Calisky (2474) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belle couleur dorée, bcp de mousse blanche. Nez leger de malt et fruit. Gout leger de fruits avec fortes notes acides et epices..longue en bouche . Bonne petillance
caesar (6613) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, BB 10/2015, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, big rocky white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, high fusels, bit flowery and earthy hop. Almost Duvel like. Soft bitterness in taste, bit dry, fruity, hint of grainy malt. Quite typical strong belgian blonde, but very well balanced and without metallic oxidation notes or overfuselly high alcohols. Good brew.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazed yellow with a fat head of fizzy off white foam that pops noisily and slowly leaving a thin layer of loose bubbles on top. A we sheet of lace falls back into the beer with each sip. The nose is heavenly with a strong yeast funk, a deep fruitiness like sweetened apricot and a bit of pepper and spice. Taste is sparkling. The carbonation sparkles, the fruits glow softly and sweetly and the malt is a touch of light brown sugar. A bit of lemon shows up as the beer warms. There is a mild peppery bite to finish this one off dry and with an aftertaste that is like from a sweet pastry. Right before the swallow the yest imparts a bit of sour or crushed aspirin but it’s not too strong or forceful and it really heightens the finish of the beer.
The warmth you feel from drinking this beer is not from alcohol but rather from the baked fruit sweetness and from the complexity in the yeast. This yeast is bit funky, a bit dry, a bit earthy and imparts that sour dough rising smell to the beer that I just love. A bit of wood too and I just did a paragraph on the yeast alone! The fruits and their complexity along with a delicate yet present mouthfeel are the reward to the palate and this beer is an instant favorite.
rondphoto (3986) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ A Taste of Belgium / Cincinnati OH --- Cloudy glowin g golden amber with a 3" white head, streaks and bits of lace. Taste is strong wheat and malt with citrus and coriander. Light fizz and bitters join in at the finish to bring things into a beautiful balance. Strong, clean, well-balanced, excellent brew. High recommendations.
tricksta_p (3371) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve noticed St. Feuillien as a very fine Belgian brewery before, and this brew manages to confirms my opinion. Tasty aroma of light fruits, yeast, citrus, spices ("Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices." Uhm, yeah.). Flavour is medium fruity sweetness with only a hint of the alcohol inherent to this beer. Actually, it’s a surprisingly easy drinker (watch out!).
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its like a semi sec champagne but with a nice hoppy touch and some quality malts.
DocLock (9877) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Blue Dog. Pours turbid gold with frothy white head. Nose is orange marmalade, earthy funk, hops. Tastes of yeasty fruit, candi sugary malt, fruit, hops. Complex flavor and finish.
ST247 (493) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @home. Pours light golden with a white, bubbly foam. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and fresh. Fruity taste, light bitterness. Actually a really nice one.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: grains, fruity, hoppy.
TASTE: grains, bitter, dry
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-02-08. Crisp bright yellow body with a large foamy white head. 3++ Aroma is lightly alcoholic, pale malt. Flavour is relatively alcoholic, sweetish pale malt core, mild bitterness grows in the finish amplified by the alcohol. Average plus bodied palate, effervescent carbonation suits it. Pretty decent take on the style, alcoholic shows itself just a touch more than I would like even if it is suitable for the style. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto