mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, pours hazy golden yellow with a big white head. Aroma of champagne yeast, orange zest, barnyard funk and spices. Flavour of spices, lots of yeast, pepper and a champagne-like quality.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Rake thanks to Richard. Hazy gold lasting off white head. Yeasty aroma. Decent fullness in mouth. Some spice. A bit like a Belgian spicy blonde beer with elements of biere de garde.
Quack-Duck (8660) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Village de la Bière. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Fruity nose. Fruity, malty, pleasantly dry hop profile.
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 L growler at T. Mathews tasting Randers Bryghus. Creamy whte good mostly lasting head. DArk yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Nice fruity esters. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Vanilla notes! Long powerfull moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent beer.
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt, citrus and hops. Nice and smooth.
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a bit too sweet for my taste, but I clearly recognize this as a remarkable blonde. Pours with a think resilient white head and a golden body. Give it a whiff and you’ll likely find it florally and fruity, with somewhat of a grassy nose. It’s one of the sweeter ales I’ve tried recently and, after drinking half of the 75cl bottle, I grew somewhat averse its sweetness. The citrus and honey flavors seem to dominate the taste. For me, the taste is saved by a distinctly bitter finish.
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. A clear golden beer with good head and low carbonation. Nose is on resin and diacetyl like. Aroma is sweet, with a fruity yeast, well hoped with grassy and spicy aroma. Dry finish with long aftertaste a bit honey like with a nice bitterness.
Fin (8424) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Carrefour, Citi Europe, Calais, France consumed 15.01.11 Pours gold with reasonable clarity and a with a white head. Big on maltiness, fruity but a fairly non-descript beer otherwise, I’ve had this whole bottle to myself (750 ml) and whilst it was absolutely fine it was also totally unremarkable to the point that I took precious few details down. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov11 3.3
Strykzone (5621) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at an ESBLS tasting. Tasted immediately after this brewer’s Hildegarde Ambree. The two were quite different beers. This was much lighter in hue looking like a blonde. Some nice spicy pepper. Soft grain, malt and that white pepper. A blonde with a spicy attitude, very nice.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
houblon choiffe esque nose, more hopped with green citrus, light pepper. Flavor is more carbonation, yeast, banana, light celery, again very plant like. Short, dry hop finish. Too overhopped, the softness of a BdG is lost and the body thus becomes heavy.