Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed golden amber saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light cardboard notes, spices, OK. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light creamy notes, a bit oxidized. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.
Yves (2524) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear goldblond coloured beer with large diminishing white head and lots of carbonation. Fruited hoppy aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is rather bitter hoppy dry, rather strong ending.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Cambrinus Brugge. Pours pale yellow with firm white head. Aroma yeasty, malt, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, low bitterness, wheat, spices. Strong carbonation. Bit boring but easy going Blonde.
Countbeer (5241) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium to bigger sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer.
Aromas of yeast, clay, some hops, some floral tones, soap, some plants, hint of citrus and a hint of sweets/peach.
Flavours of bitters, hops, plants, grass, floral tones, yeast, some citrus, some peach, crispy and getting more fruity with a bit of time and air.
Aftertaste is a mix of hops, plants, some fruit, more bitter and light
Medium carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.
Refreshing, in balance. Decent beer.
dutchbeerpages (1813) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wow, this has a very nice bitterness to it. Cloudy and an aroma of apples, just a hint. Citrus fruits but with a bitter aftertaste. Nice.
Bottle from a new wine and liquor store in Groningen: Roemer in the A-straat.
Sammy (9438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty saison, nice spiciness. Head on golden yellow. From Lueken Liquours. Dry and significant carbonation, though I think somewhat past bottle’s "posted" due date.
ekstedt (5903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl) from beergium.be. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy, earth aroma, some peppery notes, herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Maverick34 (2550) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from cannibal Yellowish pour white head. Some floral and yeast. Not too bad.
degbert (1343) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, glowing gold with a high, fine-grained. lacy cream head. Nose is lemon candy and not a whole lot else. Not much sweetness on the tongue, and very light even for a blonde ale -- substance is mostly lacking; if anything, this drinks more like a lager than anything else. As a lager, it would be acceptable; as a saison or blonde ale, it’s a weak offering. Is it decent? Yes. But lemony beer does not a Belgian experience make.
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Earthy aroma. Hay, yeast, with citrus notes. A hazy golden pour with a robust foamy, mostly lasting, white head and moderate lacing. The taste is lightly bitter. Some fruit notes initially, followed by hay and grain in the middle, with a satisfactory hoppy finish. Medium-light body with crisp carbonation. Crisp dry mouthfeel. Overall, the the taste on this one is quick with a big dry finish and aftertaste. Refreshing by itself or with food.