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.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice light fruit aroma. This is tasty. Has a tripel mouthfeel to it but seems a bit on the lighter side. Very tingly and bubbly. Good stuff.
Grzesiek79 (2729) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
May 2012 Cellar Release. Piloem to piwo po 17 miesiacach od produkcji i lezakowalo u mnie sporo czasu w odpowiednich warunkach. Powiem ze po tylu miesiacach piwo powinno miec pelen aromat slodowy i tak wlasnie jest. Co prawda tylko lekkie zmetnienie ale pieni sie mocno i smakuje wybornie. Jasne choc bym powiedzial bursztynowe, pasowalo by raczej Amber Belgian Ale do tegopiw. Slodowosc jest tu gora nut chmielowych wlasciwie brak. Po kilku chwilach po przelknieciu jest delikatna wytrawnosc ale to piwo jest sprytnie zbudowane, slodowe i kompletne. Ponoc wypite jako swieze ma wiecej cytrusowego harakteru. Polecam lezakowanie przynajmniej rok czasu
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Cellar Release: 4-2012.
Appearance: Hazy, amber-gold body with two full inches of airy, pillowed, near white head.
Smell: Sweetish aroma of golden syrup dotted with crumpled cookies dusted very lightly with ground spice and housing a conspicuous fruitiness.
Taste: Golden syrup coated barley ushers in a juicy orchard fruitiness of pears, peaches, and Golden Delicious apples. Slightly spicy, herbal touch nudged by the bright carbonation. Sweetish cookie/cracker vibe on the quite crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High carbonation for a lively mouthfeel.
Overall: A tasty, refreshing, spirited Belgian blonde ale. I enjoyed it quite a bit, actually.
bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dated 4/12, so it’s been aged.
Pours a crystal clear gold. Carbonation is evident, maybe a little too high for blondes. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t "cellar" my beers at 80 degrees.
Mild, sweet aroma of tree fruit (pears? apples?) with a watermelon-y bubblegum. No hop aroma at all, just pure belgian yeast.
Mouthfeel is light, silk. Not as dry as I’d expect given the carbonation.
Taste is very typical belgian. Starts with a banana bread sweetness, switches to kind of a tart apple and finishes with peppery spice.
Mine may have been a bit more "interesting" since it’d been in the high 70’s for about 3 months, but overall really loved this beer. Probably going to grab a bunch from my shop and store em at different temps, see what happens.
filipforslund (2) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tested this 2 months after it was bottled. First smell reminded me of a fruity weiz beer. Taste was very fruity and smooth. A very nice, fresh and easy-to-drink abbey style of beer. It says on the bottle that the taste goes from fruity to more aroma/complex taste over time. It is labeled up to 18 month and I have 3 bottles left so the plan is to try it again after 6, 12 and 18 months to see how the taste changes. I do recommend others to try this beer.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, 4-2012 Cellar Release. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like orange and lemon peel, peppery spice, herbs, root beer, and some green apple. It tastes like cloves, peppery spice, orange and lemon peel, bubblegum, tangerines, pears, and a bit of licorice and apple. Very yeasty. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with a good amount of soft carbonation that makes this easy to drink. I liked this brew, certainly worth trying if you’ve never had it before. $11.99 a bottle.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Cheeky Monk Denver. Hazy dark gold with a medium foamy head. Lovely dusty Belgian aroma with pear, bubblegum, apricot, and boozy doughy yeast. Flavor has some tasty blonde grains, a yeasty estery fruitiness, some light pear notes, and earthy blonde cereal games. Solid and complex for a Belgian blonde.
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.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large-sized bottle in April 2012, drank in November 2013. The beer had a hazy straw-amber color with slightly noticeable yeast and a large foamy white head that had excellent retention, lacing, and cling. Its aroma had sweet floral notes with tones of pear, caramel, and citrus, all blending together smoothly. The taste was lightly sweet and had some fruity tones, particularly apple and pear, along with a subtle sour fruity undertone. Its mouthfeel was light and modestly fluffy with a low/average carbonation profile and a dry ending. Excellent beer, thank you Eric and Kristin for sharing!