Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB nov 07). Some alc noticeable amongst the fruity slightly spicy nose. Moderately sweet, body slightly thin compared to this and a short empty finish.
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, big white head. Wheat, yeast, malts and fruits in aroma. Flavour is the same in a very wellbalanced and pleasant mix. Like a good little brother to the triple.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light straw/yellow body with a good size, white head. Soft spice on the nose. Very light sweet malt taste, some lemon, light to medium body and a touch of yeast.
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy blonde ale with a thick white head. Gushed out of bottle. Lemony malt aroma, with light orange notes. In mouth, a lightly sweet malt, with lemony charater, light sour notes, a bit overcarbonated (explains the gushing?), and herbal overtones. Medium bodied. Bieropholie bottle, BB 12/03/05
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear gold under a large foamy head. mild sour citrus and malt aroma. smooth watery palate. sweet candy and citrus flavor. some yeast in there too. very light.
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy tan-blonde colour. Light spices with marshmallow malts, dried herbs and the like. Fairly light body and flavour with dried flowers, dusty yeast notes, creamy sweet pale malts and a splash of late lactic tartness. Well-made but ultimately a bit simple. (As Westy Blonde proves, a light abbey need not be simple).
hopscotch (11020) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Lightly hazy, yellow ale with a large, fizzy, white head. Grainy, fruity aroma. Notes of mash, banana and delicate spice. Mildly sweet, grainy flavor with sips of honey, straw and lemon. Tangy, but not tart. Barely medium-bodied and on the verge of being creamy with spritzy carbonation. Sweet, grassy finish. Very subtle in all aspects. Spendy brew at close to $10 per bottle. Not much bang for your buck... unless you are really into ’almost.’
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very fizzy clear straw colored with a white head that stayed around for a while. Lots of sediment on the bottom. It’s spicy and a bit on the dry side.
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden yellow color with a turbulent swirly cloud in the middle from the yeasties (I enjoy yeasties in my beer). The cloudy mess just sat there, didn’t mix around or anything, really cool "storm cloud" sitting there. The lacing was good. The aroma was a mix between a wit and a pilsner, some spices and floral notes over top of some grassiness. The flavor was solid, wheat-like base with some spices (cloves), some sweet fruity notes (apples, citrus), honey, and a nice dry and peppery hopped finish. Mouthfeel was dead on, light enough to refresh.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow with a fizzy head. Strong wheat aroma. Light, clean and very strong wheat flavor. Moderate hops and a clean quick finish.