Martinus (4540) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, orange peel, yeast and funk. Bitter flavour, quite fruity, funky yeast, apricot, lemon zest, floral note. Fruity finish, zest and yeast.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Koen!)
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT12. Hazy yellow with no real head. Smells very fruity, fresh, brett, leather. Tastes fruity, slightly sour, fresh. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT XII. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is sourish, some yeast and fruitpeel. Taste is decently balanced sour, fruitpeel, some yeast, orange. Suitable body, medium carbonation. Quite pleasant.
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geel ondoorzichtig bier met een kleine witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zurig, boerderij. Smaakt ook zo.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear light orange color with an off white head. Aroma is
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Well, Brooklyn tap: pours a really pale gold with a small white head. Atoma is light citrus, plenty of funk, some light winy or vinegary notes. Taste is sour. Body is really light. Combined this is enticing and upon consumption it is mouthwatering. Dank.
Pailhead (6428) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Darshan
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate lime, lemon, lemon peel, and faint florals. It’s a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate tart citrus. The finish has light-moderate lime, lemon, lemon peel, and a giant florals. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, super refreshing and drinkable.
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head with good lacing. Wonder ful nose with fruit and barnyard, dust, flowers. Flavour is mostly fruity and floral. Peach, apricot, hibiscus, hay, dust, wood, light pepper. Medium body, creamy texture with soft carbonation, some sweetness, light acidic. Soft, drinks well.
Berard (633) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head that lingers. Smells of lime and farmstead yeast. Lime tart - not my style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
aleigator (809) - GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a vibrant, hazed golden-orange color, with a sizzling, huge white head, slowly fading down to a glass coating lacing.
The nose is full of tart lemon zest, accompanied by white bread, funky cheese and leather, building the beers foundation. Its fruit impression gets enhanced by sour blood orange rind and wet mushrooms. All in all the aromas feature an intriguing balance between tart fruits and pleasant funk, coming well together, with notes of old potatoes, forest flowers and saw dust.
Has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel to it, while the carbonation remains unusual high, which leads to an outstandingly pleasant drinking experience, finishing with soft mineralic qualities.
Tastes of matured hops, hay, lemon rind and dough bread, while its fantastic mouthfeel and clean design reveals a plethora of nuances, encouraging me to keep on drinking. The beers refreshing qualities reveal themselves, as luscious, funk coated blood orange gets introduced. It packs a rich fruitiness, as well as a bitter punch, successfully balanced by hay and crackers. Its aqueous, mineralic quality gets the most noteable during the finish, due to a fusion of lively carbonation, blood orange and lime, creating a sappy, bitter, pleasantly funky finish, with a hint of fructose to it, adding even more depth to the bitterness.
While this is certainly funky and tart, fruits are the mvp in this beer. The main difference to the popular fruit juice ipas is, that this beer is not entirely based on the fruits. It entangles them into recognizable barnyard qualities, which all benefit from the beers fantastic balance, opening the palate to many details, which becomes the beers biggest strengh overall. Very unique in taste, successfull on all fronts, while remaining its focussed freshness, this one is a winner.