Countbeer (3878) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, - FEB 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium sized, vast and slowly changing, beige creamy colored foamy head on top of a deep dark red beer, when hold in the light it appears to be an almost clear deep ruby colored beer.
The aroma is nothing like an IPA, a thin mix of caramel, autumnal herbs, brown sugars/molasses, grains, a hint of sharp hop citrus and stingy herbs.
The flavours are like the aroma nothing like an IPA: yeast, sharper herbs, hint of hops, bitter, sharper herbs, stingy hops, malts, nuts, caramel, meal, porridge and dusty malts.
Aftertaste is bitter with herbs, yeast, wood, malts and (sharper) herbs.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.
I hope I had a wrong bottle, if not, this is not a good IPA, while I had other IPA’s from this brewery that were pretty ok, this beer does not come close to those beers, let alone IPA’s in general. Pity!
Balazs (739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABCBeers. Poured clear, with a deep red color and a beige lacing head. Toffee, dark fruits, nuts, spices, honey in the aroma. Roasty sweet taste in the full, almost oily body. Dry, roasty lasting aftertaste. It’s a good winter beer, but could use more hops as an IPA.
paulvanpelt (282) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zacht, weinig co2. Koperkleurig, helder. dichte kraag. Citrushop, zurig. Licht bitter. Ruikt wat metalig.
MichaelAwesome (2734) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. A really nice one. I mean, just the look is enough to hit the points. But here we also find some berries in the back with a nice citrus-hoppy front. Wonderful one.
McTapps (2757) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Douberd - many thanks! The beer pours out in a clear deep amber colour with steady low head and medium body. Nice aroma of hops and nuts. Taste of fresh but mild hops, nuts, spices, citrus, grass and spruce. Light malty-sweet finish. Nice beer.
Maakun (240) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Winterbierfestival Gouda:
Dark brown with red hue, bubbly head. Yeasty, roasted malts, some funk, light fruity notes. Sweet with roasted bitter. Mediujm bodied, bit dry, average carbonation. Not impressed.
Bosbouw (747) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie honingkleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoet, caramel, vanille. Smaakt lekker zoet. Iets bitter.
mike_77 (2658) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amongst the bittersweet red fruit hoppiness there a certain amount of stewed vegetable taste.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ In de Wildeman. Dark brown colour, tan head. Nose is toasted malts and caramel, light hoppy. Flavour is lihgt roasted malts, hint of chocolate, slight hop-bitterness. Good drinkable. Finish slightly bitter and short.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark reddish amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of burnt roast malt, dark fruit, bitter hops. Medium smooth body, flavour is lightly rauched, bitter hops, sweet malt, coffee grinds. A bit unbalanced.
JulienHuxley (2415) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Very dark, just barely translucent red pour with thick off white head. Aroma is very caramel forward, very malty, light burnt toffee, light piney hops. Taste is sweet, malty, with a weak hop bitterness. Not much going on hop wise for this IPA, much more of a malt bomb. That being said, it was still tasty.