jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a with a bubbly broken white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich malt alcoholic woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel. More like a bubbly Belgian strong ale.
kermis (5421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared on the post-Borefts 2014 NS tasting. Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, malt and spice. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle shared with kermis and jmgreenuk.
Thin white hsad. Hazy golden pour. Very nice
sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very pale, full bodied beer (using the famous Maris Otter malt and Columbus hops), which comes out very lively, rich and foamy and with a wonderful head. The smell is a sweet perfume, fruity hops with lightness. The taste is of hoppy floral bitterness, with only the lightest sweetness. It has a good body, is very easy drinking and hides its true strength. Great stuff.
berkshirejohn (4587) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from the shop at the Hogs Back Brewery. A bright pale amber with a thin cream head; perfumed floral aroma with a trace of tropical fruit; full and lively in the mouth with mango and pineapple fruit and an immediate dryness; before a slowly building warm and biscuity finish. Impressive, and very different from most malt-led English Strong Ales.
danlo (1219) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Cheese & Wine Shop, Darlington. Clear golden colour, big frothy white foam head and fruity aroma with mango notes. Taste is malty, bready, dried fruits, earthy, spice, hop resins and lingering bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, earthy peppery hop bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New English county, Durham (41/46):
Appearance: Golden, bubbly and slightly hazy. Lots of nice, creamy white head.
Aroma: Fruit, slight fruit and hops.
Taste: Good amount of hops, some fruit and slight alcohol. Pretty good. Bitter and slightly harsh aftertaste.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 18/7-2014, BB: 31/7-2016
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fresh, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, fresh, though some bitterness from coffee taste.
Historical moment: finished first book with written ratings, present that day: Mathieu, Lisa, Chris, Christian aka Quinten and Leen!
daniele (5480) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
oro leggermente ambrata buona dchiuma prrsistente naso resinoso luppolato live frutta buona secchezza buon amaro adciutta secca alcool piuttosto nascosto
Vaiz (3393) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, clear golden pour. Aroma is spicy, fruity, some yeast and peppery. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy, fruity and like a tripel. Strange brew, nothing resembling a stout.