SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours a dark golden color with some cloudiness and a brilliant white head. Nice lacing follows. Sweet hoppy fruit aroma and flavor. Nice and smooth on the tongue. Easy drinking for the alcohol content. Very nice. ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle. Sweet yeasty aroma, very appealing. Fruity with a tendency to gush a bit. Strong honey and a slight floral note. Cloudy, particulate dark dirty golden body (darker brown by the end of the bottle), still see-through, with a heavily-lacing, rocky off-white head. Slightly sweet initially, but dries out enormously, and by mid-body is bone-dry. Yeast is nice, with some orange and lots of spice. Honey and white and black pepper. Light-medium bitterness with some nice earthy, floral elements. Zest and rind but no pith. Medium-full body and slightly warming. Lots going on here! I don’t know that this stands out particularly against other Belgians, but it’s dry and soothing. Really, really nice! yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
33 cL bottle, trade with fonefan, thanks Jan. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Hoppy, light orange fruity and soapy. Mild caramel malt and yeats flavour at first. Hits a solid orange fruity hops note before a mellow yeast flavour blends in. Finish is a blend between yeast flavour and bitter hops. Gains a short soapy mouthfeel before the finish. Rather dry finish compared to a caramel sweet flavour. Nice but again a bit strange cocktail. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Earlier Rating: 1/20/2008 Total Score: 3.2
33 cL botte, thanks to faroeviking. Pours hazy yellow with a huge and dense white head. Mild citrus aroma. Flavour is mild malty, dry and with a solid yeast note. Ends mild towards woody note. Nice yeasty blonde.
bottle at O’Donnell’s in Ft Wayne - Pours hazy gold with a big white head. Bready malts, yeast, and hops mix in the mild aroma and as one would expect the flavors are similar. It’s definitely on the hop heavy side for a Belgian ale. It has a lively palate, a medium body, and a dry finish. It’s good and I enjoyed this one more than their XX Bitter, but I still find it below average for the high bar I’ve set previously rating Belgian strong ales. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Quite dry in its overall appeal. The flavor of grainy malts and low grassy hops flavors make me think of farmers drinker this after a long day in the field.
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
The aroma is funky with yeast, malt, and spices. The appearance is hazy gold with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with a dry finish. The palate is thin. Overall it’s no good. faroeviking (10910) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Cloudy orange. White head. Soft fruity aroma with yeast and some bitterness. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a pleasant sweetness with a good bitterness and ripe fruitiness with some yeast. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Guldenberg Blond.Tasted at Copenhagen beer festival 2006. Hazy golden colour. Sweet, lightly fruity aroma, great sweet taste of hops and fruits. Tasted Oktober 7th 2007. Pours an orange colour with a fair head. Sweet toasty aroma with spices, yeast and hops, which also appear in the flavour though more profiund with more tosted malt and spices. Very nice.
[Courtesy of faroeviking, session @ yespr] Hazy amber with large head. Aroma is sweet yeasty with coriander and orange peel. Flavor is fruity with yeast, peach, hops and orange peel notes. Ends slightly bitter. evanrail (74) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2008
33 cl bottle purchased at Pivovarský klub, Prague. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, long-lasting white head. The nose has orange and citrus-blossom notes and hints of honey with a light clove-spice touch. In the mouth, an initial sour acidity is followed by a surprisingly bitter barnyard note, a bit of sweet malt and a chalky, bitter bite in the finish. Very well-balanced alcohol for 8.5%. Interesting, unusual, and clearly not your average daily drinker for most of us. rauchbier (3888) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2007
Tap, at ZBF 2006. Gold, good off white head and gentle condition. Slight spiciness in the nose, gentle sweetness in the mouth with a background chalky yeast note, lingering fruity sweetness in the finish.