KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Thanks to Martinus for this retired rarity! Cloudy orange color with lace. Small carbonation. Nose of oranges, grass, light malt. Humongous apricot flavor, like fresh squeezed juice almost, pineapple, orange, amazing fruit flavors. Low carbonation, very refreshing. Never had an aged IPA like this before. Fabulous. Want to try it fresh some day.
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. unlabeled bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Thx! for this one Martinus. 2011 Vintage presumably going by the rating. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nose is rounded fruits, tangerines, candied fruits, berries, the hops have lost their bite but in return you get a lot of mellow & round fruits. Surprisingly good actually. Taste is bitter herbs, caramel, touch candy sugar, orange peel, dried apricots, tangerines, very bitter grass in the back. Less carb. If you have a good base, sometimes an IPA can age nicely as this one evidently did, still I was quite taken about as to just how good this was.
ansjelaah (1732) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken op bierfestival in Oisterwijk, 2011, oranje/goude kleur met een witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt fruitig, citrus, fris, hoppig, bitter. Lekker.
Vaiz (3821) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at UDRBM. Almost clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is faint and of citrus hops, wood, delicate malts. Flavor is smooth malty, some faint hops. Quite delicate.
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ In De Wildeman (from notes, this was ABT beer of the Month). Blond color, hazy. Firm white head, good lace. Aroma’s of citrus, a bit sweet & sour fruit. Flavor is medium bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes with a firm bitterness. Maybe not so original, but nice enough.
erickok (4299) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy orange body, white foamy head. Mild aroma with some hops, sock, yeast. Tastes better. Some alcohol but also a nice bitterness. Don’t get the wood really. Unimpressed overall.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Draft @ de paas.
aroma is fruity citrussy hops.
Deep hoppy fruity bitterness with a nice malt note.
Another great korenaar beer!
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of a lot of fruits, like citrus and orange. And hops. The taste is a little sweet moving to hoppy bitter, some spices in the back. The aftertaste is some sweet and bitter, which stays for a while.
DutchDrebus (4762) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This months ABT Beer of the month. Very good ipa if you ask me. Nice and hoppy smell and taste, good mouthfeel. Love it.
Countbeer (5300) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small white head on top of a very light hazy orange colored beer.
Smell sulphur, peach, abricot, citrus, light hoppy, hint of wood and some overripe yellow fruit.
Taste is a fruity mix of citrus, peach, reine claude, citrus, hoppy, light hop flowery, bitter and light sweet and light dry.
Fruity bitter aftertaste.
Soft light dry mouthfeel, medium carbo, medium body and light watery texture.