dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big white head when poured at room temperature. Rather bitter taste but nice to drink, although not exceptional.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a very slight head. Flavor is nice and malty and aroma is fruity. A very nice brew.
bierkoning (11669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge head. Slightly milky, citric aroma. Hopbitter flavor with chalk and hints of cream. Light to medium bodied. Light but tasty and likeable.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet citrus and banana reminiscent phenols dominate the aroma. Val-Dieu blonde is only slightly hazy straw to gold yellow. Head is white, not lacing much. On the palate, almost excessive carbonation enhances the absence of complexity this beer proposes. Mild cloves and vanilla undertones fail to provide any exciting spiciness while the bubblegummy esters provide a sweetness that only the strong effervescence tries to control. Hmm, very mellow, phenolic and ordinary belgian ale. I didn’t expect any masterpiece, but certainly more malt depth would have been welcomed in that underhopped belgian. Lots of weizen character in that one.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown pour. flavor is yeasty and malty and pretty refreshing. pretty good amount of carbonation, with a fruity smell and taste. it was ok, not the best but it worked.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught in café de Hopduvel in Ghent. Fine lively beer with a light hazy yellow color and with a good white head. Fresh aroma’s with a faint citrussy accent and some touches of hops and fresh herbs. Refreshing mouthfeel with some citrus, pils-malts, blank wet wood (birch), hops and grass.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light yellow color, hint of green. Medium rocky head leaving little fury laces on the glass. Citrus, slightly sulphury and artificial nose. Light vanilla taste, a bit sweet. No body. Good I take notes, otherwise I would have forgetten about this beer in no time.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, certainly *pours* blonde looking. Nice head and lacing, too!
Aroma is a bit on the sour side with some nice spices, but to style. Ya’ know, the easiest way to describe this is to call it a solid Belgian Ale. Nicely done.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Nice dough and flowery aroma comes from the puffy white head. Taste is hay with a little bit of honey. An excellent blonde. Light candi sugars and light spices make this awesome.
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy, cereal nose with some sulfur, hazy pale gold yellow color, lathery head with some lacing. Looks good but doesn’t quite smell right. Light pale malt body with some citrus and vanilla tones. A fleeting dry spiciness comes at the end. Light and refreshing. Weak, but I liked it overall.