Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter golden with a dense white head. The aroma picked up lots of banana and clovey esters over bready malt and a touch of honey.. strong peppery overtones as it warmed up.. smelled good. The flavor found apricot, banana, white pepper, and a kiss of ginger over mostly bready malt.. lightly tart fruits and a heavy dose of yeast (clove and banana mostly) came back for the finish along with sweeter malts. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. sufficiently dry.. good stuff.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Waitrose, Willerby. Hazy orange gold, big fluffy and sustained white pillows of foam. Pleasantly fruity in the nose with a heady yeastiness and hints of a peppery spiciness, some apple notes and a touch bready, in the mouth it has an initial spicy sweetness that becomes fruity and slightly citric before a flourish of bready yeast bitterness. Finish is bitter and sweetly yeasty with some spirity retronasal alcohol lingering.
SarkyNorthener (1311) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ocado. Cellar release march 2013. Hazy orange beer with medium head. Aroma of yeast, cloves and banana. Taste is yeast, some spice, sugar and peppery malts. Soft and medium bodied on the palate. Very nice.
jamestulloch (994) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing marks. Aroma of maple syrup, spice and yeast. Flavour of wood, honey, corn flakes and warm spices. Thin body with an oily mouthfeel. Average fizz. The sweetness quickly becomes cloying.
Fin (6902) - 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 (114) - 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 (593) - 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 (108) - 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 (787) - 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 (1392) - 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 (29) - 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!