stouby (4859) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2018 EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde orangée légèrement trouble, pétillance moyenne avec fine bulles, col blanc persistant. Attaque de malt suivie d’une amertume très présente avec des côtés floraux, fruités et une légère sécheresse.
Bottle @ No5, DØE tasting. Clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma medium malty (bread) and hoppy (spicy, floral). Flavor light sweet and spicy, medium bitter, increasing, ending almost metallic. Medium body, lively carbonated. thanatosti (1841) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ W. van Schaik, Culemborg.
Hazy dark golden with a white head. Yeasty fruity and hoppy aroma. Sweet taste with some hopbitterness. Typical hopped up Belgian blonde instead of an U.S. IPA but still tasty. Sten (766) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Orange beer with a small white head. Aroma with fruit and hops. Smooth and slightly bitter flavour. (Bottle 33cl) rodenbachvintage (211) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2017
donkerblond bier met een mooie hopbalans (7! hopsoorten), Niet slecht, maar net iets te zoet. Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2017
Extra hoppy blonde from a traditional Limburg brewery that did 'hoppy' before it was fashionable in Belgium, with their Bink Blond being a kind of forerunner of the hop forward movement that has swept the entire globe now. Thanks to Christine for the bottle! Medium thick, very regular, off-white, lightly lacing, moussy head slowly showing a few gaps here and there in the middle, resting atop an initially near-clear, deep and warm amberish hued orange blonde beer with strings of visible fizz; turns hazy and deeper amber with sediment, including some dark, dead yeast bits at the very bottom. Aroma of baked banana, warm toast, dried mandarin peel and fresh orange zest, peanuts, dried apricot, sweetclover, freshly grated ginger, fried tomatoes, marmelade, gin, hints of melting powder sugar, bread crumbs, cherry tree sap, honey, sugarloaf, dried apple mint leaves, pear peel, chicken stock cubes - smells like it is a bit past its prime, in 'IPA' terms at least. Sweet onset, lots of mandarin, baked banana and a dash of dried papaja, light sourish undercurrent and even a very subtle olive-like umami touch, residual sugariness nevertheless dominates and accompanies the rest of the palate, over a medium carbonated, slick but full, caramelly and lightly (pea)nutty maltiness, with sweet remaining the main factor yet acquiring a very soft toasty-bitterish edge towards the end. From the middle section onwards, this malt and sugar sweetness is drenched in a growing hop bitter force, with floral, mildly zesty and grapefruity notes retronasally as well as a resiny, tonic water-like, late but effective bitterness on the root of the tongue; some gin-like alcohol warmth takes over in the very end, but the caramelly and honeyish sugary sweetness goes down along with it. Vaguely reminiscent of Troubadour Magma and the like, mixing Belgian estery banana, honeyish, residual sugar sweetness and slick caramelly malt sweetness with a generous dosis of hop bitterness (seven different varieties in this case, though sadly the label fails to mention which ones), lingering in the back of the mouth in a very resinous, bitter herb-like way and drenched a bit in booze. This is a combination you'll love or hate, but generally speaking, this is a juicy, 'full' kind of beer, lacking a bit in refinement and being rather unaware of what IPA is all about, but within the "Belgian IPA" context (which one can regard either as a failure in trying to produce IPA, or as a compromise between Belgian and Anglo-Saxon brewing trends), this performs quite well, actually. Too bad the bottle was already too old: I'm assuming a younger one has more lively and refreshing orange aromas to offer, as is the case with Troubadour Magma, which this beer is quite similar to. Glad I finally had it but next time, I want to encounter this either from tap or from a young bottle.
Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Metallic, jammy, malty, sweet, yeasty, apples in aroma. Sweetish, jammy, some strawberries, malty in taste. I would say it's Belgian Ale. Obviously brewed with Belgian yeast and reminds me some of Belgian farmhouse beers. Drinkable, but messy brew. Syfher (511) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge.
We're in front of a blond beer, with a small white head. Hop beer, but the hop is a little bit too rough in taste. AcctError484021 (66) - - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Bière blonde cuivrée sans trop de mousse. Bière un peu fumée, avec une attaque e sur les herbes. Belle carbonation, un goût très fumé, l'amertume vient en fin de bouche, mais le fumé est persistant. Rien d'une IPA mais pas mauvaise bière. maekchu (4098) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle. Moderate malty nose, with light grassy hops, and a bit of yeast. Gold.orange color, with light chill haze. Sweet, fruity initial, with some sugariness, light citrus. Turns a bit resiny in mid palate. The hops diminish through mid to final. Medium heavy body. Gets dry toward the finish. Okay. Kind of mixed -- not quite Belgian and not quite an IPA. ALIBALI (2692) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2017
Clear,malty und durchaus britisch anmutend. Kräuteryeasty und dry weinig geht’s weiter. Zum Schluss wird eine deutliche Imperial Pils Schlagseite präsentiert. Nerdy!! Michas Mitbringsel...für sich ;)...