kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 29, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light dry malt aroma, lots of spicy and floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of cereal grain character, spicy hops, touch of spicy phenolics to go along with the hops, light bitterness from the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very special "thanks" goes out to Ed "daHammer" Hamrick for hauling this one all the way back from Belgium. Brewed to celebrate Wichelen’s 825th anniversary, but the name also translates to "bum" or "beggar" beer. Okay, so Wichelen’s infrequent socio-economic issues have brought woe, misery, and poverty to the region, but do they need a beer to remind them of that?
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright, yellow body with a tall, remarkably lasting, white head.
Smell: Faintly sweet pale maltiness wrapped in light notes of fruit and flowers.
Taste: Delicate, crisp Belgian pale malts rounded out by a medium amount of sweetness and taste of honeysuckle. Subtle fruitiness. Soft floral hop character with a very light bitterness, just enough for balance, really. Lightly sweet fruitiness on the altogether clean, smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: A beer I could simply sit and drink all day as it’s quite well-balanced and soundly refreshing. This is one bum I don’t plan on shooing away!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle: Pours a transparent pale golden with a frothy well-lacing white head. Aroma of biscuity sweet pale malts and fresh grassy hops. Starts with an effervescent mildly sweet toasty pale maltiness and some good resiny citrusy hop bitterness before a drier crisp finish. A very drinkable, well-balanced and enjoyable brew.
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I brought this back from Belgium. I was on a beer tour and our driver was from this village and brought a crate of this beer on the bus for us to drink.
A. Light malt, earthy Belgian yeast, light hops
App.Clear yellow-golden color with a thin white head
F.Sweet malt, Yeast and ample hop flavor and bitterness. Short hoppy bitter finish.
P. Medium light body, Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation
O. Easy drinking blond ale with an assertive hop profile thst balances the malt perfectly. I should have brought more back with me!.
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday 3 times tasted @ Schellebelle + Bruinbeke.
Hazy golden color, with nice white head.
Aroma sweet malts, hops, some fruits, hops.
Flavour: malts, sweet start, hops, fruits,
bitter end. Refreshing on a warm spring day, like yesterday.
Regular blonde, not bad.