77ships (4700) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl. bottle from a local supermarket @ home – “a masterpiece by the masterbrewer of Leffe” – uses the word master (sounds even more grandiose in Dutch trust me) a bit too much, comes in a fancy bottle and comes from Leffe – I prepared myself for something dull but I was wrong, this was not enjoyable in quite fascinating ways. Appearance is that of burned sugar amber, as clear as clear can be, bubbles visibly rising, synthetic / fake looking head. Smells of grains, rubbing alcohol, herbally sweet, wheat, lots of spelt and alternative grains, vegetable, pumpkin (the outside parts),… hmmm. Taste is sweet herbal, pumpking flesh, other grains, spelt-like, vegetable, meaty, sweetness, caramel,…. what the hell, really? Very fizzy, fascinating but I do find this quite appalling – does this bear similarities with the regular one? It has been quite a while since I had those but I remember those being more palatable than this. Grades mainly for weirdness. As Joris says in his review: “Typical AB-InBev (or any other giant): technically reproachless, yet utterly unenjoyable.”
kraddel (4260) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at het district
Pours clear blonde , small fast fading foam
Smells bad , sweet , common , uninspired
To much carbo . Typical taste ( reminder of leffe ) but more carbo and bitterness ..
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Stolen" frome Elisabetta and Manuele’s fridge in Bruxelles... Oh well, I did put some in :D. And thanks! An improved version of the Blonde or something new altogether? Let’s see. Full old gold body, clear, somewhat lasting loud white head. Aah yes, the Leffe spice is here in the aroma. Vague apple and malt too. Ok, less sweet than the regular, drier. Vague lime, chalk. Definitely slightly citric. Bitterish finish, vague, light glue. Balanced, more so than the original. What the regular should be I reckon. For a macro, thumbs up. Slightly overcarbonated though.
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde style Belgian beer, full flavoured and yeasty, similar to the regular blonde but a bit stronger
Jeroenhensen (229) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie gouden kleur in een mooie fles. Een hele lekkere en zachte smaak, erg lekker....
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear golden color, medium lasting white head. Aroma is quite spicy, slight grassy hop. Quite like the regular Leffe Blonde. Medium sweetness in taste, some caramelly malt, slight bitter. Bit sticky on the palate. It’s decent Leffe quality, but nothing spectacular. Not that I was expecting any out-of-the-box thinking, but still I had a glimmer of hope upon reading ’masterpiece from the masterbrewers’. Missed opportunity.
SVD (719) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33CL bottle at home. Honestly I don’t think this beer is that special, it is quit a standard Leffe beer, still nice though.
jvhemert (338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: dough, herbs, cereal,
APPEARANCE: clear, frothy, white foam,
TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness,
PALATE: full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: very nice blond by Leffe, with Tripel character, bit of a strong aftertaste of yeasty aromas.
Cunningham (5163) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Deep golden color with a big white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet malty, wheat and banana.
Palate: Medium body. A mild round sweetness and a light bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, wheat and light banana.
Overall impression: Nice tasty beer.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima.
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belgisch hefiger Antrunk, leicht süß. Etwas dunkler werdend, weiter hefig mit geringen aber typisch belgischen Gewürznoten. Milder Ausklang, süffig, nett. 10/11/10/10/9/10