Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.5%. One year past its BB date.
Orange coloured, a bit hazy, good sized off-white head, thick, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of yeast, funk, some peaches, even some wine notes, cork.
Taste follows, quite yeasty, peaches, a bit sweet and malty.
Medium thin body with good carbonation.
Overall okay, but even for a Belgian IPA nothing too impressive.
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium white foamy head, orange golden copper colour, sweet citrus peaches fruity smell, champagne like a bit sour a bit grapefruit bitter medium to high carbonation medium bitter hoppy notes but pretty gentle for an IPA
MarcoDL (1995) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great example of a Belgian IPA. It’s bitter, dry and fruity, but with a full yeasty body. Very nice.
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
14/IX/13 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: n/a, nothing marked on the label or cap (2013-847)
Clear orange to beige beer, big creamy yet crackling off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some nice rings with each sip. Aroma: fruity, sweet ripe fruits, sweet malts, some caramel, citrus, little soapy. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, grassy hops, some hay, bit sweet and malty. Aftertaste: more citrus, grassy hops, exotic fruit notes, bit of honey, floral notes, specific De Graal yeast, which is a bit spicy and gives this beer it’s Belgian signature. I like this one a lot!
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, foamy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is fruity, spicy, some peppers, floral hops, Belgian hops and some faint applejuice. Flavor is spicy, bitter, slightly fruity and a hint of sour apple. Decent body with heavy carbonation.
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Complex nose, sweet, sour.
Light amber color, small white head.
Medium body, sugar, vinegar, wood, earthy.
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden color with a a nice off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with lots of spices, hops, and fruit hints. The flavor is like the aroma but very complex. Light body and spicy end.
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. LOT 11442 05/2013 (is this bottled on or BBF – this is either very fresh or quite old). Bright amber with a quickly gone white head. Nose is all sweet Belgian yeast, white bread, white sugar, oranges, lightly floral, light fruit, light alcohol,… either this is old or this is another example of a Belgian brewery making an IPA or a hoppy beer in general with the bizarre idea in their head that the style does not require an over hop profile. Taste is oranges, toffee, light alcohol, floral, esters, medicinal bitterness in the back like disinfected surgical tools, light dust, hint mould, herbal,… High carb. pops a bit on your tongue like that kind of candy. I hope that this is an old bottle, otherwise I am totally not getting this celebration of hops, minus the hops or something like that. Yes this has hops in it but no more than your average Belgian Ale would have. Maybe I just have no idea how hops taste like anymore – my pallet has been destroyed by all of these American IPA’s & IIPA’s!!!
thiesen (169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit sour aroma. Golden yellow with small frothy head. Spicy, round hops with slight bitterness, almonds, coriander. Rich carbonation, medium mouthfeel.
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is intesnive but medium robust, the body is orange and cloudy. It smells sweet, wheat a bit yeasty. The taste is sweet, a bit sour, fresh, hoppy, balanced and tasty, hoppy-fruity a bit citrus-orange, kiwi, mango. NIce and easy drinkable one! 11/12/12/11/12/11