KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CBB. Deep, cloudy orange-brown with an enormous, fine, off-white head. Spicy, hoppy, nose. Peaches and malon-like notes from the Amarillo, sweet orange and citrus from Cascade, spicy rye. Nice. Dry, malty, spicy, earth flavor. Quite spicy, almost like Belgian yeast, but I guess it’s the rye. Sweet peach and orange come through nice, plus more citrus and bitter, grassy hops. Quite malty and rich.
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm, 18 Dec 2012) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, orange peel, marmalade and black-currant. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, rye bread, citrus peel and a generous citric/resinous bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very nice and tasty IPA.
TET (1865) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange-brown beer with a quite big and blond head. Aroma is slightly fruitfull, citrusfruits and pine, also some bread. Taste is medium bitter, pine, citrusfruits, bready malts, also some herbs in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, lots of carbonation, slightly tight to drink. The rye gives a special breadyness that differs this beer from the normal citrusfruity IPA, personal beer.
Hermod (3631) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, bottled on 17.07.12. Copper color, thick beige lasting head. Aroma has cocoa, bread and light plastic notes. Flavor has dark bread, toastedness, with chocolate kicking in later on. Smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Enjoyable but not much fruitiness. Light aroma. Medium bodied.
omega (750) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy nose on this beer, and has a nice dark golden hue. Not as vibrant on the palate as I expected, but still a beer which is still rich and very drinkable.
k2cr2o7 (66) - SPAIN - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cerveza tipo IPA, con su amargor característico. Poco gas, aunque no le hace falta más. Queda una ligera capa de espuma y deja un sabor bastante bueno.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Hazy ruby colour with lasting beige head. Earthy hop and some sweet candy malts. Good american amber style beer with that spicy rye flavour. Yep a decent beer. Some earthy grapefruit on finish from the cascades. Fine
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful head - it just keeps growing! Lovely lacing too. Very carbonated. Soft toffee malt with hop accents on the nose. Nice, warm rounded bitterness initially with a decent heft of toffee biscuit malt.A spicy rye finish. Not particularly dry or expressive in the finish. I really believe De Molen are at their best with the big beers and I prefer my WCIPAs with a lighter, less malty body. Still it’s decent.
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Euston Tap, Euston 5 Nov 12. Mørk aprikosfarget. Litt uklar. Veldig høyt skum når en kveller høyt. Betongskum. Fester seg til glasset. Syrlig aroma. Mye kullsyre. Prikker på tunga. Ødelegger smaksopplevelsen. Oppfatter litt ananas. Svakt syrlig avslutning.
77ships (4551) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx. to Sebletitje for sharing this one // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // bottled on 17/07/2012 // touch darker amber with a white head // sweet citrus USA hops in the nose with some caramel, toffee, sweet applesauce & spices // taste is bitter, herbs, dark full-grain / rye bread, light herbs, bitter floral, branches, yeast, touch fruits // too much carb. // not as fine as others from the series