deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle couirtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy white head. Very hazy golden pour. Nice enough beer
kermis (4817) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden brown with a big off white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, toffee, light butterscotch and fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with over moderate carbonation.
Jyrsa (18) - - JUL 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange brown color with a strong white head. Nose is yeast with some resiny hops. Sweet body with notes of citrus and a strange metallic aroma. A rather unimpressive belgian strong.
ForlornHope (23) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a huge rocky head that diminishes slowly. Slightly resinous, hoppy aroma. Pleasing orangey-yellow colour. Taste is fairly typical for a tripel, sweet with a restrained bitterness. Has a full body with a slightly syrupy taste. Bitterish finish. Overall a good addition to the tripel scene with more hopping than others, but with the background sweetness expected of its style.
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@Helsinki Beer Festival 2014. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is spices, some alcohol, yeast and a bit rubbery notes. Flavour is rather much similar, and actually has a quite dull side to it. This one feels like the yeast has done something it shouldnít have done.
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (HBF2014, Friday)
Slightly yeasty aroma. A touch fizzy in the palate. Yeasty taste. Too yeasty for me. Marmite too. Another underwhelmer from these guys. Need to have control over the pour myself and get a clearer one perhaps.
Tide (1695) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, grass, ripe fruits and a bit of metallic aroma. Bitter finish with citrus, hay and ripe fruits. Fairly good belgian strong ale.
kraddel (2799) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from wijnegemse
Pours dark blonde , unclear , rather big white head
Smell is sweet , bit grainy , bit bitter .
Taste is very nice . Bread , corn , sweet grains , bit hops .
Aftertaste has more of the nice grainyness .
This brewery keeps surprising me !
MarcoDL (2061) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clichť Belgian beer, every village has multiple varities of these beers. Decent,
Swaroga (1272) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Light orange and hazy with huge white head.
NOSE : sweet malt aromas of candy, tart, dough, vanilla, fruit aromas of pomelo, orange peel, pear.
SIP : medium body with medium carbonation and oily texture. The beer is sweet with tart and dough like flavors. But itís only start. It uncoveres strong hop presence. Quite spicy pepper, grapefruit and zest. It has also distinctive yeast character and in the finish some dry notes. Bitterness is moderate. Aftertaste is zest with some bitterness and earthy notes.
OVERALL : the beer is for me a shy approach for a Imperial IPA style. Tart sweet with strong hop character. In this beer is lacks more bitter and aromatic hops and there is a bit too much yeast in it to be called an IIPA. I guess thatís why itís not an IIPA but the similarity makes is to close to enjoy it as a different style. In that case itís a poor IIPA.