JulienHuxley (3132) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle batch #2, from the Bierkoning. Hazy gold pour, with super creamy white head. Aroma is really really hoppy, piney, peppery notes, intense lemon grass. Taste is bitter, really citrusy, intense grapefruit, really bitter, really IPA-ish, with only a light belgian profile. Palate is med-full bodied with med-low carbonation, creamy. Really tasty.
_angst_ (2786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought somewhere I can’t remember. Pours hazy cloudy golden with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is fruity, spicy and slightly phenolic with crackers, dry soil, hay, pepper corns, pears, grapefruit rinds, mango, pineapple, star fruit, dry soil, lemon zest, coriander and hints of pine needles. Taste is bitter, fruity, spicy and slightly phenolic with crackers, dry soil, hay, pepper corns, coriander, grapefruit juice, grass, pine needles, mango, papaya, pineapple, star fruit lemon zest and hints of lemony soap. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter and phenolic with crackers, grapefruit juice, dry soil, pepper corns, coriander, hay, lemon zest and hints of unripe tropical fruits. Very tasty and very refreshing!
Jerre (2684) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, with white head.
Aroma: little spice, hops. Medium body.
Taste: bit sweetness start, citrus, spice note, nice bitterness from hops.
Dry ending. Like it !
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy straw colored pour. Foamy, small, white head. Little bit of lacing. Big sour aroma that drowns everything else out. But there is some hints of malt and hops. Taste is a bit sweeter with some yeast notes, bitterness, and a citrusy note. Not too bad once you get past the aroma that doesn’t seem to fit.
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Etre Gourmet. Det mest IPA-lika jag druckigt från de la Senne. Fruktig, gräsig, kryddig och blommig med tallskott i täten och rejäl beska. Relativt torr och med rena fina smaker och pigg fräsch humle. Lite krämig munkänsla. Inte mycket belgostuk på denna IPA. Riktgt gott.
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nuetnigenough. Aroma is citrus and resinous hops, bit stinky. Taste is good, feels a bit heavy, but lots of yeastiness, some citrus. Bitterness at end. Nice.
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, PP DuPont. Hazy bright lemon yellow. Nice dry bitter citrusy and grassy aroma, with some meadow hay. Tastes very similar, with perhaps some light fruit sneaking in, with a dry grassy/earthy finish. Lighter soft almost creamy body. I thought this was stellar.
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Moeder Lambic.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: very hoppy, fruity, nice!
TASTE: very hoppy, nice! Nothing wrong, very fruity.
bartlebier (1748) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottles, Geers, bb? (brewed 05/2014). A crooked altar provides an oblique metaphor for what you would imagine a slanted transatlantic collaboration between two idiosyncratically Romance and cryptocatholic anarchist breweries would look like: the Devils’s Hole has done a great and fruity number on the stubborn series of Belgian ales De la Senne has been putting out lately: more fresh peach and some pink grapefruit in the nose, accompanying that house yeast strain’s earthy, aniseed-infused chalkiness. Pours rather cloudy, soft milkshake, with ample protein. Not getting much malt spice from the added rye, in fact the middle part is a bit thin, but pleasantly lush and soggy. Somehow a milk rice, transparent sake quality to the palate. Glad to have bought a few to revisit, as this beer’s unfocused subtlety kindles the imagination as much as its crooked metaphor.
TET (1651) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy, orange beer with a quite big and blond head. The nose is strongly fruitfull, fructose, mandarin, some spices, pleasant. Taste of fructose fruits, quite much of spices, citrusfruits, the end is quite short and spicy. Medium bodied, quite high carbonation, fresh. Quite nice, fruitfull and spicy beer.