Sten (596) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark blond beer with a fast diminishing white head. Aroma is malty and spicy. Flavour is malty, acidic (carbonation) and medium sweet. Average beer. (Bottle 33cl)
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/6/2014. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, lemon, orange peel, banana, honey, bread, clove, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, orange peel, bread, honey, banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, bread, honey, clove, pepper, light banana, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian blond ale. All around nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. No complaints at all really; a very enjoyable offering.
stevoj (1701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very, very sweet ale, aroma and taste of honey. Bland appearance, no head, no bubbles...bad bottle? Perhaps. If I can get another sample, I’ll re-rate this one.
goozen (2721) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cafe Schommelen, Leiden: Sitting on a swing insted of barstool. Blond coloured brew with an more spicy touch than the regular mass produced Blond beers.
mike67 (733) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours deep golden with thin white, long lasting head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of barnyard yeast, ripe pears and biscuit malt. Body is full and smooth. Taste is very spicy, fruity with biscuit malt and caramel in the background. Finish is long and spicy. Excellent brew.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at De Paas. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, light banana, yeast and light caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle pours golden thin white head. Aroma is sweet malts, bananas and bread. Taste is sweet, yeast and bananas.
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Jeroenhensen (159) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Niet veel bijzonders dit blond biertje. Prima smaak, maar geeft weinig mond gevoel. Te makkelijk
Osprey87 (1158) - London via, WALES - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apr 2012 - Draught at Pigs Ear Richmond - OK. Didn’t take a note. Oct 2012 - draught again, Wetherspoons off Fleet St. Banana sweetness, nice and drinkable, similar flavours to a decent wheat beer. Slight bitterness. Enjoyed it more than the first time, and would give it another go.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is bit weak. Taste is decent Belgium blond beer, short aftertaste. (Velp 201302)