Idiosynkrasie (4016) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Herbal, piney and fruity aroma, some grapefruit, tangerine, caramel malty background. Taste is initially moderately sweet caramel malty and fruity hoppy, notes of red berries, grapes, grapefruit, some pine, later more and more bitter hoppy and with a tendency towards watery, additionally a chalky touch in the finish; too liveley carbonation. Typical Dutch IPA features (lively carbonation, chalky water) decrease the pleasure of enjoying an obviously well composed beer.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low alcohol IPA, actually my first ’session IPA’, with a very thick, yellowish white, very moussy head captured after gushing, leaving lots of lacing on the edges of the glass; colour is a pinkish orange blonde, completely clouded from the start. Aroma mostly reveals fresh, green hops and dry-hopping, impressions of grapefruit, orange peel, tonic water, hemp, black pepper, dried apricot, some banana, some caramel, rosewater, vanilla, freshly grated ginger, white bread. Taste starts with a vivid, sparkling fruitiness, a basket of oranges, peaches, gooseberries and red apples as it were, with lots of citrussy ’fraîcheur’, inevitably thinnish mouthfeel, light caramelly maltiness, very yeasty; from the middle onwards, a dry, resinous, ’green’ hop bitterness kicks in, very citrussy (Amarillo) and aromatic (Sladek, i.e. Saaz-like), building a surprisingly thirst-quenching, long, complex, dry bitter finish. If the American craft breweries invented this: kudos. What a great idea to capture the essence of an assertive IPA in a low alcoholic beer! I do suspect, however, that this particular example was not intended to be completely cloudy and gushing, so something must have gone wrong, but I really enjoyed this nevertheless.
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hotel Borefts 14. Thanks to 77ships. Pours muddy grey amber with a off white head. Grass and fruit. Little yeast. Dry and bitter. Decent.
77ships (4214) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled bottle @ Borefts Hotel room. Day #2. Procured @ Speciaal Bier Winkel in Bodegraven. Hazy dark orange, little head. Huge grapefruit, zest, bitter hop nose. Quite bitter taste, fizzy, bitter herbs, bitter orange peel, lots of hops, grass. Drinks quite well, nice.
skortila (4592) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Degust. The aroma has citric hops, some grass, some grainy tones. Bit hazy, copper coloured beer with a white, lasting head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has citrus, grass, grains. Slightly watery body. Very easy drinking. Decent.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange/yellow colour with loads of head.
Aroma is very fruity and citruslike, faint grain notes there.
Taste is very fresh and sweet, very nice beer.
SVD (631) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Camping Ratebeer, Orange beer, citrus/hops aroma, taste is citrus, nice one.
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Lekker Bier, BB 03 2016, large sample, served in a shaker. Hazy orange to amber color with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of soft citrussy hop, bit orange, some grapefruit, noble hop as well(?), slight grainy malt, some caramel. Medium bitter in taste, slight grainy sweetness. Bit thin in body, medium to high carbonation. Finishes a bit dry. Carbonation leaves it sparkling on the tongue. Easy drinker. Decent stuff. Bit too high on carbonation, which leaves the finish a tad too dry and makes it feel thinner than it actually is. I like the new labels btw.
mmahut (1040) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear pale body with very high frosty head. Aroma has a peach profile with light sourness in the background. Taste has medium dull and not very characteristic bitterness, medium malty sweetness. Body is very flat, low carbonation.
ppils (143) - - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy yellow/orange beer. Aromas of floral hops and lemongrass. Taste is a fresh bitter with a dry aftertaste. A good beer