wheresthepath (2424) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 [2/4/2008, on tap at the Oakford Social Club, Reading] Hilary said this smelled of honey roast ham, and the powers of autosuggestion soon picked up on it and made me think it taste of that too. After trying to clear my mind and mouth of that, I picked up lemon, orange, grassy notes and a hint of coriander leaf. Definitely more than a hint of the great Leffe Tripel in here, but rather in the manner of a poor imitation - many of the flavours were there, but very poorly balanced. And I think Hilary was right - by the end I was still picking up honey and the odd wisp of woodsmoke. Odd, but smoother and easier to swig (dangerously so) than many abbey beers (possibly the relatively light carbonaion helped!). [Re-rate 25/6/2010, 330ml bottle, gift from Jim - cheers!] Orangey-gold with a large off-whtie head. Still hammy, with undertones of vanilla and cream and a lightly metallic bitterness. Prickly carbonation. OK. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Poura a clear gold with a foamy white head that lasts a while. Spicy aroma of hops. Sweet slightly fruity malt flavor. A little bitterness on the finish. Not bad at all considering the price. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle, pavement cafe, Cannes. Connoisseur beer? ! Yeah, right....
For people who think they’re getting something cutting edge, but really this is the Fosters of Belgian beers...Well maybe not quite that disgusting. Its just about drinkable , but has a sweet, sickly flavour and is best avoided. bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear, unfiltered, small white head. Nose is lightly hopped, slightly malty, and a bit spicy. Taste of sugar, spices, nice light hops. A big alcoholic, carbonation is a bit much but it drinks smoothly. Nice session single. ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
interesting example of a belgian blond ale...lots of estery aromas and flavors actually not a bad beer......just not one what I would seek out...
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
11.2oz bottle, fairly old too, this is just boring, im getting weird tastes out of this too, kind of a brush your teeth immediately drink water minty haze in the back of my mouth, coupled with some graham cracker honey taste, then that funky belgian yeast that gets me everytime... not subdued enough for my taste yet... not bad just not great. Todeon (327) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2008
Draft.Really golden color with mediumsized head. Really sweet and fruity flavors with hints of yeast. Much better on draft than bottle. liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2008
Golden with white medium head. Smooth and sweet, quite rich in flavors, but overrated. If a beer gets so popular it has something very boring about it usually darkseduction (772) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Pours a golden coloured beer with a white head. Average carbonisation. Meaningless taste, boring. Nothing more to say. AndrewC (379) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
A blond beer (yeah really). The experience of drinking it made me think of my old student days drinking Miller Light. I could probably get into this Belgium beer lark if it wasn’t for the fact that there are loads of UK cask conditioned beers that are just so much better (IMO).