Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
On tap at Mahars. Very creamy light beer, amazing amount of body and hops for such a dosile beer. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Belgian Trashy Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Poured a standard looking gold with a middling white head. Yeast was evident in the nose with some citrus hop lurking too. Flavour seemed generally restrained and had notes of further yeast, fruit and spice. Not without character, and on the whole pretty decent.
ladnewton (1964) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London NW5 on 7th January 2010. Named BrewDog BELGIAN BLONDE. Gold with a fully lacing white head. Hoppy, bitter and spicy with a honey note. Grassy hop, bitter dry finish on a textured mouthfeel. Rather like how I imagine Orval would taste if cask conditioned. Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Tried this on draught. Firkin definitely says "Belgian Blonde 4.1%," definitely from Brewdog, however, I can’t find much info on this beer - not even on the BrewDog site. Is this Trashy Blonde with Belgian yeast? I don’t think it is, apart from anything else Trashy Monk already exists, on top of that it doesn’t smell too much like Trashy... Puzzling, anyhoo - Looks ok in the glass, pours pure golden, no cloudiness, totally clear, very little head. Aroma is a bit worrying, has a gassy ham smell to it, it’s quite yeasty, a bit of lemon peel, citrus, faint hops, fresh grass - it’s a little shallow, reminds me more of a Kolsch or Pilsner in terms of aroma. Flavour is curious, not quite sure if it all fits together: enters with crisp refreshing citrus chracter, then moves into a little bit of grapefruit - but not much - then turns a bit yeasty, then a bitterness emerges from the background coming on with a perfumed approach, then wafts around in a floral way then finishes quite abruptly with a touch of spice and leaves an almost acrid perfume flavour behind. All in all ot my favourite BrewDog beer Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle at the Equity for Punks event in London and at the tasting at the Rake, 21st Nov 09. Like the Punk Monk, a fun twist on a good beer. The Belgian yeast moves the aroma away from passionfruit and citrus towards bubblegum and cloves. The mouthfeel is softer too.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask and bottle at The Rake. Alround rating: Cask wasnt that hot, a bit dull on the belgian side and too rawly bitter. However this is for the bottle. Pale and sweet malt, tastes like theres wheat in here but could just be the yeast, its the same yeast strain as cali-belgic uses at stone and you can see it clearly from the bottle, the finish is bitter but the carbonation helps it be clean and drinkable. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Rake.harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
Clean gold with a decent white head. What can I say? It’s Trashy Blonde with Belgian twist. Similar to the Punk, the yeast works well and gives it a bit more body and seems to add a little bite to the hops. Good stuff.
Bottle at The Rake, Borough. Some Belgian yeast on the aroma, like the Punk Monk, but the base beer, the Trashy Blonde comes through well. Very decent and like the Punk Monk I think the yeast strain integrates well with the regular beer. I like it a lot. downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 22/11/09. Badged as "Trashy Belgian" but appears to be the same beer. Pale gold with a slight white head. Light citrus hop aroma with some sherbet sweetness. Easy drinking, with sweet malts, plety of lemon, grapefruit and apricot and a decent dry finish. Very good. cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 Cask in the Half way house ... Thanks to James for tweeting about this and to richard for telling me where to find it in Edinburgh... Nice yellow ... thin white head ... light lemon fruity nose ... bitter lemon peel ... loads of lemon ... light yeast in background .. resiny peel bitter linger ... Decent but too bitter for me.... 3.5 cask in cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... light yeasty hoppy nose ... soft fruits ... again light yeast ... juicy fruits ... light lemon ... 3.6