caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ de Zwaan, Dworp, medium sample. Hazy golden color, big rocky head. Aroma of flowery hop, some citrus, slight spicy yeast which is only present in the background. Medium bitter in taste. Wonderfully balanced actually, smooth, easy to drink. The hops combine nicely with the belgian yeast. Good complexity.
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 05/2014. Pours hazy yellow in color with a foamy white head. Notes of citrus and lavender in aroma, some floral notes as well. Hay and mild soapy notes in taste. Smooth and higly drinkable with a gentle grassy bitter finish. Summer drink for sure, enjoyed at the seashore on a warm and sunny day, which was nice.
JorgeLee (1354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Light strawish golden colour, thin white head. Quite high carbonation. Light bright crisp golden ale, soft mouthfeel, not especially spicy. Bitter hop finish, flowery. The flavour is a bit elusive...some sips were highly promising, others a tad bland. Easy drinking, pleasant, nearly very good.
bartlebier (2426) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 33cl bottle, arrived fresh from Geers by Belgo-taxi. Finally, a generation 2.0 , i.e. US dry-hopped Belgian ale fit for summer sessioning! Even at 6,5% this Citra dry hopped ale feels sparkling light, with a confidently thin mouthfeel, doesn’t wear its ABVs on its sleeve like Duvel Triple Hop (defensively increasing the ABV by 1% to counteract the extra hops...), without any self-esteem issues about its immense drinkability. Aroma is onedimensionally focussed on shades of citrus, with fruity wheat touches (2 grains used). Trendier brewers would have found more direct inspiration in an APA (certain overlap with Hopfenstopfer Citra), but the distinctly Belgian pillowy and dry yeast profile makes this an engaging beer, just complex enough to be more than a thirst quencher. Importing a case of this next summer...Rerate X2013: have to add that in aging the air-freshener dryhop quality protrudes, creating a very superficially fragrant Citrus aroma on top of a summery saison base. -0,2
(1st sampled @ZBF 04/2013: pink grapefruit, lychee kitsch aromas on solid light grassy Belgian).
EddyBeer1 (1023) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde pâle trouble, effervescence moyenne, col blanc crémeux et tenace. Maltée d’entrée avant que ne se révèle un goût d’agrumes (citron/pamplemousse) suivi d’une amertume des plus agréables.
Bartholo (21) - BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This extra dry hopped beers is closely related to the Duvel Triple hop, but is more enjoyable. It has a delicate aroma and a round but pronounced hoppy taste. I am a fan!!
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light golden yellow with foamy white head. Smells of hops and fruit. Taste of semi-intense hops, yeast, and fruit. Finishes clean with slight bitter on the back of the tongue.
erickok (4096) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden yellow body and grey stable head. Pleasant hop aroma with classic hops, yet fruity and floral still. Spruce even. Still mild though and accessible. Drinks easily as well with light yet pleasant bitterness and full enough malts. Very nice actually, much better than expected. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy pale yellow beer that pours with a huge foamy head. It has a spicy fruity, earthy and lemon flavour with warming zesty finish.
Vaiz (3739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and quite full of citrus hops with some floral hops. Fruity flavor, quite bitter, nice and well balanced with quite punchy hops. Very refreshing brew.