maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A blonde beer with a slim white head. The aroma is sweet perfumed and floral. The taste starts over sweet then mellows a little. I was a bit disappointed at the depth of character of this beer, feeling it wasn’t grown up.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours canary with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, some barnyard. Tastes citrusy, with hops, yeast, coriander, and some spices. Somewhat light palate, with uninspiring complexity or finish. A lightweight among the Belgian heavyweights.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour. Yeasty, boring flavour. Tannin aftertaste.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Hazy orange color with a medium, lacy head. White-wineous aroma with sweetish honey and lemon. Sweetish but also sour, somewhat fruity flavor with yeast and dryish, bitter hops towards the finish. Medium-bodied palate with foamy carbonation. Plain, but reasonably refreshing and balanced blonde without any serious faults.
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana yellow and opaque, with a half-inch head and good lacing. Aromas of sourdough and spice, with a slight hoppy background. Tasting offers an initial sweetness, followed by woodsy notes of wild yeast and hops. Light finish. A smooth beer that is overwhelmed by its carbonation, so low marks on palate. Overall, a somewhat medieval beer with a unique profile. The yeast stands out.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at "Den Tatoverede Enke", Copenhagen. Allegedly the only malts used for this beer is plain "pilsener malt", so here you can really appreciate the two radically different yeasts. Definitely more interesting than a pilsener, but nonetheless a fairly simple Belgian blonde.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. Pours a murky light golden with a thick, frothy, sticky white head and lacing. Aroma is floral fresh and lemony. Flavor has some faint bubblegum notes with an underlying lemony essence. Some spices make there way in there as well - coriander perhaps. Very refreshing after woring in the yared. Mouthfeel is slighlty spritzy, but not overdone. Overall, very pleasant.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a white head. Fruity malty aroma and a sweet spicy malty taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a small bottle. Cloudy light orange color. Medium white head with rather large bubbles. Apple aroma. Not the most flavorfull beer in the world. Some hints of apple and maybe some spice. Wonderfully light and enjoyable though. Subtlety wins!
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
03.19.05 33cl bottle Very pale, lightly hazed golden pour with massive, rocky white head. Bready aromas, slight funk, wheaty esters abound, clove, mulch. Palate is soft and very effervescent. A bit tinny, earthy hops, more clove, musty. Not great, not complex, but drinkable and refreshing.