biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a full white head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma contains a lot of fruitiness banana), some spices, some yeast, malts and a splash of hops. Flavors are yeasty, sweet malts and a bit of bittering hops to balalnce things out. Really smooth mouthfeel. Very tasty and very drinkable. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Eructoblaster (2999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with moderate carbonation and a decent white frothy head. Very pleasant and complex malty/hoppy aroma that carries various notes of bread, yeast, and fruits. Taste is robust and hides the alcohol pretty well. It ends with a long and fairly warming finish. Damn good!
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to madsberg for bringing this fantastic beer along for my first (hopefully not last) and never forgettable train tasting. Unclear golden body, with a beautiful white head; Hugh deep complex and incredible nose: citrus, overripe apple, overripe banana, some white bread and a little yeast; Huge, balanced, strong body with a great and perfect carbonation, soft and sharp at the same time; Into long buttery finish with fresh apple, orange peel, earthy spicy, some bread and a little grain. Simply amazing! I could drink so much more of this beer, which is one of the best balanced American beers I ever had.
Quevillon (2481) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bu au Mondial de la bière 06. Blonde avec beaucoup d’effervescence, collet moyen. Arome de malte assé présant. Bon goût de malte riche, un peu amère.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui persiste. Arômes de malt caramel, d’épices et de levures. Saveurs de malt caramel, de houblon amérisant, d’épices et de levures.
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. The aroma is cheesy, has lots of yeast and notes of pears and apples. The flavour is heavily of fruit - pear sweetness, yeasty, and some alcohol warmth. Nice.
Sampled this on a train from Brewday at Ølfabrikken to Københavnske Øldage 2006 on May 19, 2006. Thanks Madsberg.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Russian River. Awesome yeast-driven esters. Nice alcohol bite. Subtle background british/czech hop flavors. Extra-fermentable turbinado sugar kick helps give this a very dry finish. Best commercial example of a Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale brewed in the US. An excellent beer.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botle: This had a deep golden body without much of a head even with a vigorous pour. The aroma is yeasty and fruity with apples, pears, bananas, and a drop or two of sweet cherry juice. Very thick, creamy, and hot in the mouth despite the "modest" (for a Belgian strong) abv. Sweet malts, alcohol, and aforementioned fruits make up the flavor. The finish is dry and moderately bitter. Pretty decent.
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Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #7. Light hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Light sweet, yeasty, grassy, fruity aroma and a sweet fruity, light hoppy, dry, yeasty taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch # 7.
Cloudy yellow coloured with a white head.
Sweet aroma of fruits, spices and honey.
Sweet flavour of yeast, spices, fruits and hops.
Dry yesty and hoppy finish.