Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the "Dean is a cheap bastard tasting cos he let Rene buy a beer from the shop and then asked to taste it for the tick" tasting. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, a lot of hops, fruit hops. Taste lightly malts, hops, some resin, bitter, pine. Lovely beer. Very nice!
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, biscuity malt, fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4600) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "Dean is a cheap bastard tasting cos he let Rene buy a beer from the shop and then asked to taste it for the tick" tasting. Poured a hazy medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a grassy nettle resin hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Sample at THT.
Thin creamy white head. Cloudy light amber pour. Lovely tropical fruits bitterness. Very nice
Sheffield (6) - IRELAND - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hopduvel Ghent. Pours hazy orange/amber with a thin disappearing head. Smells of tropical fruits, mango, winegums. Taste mango and sweet fruits again. Perfect carbonation. Mild bitter finish. Beautiful pale ale that close to an IPA
Alengrin (2065) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Apparently inspired by Spiteful Brewing in Chicago, this is labelled as a ’double pale ale’ yet more than hoppy enough to qualify as an IPA. Medium thick, stable, yellowish white, beautifully lacing, perfectly equal head over a warm orangey blonde, lightly hazy beer. Very powerful yet gracious hop aroma, impressions of grapefruit peel, sweet tobacco, tonic water, hemp, white grapes, freshly grated ginger, mango, vanilla, orange, aniseed, rosewater, almond, butterscotch, straw, sage, bourbon. Delicate exotic fruit sweetness in onset (pineapple, red berry, papaja, orange), medium carbo, sourish touch for balance, on a soft, bready and caramelly maltiness, vivid yeasty spiciness too, with an extremely powerful and drying, complex, ’green’, resinous, herbal, citrussy hop bitterness unfolding in the back of the mouth, bringing the whole to a perfect balance, without any astringent alcohol. A hop head’s delight, this is absolutely delicious; the hop bitter finish is among the longest I ever experienced - I could swear I still had its hop taste in the back of my mouth when I woke up the next morning. The bottle wasn’t cheap to buy here in Belgium but worth every penny.
daje (2549) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, shared with esp0r. Unclear amber body with a creamy offwhite head. Strong piney aroma with tangerine and fruit cake. Taste of mango, caramel, bubble gum, apricot, raisin. Short bitterness, with a sweet tropical fruit cake finish.
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grasig hopfiger, hell würziger Beginn. Weich, milde runde Fruchtigkeit. Mango, Zitrone, vollmundiger Hopfen, die Bitterkeit ist im Hintergrund. Nie alkoholisch, bitter hopfiges Finish. Außerordentlich harmonisch! 10/12/12/13/12/12
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
07.09.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly concentrated foresty, pine needles, leafs, bark, moss, lawn, soil, citrus peel, wet hops, light malts. Taste is consentrated foresty, lots of hops, pine needles, bark, moss, soil, leafs, lawn, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh resiny mouthfeel. Nice enough.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at mikkeller and friends. quite a hazy shade of pale amber with a lasting fluffy head; aroma of pine, orange zest; slightly marmeladey, modest bitterness which allows some stonefruit to come through