Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly cloudy golden beer with a creamy, white head leaving some lacework. Marked yeasty aroma and some coriander up there too. Soft and lightly malty with a weak perfumy touch from the coriander. Only the slightest hint of hops in the finish. A very accessible and pleasant "Blonde" that hardly can offend anyone. On the other hand it’s not really very thrilling. 270905
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, creamy white head and wonderful lacing. Aroma is delicate with bananas, citrus and mild spices. Masterfully balanced flavor with candy sugar, banana, plums and subtle, spicy hops all present. Full-bodied, but not viscous, moderately carbonated. The best part of this beer is catching a bit of the creamy head with each sip. The mouthfeel is incredible and this ale is way too eay to drink.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
Tap @ PBF. Not impressed at all really. Looks pretty crappy and the flavour followed suit. Standard blonde, little bit of cream, reasonably smooth, slight spice. Nothing complex about this one. It went down the drain.
leaparsons (10137) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with red tints and an off-white head. Aromas are sweet malts with a light roast character, chocolate, berries and yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with raisins, yeast and burnt brown sugar. Warming alcohol on finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - best before 02/06. Poured a hazy golden color with a large amount of sediment... probably should have decanted this one. Low well-sustained white head. Very nice intricate white lacing as it went down. Aroma was primarily Belgian yeast and banana esters. Flavor followed the aroma quite well, but was a little sweeter. There was not a whole lotta complexity going on, though. Decent brew, but certainly not remarkable.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 July 2005. Beer #24 at Croydon Draught Belgian Beer Festival. A straightforward blonde ale. Reasonably fruity (mainly apple) and slightly yeasty. Smooth mouthfeel. No great depth of flavour but pleasant enough.
RE-RATE. March 2009. Draught at De Hopduvel, Gent as Hoppetje, a house beer. Think my Belgian tastes must have moved on as I found this rather dull, if not unpleasant. Clear gold. Touches of sweetish fruit. Nothing much happening really.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: Golden colour with a white head. Mild fruity aroma. Sweet malts. Fruity yet subied and dry. Medium bodied. Nice belgian blonde.
TBone (16449) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 01/2006)
Hazy yellow color, thick creamy off-white head, lace. Aroma has skunked hops, leather and wood. Carbonated mouthfeel. Thin and weak malt profile. Citric adicy, hints of honey, bitter "soapy" aftertaste. Quite empty beer.
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden colour with large white head. Aroma is yeasty, some spice , some fruit, some honey. Quite highly carbonated, light bodied. Taste is sweet, fruity, some malt, no real bitterness. I’ve had more flavoursome, but this is OK and quite drinkable.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours gold with an off-white thin headand very fine but scarce bubbles. smells od corn stalks, sugar, spice, coriander and some mild peppery notes. Taste is flat with some oranges, bananas, there, but overall watery and bland with a slightly bitter finish.