Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong ’edelbier’-style blonde ale, with off-white, dense head and hazy, deep peach blonde colour. Aroma of citrus peel, lime, rose petals, walnuts, grass, unripe peach, apple and white sugar. Fruity taste, sweetish and perhaps even a tad sugary, yeasty, with pale and slightly caramelly malt sweetness in the middle, full and smooth, warming alcohol in the end as expected, but nothing too obnoxious or astringent, sweetish and mildly hoppy. Quite okay.
tricksta_p (1504) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of fruits, citrus, sweet malt, yeast, some spices, alcohol. Flavour is quite sweet and boozy, with a pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly drinkable, but they went a little overboard with the sweetness.
caesar (5466) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Lekker Bier, 10% ABV, BB 04.05.2015, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Almost clear golden color, short frothy head. Aroma is fruity, strawberry, slight buttery, some grassy hop, spicy yeast, some high fusels, slight green apple. Quite sweet in taste, just slightly bitter, medium alcoholic. Quite sticky and sirupy. Not as dry and high on carbonation as most Belgian counterparts. Seems to be all malt and no sugar, or at least not as much as 10-15% of the malt bill. Its a bit one-dimensional, all going malty and alcoholic. Not as bad as some ratings say though, if you look at the style.
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at ABC Beers tasting. Pours hazy golden with a thick off white head. Aroma of "the strawberry milkshake hop", along with caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter with the bitterness lingering long in the finish. Medium bodied with loft carbonation. A very strange example of the style due to the hops.
jmgreenuk (5234) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is yeast and rather surprisingly raisins and a little malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter. Medium bodied with a thin texture and average carbonation. Lots of big liqourice alcohol on the palate which is totally dominating the beer. Nice to taste, but I struggled to drink the whole bottle and surely that can’t be good for a brewer?
olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110122.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of citrus fruits, yeast, spices and toffee. Flavor of toffee, yeast and citrus fruits. Nothing special.
MaartenRF10 (1639) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown amber, small white head. Aroma is some funk, malt, caramel. Taste is rather sweet and strong, with some alcohol, some hop bitterness, grass, yeast, and quite some malt. Sticky mouth feel, full body, ok carbo.
Benzai (9350) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Bottle @ home. Hazy orange color with some yeast particles in it, medium sized fairly thick white head. Smell malts, orangepeel, some yeast and a hint of sourness. Taste malts, lightly fruitpeel, alcohol, sweetness and lightly peppers. High carbonation, medium body. Unbalanced imo.
erickok (3965) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard golden body and white head. Very yeasty, alcohol, sweet red apple. Very little hop profile. Thick, oily body for a blond beer. Malty sweet taste. There is no reason to have this 11% abv, but fair enough it’s not bad. Not very good either. (33cl bottle)
Quack-Duck (8338) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from Bierkoning - bedankt! Hazy deep golden colour, syrupy consistency, small white head. Low carbonation, very malty, very sweet with hints of honey, shy resiny hops in te finish. Much too sweet for my liking.