abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow golden with white frothy head. Aroma is like a Belgian blonde (the beer) fresh and spicy, clove and flowers. Flavor is lightly bitter. It is light to medium bodied. Had it with shrimps with lemon and mayonnaise on white bread. A good match which adds a decimal to the overall impression.
Holmen1 (2866) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fransk blondine, Biere de garde. 0,75 flaske 6,9% fra polet. Smaksrik og ganske lettdrikkelig, men litt for tørr og med skarp bitterhet.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: It pours a clear golden beer with a beautiful white head. Aroma: Hoppy with hints of sage and lemon peel. Rather strong. Belgian yeast character. Flavor and palate: Good bitterness. Lemon peel, quinces and sage appearing. Flowery. Complex. Rather full bodied. Wonderful long bitter finish with hints of lemongrass and sage. Overall impression: Deeply pleasant. A very nice surprise.
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange brown pour with a thick white head. Sweet citrus, brown sugar and musty aroma. Smooth sweet, slightly fruity with just of a hop bite. Very good.
RexTalionis (2703) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 17.7.2014. Pours pale amber in color with a small bubbly white head. Light earthy notes and some nuttyness in aroma. Flavor has same nuttyness with some light bitter grassy notes. Nutty and some cellar notes in aftertaste.
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Carrefour, Calais. This is a golden beer with earthy, toffee and spicy notes with a slight floral and caramel finish.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, february 7th 2013. Deep golden body, big white head. Aroma of orange peels, grain, caramel, spicy yeast. Thick body, taste is malty, with hay, leather, alcohol, good mouthfeel, medium bitterness, and a sweet and warm aftertaste.
Quevillon (2567) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière #9 au Mondial 08 (28/5/08), bouteille. Blonde brumeuse, petit collet. Arome de malte légèrement épicé, un peu d’agrume. Goût d’agrume épicé, malte doux et peu amère. Une autre bonne petit bire française au Mondial 08!
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rusty gold. Alluringly creamy and persistent white foam. Rustic yet brightly fruity nose of minerals, dusty yeast, toasted hay, aniseed, dried pineapple, cotton candy, and herbal hops. Whiff of sulfur lurks in the background. Dense and fluffy carbonation. Considerably mouth-filling with a well-rouned lagerlike fullness. Snappy minerals gently lift the rich yet pristine cakey malt base while lending vivid definition and crispness. Residual sweetness teases the palate as it deposits shades of cotton candy and cake to create a magical alliance with the dusty yeast. Yeast coats the palate with a pillow-soft doughy element while the malt flutters about, expressing ample flavor and a tongue-hugging powdery textures with suggestive toasted hay notions. Baked apple flabbiness remains distant enough so as to not weigh down the immaculate attenuation or overshadow the array of subtleties too much. Peppery notes shyly exude throughout, adding yet more layers of nuance. Finishes continually dusty and mineralic, with an artfully subdued punctuation of flavorsome hops which seamlessly morph into a well-polished spicy and herbal bitterness. Beers like this are among the most difficult to craft. This is an exquisite work of art, chock-full of spellbinding subtleties combined with rustic allure and character.
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour dark blonde thin white head lots of sticky lacing ...... fruity years and hoppy floral aroma .... sticky taste of citrus and floral hops, light sweet malts and fruity yeast with a nice peppery bite and a dry bitter hop finish ... a well balanced beer nice fresh hop and yeast flavor very sessionable