tderoeck (7895) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
24/V/15 - 33cl bottle @ train ride to LIBF (Leuven) - BB: 19/V/15 (2015-683) Thanks to jc1762 for the bottle!
Note: alas no country tick, Jon! :p
Clear orange beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, bit malty, fruity, sugar, banana. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: lots of banana, bit yeasty, sweet touch, more banana, citrus. Aftertaste: sweet, banana, yeast, slightly bitter, more banana. You would think they used Westmalle yeast to brew this beer. Very weird...
Martinus (4385) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, skunky hops, bubble gum. Sweet malty flavour, corn. Sweet finish. Not nice.
(from 33cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck)
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Clear amber,… Nose is hugely disgusting, smells like insecticide, appalling nasty murky herbal,… Taste is syrupy insecticide, hugely sticky, horrible rotting herbal,… Syrupy body,… Truly awful, revolting beer.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample @ Leuven Beer Innovation 2015, shared with the RB Belgian crew. Thanks Tderoeck for sharing.
Cuivrée, col blanc.
Arôme malté assez plaisant avec un petit bouquet caramel et pâle en rétro. Malt houblonné est léger et fleuri-citronné.
Palais malt cara, pâle, petite note biscuitée tirant vers qcq esters. Houblonné modéré ajoutant une balance citronnée. Il y a pire comme bière ou alors l’effet des bonnes bières de ce festival fait passer cette pale lager pour mieux qu’elle ne goûte.
Alengrin (4344) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Courtesy of tderoeck. Apparently conceived as a beer from Bangladesh or India, but, much like e.g. Cobra, brewed in England for the many Asian immigrants there - too bad, would have been an interesting country tick otherwise. Thin and unstable, off-white head, pale golden blonde colour with not much fizz, cristal clear. Aroma of rice, sweat, iron and burning rubber, unpleasant. Sweet and sourish graininess in the mouth, thin, weird sweet (industrial) apple cider accent not fitting in too well, soft carbo (undercarbonated in fact, but in this case the fact that the bottle had been opened a while before, explains everything, I assume); thin and clearly metallic body, rice flavour, straightforward with almost no hops for balance; I hardly detected any bitterness at all in this one. Very unpleasant in every way but still interesting to taste, I had never heard of it.
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Klares goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, viel Getreide. Geschmack getreidig süß, wässrig malzig, langweiliges Lager.
Mjp12 (1371) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I imagine this was brewed with some rice , which gives some floral tones. Does the job of washing down a curry
jc1762 (612) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a teku showing dark translucent caramel brown with a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows sweet corn and caramel malts.
The palate shows a lot of corn sweetness and hints of bready maltiness. Smooth, full bodied and evenly carbonated. Barely perceivable bitterness on finish but the sweetness returns once more on the finish.
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
660 ml bottle at indian restaurant. Pale golden with white head. Smell is light grain. Taste is light grain and malt, a little citrus. Semi dry with low bitterness and high carbonation.
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
660ml bottle at my local curry house. Drank about 100ml of it. Urinary infection dark yellow. Hard citrus aroma with pickling juice. Strong alcohol taste. Malt. Sour citrus. More malt. Unbalanced. Overcarbonated palette. Poor. Exceptionally so.