Hamirubi (564) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2016
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at De Vlaamsche Reus, at Wageningen in the Netherlands (26 V 2016). The home beer of this cosy bar in Wageningen. A hazy amber with white foam. Yet not the best beer the bar has, I’m afraid. A blonde ale with a dash of grape juice, making this a brew with a true terrible nose. Lots of dust, cellar and muggy scents. Nothing more. A firm malt character, Belgian yeasted even, with an unpleasant nose, but a rather OK mouthfeel. Good bitter, sweets, malts balance.
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(De Fontein Vlaamsche Reus Blond) Bottle 330 ml, from Secret Sinterklaas, thanks! It’s the home beer of De Vlaamsche Reus bar in Wageningen, funny how when I visited they were all out an a couple of weeks later I get it in a package! Into a tulip glass, ABV 6.1%
Clear orange colour on the body, tall and frothy white head, with average retention. Minimal lacing on the glass.
Aroma has nuts, fruits, apricot,malts and sugar.
Taste is also nutty, again some apricot and peach, light yeast.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
It’s not really something special but it has a nice balance in it, making it very drinkable and enjoyable.
TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small sample from bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’14. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has some flowers, herbs, slightly tart. Taste is a bit malty with some yeast and cardboard. Medium body, soft to medium carbo. Pretty meh.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ camping ratebeer. Aroma is herbs, spices, faint malt. Flavour is herbal malt. Meh.
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head. Hazy opaque yellow body. Musty grainy candy aroma with cake notes. Dry-sweet orangey cake and malt taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry mealy plasticky herbal aftertaste with citric floral notes. Nice, drinkable, and subtle. (0.75l bottle, shared by MortenR.)
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich, soft beer. Honey, peaches, lemon, Belgian yeast profile, call it Flemish if you prefer.
Bullit (4444) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Vlaamsche Reus, Wageningen. Hazy yellow coloured, with a medium white head. Nose is light malty, light hoppy, grassy. Flavour is light malty, sweet, a bit grassy, sugar, Belgian yeast. Finish is slightly bitter and fruity.
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [from trade with SVD] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly herbal or spicy, lightly bitter. Average to medium body and carbonation. Decent.
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @benzai. Clear yellow with a medium sized white head. Smells fresh, malts, grains, nice. Tastes fresh, malts, grains.. Not much to say about it. Nice beer though. Medium body, soft carbo.
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color, hazy. Soft floral yeasty aroma with citric notes. Citric, soft yeasty flavor with hints of soap. Almost decent.