ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @benzai. Hazy yellow color with a small white head. Smells hoppy, grassy, citrus and a bit sour. Tastes hoppy, sweet, citrus, a bit sour, plakkerig.
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Broken Benzai tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Completely murky pale yellow color, medium sized white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma has grassy hops with some citrus influence. Taste has a slight sourness, some grassy hops, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Broken Benzai tasting. Hazy orange colour with a medium sized white head. Smells slightly sour, hops, citrussy, some pine, spices. Tastes slightly sour, wheat, hint of smoke, herns and spices. Thin body, soft carbo.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is light fruity hops, tangerine, wheat and some spicy notes from the lemongrass. Flavour is slight tangy fruity hops with a smooth wheat cover, some tartness. Nice.
PotjeBier (2661) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Pale golden color, hazy. White head, not too much. Aroma’s of citrus, pineapple, a bit of malty sweetness. Retronasal it’s more citrus, high acidity, with some wheaty sourness. Flavor is light bitter with some acidity and hints of malty sweetness. Light bodied, but not too thin. Finishes with a decent bitterness, not astringent, and some maltiness. Perfect for a Summer’s day I would assume (but right now it’s November...)
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[10/13/13] Bottle at the hotel boat in Amsterdam. Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Spicy floral aroma with lemongrass, wheat and some hops, somewhat citric and a bit weedy. Flavor has a bit of sweetness, citric wheaty tartness, some flowers and a moderately bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. Really nice and refreshing.
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
26th September 2013
Amsterdam. Bottle in my hotel room. Very hazy gold beer, good off white head. Light airy and crispy palate. Minerals. Smooth light malt. Lovely fresh orange. Mild wheaty malt. Floralness. Tangerine and lesser mandarin. Light mango tang. Finishes smooth and light. I love the fruits Menno gets from hops. Amazing.
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Style is a bit beyond me, so I’ve classified this as a wheat ale. Hazy/murky golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of sharp citrus, lemon, lemongrass, a little tartness, wheat, firm citrussy hops. Flavour is light-sweet, sweet and a bit sweaty wheat, hops, citrus, lemongrass, a hint of grapefruit, light grassy, nice citrus bitter finish, hint of tea. Light-bodied, but surprisingly thick for 4.5%. Very tasty.