davidpl (435) - Santiago, - APR 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles (Paris)- September ’08.
Appearance: cloudy golden color. Medium to big head, white and very lasting.
Aroma: Floral hops, yeasty notes and fruits.
Flavor: sweetish malty start. Yeasty and reminiscences of honey and sweet-fruits like pears and apricot. Floral hoppy with light driness.
Palate: Light to medium body and low carbonation.
Remark: unbalanced sweetness, discrete.
ForlornHope (389) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle from a French supermarket. The ABV on mine says 6%, I assume it is the same beer. Pours slightly hazy blond with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma of peppery hop, lemony and slightly herbal (lovage?). Sweet to start, with a gentle bitterness. Grain base evident, some sweet fruit and more herbal bitterness. Dry finish. Well carbonated, well-balanced, refreshing and drinkable.
Alex60 (182) - - JUN 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur or, belle mousse blanche, arôme fruité, sur la céréale, goût sur le malt, fruité avec un final fruité, agréable
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, yeast, dried meadow flowers, apricot. Light bitter, fruity flavour, hops, malts. Fruity finish. Nice one!
(from 75cL bottle @ Milo’s place)
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Clear gold thin white head. Some hop and orange flavour on the aroma. It’s a bit like a spicy Belgian blond ale but lacks the esters on the aroma. Strong blond biere de garde with plenty of orange fruit and decent hop. Pretty good I thought. A bit of floral orange.
Quack-Duck (9118) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, Hyperboissons Dijon-Chênove. Hazy golden colour, white head. Incredibly lovely hop aroma. So promising. Full-bodied, delicious malty base supporting the arimatoc hops so well. The flavour is as god as the promising aroma. Bitter-sweet, malty, intensely hoppy. Delicious, delicious, delicious. I want more of it! Much more!
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@HBF. Fruity, slightly woody, berryish, pear in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Belgian yeast, pear, sweetish fruityness. Some alcohol bite. Nice.
Bozo_skeleton (989) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paille trouble petit col.
Aromes pain epices.
Corps rond légère amertume en final.
Excellente biere de garde.
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
Hazy straw, tiny tight head. Quite fruity esters in the post-pouring aromas, then something more heady or even solventy, quite sharp and almost citrussy, bergamot. Simpler in the mouth, a light graininess, and a floral hoppiness. Smoothinsh full palate if it wasn’t for quite aggressive carbonation. Better with all of the crap poured in. Solventy aspects nowhere to be seen. ot great, but does have some interesting quirkiness, and quite easily drinkable for the strength and potency.
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, yeast, some sweetness and malts.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAY 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark gold with a small white foam head.
Earthy, bready and spicy notes.
Fizzy, lack of smoothinees then carbonation disappear.
Hot alcoholic flavour hide other aromas which finally shows a basic flavoury blonde ale.