rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Somewhat hazy golden/apricot color, ok offwhite head. Pineapple aroma, pear, mango, pine, hay, fruitcocktail, creamy notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, bitter, perfume notes, grapefruit, hay, pear, mango, pine, dry, creamy notes, elder notes. Nicely balanced finish. Incredible balanced, well hissen alcohol. Such à good beer to start midsummers eve with.
BeerBaboon (1979) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brilliantly desined bottle with an exquisite label pours orange with white head. Aroma of exotic fruits, hops and a little bit of yeast. Flavour is bitter, fruity and a bit sweet.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle. Hazy amber color. Aromas of orange, mango and pine with hint of yeast. Taste of pine, mango and orange with faint of biscuity malt. Fruity and yeasty bitterness in finish. Medium body. Fairly drinkable, although a bit yeasty.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Buona IPA! Molto equilibrata l’amaro non è da sfatafascio. Aroma agrumato e luppolato. Al palato molto rinfrescante e beverina. Agrumata anche in bocca (ovvimente, visto che c’è il bergamotto) e a tratti resinosa. Ottima Ipa.
Idiosynkrasie (6534) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark orangey golden to amber colour with small frothy lacing off-white head. Very nice but decent fruity aroma, mandarin, blood orange, grapefruit, peach. Taste has a bitter hoppy overtone in combination with a slightly sweet fruity malt basis whose intermixture results mainly in grapefruit notes, with mandarin flashing up near the end.
So far the best De Molen IPA I’ve tasted. Still in their typical oily and earthy, somehow clumsy style, not as fresh and crisp as other examples of the style - but with a complex range of fruity notes sustained in taste opposite to promising ephemeral hop flavours that often lead to disappointment in taste.
vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat hazy dark yellow with white foam head lacing to glass. Aroma is sweet bitter hop, taste is pure bitterness. (Bodegraven 201206)
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TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark orange with a small white head and an aroma of fresh hops and citrus. The taste is mainly based on the complex bitterness of the different hops and some malts and fruity sweetness. A really nice beer, but not too surprising.
grunx (367) - - MAY 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Entrada molt aromatica a llúpol i flors blanques. Poca retenció d’escuma. L’aroma és relativament volàtil. Bona amargor en boca. IPA molt floral. Lleugera i fàcil.
Cunningham (7055) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange colour with an off white head. Rich floral hoppy nose. Rich hoppy and fruity flavour. Rich taste, but also mild and easy drinkable.
[@ Haand ØlFestival 2012 as De Molen Lente Hop]
jkazius (4) - - MAY 5, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice bitter hops beer. Great taste as usual with beers by De Molen. Beer reminds me of De Ranke XX Bitter!
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