JPDIPSO (5299) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When they say golden they mean it. I was expecting a somewhat dark brew. truly golden color with a tall fluffy off white head. Very thin aroma. Yeast, old vegetables and light alcohol. Aromas somewhat like plum brandy. Lighter flavors as well, For once, it pains me, I have to agree with austinpowers, too much alcohol without enough substance to back it up. A belgian malt liquor.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma.Medium dark golden appearance with good head and white suspended particles.Thick feeling bready,creamy,slight tropical fruit sweetish dry flavor.Dry hoppy finish.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex beer and on the more expensive side but well worth it. A beer that I could drink again and again.
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clean, blond with an impressive meringue like head. Banana and clove aroma with a hint of honey. Taste is honey with a hoppy aftertaste. Like a duvel but a little thinner in body.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit dissapointing for a Belgian. Aroma is promising enough, with hints of banana and spice. Pours big white head and is golden in color. Seems a bit thin on the palate and the flavor lacks the depth of soul of the big Belgians. Not worth the large price I paid.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour a medium golden amber with a small, fizzy white head. Aromas of earth, soap, alcohol. Also, big citrus nose, but not nasty-hoppy citrus. Dryish finish that is more citrus sour than bitter. There's a wee bit of alky in hereah. Like having a monkey foot in your mouth. 750 mL with git yo slizzered. Flavor balances out as it gets warmer and you get drunker. Filthy monkey feet.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this beer because of the bottle. Beer pours (in Chimay glass) an orange golden with small head, maybe 3/8's inch. Better looking than some other blondes. Aroma is of corn and straw. Flavor has a bit of honey, but more pine, and then some more straw - nothing very strong, not too much to taste here, but a decent brew. Nothing special. Very drinkable, no hint of alcohol. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle is beyond cool. Clean it and use it for your own brew. Good golden beer. Fruity flavors. Tight head. Cool bottle is worth it.
Cobra (1100) - - JUN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strange 500ml bottle with a pry off cap & a flip top cap as well. Stoneware bottle, not glass. Poured out a light golden -orangish color, with a tight, white head. Aromas mostly of tropical fruits, papaya, guava, pineapple, kiwi fruit, some banana, and anise.
Tastes rather strong at first, like licorice, with a fruity background. Strong malt flavors as well. Peppery tang to it also. Finishes dry, but sweet. A really nice Belgian beer in my book. Too bad it's so expensive. $10 for a 500 ml bottle.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok Belgian ale. Flavor is slightly sour, spicy, and hoppy. Finishes dry and slightly bitter.