MarkoR (622) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful super blonde colour with a very generous white head. Aroma of fruits, orange. Flavour is fruit, spices, malt. Very good.
rgfellow (100) - - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden with sizable, finely bubbled head and lacing. Aroma is all Belgian - fruity esters and unmistakable yeast profile. Taste is fruity - booze is well masked. Dry finish.
DrWally (50) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at home, from a bottle. sweet smells, reminds me of something that I cannot immediately label (caramel?). Nice golden color, crystal clear, thick head. very very good.
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Fruit esters and Belgian yeasts. Pale yellow and effervescent and thin head. Rich and thick, little booze, hay and more fruit esters. Strong Belgian flavours, rich body in a champagne like look.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tfredvik (1297) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost completely clear lovely golden colour with a huge, white, creamy head that after a while starts forming long-lived big bubbles that laces the glass well. A wonderful, strong and crisp aroma with acidic fruits, apple and Belgian yeast, with notes of spices, sweet honey and lemon in the back. The taste is light to moderate sweet with a moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Some of the sweetness lasts into the aftertaste, accompanied by very light acidic hints. Delicious, complex and strong flavours of lightly ripe and acidic fruits, grape, lemon, Belgian yeast, spices ("Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices". Blah blah!), sweet honey and a healthy dose of alcohol. The alcohol is not at all hidden, but it’s clean and a natural part of the flavour profile. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Medium body, oily texture with a moderate dry finish, moderate to lively carbonation. A lovely beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 11 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sugar, fruit, orange, alcohol, malt. Flavour is fruit, yeast, orange, spices, malt, alcohol, hop. Nice beer.
EddyBeer1 (1011) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Blonde assez claire, très belle pétillance, mousse bien crémeuse. Assez maltée, ronde en bouche, pétillance agréable, houblonnée sur le retour.
mike_77 (3634) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale blond with thin lacy head. Aroma is quite delicate with light citrus and overall sweet fruitiness. Medium to high carbonation. Slightly numbing as if there’s some clove present although it states that it’s not spiced. Generally quite sweet, citric and yeasty.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
May 4, 2013
The beer pours a translucent pale gold colour with a generous white cap that quickly dissipates. Aroma is light fruits, grains, yeast, and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is yeast, grains, and some light fruits. Quite refreshing for a 9.5% Belgian blonde.
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pineapple, citrus, light yeast, light spice and a hint of banana. Palae was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, pepper and a hint of vanilla with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.