is better, retaining the clove and adding a touch of orange, again reminding me of a wheat. However, the finish brings back the sour along with unexpected bitterness. Others have mentioned this beer being out of balance, and I agree with that. A little better balance could make this better than marginally above average, as many of the components are very nice and interesting.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deceiving belgian. Tastes like wet cereals with some kind of a corn finish.