ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark golden, big white head. Estery aroma of banana and oranges. Spicy banana flavour, notes of white bread and green grapes. Yeast and banana in the short aftertaste.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Orange/amber colour with a big off-white head. Nose and taste is spicy and fruity with hints of citrus and berries (raspberries). Sweet, but not too sweet, and with a drier, bitter finish. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Nice enough, but not brilliant.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an above average Belgian Ale with that strong, all-malt graininess. The sweetness is medium and there’s the slightest citric hint, but, all in all, the hops are sadly nonexistant. The pour is a standard, Belgian blonde with a slight orange tint.
Skinnyviking (6231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Off-white creamy goood-looking and lasting head. Golden unclear body. Fresh fruity hops aroma. Sweet orange caramel flavor.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Reddish amber colour, big foamy head. Aroma of fruits, sourness and hops. Flavour of fruits, hops and sourness. Still kind of (un)pleasantly sweet. This is one of the beers which are not crap, yet I don’t like it too much. HArd to say if it’s very good or bad.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is minimal but sweet. Taste is sweetish malts, with some light corn notes.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour with a massive white head. Aroma was sweet and yeasty. The taste was masked by the metallic tang of aggressive carbonation, but eventually emerged as a pleasant, sweet orangey confection with some fruity sourness to balance.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best head ever. Poured clear gold with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, candy sugar, and spice. Taste was very understated. Typical Belgian-sweet, with a nice malty back.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Mardsous Abbey, April 2005. Golden ale with a white head, thick and froathy. Aroma of candy sugar, ornages and spices. A lighter variety than remembered, but with hops and light alcohol coming nicely, fresh and coriander coming out more with the Maredsous cheese tartinade. Memories!
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 Tap. Deep golden, big eggshell head - very handsome looking in proper glassware. Sour apple-peel aroma. Thin, slick mouthfeel. A bit of bubblegum, bananas, sweetness, somewhat yeasty. Lactic and undesirable finish. Doesn’t go well with crappy nachos.