DJoer (933) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange colour medium white head, apple sour smell but delicate, medium bitter and carbonation, honey/flowery taste
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle. Golden colour, frothy white head. Aroma of orange, peach and yeast. Taste is ok: citrusfruits and hops. Finish slightly bitter
Bosskie (555) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful clear red-copper beer with nice carbonation and head.
Smell is peachy citric. Some bread. Classic Belgian stuff.
Mouty bitter taste. Salty. Bit too dry. Alcohol-free-like taste. Yo can tell it’s made by Lindeboom.
bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
30cl bottle, Dutch sampler from Bierenco deliberately hit at coronation day. - sweet Leffe-style honey malt profile clashes with fizzy carbonation, fine and assertive spicy Tettnang hops. Results in a sweet beginning, sticky palate and bitter, slightly alcoholic aftertaste: odd and unbalanced. +points for quality ingredients, -for unhappy syntax.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body orange. It smells citrus, creamy fruity bit avocado, hoppy-fruity, yeasty. The taste is aromatic, hoppy, malty, refreshing, citrus, fruity. Nice ine! 11/11/11/12/11/11
Douberd (3074) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
300 ml bottle at home, poured into my tulip glass.
Two fingers of soapy white head, with very good retention after it loses hald of its initial height. Lots of bits and pieces floating around after my hard pour. Colour is deep orange golden.
On the aroma yeast, some alcohol, hops and peach. Rich and full, somewhere on the back some malts too.
Taste is quite sweet and malty, which in combination with the high alcohol make this beer taste like an imperial pils. Not necessarily bad, but lots of the elements on the nose are gone and only the alcohol and the malts , now much more pronounced, have remained. Thankfully, it leaves a bitter aftertaste with lots of hops.
Medium body, carbonation slighty above average, just a bit dry on the palate.
Now, this is not anything very special, but it’s an honest blond strong beer. It won’t make you love it but it won’t disappoint you either.
MaartenRF10 (1670) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Clear orange blond, fading white head. Aroma of yeast, bread, hay, herbs and orange fruit. Taste is yeast, orange fruit, malt and something artificial and some alcohol. Quite sweet but with some hop bitterness. Ok beer.
pivnizub (9167) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Golden, clear but a light haze visible, small - nevertheless persistent - creamy off-white head, orangey-fruity nose, some grainy tartness in the background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and relatively soft; a slight alcohol-burn shows up in the sweet and bitter finish. Nothing wrong with this archetypal belgian Blond...
Martinus (3574) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange golden colour, big firm white head. Malty aroma, light fruity. Pronounced yeast. Quite sweet flavour, slight bitter hops touch. Bit of marmalade. Quite silky mouthfeel, Short but medium bitter finish.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
BlackHaddock (4735) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl Bottle: best before Apr 2013, poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru badged tulip @ home on 7th Nov 2012.
Nice looking beer: light amber body that is clear and bright, on top a full, deep foaming head which although shrinks, does try and hang around for a while.
Malty nose of sweet molasses, some yeast notes too.
This is a fairly sweet Blonde and she knows it: biscuity, shortbready malts with a summer orchard of fruitiness along with the blossom. I prefer this sort of beer to the sour or bitter types and this Dutch Blonde and I would get along just fine at any time of the year, any where in the world.