bhensonb (14611) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, c&c, from Ledger’s. Pours golden amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of light stone fruit and yeast. Medium body with frothy, biting carbonation. Flavor is lighter fruit, a touch of malt sweetness, with some astringency. There is some earthiness, but it is very well covered. So it’s more ale than biere de garde. Leaving that issue it’s a very tasty and drinkable beer. It’s far from sweet, and the bitter is not strong. It’s just pleasant.
probstblueribbon (3790) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl can from France (merci Papa!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. JL 24/09.
App.: Clear, deep golden with a large white meringue.
Aroma: Kinda dirty, ashy, earthy, corn, coriander(?), grain/cereal, vague fruitiness, a bit like a European Strong Lager or malt liquor, not very pleasant.
Palate: Medium body, almost flat.
Flav.: Fruity – apples, peaches, pears; still a bit dirty, corn/grain/cereal; a bit cloying, no bitterness, still not very pleasant.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from utobeer had at home. Aroma is Sweet honey like pale malt, wheaty and yeasty esters and a noteable amount of alcohol. Taste is similarly full of esters from the yeast, some peppery alc and sweet honey. Im bored with this beer.
Skinnyviking (9214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I am really amazed that I have not rated this beer earlier. A good and beloved old fried. Bottle. High creamy white head leaving nice lacings. Clear yellow body. Mild sweet fruity aroma. Flavor mild sweet smootj with low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste. Not world class but still quite good.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold in color with a thin white head. Spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Earthy, grassy notes. Sweet apricot malty flavor. Fruity caramel notes. Finish is yeasty. Medium bodied. Drinkable.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first French beer. Pours cloudy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of hops, yeast, and some spices. Decent flavor and easy to drink. Refreshing brew.
DeanF (2404) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a small head and clear golden colour. Aroma is grains and alcohol. Taste is malts, syrup, some hops, with a slightly bitter finish.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this beer on clearance for a few bucks at a local grocery store. Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head that leaves a great lacing. Aroma has a noble hops (Saaz) note to it, lots of pilsner malt notes and light yeasty tones come out as well. Flavor starts off with a light grassy and floral flavor, moving into a light spicy Saaz flavor moves into a pretty prevalent pale malt note with some light Vienna characteristics and ends with a slightly sour fruity note. Carbonation is pretty high and density has a medium mouth feel. Overall a pretty example for the style but there was a slight skunky note to it but otherwise was pretty good.
topherh (1926) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a two fingered white head. Aroma is sweet maltiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity, grassy hops.
hirigalzkar (3033) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Bottle. Sweet malty thing with a belgian yeast touch. Like a better version of Leffe Blond.