Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange colored, fizzy off-white head. Yeast and fruit penetrates the aroma with tones of straw. Quite sweet and syrupy. Flavor is bittersweet malty and hayish with sweet fruity notes and a touch of alcohol. The taste is all right, but generally I find these blonds to sharp and rather unbalanced. It is probably just not my style of beer.....
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 02/2005)
Hazy orange-brown color with lots of CO2. Good foamy off-white head, lace. Aroma is malty, slightly fruity with grapefruit and raisins. Carbonated, quite dry mouthfeel. Quite thin bodied with hints of toffee, malts and alcohol. Dry oaky finish.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Bottle. Aroma is malty and grassy/grainy. Amber colour, slightly cloudy. Big white head with serious curtains, like whipped cream. Nice flavour, malty and strong. Vinous with some dried fruit. Yeasty. 4 3 8 3 17
Bottle, 7%. Dusty aroma. Hazy dark golden colour. big stable off-white head. The flavour starts off watery, but there is some hay, yeast, clove and spice later. 5 3 6 3 15
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Dusty. Fluffy off white head. Yeast, fruit, malt and some spices in the aroma. Not very distinct, but still pleasant. Flavour is fruity, sweet, yeasty, and has a nice touch of berries. Is light bitter and fruity in the end. Smooth mouthfeel.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden colour with off-white head. Aroma has a sweet and spicy touch. Flavor has a fruity maltiness with oranges.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a medium hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Small particles. Strong spicy & malty aromas with citris undertones. Tastes of oranges & spices. Sweet with a light bitter after taste.
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tongerlo Christmas Dubbel Blond
Gold color. Very simple aroma; the flavor as well is not really interesting; reasonable body strength, spicy (coriander), with a quite strong final bitterness; and clearly not a Christmas beer.
SilkTork (5432) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. BBE March 05. Fullish mouthfeel with some alcohol felt, but not dominant. A blonde ale. Yeasty flavours. Prickly carbonation. Decent quality, but not exciting.
jonas (6177) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, low head no carbonation.
Mainly fruity flavors, especially banana ( and a little bit prunes), it actually got very close to a weissbier.
Slightly vineous notes as well and with a
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An exception Christmas Dubbel. Smooth fruity taste with a blond duppel taste. Clear orange color with a moderate white bubbly head. Poor lacing but a good flavor. Slightly hoppy but overall an exceptional ale.