DutchMark (340) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In food and in beer I enjoy a subtle element of smoke. The smoke in this one is too doninant for my taste. Rauchbier enthousiasts will like it. It has a nice citrussy fresh slightly sour taste with good hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
gyhallmanti (216) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a slight hazy dark orange colour with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted/smoked/peated malts, slight hoppy, bit of candy sugar. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a smokey and bitter finish. Notes of smoked/roasted/peated malts, leather, nuts. Texture is oily, medium bodied with decent carbonation.
hansvf (640) - - MAY 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Troebel oranje. Ruikt beetje zurig helaas. Smaakt me ook niet echt goed. Bitter, maar niet op een lekkere manier.
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, slightly orangeish head, very stable, over faintly hazy orange beer. Smoke/Rauch(malt) emerging immediately upon opening. Some toasted notes. Very restrained smokiness initially, then malty sweetness - even some candi sugar? - ending in hoppy bitterness. Bit nutty halfway, too. Quite slick, pappy MF; at least medium bodied, medium carbonation. Long lasting flavours. The good part: the different flavourcomponents (hop/Smoke/malt) don’t clash. The reverse coin: one can’t really speak of balance, they arrive sequentially, as if from different beer.
Stuu666 (9804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden amber, nose is light citrus and smoke, taste is sweet, fruity, dry peaty finish.
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (brewed at Molen according to bottle). I usually like hazy beers, but this one was rather ugly hazy orangeish brown colour with a huge beigeish brown head. Aroma is big time rye, some leathery notes as well as mild nutty and wooden notes. Flavour is fruity and floral with quite a big bitterness along with a nutty and quite smoked and leathery boom to it. Smoked wet wood along with floral and grassy bitterness in the finish.
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the Nederlandse Bieren Festival Delft Wintereditie. Clear golden pour. Candy, fruits, and slightly spicy in the aroma. Creamy texture, slightly floral flavors and nicely balanced.
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best plan ever! Smoke, smoke, smoke that IPA! Very tasty, rye-ish smooth, spiced, hoppy goodness. Backlog from 2015/01/17.
tricksta_p (3163) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of grainy malt, fruits, smoke, citrus, hops. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Overall I’d say the combination of fruity hops and smoked malt is not my favourite, but it does work in this interesting brew.
PietS (130) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice full (and bitter) IPA. The smokey flavour doesn’t predominate and gives the beer good depth. Good choice if you’d like a non-standard IPA.
TtV (381) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Yellow with a slight orange glow, bit hazy with a medium white top. Aroma of malts and dry hop, somewhat orange peel. The taste is bitter up front with malt hints too. The aftertaste develops into an even more bitter experience with pepper flavours kicking in. Some of the more surprising beers I have tasted.