jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale dark yellow pour with massive floaties, small head.
Grainy german malt aroma, almost some vomit notes,mostly sweetly german breadiness,some strange spice maybe with the malt aroma the hops(if any) seem medicinal and subtle
Im detecting a poorly stored bottle maybe,or infection i notice a light crud ring around the neck so maybe this was autolized too or infected.
Really it just seemed stale yeast tasting.There is a pronounce malt light sweetness, fairly good hop taste but bittering is subtle too, with stale yeast off taste.Bottle says ko9h7 09: 02 whatever that means.
The 9.5 is very well hidden though with mild spicy and a heavy malt with balanced sweetness.
Beerathon (957) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look- cloudy yellow with slight orange hue. Creamy white head. Smell- yeast (Belgian), bit of funk, faint hops. Flavor- heavy Belgian yeast, fruit esters, bit of spice from the hops, bitter, lingering sweetness.
lamf (23) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light golden with huge but not so beautiful head. Noble hops in aroma mostly, also a little bit spicy, fruity and grassy. Taste is malty, you can feel a huge percentage of alcohol. It"s not very disturbing, but could be replaced hy hoppy bitterness. Quite drinkable though.
titvs (17) - PORTUGAL - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review according to BJCP 2008 guidelines (style 18D).
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, honey alcohol and spices. Very subtle hop aroma and esters (orange like). moderate alcohol aroma.
Appearance: deep gold with material in suspension, so not clear. white creamy head with good retention and lacing.
Taste: bitter taste from hops (this is a special blond) that linger to the finish. Medium bitterness balanced with high alcohol content. Some orange zest flavor present. dry finish and moderate bitter aftertaste.
Palate: medium-high carbonation with medium body, giving a creamy sensation.
Overall: a complex blend of aromas and flavours that combine well together.
IPAgutten79 (359) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys gylden med medium skum. Aroma av gjær, litt sitron, humle og malt. I smaken finner jeg gjær, malt, litt alkohol, sitron og litt humle. Frisk. Jeg syns alkoholen kunne vært litt bedre kamuflert, den er tilstede i smaken, og varmer definitivt i ettersmaken. Først litt søt, så en mild bitterhet i munnen. Malt og gjær er dog det man kjenner best. Tynn/medium konsistens.
BaroneBirra (231) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75 bottle found at the supermarket. Hazy golden with small white head. Nice strong belgian with hoppy aroma,but a little too much alcohol comes out as it warms
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely bold taste, picked it up earlier. Nice foamy head, typical blonde taste but much more going on. I like.
blackisle (460) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy golden color, long lasting generous frothy white head, good lacing; hoppy nose, bread, floral, herbal hops, honey, yeasty, citrus; fresh medium bitter taste, light sweetness, hint of citrus; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation; mild dry bitter finish, hints of sweetness. Alcohol well-hidden, very good balance.
Scopey (5542) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Delirium. It pours clear golden with a massive white head. The nose is earthy, toast, hay, grass, icing sugar and dough. The taste is bitter, grassy, grain, hay, icing sugar, straw, alcohol bite, spice and dough with a dry, bitter finish. medium body and prickly carbonation. Decent enough hoppy Belgian ale.
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blond, golden, white head. Nose: grainy but the nose is mainly dominated by malts, Taste: malts too, citrus, typical Belgian yeast in the back. very nice enjoyable bitterness finish. This all taste very well balanced. Has something sweet, but bitter dry ending. Refreshing for sure. Had this already a few times from tap. From the bottle this brew confirms.
MichaelAwesome (3002) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typisch belgisches mit ordentlich Hefe, einer netten Hopfennote und dazu einer guten Packung Getreide. Durchaus trinkbar und stellenweise erfrischend, aber in den meisten Momenten nur dumpf und tranig. Ganz ok !