crlnts (323) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden hazy, spicy and earthy. Great yeast. Big white head. Some ethyl acetate.
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Light lemon, light spicy, light barnyard, earthy.
Appearance: Body: Clear, golden. Head: Massive, rocky, white. Good retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium malty, bready. Medium fruity, banana. Medium bitterness. Light barnyard, light sour, light spicy Dry finish with lingering sour,barnyard, and zest.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. High carbonation. Light warming.
Overall: Good, but the barnyard is detracting from the beer.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18A. Belgian Blond Ale
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una birra molto aromatica e fruttata. Corposità medio alta con forti sentori di cereali e caramello. Buoni i lieviti impiegati, ottima la persistenza
Rob_D_UK (866) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden colour with a big and lively head. Aroma is hoppy with some fruit and some sweet parfume. Flavour is mostly malty with a bitter finish.
sinte (353) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body with large, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate hoppy (orange) and malty (grains) aroma with notes of spices (coriander).
Moderate sweet flavour with light-to moderate bitter character and notes of spices.
Medium body with oily texture; average carbonation.
Bamsen78 (3315) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Le Trappiste, Brugge. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of fruit and flowers, with notes of hops and yeast and some uncanny touches of rubber. Bitter, hoppy flavour with strong floral notes and touches of malt and citrus. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste with notes of citrus. Decent but would be better without the rubber touch.
eduardovl (927) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.
A: Pours a pale yellow color with a big white fluffy head. Small retention and only few lacings left
S: Deliciously spicy. Quite sweet, reminds honey, vanilla, mellon, coriander and pepper. Orange zest. Herbs and flowery hops
T: Quite spicy beer. Malts, belgian yeasts, candy sugar, coriander, melon and pepper. Sweet upfront followed by a dry taste and a considerable bitter hoppy end
M: Heavy body, medium carbonation. Balanced sweet bitterness
O: Good drinkability. Very Belgian. Great beer
[ BA Review @ 12/25/2011 ]
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from tap and 33 cl bottle. The best known variant of Saint-Feuillien, a tripel with thick, snow white, moussy head and golden blond colour, misty. Soft character, bit bready, floral hops, restrained fruitiness, yeasty; well rounded palate. Elegant, but perhaps some more hop bitterness would not harm it.
olliejobbins (887) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 and 750ml bottles. pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with white head. aroma is flowery, citrussy and hoppy. taste is initially of hops, slightly sweet. fruity and a little yeasty. nice.
bartlebier (1884) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Poechenellekelder Bxl 09/2014 - alas, only one week before Manneke Pis would be pissing this for free. In all aspects of appearance, aroma and mouthfeel veyr much the mild & smoothest version of a Belgian tripel, well-behaved to the point of serial sessionabilty: some citrus marmelade and peach syrup join bready, suavely amped pilsner malts. Herbal, earthy hop bitterness remains subservient to the overall round smoothness. Very much the less sugary Wallonian partner to Augustijn Blond.