yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy to murky orange with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced and herbal. Citrusy and mild peachy. Toasted malty and light fruity. Bitter and crisp hoppy, light peachy to vague citrusy.
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch getreidig malzig, leicht hopfig, floral. Geschmack floral hopfig, milde Bitterkeit, leicht fruchtig.
JorisPPattyn (9471) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white, fine head, leaving some lace over veiled golden beer with a mossy sheen. Ureum-rich hops, cats’ pee (valerian), but also hyacint, spring flower. Herbal flavour, more yeast features. Dry finish. Light to medium bodied, bit slick, soft carbonation. Uuh... where are the hops? Only the nose telling that Target might not yield the target, and the taste that they need to be trebled.
Earlier Rating: 2/4/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Good yellowish, dense head over hazed metallic-golden beer. Some hops, and rincing soap - probably the glass. Served very cold, hence little aromas. Outspoken fresh hops’ flavour, bit herbal and insectoid, but straight and honest. Sweet honeyish malts ever present. Medium bodied, quite slick. Very well-balanced, which is far from evident in this kind of beer. Good!
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample @ 5de Brugs Bier festival.
Dorée/paille, col blanc épais.
Arôme est houblonné rappelant les foins, palais réchauffant malt caramel, houblon amer avec un fini restant plus axé sur le grain, le tout est doux au palais sur un côté houblonné bien fleuri. Un bon mélange et balance entre l’amertume très frais et cette douceur du malt qui est renforcé sur la fin par ce fini grain.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/II/2012 75cl bottle @ Brugs Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2012-90)
Cloudy light orange beer, big white creamy head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very yeasty, cheese, bit of flowers, hay. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter, yeasty, cheese, flowers, bitterness prevails. Aftertaste: bit more cheesy, a fruity touch, overripe to rotten fruits, grapefruit and citrus.
77ships (8064) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Rating for Green Hopping 2012: 75 cl. bottle sampled @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013. Nice label. Paler golden appearance. Sweetish overripe fruits in the nose, yeast, that herbal green hop thing, bit like forest ground, still getting a bit used to that but it is tame here & easier for me to handle, green stuff. Taste is old lemons, light funk, green, tad stiky, feet / cat piss whatever hops, bitter, BE yeast, some herbalness, green hops. Bit flatter body – not top but for one but the diminished hop nature makes me get more into the green hopping thing. Nicer than the 2011 was it appears going back by my notes. 4 – another irrational score. /////////////// Rating for Green Hopping 2011:75 cl. bottle sampled @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012: hazy golden with a creamy head, taste is rather mellowed out & slightly sweet upfront with the smell being more “hoppy” with a touch of herbal & grassy hops, still sweet Belgian yeast, fruity, touch sweet malt, hint honey-sweetness, field-like quality with the finish going to slightly bitter mellowed out fruity floral hops, slick, easy going, touch different but it has a nice mellowness to it, bitterness in finish is easy going as well. 3.7
kraddel (6180) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 BAB 2013
smells dsicusting... syrupy, medicinal sweet, tastes weak, herbal, some hops, but weird !
mike_77 (5422) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 2012 - Clear golden colour. Aroma has light sweetness, fruity hop. Flavour has hops and some sweet honey tones. 6-3-6-3-13 = 3.1____________________ - 2011 - Blond colour, lacy head. Soft and malty at first. Some light, fresh hops come later. Sweet finish with a hint of banana. 6-3-6-3-13 = 3.1.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy golden with a smallish, lacy head. Very grainy-malty nose with honey and aromatic-herby hops. Flavor is pale-honey-malty, herby-hoppy, moderately bitter, earthy. Medium body, medium CO2. A quite nice, herby-aromatic brew. 4545
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating the 2015 edition, but apparently all editions use Target so it is the same beer every year (so there is not much use in adding the years after the name to begin with...). Much like e.g. Plukker’s Single Green Hop series, which does differ per year contrary to this one, this is a ’Belgian IPA’ using hops organically cultivated by the brewer himself. Lots of pressure on the bottle but no gushing. I do get a towering high, rocky, egg-white, irregularly shaped head, slowly thinning and leaving thick patches of papery lacing in the process; the beer itself is a pure and warm golden blonde with lively fizz sustaining the oversized head and lightly hazy in appearance due to minute yeast bits floating around throughout the liquid, making it altogether hazy and more peachy blond as the rest of the bottle is poured into the glass and eventually a murky ochre in the very end. ’Green’ and somewhat rural aroma of freshly cut garden herbs, green banana and banana peel, sourdough, old dried lemon peel, jute, dried field flowers, dry hay, apricot, red apple peel, bread crust, powder sugar, sweet-clover, white grape, old ginger powder, molten butter, unripe pear; more bready and less freshly ’green’ with sediment added. Spritzy onset, minerally carbo numbing the tongue a bit but only in the beginning, fruity esters reminiscent of unripe stonefruit, wild berries and green banana, more sourishness than sweetness; supple, lean body coarsened a bit by the sharp fizz (but again, only in the beginning, calming down as the carbon dioxide slowly escapes from the bottle), dryish and lightly bready with sharper grainy edges, a tad sourish even, leading to a resinous, peppery, grassy and notably floral hop bitterness, aptly illustrating the qualities of the Target, which is essentially a - still relatively young - improvement of classic English bitterhop varieties. This ’clean’, very floral and spicy hop bitterness lingers in the back of the mouth for a long time, accompanied by a vaguely sweetish remainder of the grainy maltiness. In all, quite a pleasant beer actually, feeling very ’green’ and floral, as a walk through the countryside - in fact, after pouring this down, I feel like going out for a walk through the fields here. Belgian yeast effects are clearly there but do not interfere too much with the Target hops (at least not as much as is the case in many other ’Belgian IPAs’) so that this is a suitable beer to get to know this particular variety. One of the better Triest beers I had so far.