Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2004
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again. HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mds and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a huge fluffy white head. Dry aroma, sharply spicy/yeasty, some generic sweetish grain - interesting, not as subtle as I’d expect from a BdG, but perhaps that’s the "sur lees." Taste is sweet, only slightly spicy, mildly fruity - I know this is supposed to be subtle and elegant, but all I wrote was "ehh". Average everything - body, carbonation, maybe a bit of floral character, it finishes incredibly quickly - just didn’t do too much for me - give me more yeast, or spice, or something - this isn’t too far off a generic Québec golden ale. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle shared with the regular crew plus MDS at Greg’s, Blankboy’s bottle. Dark yellow, foamy medium white head. Weird yeasty aroma, dry. Taste: light malt, kind of flavourful actually, well carbonated. I liked the malt taste, but the odd dry sourness really detracted. Not bad - refreshing and simple and just a little off. Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2010
750 ml corked and caged (kinda) bottle poured a clear goldenamber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of cookie, fruitiness, yeast, light spice and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of cookie, carmel, yeast, light fruittiness and light spice with a crisp lightly fruity finish. gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle, vintage 2010.
Clear golden with a medium, fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, spices and some floral notes. The same in the taste, also some white bread. Dry and drinkable, better with age?
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
750ml gradually poured into a tulip glass...
Nice golden colour to the body, with some haze and a rich foamy white head. Noble hops on the nose. Some fruitiness, some herbal notes, and a bit of toffee. The taste is fairly yeasty, with a moderate hop punch, followed by a bit of sweetness, some apple fruitiness, and quite a pronounced alcohol taste. Some bitterness in the after-taste. Medium-bodied. Quite highly carbonated, and quite boozy too. Not too pleasant.
Judging from the one bottle I had the drinkability is pretty low. This beer will surely warm you up and inspire some hearty conversation, though! Linnet (1830) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
Aroma: yeast, grass, straw, corn, bread, hay, earthy hops, spices, banana, citrus, alcohol.
Appearance: golden colour, medium white head.
Flavour: yeast, alcohol, grass, straw, citrus, hay, herbs, wheat.
Mouthfeel: incredibly carbonated.
Total: Good beer, but nothing that excites me.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Thanks to Alex... Dark clear gold with an off white head... Smells like a biere de garÐe, honey, apicots, champagne, some yeast, a touch to sweet but good... The taste is very malty on the front but the finish is a touch alcoholic, so so Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Yeast and fruit. Lively carbonation. A bit of metal, fruit and vegetables. pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a lasting and some lacing big frothy white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, bread, hay, toffee,ripe fruit, apple, spices,flowers, pepper. Taste is medium+ sweet and bitter with little a sour note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively. Finishes dry.