markoijelena (1040) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l at the 7th Belgrade Beer Tasting all together finally.Taste with Alberto, Matt and Vlada.07.04.2015.Thank you Sébastien for bringing trade this bottle.Pour it hazy yellow color with medium white head.On the nose wheat.Taste and aroma of typical influence of Italian beer scene I think, flavour of bread, wheat, clove,lemon something like Italian blond I think.Hops on the end.Ok I liked it.
Alengrin (3127) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Collaboration brew, a variation on Taras Boulba, "extra hoppy". Misty yellow blonde beer with vivid sparkling everywhere, supporting a lacing, medium thick, audibly crackling, egg-white head with good retention. Becomes fully cloudy and ’milky’ with deposit. Aroma of sour and sweetish fruits, impressions of green apple, raw rhubarb, baker’s yeast, raw pear, lemon peel, prosecco, soap, freshly cut nettles, milk gone sour, goat cheese, fresh ginger. Vivid fruity taste, subdued sweetishness with a light, refreshing acidity, unripe plums, gooseberries, sharpish minerally carbonation, slightly bready pale malts underneath, dryish; a leafy, earthy, ’Euro’ hop bitterness sets in early and increases towards the end, leading to a long, dry, bitter finish, not very aromatic, but quenching and appetizing nonetheless. Enjoyable session beer, lacking the aromatic citrus qualities of an IPA, so best viewed as a more ’old school’ Belgian bitter (not unlike XX Bitter and a few others in this substyle).
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the 7th Tasting in Belgrade-Serbia, from a trade of markoijelena. Thank you mate. Pours yellow extremely cloudy, small white gassy cap. Nose: little stable, grainy, fresh hops. Mouth: malt, wheat, citric and sour final end. Nice one!
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks GT2, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are funky, grassy, barnyard
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Bottle ][ 33cl ][ Etre Gourmet ][ $10 inclusive ][ Allagash Tulip Flute ][ 2.3.15 ]
>> Taras Runa, bottling date says 6/2/2014 so assuming this is about to be 1 year old. Perhaps there is only one bottled batch of this beer? Pours full hazy glowing white straw with billowing white foam. Rocky, sheen, fisheye head with infinite retention and mountains of lacing. Nose is intoxicating Meyer lemon, fresh clothes, blood orange zest, pomelo, white sugar, faint squashy dry hop character. Taste is perfect De la Senne on the money: ridiculous pilsner crackery malt backbone with wicked grassy hops atop a dry as hell finish giving this beer that elusive profile of perfect APA/Saison hybrid that seemingly only Hill Farmstead and Tired Hands have been able to master in the US. Ultra crisp and so refreshing. This a beer to drink by the pitcher. As Budweiser taught us, Beer is for drinking, not for dissecting. So Ima quit now and chug this.
_angst_ (3451) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Etre. Pours hazy milky glowing yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is rustic, tiny malty and tiny fruity with crackers, cereal, grapefruit juice, fresh air, minerals, moist grass, dry soil, mango and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, tiny fruity and herbal with crackers, honey, grapefruit juice, mango, papaya, dry soil, hay, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, slightly astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter with crackers, grapefruit juice, unripe mango, honey, dry soil, minerals, hay and lemon zest. Another dead solid crushable De La Senne beer!
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from trade. It pours a hazy straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is freshly cut grass, grains, grapefruit and citrus peel. Aroma is medium sweet and lightly crisp bitter and dry. Notes of citrus peel, ripe apricots, yeast, grapefruit. Finishes lightly dry and citrusy. Overall, ok Belgian hoppy pale
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ottimo esperimento di belgian ale luppolata, con note leggermente fruttate, floreali, decisa presenza di lieviti, finale amaro e abbondante.
Mortlach (1244) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Dorata pallida, lievemente torbida, bel cappello di schiuma bianca, abbondante e persistente. Al naso note floreali, citriche, lime, pane, lieviti e spezie. In bocca è di facile beva, forse un po’ monodimensionale, manca di complessità, secca nel finale. Corpo esile, carbonazione media. Non certo la miglior birra di De la Senne.
Habanero (3159) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, pale golden with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon zest, yeast and cramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and decent bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice and hoppy Belgian.