DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly looks the part. Vivid bronze pour topped generously with rocky white suds. Candyish-metallic vapours, not to mention a pronounced woodiness. Smells like it’s been around. Superbly dry, aromatically boozy
’Blonde’ with a fine malt-hop balance. Sour, bitter and bready. A quenchingly dry finish backed up with some candyish, breadily malty afters. Complex and moreishly drinkable for a Belgian Blonde, considering how many are drenched with coriander sweetness.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Golden colour with a nice white head. Nice soft aroma of yeast, wheat, spices and little fruitness too. Nice high carbonated mouthfeel, with flavour of mild malt combined with yeast and spices in a soft and sweet harmonie. Ends up soft and very little dry.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled(330ml). -Orange/golden coloured, firm white head, flowery nose. Aroma is malty and grassy with some clover honey notes that I didn’t like too much. Sweetish dry finish.
DarkMagus (468) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color, thick frothy off-white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma, some light spiciness. Flavors of fresh apples, pears, yeast, sweet malts, spices (coriander, nutmeg), and bitter hops. Initally sticky and slightly syrupy mouthfeel, but gives way to a dry, hoppy, somewhat bitter finish. Pretty good stuff.
Sten (573) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde - amber coloured beer with a nice head. The taste is slightly bitter, with some sourness from the carbonation. A sweet and fruity aroma. (Bottle 33cl)
ALLOVATE (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty bland stuff, have to be honest. Amazed it still dwells the 3.3 for average. I’d say this is jst plain ’average’. A few months old me rating, but I’m still sharp. Into a stumpy chalice at just on cool. Hazy, deep, orangey gold with phlegmish globules of yeast (-or yeast infection!?) floating and sinking into its now ’ugh’ depths. head formed and produced well, a rocky crown an inch thick that held and laced well. Overly yeasty aroma - this smelt of a bakery at around 4AM - the only life lies in a good burst of crushed ripe oranges that tickle the nostrils. O.K., not as sharp as I thought. How about I just list my notes. Something like this:- Slightly plastic, thin, light flavours, bready, harsh in aft, raspy bitterness on edge, citrus (marmalade). Just a touch too sweet, lacks balance, golden syrup (treacle)-ish malt flavours, late vanilla. Finish is plastic, chemical. Soapy, and a touch filmy in length, alcohol shows despite strength. Nothing much here. Didn’t come together and the yeast left me needing a good ’up-chuck’ afterwards.
Those me notes, good enough!!! (33cL, BBE 06/07, The Beer Store, Morley)
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow. White head. Banana and yeast in aroma. Flavor is fruity.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with an average white head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit esters, earthiness, and caramel. Flavor of light fruit and spicy yeast.
GRM (2705) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 06 2006; eye: amber with golden reflections, big floating chunks, clear, good effervescence, nice white head made up of small bubbles, head lasts, lacing; nose: alcohol, coriander, yeast, citrusy, pepper; mouth: hops, caramel, malt, peppery hops, finale in hops-caramel with a hint of pepper, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, full body, slightly creamy texture, good carbonation; overall: better than I expected
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 06 2006; oeil : ambrée avec des reflets dorés, gros morceaux en suspension, claire, bonne effervescence, belle mousse blanche formée de petites bulles, dentelle; nez : alcool, coriandre, levure, citrique, poivre; bouche : houblon, caramel, malt, houblon poivrée, finale en houblon-caramel avec une pointe de poivre, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corsé, texture légèrement crémeuse, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : meilleure que ce dont je m’attendais
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Amber color, with white head. Aroma is yeasty with som fruit and malt notes. Flavour is yeasty, malty and light spicy. Little bitterness at he end. Good.