Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle not sure where from possibly Terre de Boissons, Calais but equally could be from Barry? 7th March 2014 Pours gold filmy white head, bit sweet none too exciting I’m afraid. Far too safe and unexciting, its fine but I was hoping for more. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Beertobealive (316) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large foamy white head with light lilies flavors. Clear regular orange body. Taste displays smoky malts, a bit strange for a light beer. Some sweetness also but short in taste.
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Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy light amber with 2 finger thick white head.
Aroma: Corn, syrup, candied orange peel, biscuit and pepper.
Taste: Medium sweet and sourness with low bitter.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, dry abrupt sweet, sour syrup, peppery biscuit, fruity finish.
Comments: Ok and glass lace. It has the aroma and taste I associate with rice adjuncts.
Mjp12 (573) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard Belgian blonde, decent, but not special. Hazy orange colour, Quite a sweet finish .
Gachupines (997) - USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2012. Appearance is cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is mildly fruity with a with a hint of banana and spice. Flavor is slight spice with a slight funkiness from the yeast.
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doughy, sugary, and apple core infused aromas. Blond hazy looks, moderate carbonation, 2012 bottling seems intact. Hollow sweetness, honey maybe, not really tart or sour although it’s getting there. Mellow body, really dries out towards the finish. Nice mid weight blonde.
matstrange (80) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 2012 release bottle. The head when poured is insanely huge and creamy. Typically Belgian flavour but smoother than other abbey beers. Packs a punch at 7% but is oh so worth it!
spacecube (1127) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours golden brown with a small bubbly white head Caramel malt with coriander spice and with a good balance. Bottle advises this is brewed with 3 different yeasts but I can’t detect much unusual yeast flavour. A decent belgian blonde beer, well crafted and of good quality.
Banksiz (46) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Released August 2012. Mallty-clove-apple nose. Slightly sweet, light bitterness, a pleasant touch of sourness. Overall, a pleasant Belgian blonde. Perhaps beginning to decline at 18 months’ aging.
floydian1 (1104) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather elegant corked and wired brown bottle with frosted branding on the glass (75cl). Pour is hazy golden with a small white head and soapy lace. Aroma is straightforward honey sweet malts with bready yeasts and a slight citrussy presence. Taste is similar with a lightly herbal bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied and oily with spritely mouthfeel. Acceptable, like a more refined and less sweet Leffe Blonde.