goozen (2315) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33 ltr: Yeasty hazy brown coloured brew with an American-like hoppy taste. Decent bitter tasting brew for the Springtime. With a referral from an old Dutch tradition, seeking lapwing egg.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Wapen van Bloemendaal, Lammetjesdag Haarlem. Hazy copper colour, off-white head. Nose is hoppy, spicy, light alcoholic, bit sour, belgian yeast. Flavour is light malted, belgian yeast, slightly hoppy and spiced, some citrus and caramel. Fairly sweet finish.
PotjeBier (963) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Brown color, hazy. Thick beige head. Aroma’s of bready malts, caramel sweetness, fruit, banana, spices. Flavor is light sweet, somewhat acidic, herbal-spicy. Medium bodied. Bit dry finish, but hardly bitter.
caesar (3948) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Lammetjesdag, Wapen van Bloemendaal. Cloudy copper to brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, also a bit spicy from grains or flowery additives. I’m not a fan of spicy beers, but this one actually is quite nicely balanced. Flavor has soft sweetness together with soft bitterness, spiced up with the belgian yeast, but not too much. Decent stuff.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy brownish colour with a tan head. Sweet herbal aroma. Complex flavour with caramel, fruity and spicy notes. A bit acidic.
[Bottle from Slijterij & Wijnhandel Meijer in Egmond, Holland]
bierkoning (8960) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber color. Cloudy. Yeasty flavor with a hint of caramel and floral hops. Yeasty notes in the aroma. Not really convincing.
Borresteijn (3653) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at PRNH Meibockfestival ’12. Dark amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, herbal, caramel, elderflowers. Flavour is medium sweet, spicy, caramel, elderflowers, herbal bitter finish that lingers. Light to medium bodied, slightly overcarbonated. Nice subtle bitterness in this one.