BlackHaddock (2898) - Shropshire, - APR 17, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sep 2010: Brown 25cl bottle, slightly out of date (by 3 months). Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand cru stemmed tulip glass, without any sediment leaving the bottle. This is another one of those ’label beers’, no brewery, just contracted out with the name ’Ploegsteert’ as a front. This is the third in the set I’ve reviewed.
Snow white bubbley head on top of a lagerlike golden, bright body.
Very little aroma, even as the beer warmed. Mostly alcohol esters with maybe hints of Belgian yeasts if I sniff really hard.
The taste seems to be more alcohol than anything else, a bit like those strong lagers that have no flavour but give you a huge headache.
Not impressed, better than the Du Bocq brewed Queue De Charrue Amber, but not as good as the Queue De Charrue Brune, which is brewed by Verhaeghe.
olliejobbins (594) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. pours a straw yellow colour with small white head. aroma is hoppy with a little yeast/dough too. nice smooth taste as a blonde beer should be. slightly bitter after taste with some yeast.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle, 6.6% version, BB 25/12/13) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of candi sugar, yeast, stone fruit, and light honey. Flavor of herbs, yeast, grass, candi sugar, dough, and caramel with a moderately dry finish.
EddyBeer1 (567) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde dorée, effervescence moyenne, col blanc crémeux persistant. Plutôt maltée avec des notes de fruits de houblons. Classique, sans plus...
RexTalionis (1985) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear golden in color with a creamy white head. Sweetish toffee, old woollensocks, some
earthy notes in aroma. Kind of sweet notes in taste, some rubber and light spicy ones in taste too. Mild,
quite soft and not that intense. Nice in its own way, just relaxing somehow. Easy drinking, smooth and enough with taste.
kraddel (1904) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light amber (?)
Good white foam
Smells grainy good carbo , malty , grainy . Nice
Arve_Christian (2469) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Golden color, good foam. Good fruity aromas, also floral notes, mild honey and good yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Very well balanced. Enjoyable
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep yellow body. Fruity spicy herbal aroma with cardamom notes. Dry fruity herbal cardamom taste with coriander notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry-sweet spicy coriander and seeds of paradise aftertaste with herbal fruity notes. Full of flavour, but drinkable even so. (0.33l bottle at Charlie’s Bar, Montpellier.)
Shaney (2356) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-gelbes Blond mit feinporigem Schaum. Primär hefiges Aroma mit Mandarine und Pfirsich. Prickelnder Antrunk. Biscuit Malz mit Frucht wiederum im Geschmack, klingt floral herb trocken aus. Süffiges Blond.
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. the aroma is full of toffee and biscuit. The flavor is oranges, grass and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Swaroga (950) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Golden with medium, white head. Nose : grains, lightly caramelised, booze, barnyard, banana, zest, apricot. Sip : strong carbonation, creamy texture. Sweet with strong fruity aromas. Unusually warming for the alcohol content. Develops sour notes with esters in the background. The hops add peppery and flower aromas but very delicate bitterness. The beer is a typical Belgian blond with the characteristics of Du Bocq Brewery like heavy carbonation with a mouthful feeling and esters. Not my type but I’ll drink it with pleasure since it has been a while I heaven’t got a Belgian blond to drink.