fraz (35) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Packaging and Serving - Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a bolleke glass
Aroma - Intense and fairly persistent. Bubblegum, ripe fruits, belgian yeast.
Appearance - White thick creamy head. Hazy golden color.
Mouthfeel - Intense taste. Over carbonated. Medium body. The beginning is sweet and malty. Little acid and metallic notes.
Aftertaste - Quite persistent aftertaste. Ripe fruit, alcohol, and yeast (excessive).
Overall impressions - Too yeast and alcohol presence. Too carbonated
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DrSilverworm (4065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to taster at Cincinnati Beer Fest 2013. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin white head. Couple bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Sort of crisp. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Caramel malt, light spicy, good belgian yeast character. Some burnt sugar. Alright belgian ale.
viktorvee (470) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some wheaty, banana bubblegum notes in that familiar belgium blonde way, then grain, not a huge aftertaste. Fizzy. OK.
bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle from giant eagle. Golden color. Medium head. Aroma of Belgium candy, grain, Belgium yeast. Coriander notes. Dry. Above ave carbonation. A bit funky musk. Not bad.
aaroncoop (14) - Tiburon, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mild sweetness, hoppy, with a firm head. No aftertaste or alcohol flavor. Excellent smooth.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts off smooth and sweet, just a little pilsner sweetness. Turns to esters quickly, breaking in with fruitiness. Finishes clean and smooth with just a little of the citrus flavors hanging on. Turns very dry in the finish.
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity pear aroma. Tall frothy, lasting head. Flavor is sweet with hints of fruit, yeast and candied malts. Very light, sweet finish. Alcohol content is well hidden in this Blonde Ale.
tderoeck (3624) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20/VII/13 - 33cl bottle from the Augustiner abbey (Gent) @ home - BB: 20/VI/13, release date: X/2011 (2013-655) Thanks to Yuang for the bottle(s)!
Clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: grains, bit metallic, grassy hops, sweet, sugary, banana, candy. MF: lots of carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: ltos of banana, citrus, grassy hops, bit metallic, bit sweet, fruity, sugary, spices. Aftertaste: nice bitterness, (over)ripe banana, almonds, bit sugary. Was very surprised at how good this beer actually was. Probably the ageing has something to do with it.
Koskela (193) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A german pils smell with a bit of sweet maybe banana smell. Almost a banana bread kinda smell. The beer is a cloudy blonde color with a white head. A nice chewy bisciuty yeasty slightly bitter slightly sweet beer. Its a medium heavy body with a bit of banana nut flavor. Heavy in carbonation like it should be.
Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 8/2012. Opened 8/2013
Poured a finger of foamy head on a almost clear, medium straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is mild overall. Slight dry grain and fruit smell.
The taste has a mild bitterness and a touch of apple with some fizzy texture. No real depth.
The carbonation is moderate with a crisp body.
A bit of a disappointment. A nice fizzy drink but no real flavor to aroma.