jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
From a slender 11.2 capped bottle with a blurb and best before date on the back label, 09.02.08.
Poured a clear reddish orangey golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin creamy, sudsy lacing, minimal amount of laced sticking.
Aromas of bubble gum, yellow pears, a light sweet grainy maltiness and herbal hops.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Tastes of dry, tart fruitiness that meshes with the sweet honey, grainy malts, the alcohol has a stale, sterile flavor, softly warming in the palate, bready yeast, medicinal herbal hops with a biting bitterness towards the end, and a dry malty, herbal finish.
Well, I’ve seen this on the shelves of liquor stores for years and I’ve finally tried, for me, it was a slightly above average Belgian pale ale, passable drinkability, but I won’t be returning to this anytime soon.
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2007
sweet sugar, hint of cinnamon and nutmeg 01jimmen (9) - umea, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
slight alcohol aroma coming thru
wheat malt aroma, kind of caramlly also.
only fruit i can detect is a slight apricot/peach aroma but faint. It’s the sweetness that reminds me on tinned apricots.
I would love to call it floral but would love all flowers to smell like this!
clean malty acidic,
OH YES!!!This is how beer should taste like!It is the perfect balance between fruityness and spicyness!The bottle,the colour,you can feel the wingstrokes of history when you drink it!I have found the holy grail! ChrisTurner (209) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle -- Pours a crystal clear golden colour with a gorgeous head that soon dies off. The aroma is fantastic: velvety, floral, hoppy and, I think, more enjoyable than the flavour. It also has a wonderfully velvety mouthfeel and a nice round body. There’s definitely some fruity apple flavours in the taste with a bit of spice as well, but it’s a bit sweet for me. Nevertheless a very enjoyable, very interesting beer. Borup (15968) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, yeast, spice malt and hops.
jonno (3015) - JAPAN - JAN 18, 2007
A sweet taste, reminding me of some type of candy, without being sickenly so. A nice example of a belgian blonde ale eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Pleasently suprised to find this almost everywhere in canne. For someone who doesn’t like Blondes I find this one fairly pleasing. marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Sweet fruity aroma with banana like notes. Chrystal clear golden rose yellow with white head. Light and crisp flavor, fruity apple notes. Slightly spicy. Well carbonated, light and dry in the mouth. Good. Dogbrick (14331) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Pours a pretty golden color with tiny columns of rising bubbles. Thick and foamy white head with fair retention. Patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is on the hoppy side and has a nice spiced undertone as well. Medium-bodied and spicy with hops and yeast flavors. The flavor profile is not as complex as many Belgians but it is still pretty tasty. The finish is spicy and fruity and lingers a bit. Above average overall. MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Clear golden body with a big white head. Smells of yeast, straw, and a little malt. Taste is more of the same with an emphasis on the straw. Bready notes come out with the yeast flavors. Barely noticable spices in the back which were accompanied by sour notes as the beer warmed. Very easy to drink, and pretty good for a blonde but not a beer that I will ever desire.