Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color, small, a bit soapy white to off-white head. Smell malts, hops, lightly pine and a bit fruity. Taste malts, hops, lightly piney, bitter and slightly fruity. A bit thin, but it was poured very cold so that might have to do with it as well. Nice beer though.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy orange, minimal white head. Smells hops, grapefruit, fresh, sweet, fruity. Tastes overripe fruit, hops, grapefruit, some pine, sweet. Soft carbo, thin to medium body.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color, hazy. Grapefruit, ripe melon and a hint of oily hops in the aroma. Thin, but also a firm almost medecinal grassy hopbitterness, pushing away the tropical fruit flavors. Very low on carbon.
Alusmamuts (108) - LATVIA - DEC 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really proud by te firsts Latvia’s ale. Sometimes difficult to evaluate, but really a good ale, which bitterness corresponds well with its name.
smiga (2) - - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fruity and slightly grassy aroma. Amber color, small head. Lot of bitterness, dry and grassy finish.
dEnk (3108) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is yeasty fruit, some orange pudding. Flavour is quite young with a grassy fruity herbal hop note. Quite bitter. Too young or just not my thing.
zenkis (397) - Ogre, LATVIA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Clear, intensive aroma of plums with tones of citrus hops. Amber in color it pours and thin, white layer on top it has. Simple bitterness with nice dry finish. Above medium bodied. Not complex flavor. Good one but something not enough.
Update: second batch- out of blue in aroma there is some mold, old wood tones, not so fruity in aroma, more matured it seems, flavor although has stayed in same condition - more hopped than malt profile, simple one to me. Seems a bit bitter-sour from hoping.
Vells (425) - LATVIA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber with thin white head.
Aroma not very intense , but for me it is plums. Hoppy.
Taste.. a ton of bitterness. not bad, thou I would like more complexity
Overall. .as it is said - easy drinking beer. quality brew.
burilom (13) - USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at ALEhouse. Easy drinkable pale ale. Small head, light body, light orange color, some citrus in aroma, nice bitter finish.