Hamirubi (520) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at De Vlaamsche Reus, at Wageningen in the Netherlands (26 V 2016). Hazy brown yellow brew with frothy white to yellow collar. The nose has lots of dirt, yeasts and honey. The mouth is full of honey and malts. Fresh, yet a bit dirty, dusty even. Not bad, yet not tastefull either.
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh ale with some sweet tones here and there. Nice, but without complexity.
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled from Veluwse Heidebrouwerij, BB 12 2015, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Pours a slight hazy golden to orange color, with a big loud sssshing cola kind of head. Seriously, its alive! I have never seen anything like this, except for soda pops, but never this long. In the end, only a small bit of lacing remains. Aroma of orange, spicy yeast, slight high fusels, spices. Bit sweet in taste, quite watery. Bit sticky palate. Finishes with a bit cola light. After swallowing, it seems the boiling of the co2 continues. Wow, Im definitely not going to finish this. Flavor is not that bad, except for watery light soda pop. But carbonation makes it impossible to drink. Drain pour after three sips and Im still burping half an hour later on.
Bullit (4356) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ brewpub. Slightly hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Nose is honey, grainy, malty, light fruity, some sweetness of the honey. Flavour is light malty, fairly dry, bit of grass or vegetables. Medium to high carbonation. A bit harsh. Finish is fairly dry.
PotjeBier (2475) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl (well...) bottle a home, thanks Santa. 5.5% on label. Gusher. After cleaning up the kitchen there was still enough left. Murky golden or light amber color. Aroma’s of honey, yeast, sweet fruit. Bready malts and slightly herbal retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, malty. Body is light to medium. Flavor doesn’t last, not bitterness (or other flavors) in the finish. OK-ish.
tricksta_p (3028) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a big head that disappears quickly. Sweet aroma of malts and honey. Not very complex, but a nice brew neverheless.
Douberd (4427) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml, bought at the brewery. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 5.5% on the label.
Pours a deep orange golden colour with lazy activity in the body and a big white head on top. Average retention, leaves a ring of foam around the glass and light lacing around it.
Aroma is grainy with band-aid and light medicinal alcohol that gets better as it warms up.
Taste is nice and yeasty, also a bit grainy. Sweet. The honey notable on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, fizzy carbonation.
Overall quite nice.
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
75cl bottle courtesy of Benzai @ RBBSG II - Thanks Rene! Smell is corn, light fruit and malt. The taste is caramel, fruit ending dry. Light/medium in body with crisp carbonation.
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, candy and yeast. Sweet malty flavour. Sweet malty finish, over-ripe fruits, some off notes.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Courtesy of Benzai. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: V/2014 (2013-724) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!!
Clear light orange beer, small irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very German like, grains, hay, cow fodder, stable, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, sugary, dirty, something is definitely off, overripe fruits. Aftertaste: little bitter, sweet, sugary, some citrus, grains.