DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT12. Slightly hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity. Tastes hops, fruity, fresh, quite nice. Full body, soft carbo.
Meberlein (1) - Sterling heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Upfront taste of honey and citrus with a clean finish. Not overly hoppy or bitter. An off-season option for hopslam like flavor.
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep black.. Thin tan head.... Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark roast.. Big chocolate.. Bit too fizzy.. Dark chocolate roast malts.. Little cold... Light bitter roast.. Dark malts
snoworsummer (4475) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like caramel, strong hop resin, light grapefruit, light nutty malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like hop resin, caramel, and light grapefruit.
johnnymusky (869) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good not great free sample....release #32... might have been old no date on bottle....not as hoppy as expected...(#428)......
vandc01 (322) - North Branch, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #25 - 1 of 1800 bottles
Aroma - very orangy, tropical
Appearance - Hazy golden pour.
Taste - Very tropical. The taste follows the aroma almost exact. If this beer were to age too long, I don’t think I would like it as much, but this is pretty good.
Palate - Huge mouth feel. Coats the entire tongue. Not a lot of bitterness, but solid.
Overall - as long as it is fresh, I would seek this beer again.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big hops and malt, fruity, piney and citrussy. Flavour is caramel malt, quickly overtaken by huge amounts of hops. Very nice.
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma is piney hops, caramel. Taste is hoppy, pine, resinous, solid bitterness. Caramel sweetness brings a good balance. Palate is balanced, medium body, medium carbonation. Very good.
degbert (1644) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, release 36. Pours a lambent gold with a high, coarse-grained, off-white head. Nose is surprisingly subtle -- mostly floral (lavender) with herbal and lime notes. Massive bitterness up front with a very slight soapy overtone; prickly on the tongue, and the hops bitterness never really lets up. Some orange and toffee malt notes, but they’re hard to pick out. That soapy note mars the balance. Great mouthfeel. Good, but not great.
574deadzone (1364) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release 37 (bottled mid April). Pours a hazy, dark gold going toward amber with a fair cream colored cap that settles pretty quickly to a thin ring with some larger bubbles, leaving plenty of spotty, soapy lace. Nose involves plenty of sweet toasted barley, some floral notes, light pine, tropical and stone fruit, some spice. Quite sweet, decently bitter. Full bodied, pretty oily, fair action, slippery, with a lengthy herbal bitter finish. As constituted, pretty good, drinking like a blonde barleywine. Not that it hasn’t held up well, because it has, but I just get the feeling that, at pushing 6 months old, this had to be more vibrant when it was younger.