Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Clear orange copper color, small off-white to beige head. Quite floral aroma. Taste lightly malts, decently bitter, again floral and some hops. Average to medium body and carbonation.
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy light amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruity soap, slightly sweaty, floral and spicy fruits. Flavor is a bit bitter, slightly chemical, some pine and a bit messy. Slightly yeasty side taste.
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @De Molen 2nd Tuesday tasting.
thin creamy off white head. Clear golden amber pour. Nice grapefruit bitterness.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is piney fruity hops, some earthy herbal notes, hint of red candy. Flavour is caramel, light liquorice and herbal notes, medium bitterness. Nice but a bit wrang.
Countbeer (6083) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a shaker:
Medium sized creamy white head on top of a hazy amber colored beer.
Aromas of hops, hop fruits, citrus, pine, citric, mango, some apricot, etc. etc. Very nice.
Flavours of loads of exotic fruits but mild, some nice hop and bitter tones with sprinkles of yeast and soap.
Aftertaste is bitter, hoppy, fruity and hints of malt and yeast with a herbal edge.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
Hmmm... Balanced and tasty!
KatL80 (17) - Britton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy amber with strong,creamy, well-laced off-white head. Aroma is fruity, herbal. Taste is balanced, nuanced; moderately bitter hops note fits the complex profile. Brewer has traded off a little ABV for flavor finesse, which I like. Finishes with a delicious citrus uplift.
Pailhead (6386) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate caramel, light fruit, faint lemon, and citrus hops. It pours a transparent dark amber with a large off-white head that has great retention. Eventually it fades to a thick film and leaves behind a lot of soapy webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate fruit, caramel, and a hint of toffee. There is a light graininess in the middle. The finish has light-moderate citrus and grapefruit hops with some light dusty notes. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.
KombatAle (129) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale copper with big white foam. Nose is balanced between malts and hpps. Ok light-medium body. Softness. Some cara malts, grains, hops. Medium aftertaste. Not incredible, okay american ipa.
Idiosynkrasie (6319) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fully lasting, well lacing, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of black tea, peach. Taste is moderately bitter hoppy, notes of black tea, fruity hints of lemon and peach (resemblance to Snapple ice tea), a dry touch of leaves, tobacco, widely disguised caramel malty basis. Not what one would call crisp - rather, herbal and clammy. I like it, but it couldn’t gain more quality if pushed any further into this herb/tea direction.
erickok (5290) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber bodied and stable head. Bready malts, reasonably hoppy. Medium bitter. I really liked their Ahtanum pale ale but with these darker malts it looses a bit of freshness. Thus could use some extra grapefruit, for my taste. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bičre)