northropfrye (3186) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2011 Bottle. Faint seaweed aroma. Light orange colour. Nice white head. Sweet yeast, but rather bitter and spicy as well.
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of pale malt, nettles, flowers, marshmallow, bubblegum, and a bit of spice. Far more spice forward in the mouth, with elements of black and white pepper, more pale malt, clove, green hops, lemon pith, and a touch of banana. Moderately malty on the tongue, but with a grippy dryness/bitterness on the finish. Easy drinking, yet still fairly complex.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Bubblegum, cloves and citrus
A - Cloudy light gold with thick lasting white head
T - Light sweet followed by dry sourness
P - Medium and soft
O - A good Belgin blond
czar (7460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 pours a bright golden blond with a tall white head, excellent retention and lacing. aroma of bread, biscuity malts, funky yeast, candi. medium hopped - citrus-grapefruit bite. lively, medium to full body, oily and sticky. dry and citrusy medium long finish. great brew!
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw golden beer, a little hazy, with small but frothy white head. Aroma is very likable: Grainy malts and floral citrusy hops, spicy with a little tart note and a touch of bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet with a rather edgy medium hoppy finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel with average carbonation. Very likeable, all though not quite up there with the best best Belgian blondes.
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy lemon colour with a thin head which mostly holds. The nose has floral notes, lemon and vanilla custard and malt. The taste has lemon tart over the top of a malt background, then a nettley finish. The palate has big structure, a big tangy texture and a tangy clean finish. Overall, this is a gorgeous beer which defies the lower than usual for Belgian alcohol levels.
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Sharp hoppy aroma, faint sulfur too. Flavor is mainly bitter, a bit watery too. Dry texture and lively carbonation.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle this poured a slightly hazed yellow body with a huge, large bubbled head that rapidly collapsed into a ring with some film. The aroma was perfumey floral scents, a touch of pale malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fairly lively mouthfeel. The flavor had a quiet malt and soft fruit sweetness balanced by a solid pepper and floral bitterness. Dry finish. Pretty tasty and refreshing.
daknole (10835) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy gold, white head. Aroma has a yeasty, apple note up front and caramel malt. Flavor has malt up front, light hop bitterness and caramel.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at Thirsty Monk. It pours a pale yellow. Honey suckle nose. Light sweetness with a touch of grains and florals on the palate. Smooth and a little fuller bodied than a saison. Pretty good!