JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Geers. Red/brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of caramel, tropical fruit. Light bitter hoppy finish. Light notes of cardboard. Sweet and malty. Almost one year old. Too old maybe.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/23/14 (although it only hit the shelves somewhere this summer) (2015-1482) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear red beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: sourish, bit fruity, red berries. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, caramel, bit fruity, bitter, sourish touch. Aftertaste: hoppy, malty, caramel, banana, fruity finish. Not sure what to make of this. Probably age has hit it hard.
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(En fût à The Local Peasant): Des oranges confites et du thé noir dans un corps céréalier et moelleux. Tout est très propre, l’amertume confortable.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27th September 2015
post Borefts train to Amsterdam. Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Caramel malts, slightly oxidised tasting. Tea. Mild floral bitterness. Overripe fruits. Airy finish. Mild bitter linger. Okay but tastes a little tired.
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Erwin! 500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim’s orgasmic Trillium tasting”. Bottled on 23/12/14. Okay so apparently this beer supports “The Cause”, I will refrain from commenting upon the “political choices” of this brewery and as such I will limit myself to only the taste etc. of the beer. Hazy amber, creamy off-white head. Nose is floral, yeasty, sugary, sweetish, fruity in an obvious ravaged by age IPA kind of way, floral, more sugar. Taste is thinned out IPA, exposing the base, sugary, faintly herbal, malty, brown sugar ,caramel, lightly floral,… Sweetish, thin, faded hops. Thinned out older IPA body. Obviously too old to properly judge. Distribution might be potentially to blame here since the guy who brought this apparently purchased this rather recently.
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Very yeasty, malty smell, sweet, light bitter but I'm missing exotic fruits.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Safeway. Murky brownish amber in color. Huge billowing head. Hoppy up front with a bit of citrus. Somewhat off smelling nose. Possibly the reason for the big foam. A little spicy in favor as well. Almost has a Belgian quality to it. Pretty tasty.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle- Pours hazy autumn orange with a nice dense off white head that sticks around. Aroma is bready rye, some hops, caramel malts, subdued. Taste is caramel malts, rye bread, spicy hops, resinous and hop forward. I really am enjoying this, really digging on the IRA’s lately, and this is one of the better ones.
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of grainy malts, spicy hops, some caramel, fruity, a hint of sugars and some honey. Flavor is quite bitter, Czech pilsener, some fruity hops and sweet caramel malts. Nice body, nice balance. Very well drinkable.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Aroma has reson, sweet fruitiness, some vanilla and caramel. Flavour has resin, biscuity malt and grapefruit. Also some mild and weird plastic off-flavour. Finishes with hayish grain and malt. Nice, I like the resin here.