Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some tangerine and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is orange, mango, biscuit malt and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle , at home, by myself. . bottle states sept ( 09 ) 2012. i supose this is the best before date. so that means a way to old IPA. so everything further down, is a description of the beer, LESS good than it should be . i WILL rerate ( as always) when i have it again ( is this ever gonna be brewed again ??? )
GUSHER. i mean, like, enourmous. opening the cap, imidiatly the foam was rising , out of the bottle. poured in a 33 cl glass , still gushing. second 33 cl glass, STILL FREAKING GUSHING !
foam is big, but fades a bit .
first glass pours dark , dark copper/orange / brown . second glass is a bit lighter. both are REALY fuzzy, NO light coming trough at all ! actualy freaking ugly, but hey, its too old..
smell is pretty boozy... and bitter
low carbo ( guessed it all gushed out , ha )
bitter, but weak mouthfeel. no real aromatic tastes. . its still drinkable ( i know, i SAID it out loud ! ) thought it has NO comlplexity anymore, seems realy , realy discusting , and i’m not sure if an IPA this old is even healty to drink...
---- forgotten beers in the back of the fridge ---
def need to have this fresh to compare . or get blind and drink this ... it DID held up better than you’d expect ...
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium foamy cream head. Aroma of mustiness, citrus, caramel, white grapes skins, florals, and horseblanket. Flavor of brett, grass, citrus, florals, earth, and yeast with a dry, bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy gold-orange, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of brett, orange, funky, wood. Taste of brett, orange, cedar, woody and lots of orange.
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 750ml (Sept 2012, lot 503)
Courtesy of bierkoning, thanks Edo! I am not a big fan of Morpheus yeast: bottles are always gushers; from big bottle you always loose half because it is so lively. Foam just continues coming out of bottle, even after you have poured 2/3 of beer. Murky amber color, big off-white head. Strong sour bretta aroma with fruity notes, also light barnyardish notes. Medium-bodied, foamy mouthfeel. Bretta/Morpheus dominates also the flavor, citrus, horseblanket, some fruityness. Nice sourness but not very exiciting. This is listed as "IPA" now here, but this is of course sour ale.
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruikt en smaakt hoppig en bitter, de kleur is niet helder, bruin/oranje, prik met een bittere smaak met een waterige afdronk. Heel veel wit schuim uit de fles, in het glas valt het mee.
verborghs (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells hoppy And citrus like. Tastes hoppy, little bit off orange, slightly sour, bit watery.
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Gusher! Cloudy, hazy dark orange, medium brown color. Small yeast particals present. Small white head that’s mostly diminishing. Smell malts, light to medium hops and hints of sour. Taste lightly sour, moderately bitter and light hops. Little bit watery texture, medium body, medium carbo.
DutchDrebus (4296) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange colour with a big white head. Smells fruity, bitter, hoppy. Tastes bitter, watery, slightly fruity. Thin body, quite a lot of carbo.
Koelschtrinker (11042) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weicher Zitrusantrunk mit starker Hefigkeit. Im Verlauf werden die Zitrusnoten intensiver, der Hopfen ist sonst auffällig zurückhaltend. Mild, dafür süffig, erst spät wird das Bier bitter. Nicht übermäßig gut aber durchaus gelungen. 7/8/11/9/12/9