rosenbergh (5553) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. BB 1/2014. From bierkompass.de.
Dark golden colour with a small creamy off-white head.
Gloomy maltiness, alcohol and quite a lot caramel sweetness in the aroma. Not very promising. Unbalanced mixture of strong sweet maltiness, hoppy bitterness and alcohol. No good at all. Letís see if the XX is any better.
Temptation (165) - - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale, golden and brilliant, transparent aspect, with a small and white head. Looks like a champagne, aided by a relatively present carbonation. Its watery texture and low body plays against it, but its interesting mouthfeel is a goal. Moderately complex (or peculiar), itís fruity, malty and surprisingly well balanced. It fits the concept between Belgian tripel and English bitter. Interesting, but anyway far from the colossal Struise beers.
RexTalionis (1987) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours hazy golden in color with a small head. Fruity notes, some hay and iron in aroma. Light
bitterness, sweet ripe garden fruitiness in taste. Feels a bit light perhaps, but then again is quite
Westchesterco (668) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured From a bottle cloudy golden with a massive white head aroma is floral and hoppy tastes sour with some floral overtones the sourness softens to a real beer taste as it lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (2215) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Durango, CO. Pours a cloudy gold with a massive, fluffy white head. Light dough aroma. Flavors of light butterscotch and citrus. High carbonation and thin mouthfeel. Smooth, crisp finish.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was light fruits, some hop notes. Flavor was some bitter notes, sweet malts, light caramel notes. Drinkable.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bootle. pours a golden orange hue with a huge cratered offwhite head. aroma of melon, honeydew, sweet dough, toasted caramel. fine. soft farmy wildflower note. nice. taste is weird twangy watered herb dough. okay. big time carbonation. weird wet herb lemongrass taste is a bit strange. not bad though. good, not great.
VikingUSA (3) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Slight hazy, deep blond ale. Aroma is dry malty with refined flowery hop accents and hints of grapefruits. After several sips, your lips and tong become dryer - nice!!!!!
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow/blond with bright white head. Nice elements to this. Smooth easy drinking feel of a Belgian blond but with less sweetness and more hop. Nicely bitter.
ineedbeer (424) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very fruity with some slight phenolics. Pear, apple, tropical fruit, light citrus and some floral esters. Medium light pepper phenolics with a slight plastic character. A touch of honey malt character.
Pours a fairly clear gold with a big pillowy white head that is slightly thin and steadily recedes. Medium light lacing and no legs.
Flavor starts with a very sweet malt note, slight honey and a bit of pilsner. Esters are moderate with citrus, pear and roses. Bitterness is moderately strong compared to malt character and there is a medium low phenolic note of pink pepper.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall the beer is alright, but definitely not amazing. The malt character is less than amazing but the ester and phenolics are nicely balanced with each other. The bitterness is a touch on the harsh side.