Hamirubi (370) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home (21 VIII 2015). Orange, dirt to brown coloured beer with thin, little white foam. The flavours have something very fresh, some oranges or lime and lemon. There should be some cinnamon in there too, but I could not pick that up. The taste has less pleasant dirt and dust aromas, yet they are rather mild (a good thing!). The malt and bitterness are lovely, there is a lingering sugarness-sourness too - but oh so subtle -, it has a fruity vibe too and the alcohol is warming. A decent, nice, modest brew.
Alengrin (3685) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Commissioned brew since 2010 referring to an old legend centred around an inhabitant of the village of Hamme. Yellowish white, rocky, sticky head, deep peach blonde colour with somewhat brownish hue, cloudy and even more so after adding the deposit, which in this case consisted of an ominous dark ’stuff’ on the bottom of the bottle. Strong yeasty and estery aroma, banana, pear, canned apricot, bread dough, ginger, cider, grass. Soft mouthfeel, rounded, fruity and very estery-yeasty with citrus touch, mellow caramelly maltiness, relatively soft carbo in relation to the head formation, a bit earthy in the end with a leafy, briefly sharpish hop bitterness and a bourbon-like warming alcohol effect. I am getting used to Boelens producing ’soup’, in the sense that some of his beers are infected and clouded after even the most careful of pouring, but in this case that didn’t bother me, this is quite a tasteful ale.
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours very hazy dark golden with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of Brett, citrus, fruits and malt (infection? But not really in a bad way). Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter and acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (7200) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle cortesy of and shared with Kermis. decent creamy white head. Cloudy amber pour. Quite yeasty.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the brewery. Spicy nose. Pale gold, fluffy head. Sweet grain and malt dominates.
AndySnow (5584) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: From Dranken Geers, had at home.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, fruit, some spices. Bitter finish.
kraddel (4992) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thnx to Bo and Cindy
Pours blonde / orange , big white foam
Smells rather sweet ,
Malty , bit sweet , natural taste . Bit of a faded hop taste .
Slightly bitter , bit sweet aftertaste
TBone (14794) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml @Gastropub Tuulensuu
Hazy orange color, good creamy beige head. Woody, spicey-yeasty aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Some leafy hops, not bitter anyhow. White peppery spiceyness. Quite yeasty flavor. A bit of alcohol. Thinnish and ordinary ale.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Tuulensuu, Tampere)
A touch vegetaly taste. Onion soup. Soft malty aroma. Dull, light grains. Some soapiness. Covers .5% well, but that’s the most positive thing I can say about it. A beer with balls? Nah, a beer that’s bollocks.
Pinball (11706) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy yellow, small white head. dry yteastry belgian cellary aroma. flavor is malty, wild yeasty, slightly fruity.