henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours an amber color with flakes of yeast (yum!). Smells of blonde. Fresh, floral, hops, soil. Taste is sweet, planty. Chicory is clearly distinguishable. Bitterness has a soily taste to it, as well as some freshness. Aftertaste is a pleasant soft bitterness. Very nice beer.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a hazy gold with very thin, diminishing head, a spots of lace. Nose of fruit and bunk. Lightish body
RW80 (1907) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep golden pour, with a huge white head. Leaves some nice lacing
Nose: he smells are grainy , grass, yeasty, a little bit tartness And some minor Chicory taste.
Taste: Starts sweet malty, grainy then finishes with the raw bitterness of Chicory. Decent lasting aftertaste of the chicory.
thin-medium body, medium cabonation.
This will be really a love it or hate it beer.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma has earth, vegetable, some fruity notes. Flavour is caramel, fruits and faint hops, vegetable. Better then expected but still not my thing. Don’t brwe with vegetables.
drycellom (32) - - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Respectloos gezegd is het een lekker bitter pilsje. En dat was nu juist waar ik naar zocht. Geslaagd, dus.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was a treat, a nice deviation from what US brewers are doing these days, and I welcome it.
The beer is a lovely grain color with a strong finger or two of white foam and spotty lace. The smells are grainy (in the farmy way, fresh and sweet), grass, yeasty, and there is the slightest indication of tartness. I get a hint of pear on the nose.
The flavor follows through and offers a nice bite behind my jaw of tartness, but this is short lived. Quickly a nice, sweet wheaty tone comes through and again the pear flavor is present for me. As the beer warms, I get really nice white wine notes (particularly reminds me of naked Chardonnay). A sincerely lovely beer.
Thin bodied with lower carbonation and a semi dry finish. I would offer this beer to many wine enthusiasts I know and expect that there would be a significant appreciation for the beer. A wonderful, insghtful and innovative beer for the US.
Serving type: bottle
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting @ De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear deep golden pour, white head. Aroma is sugary malts, spicy and with loads of earthy vegetables. Flavor is quite bitter, messy and with witloof. Not my thing.
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the monthly molen tasting.
thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Ok.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours clear golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of vegetables, yeast and caramel. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. But the question is, why?
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 bottle, Geers 2013. Pale orange-golden ale. Contained, slightly moldy and sweet vegetable aroma. Chicory Muckefuck base bitterness in a Belgian golden ale yeast profile: the execution is flawless for the ad-hoc style it coins, all aromas and taste are fully present. The question remains whether a 8% chicory beer needs to be. Interesting added complexity through the dry pale barley malts, almost like a whisky malt. Not too fond of the trippel-style alcoholic esters floating on the top, and the concomitant semi-dry palate, working against the also present more attenuated saison quality. Novelty to share, if somewhat strange as an aperitif.