DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden yellow colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts, herbs, spices, slightly yeasty. Tastes sweetish, malts, fresh. Nothing crazy. Thin to medium body, medium carbo.
esp0r (2176) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Salling Aalborg shared with Simonsen
A slow gusher. Golden, quite clear, white frothy head. Smell of dust, light malts, some fruity yeast. Moderate sweet, malty, some yeast notes, moderate bitter finish. Quite dull
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can (I think it was) shared in the car while hustling through Belgium back in March 2013. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Big cereal and bread aroma with hints of straw. Medium sweet flavor with hefty doughy bread, some white sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with notes of cereal, doughy biscuits, light alcohol, more white sugar. Simple but decent. A pretty classic biere de garde.
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at icbcf
Dry, herbal, spicey, not at all hot but slightly warming. Pretty decent example of the style.
ciaranc (1091) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ICBCF. Clear blonde, big white head. Toasted malt nose. Flavour is sweet malt, dry, clean crisp. Light body, medium carbonation. Touches of brett. A nice thirst quencer.
Niller (792) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby. Pours golden with a white head. Sweet malty taste, notes of citrus, fruits. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Slightly spicy bitter finish.
Desverger (2937) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - golden coloured pour with white head. Fruity and sweet malty aroma and taste, floral and herbal notes throughout, slight spice in the finish.
ManVsBeer (5234) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Carrefour, Nice. Golden beer with a small bubbly head. Has a healthy dryish aroma and taste with plenty of blonde ale character.
gegwilson (1757) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a French supermarket. Golden with fading white froth. Quite pleasant this one. Plenty of spicy hop flavour over caramel and citrus. A good full mouthfeel. Fairly decent.
Pinball (11050) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at globen clear golden smooth white head aroma is flowery and sweet malty. Flavor is flower sweet malty slightly spicy bitter.