DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco watching Germany Vs Argentina extra time. What a crushing disappointment the knock out phases of this tournament have been. Pours typical foggy ochre with a dense slim cap. Mad Belgian aroma mingling Prosecco and strawberries, vanilla ice cream peppered with cardamom and juniper, juicy gooseberry, Triple Sec and orange wine gum hop. Soft pillowed condition, mouth bursting with peppery juniper and gooseberry. Mellow, evocatively spiced finish with good balancing hop bitterness. Far too long since I’ve drank a beer like this. Beautiful.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml typical stubby Belgian dark glass bottle. From Waitrose. Soft, creamy, sweet and yeasty. Perfumed with honey and citric notes. It’s a pleasant drinking Belgian blonde. No surprises here. Nothing exceptionally good, nor exceptionally bad. You can feel the alcohol heat on the swallow. OK. Not a huge difference between this and some strong Euro (or international) lagers, though being unfiltered and warm fermented gives this more character and flavour.
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Belgian blonde ale that gets better with each sip. Dated as a cellar release for 7-2012, got on special for $4 per four pack. Very discounted and glad I loaded up with extra. Strong beer, but smooth tasting with great hops. Great beer for the summer.
VDuquerroux (634) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in 2013/04, 33cL. Home. A clear golden orange beer with a large white creamy head. Thin bubbles. Fruity aroma (prune), herbs, spices, bread. Medium sugary sweet, refreshing bitter with an acid note. Medium body, pleasant silky texture, average carbonation, sweet finish with a warming note. Overall, a great silky/spicy/fruity belgian ale !
Renobob (1180) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Couleur blonde classique. Belgian style sans trop d'alcool présent au palais. Plutôt bien équilibrée, acide en fin de bouche. Correcte.
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Baruni’s in Baden --- just sitting there collecting dust and dated 4/2012 for cellar release date. This is an excellent offering and comes in on the sweet side without the expected dryness of some blonde varietals. Highly recommended and worth the $7.00 investment.
TH28 (251) - - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle with 4/2012 bottling date. Appearance is hazy golden with an orange hue and minimal foam cap. Aroma is very fruity, mainly apricot, apple, and melon, with a touch of alcohol. Taste is a sweet, slightly musty malt with a lot of apricot, tangerine, apple. Mouthfeel is light with a high carbonation and touch of alcohol warmth. Finishes very dry and balanced.
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle I got popped like New Year’s champagne, but didn’t fizz too much. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a fairly thick and frothy pale buff head. Flavor has fruity notes of pear and banana, plus hints of malt and butterscotch and a snip of hops. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy, average but acceptable. A truly refreshing beer to take the edge off the heat of the day.
puboflyons (2538) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fromm the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle that reads Cellar Release 7-2012. Cloudy medium amber pour with a big but soft cream colored head. The aroma are full of toasted and roasted malts, biscuit, spice, pepper, yeast, and other typical Belgian notes. Hops downplayed. Full bodied. The taste begins with the roasted malt character but swiftly evolves to a peppery more spicy finale. Ends great. Highly enjoyable.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar release 8-2012. Pours to a nice brassy amber body with a creamy starch white head and lots of moderately rapid carbonation. A bit of spotty lacing atop the glowing body. An aroma of yeast and caramel with bananas foster. Creamy too. The flavor is creamy caramelized bananas foster with light clove and clean yeasts. Balanced throughout. The palate is creamy and medium bodied, but finishes very clean. A nice beer all around. Very easy drinking.