fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Authentic Abbey blond (although low in ABV for the style). Yeasty with light citrus, some banana, apricot and apple. Refreshing.
notalush (5316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - hazy straw color - soapy lace - nose has esters of pear and apple, some grape must, dusty yeast, moderate phenols of white pepper, a touch of clove - soft carbonation - subtle, well-integrated flavors of rustic grain, mildly spicy phenolics, pear, white wine - finish is moderately bitter, with slight mineral, cobweb - nicely done abbey single (though not as good as the southampton abbey single, which is kind of what I was hoping for here) - solid.
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and deeply golden with a small, wispy, white head. The aroma is a mishmash of stone fruits, golden raisins, clove, dark bread and bread dough. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is tangy, snappy, bright and fruity with a notation of clove. The finish is lackluster and falls kind of flat. I’m not a fan of the style, but I can’t say Phil doesn’t know what he’s doing. He wrote the book on the history of Belgian and French farmhouse ales. Literally.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A medium golden body that was mostly clear. A nice white head. Mild yeasty aroma and some cereal grains. A hint of barnyard notes. Flavor had mild ester notes and light malts. Carbonation was adequate. Nothing special.
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hayduke (3675) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Strykzone Cloudy gold. White head.. Nose of malts and floral hop. Medium body Flavor is spicy and sweet. Expect fruit in belgian but not to be. Average.
BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dick’s World of Wines. Aroma is Pils and honey malt, medium apple and pear esters, black pepper and ginger with light spicy hops and earthy yeast notes. Pours mostly clear gold with a medium, creamy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Flavor is sweet malt forward, black pepper and ginger, coriander, light spicy hops and bitterness with pear esters and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bright yellow, thick white head, champagne bubbles. Aroma of black pepper and straw. Taste has coriander and mixed spice. Nice.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. This is hazed and golden with a white head that leaves nice lacing. I smell pale malts and a little yeast. An odd hop bitter flavor to begin. Then a little yeast follows and that first flavor subsides some. After that black pepper is noted. I keep tasting just a bit of buttered corn. More sugar than anything Belgium. This is uninspired even for a Blonde.
thornecb (4779) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Sourdough and citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sourdough and marshmallow upfront turning to slight band-aid in the dry bread finish. Taste becomes unpleasant as it warms.
rocbyter (1942) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate yeast aroma. Cloudy yellow color with a large white head. Very mild bitter beginning with a sweet middle that fares slightly in the finish. Light palate.