jgb9348 (3962) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perfectly amber in colour with an incredibly nice looking off-white head. Apples, malt and a bit of sweetness comprise the aroma. Medium-bodied; Some sweet flavours, very clean taste with a mild malt taste; Coats the mouth nicely; Overall, a decent beer, I was expecting a litte more though. I had this on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 20-October-2003.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not that high in strength as many other Belgians, this gives the brew a more beer-taste than many of the others that have more similarities to Barley Wine.
omhper (17448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival.
Deep golden with small creamy head. Dry and caramelly. Notes of grass and toffee. Rather clean. Pretty good, but not overly complex.
RichardGretton (4015) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick looking Belgium blond with a very constant frothy head. Very vineous aroma, watery and slightly fruity flavour. Overall an average Belgium blond ale.
JorisPPattyn (7300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More amber-orange as blond. Very abundant white to cream-coloured head, going down lacey. Nose of candi sugar, caramel, herbal. Light bitterish taste, and very grainy character at the same time. A bit tart - not hoppy. Whiff of mushroom/fungae. Light, but not watery mouthfeel. No stickyness or alcohol. Little aftertaste. This is a very delicate flavourprofile. My objection is that it misses hops. Give it a hopkick and you'll end with a Belgian equivalent of a nice bottle-conditioned best bitter.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very yeasty in the nose, carries through the whole beer. Sour, yet not bitter. Not to my liking.
larsniclas (4981) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2004 Bottled.A bit cloudy and a distinct yeasty aroma.
Yeast in the flavour too. Some sweetness.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow body. Dominating yeast in the aroma. Oily palate feel. Too sweet in the taste.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Draught. Golden colour. This is very sour beer. Short sharp sour taste that just peters out in your mouth. Not my style, but I wouldn't discourage others from trying it.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is apple and slightly acidic. Taste is Belgian yeast, apple, and definite alcohol. Finish is astringent, detracting from the flavor. Fairly carbonated, a bit too much for my liking.