ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2008
2008 Bottle in St Barths - Sticky aroma of malty fruit and spice, poured light with a good sized head, moderate lacing...flavour is creamy on the front end for me, the clove/fruit/hops hesitated and then came out in full force...not the best balance but okay...might drink again, might not... Straling (363) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2008
Pours a higly carbonated clear gold colour with a normal head, but it lasts.
Smell is banana and orange, but hard to define through the head.
Very bitter taste, though I must say I didn’t drink it at the correct temperature.
Taste is also fruityish, but sour fruits like lemon and lime.
Overall a nice abbey blond. djones (121) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Gold. Rather complex brew. Bitter, fruity, sweet, tangy. Noticable hops, citrus, apricot, caramel, and spicy flavors. Creamy feel with a clean and slightly bitter finish. Great beer. danielyabu (1732) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 espuma pequena, aerada e branca, de longevidade bem reduzida. Moderada formação de colarinho. Corpo claro, borbulhante, espesso e laranja-claro. Aroma: banana, pesada levedura e cravo. Sabores inicial e final: leves dulçor e amargor; longa duração. Paladar: corpo leve, textura aguada, forte carbonatação e final levemente alcoólico. O aroma lembra também cachaça. O sabor, apesar de suave, traz a presença de álcool. Fora isso, tem muito mais toques de Hefeweizen que de Belgian Ale.
8set2008: small frothy white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. clear thin dark yellow body. aroma: moderate hoppy, flowers and pear. if: light sweet and bitter. ff: light sweet and moderate bitter. long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation and metallic finish. dulçor frutado de pêra, leve amagor de lúpulo nas sobrenotas
Nota: 45 skol jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Bottle--Old rating--High quality stuff that doesn’t have any outstanding characterists. It has afoamy head, decent lacing, banana aroma and a taste that is sweet and a bit tangy.
Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2008
330ml bottle in Leffe chalice. Pours a beautiful deep gold body with sizeable dense white head leaving thick lace. Aroma is banana, pear, lemon pepper, and clove with some golden syrup sweetness. Mouthfilling body, rich, creamy, slightest bit lactic, moderate carbonation, dries out quickly. Sweet caramel malt body with plenty of candy banana upfront, clove and nutmeg spice manifest themselves along with citrus and bread on a drawn out drying finish. Excellently balanced; complex without being overpowering, strong and rich without being boozy or too dense. A sessionable Belgian that I wish were more common place here downunder! henrylloyd (3) - Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2008 does not count
Tap serving. I had this on tap at Croxley Ales last night and found the blond ale to be superb. I supervised the pouring and noted the tilt the bartender used as the golden ale flowed like pancake batter. The sweet aromas were very present as I went for the first taste. Being very pleased with the first taste, more followed and I couldn’t seem to put it down until it was empty. After another round... to verify, of course...I found this to great with wings. ska (232) - ITALY - SEP 3, 2008
33cl bottle, clear golden colour, soft white head, caramel aroma, citrus, banana and alcohol notes, very sweet flavor, light metallic bitter finish with creamy mouthfeel MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 Really not a nice beer at all, over complicated flavours of caramel, toffee, spices and fruit. It is even worse in a bottle, it often can be 75% foam. It really is a bit dodgy this one. The fact that it can be virtually foam for the entire bottles means i wont be risking this 1 again. Sorry Leffe fans! TrappistNr8 (15) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2008
Glass, Has a golden colour, tastes fruity, a bit of banana and a little spicy. a nice Abbey Blond Ale, suits perfect for sunny days