GenDV138 (5990) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign. Listed as Noblesse XO, I assume this is the correct entry. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt and caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, toast, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Serapac (359) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber, medium off-white head. Aroma very IPAesque, hops, pine needles, mango. Vivid carbonation. Taste first sweet, pineapple, turning into hoppy finish.
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Moebbels (717) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep orange body with the yeast making it hazy. The off-white head is fluffy and lasts well. Nose has estery yeast notes, citrus fruits, spices and rye. Taste is quite bitter and somewhat harsh with a lingering bitter finish. Soft carbonation and medium palate. Decent hefty belgian with unusually heavy, almost IPA-like, hop bitterness. Nice and drinkable.
willisread (2473) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Oaky, pithy lemon-forward nose with a lot burned yeast. Bitter on the palate with a slight creamy mouthfeel. Sticks, twigs, grassy hops with an astringent bitter finish that lingers. Some pepper in there too.
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drankcentrale Rotsaaert, Zedelgem. Superior stuff. A Belgian Ale which is eons ahead of the most famous beers which populate this style. Fresh, wheaty, yeasty, creamy, biting.
superspak (4678) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22.4 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, pepper, pine, light caramel, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, pepper, pine, light caramel, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate piney bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, pepper, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
sjogro (2729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Maakun’s. Bottle shared by Maakun. Sinaasappel brandnetel modder, lekker bitter. Backlog from 2015/10/16.
RW80 (2015) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden with a white head. Head has a ok retention.
Arroma: Sweet malts, orange juice, herbal tones, light tropical fruits, hint of spices
Taste: Starts light bitter and moderate Sweet, with a Fruity sweetness Orange juice, zest some mango and pinapples with some grains and a herbal and fruity bitterness, some spicey yeast and a trace of spices is in there. Finishes moderate bitter with a hint of funk.
Medium body, average carbonation.
SimonBlok (289) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours hazy golden amber with big off-white head. Aroma: fruity, grapefruit, grain, clove, spices. Taste: medium sweetness with high bitterness. Finish is dry bitter. Quite hoppy. Notes of citrus and yeast.
Texture is sticky. Carbonation is medium.
kajser27 (1368) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, amber colored, sediment, medium creamy off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, fruity, some citrus, some honey and whiff of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet caramalt, some citrus and fruity hops, bit honey, bready yeast, medium bitterness, dry finish, bit of alcohol. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slightly oily. Finally I’ve managed to get one from this brewery that’s not too old to get the feeling of hops! Very good IPA.