WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle - Pours a hazy gold with a little white head. Smells of yeast, must, funk, spices, wheat. Taste is similar to a regular Belgian blonde, but less sweet. Yeast, clove, banana, very crisp and slightly dry. Not fantastic, but better than most.
Slipstream (2319) - USA - DEC 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Bottle at the lovely Cafe de Bruxelles in New York City, served in an amazing fat-bellied glass, with a plate of delicious moules frites. Fresh, fruity aroma and very nice flavor, similar to a blonde. Hints of clove, banana, coconut. Very nice! Had it again a couple of times since my original 2007 rating - the fresh, fruity notes are not always present, but it is still enjoyable. I did have to take a couple of points off.
Poobah (349) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant floral aroma. Dark honey color. Light head retention. Malty intro with full, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Significant alcohol presence in the finish with sweet overripe banana notes.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very fruity aroma. Huge frothy, white head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear yellow body. Heavy bitter initial flavor. Medium palate.
BelgiskOlklub (1000) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl. golden, clear, rocky head. Rather sweet but also well balanced. Lightly spiced. It has a medium body and average carbonation. A long finish with alcohol in the clearly present.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep hazy gold with a thick tan head. The aroma is of yeast, banana and raisins. Swirls around your palette with relative ease, releasing its plethora of flavors. Creamy banana and yeast up front with a lovely warming alcohol on the way down. Simply wonderful.
alexanderj (3462) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; poured a rich gold with a large white head. Aroma was very nice; of yeast, fruit, orange/citrus and spice. Flavor was very, very good. Had characteristics of a good hef or wit, just amped up a bit. Flavor had sweet sugary components; zesty orange and citrus hints; some mild spicing; and a nice banana, yeasty presence. Nice mouthfeel with some stronger carbonation and alcohol presence in the finish. A top notch and delicious brew; can’t believe I didn’t get around to rating this sooner.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden color with a large head. Aroma of fruit, malt, sugar, belgian yeast. Nice flavor, a lot of carbonation.
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Wonderful beer from the Bosteels. Big head with an amazing golden color. Very characteristic taste with the grains in the thick sirupy body, nice hoppy-spícy aroma with honey, moderated carbonation and some citrus in the aftertaste.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle aroma of fruit, yeast, and white wine. Sweet fruity fruity flavor with notes of malt, spices, and candy. Very smooth medium body with lots of carbonation. Finish is alcohol and citrus, giving way to a lasting, sweet banana aftertaste. Best tripel I’ve tried yet.