kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lasting white head and lace on sides of the glass; hazy gold color. Clove and citrus, yeasty and fruity, with a hint of alcohol in the aroma. Malty start with a dry finish, well balanced but finishes with a hop flavor; not overwhelming, but not something I'd expect from a stronger blonde ale. Alcohol, clove, peppery flavor, but not as complex as I'd like it. The fruitiness in the aroma doesn't quite carry through to the flavor, at least not as much. Explosive carbonation, something I'd expect from a Belgian style ale, but this is a little astringent and dry in the mouth. I haven't had a bad beer from Unibroue yet, but this is not my favorite.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lemon gold beer is cloudy and the small bubbles form a nice head that dissipates after a short time. The nose is yeasty with hints of lavender and slight citrusy hops. The body is very rich, soft and satisfying with sweet maltiness and a bready/doughy yeastiness. The finish is honeyed and faintly hints at lemon peel.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/17/03: bottle. light golden- yellow color. very active: lots of carbonation. evident lacing. yeasty and a bit of lemony flavor.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling gold body with a thin but persistent head. Some lacing.
Yeasty and floral nose. The left over tasties from the three yeasts used in fermentation can be smelled.
Yeasty taste overpowers the maltiness but the hop finish is nice. Strong enough to be noticed but not too strong as to overpower the yeastiness.
Carbonated like champagne. This probably helps the lightness of the beer.
Not too bad for not being monks.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy yellow pour with frothy head. Too carbonated for my tastes - bubbles bouncing all over the glass for the duration of the beer. The carbonation ruined the mouthfeel for me and combined with spicy flavor, burnt my throat all the way down. Not malty and the aftertaste is spicy - not hop spicy but more like black pepper spicy. Not my favorite style nor my favorite representation of the style.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
big beer, big price. if you know your geography, you'll recognize a cartographical depiction of labrador and eastern quebec on the label. but if like most americans, you don't know poland from the pleiades, you'll wonder why there's a backlit buffalo patty so handsomely rendered. in either case, it's significance is unexplained, and in fact is irrellevant once you find yourself personally and emotionally involved with the beer itself. a very pastel yellow pour, only slightly more vibrant than creamed corn, it wears a bright snowy crown momentarily, but too soon finds it cumbersome and casts it aside, prefering a naked straw blonde simplicity. a huge champagne bubbly aroma is consistent with the release of volumns of carbon dioxide, (eek!--a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming!) and then notes of pear, bread dough, golden apples and vaseline intensive care lotion. taste is very much like a sparkling cider, sweet and brisk on the tongue, yet more creamy. yeasty as any weizen-- without being citrus thankfully-- and tho the hops are discreet, a light tartness across the finish suggests that they're there to leash any undue sweetness. a brisk beverage for brunch, with a smart buzz that will unfetter the shyest tongue.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A most enjoyable light-colored beer with good somewhat fruity tones. It"s so good I"ve gone out of my way to get it.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazed golden. Small champagne like bubbles race to the top, battling the sediment for the quickest path to join their fellows in the thick white head. Aroma is medium fruity (banana and apple), and lightly yeaty. Flavor is apple and banana, ending clean and dry with some yeast undertones.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another winner from Unibroue. Not quite as good as the Maudite. Perhaps a little drier, while the Maudite is sweeter and fruitier. This one has very nice lace.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head and colour. Discreet aroma of lemon. It has the taste of a wheat beer with an aftertaste a little bit heavy. A good beer.