smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Soapy smell. Nice subtle taste. Bit carbonated. Slightly hoppy. Quite balanced. Nice beer.
Vaiz (3828) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting. @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Golden pour. Aroma of sweaty hops, somewhat floral and pine. Flavor is bitter, sweaty hops and somewhat creamy. Smooth and well hopped.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting @ de molen. Aroma is fruity/piney/floral hops, faint malt. Flavour is dry and quite bitter with sweaty floral hops. Nice but somehow a bit weird which puts me off, but I can’t pinpoint what it is.
deanso (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. Lovely bitterness.
Lowenbrau (2640) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pine, herbal, some sweet aromas. Pours slightly hazy dark gold, with white head, vanishing, poor lacing. Medium body, crispy texture, average carbonation. Taste is quite bitter, fres hop flavours, citrusy, herbal. Dry and green hops aftertaste. Nice one, but resembles more of an IPA.
Niller (933) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brugsen, Amager Torv, cph. Pours amber with an off-white head. Fresh citrus and hoppy aroma. Malty taste with notes of caramel and citrus. Nice bitter and dry finish.
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: grapefruit, citrus, resin, blackcurrants, bready malts.
Ap:slightly hazy amber colour, big white head, lots of lacing.
F: medium bite for the style, grapefruit, pine, resin, bready malts, light maltbase, some light minerals and caramel.
P: medium body very low carbonation, giving the beer a flat feel.
T: undoubtedly a quality brew, but not a favourite from this brewery for me.
Desverger (3914) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Kanal Bodega, Christianshavn, Cph - Pours hazy amber/orange and with a large frothy persistent head and great lacing. Strong punchy citrus fruity hop character, slightly sweet/spicy caramel malt to it as well. The bitterness level is cranked right up on this beauty. Great stuff.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, e-order in May 2013.
Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, pine, citrus and some light malt. Also some toffee. The finish was dry and bitter.
Nische (1189) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color. Pretty hoppy aroma with citrus and some floral notes. Smooth hoppy taste with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Well balanced.