Hermod (4354) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. BB 09/215. Mahogany color, thick, foamy head. Toffeeish, yeasty aroma, floral and slightly fruity hoppy. Flavor has toffee, nutty notes, yeast, slight tartness here as well. Bitter hops, very malty stuff. Heavy and musty. High carbonation. Not sure what to think of this one. Not very refreshing, nor are the hops presenting itself in any good way either.
joe19612 (2137) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark red colour with a thin white head, aroma is malty and has some dark fruits as well, taste is light and a touch on the sour side, with a dry finish.
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg in the Pleased to Meet You in Newcastle. Poured a slightly murky ruby with a slight white head. Quite fruity at first before a very bitter finish. I love a big bitter IPA, but the finish on this on was bitter in a slightly unpleasant way.
yngwie (15370) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours a huge, semi-rocky light beige head over a clear, amber colored body. The aroma has a faint puke-like caramel maltyness, with resiny hops and citrus notes. It’s medium to full-bodied with, strangely enough, some warmth. Pleasant carbonation. The flavor has some caramel maltyness, a little sweetness and a balancing bitterness. Pine cones and some resins. Lasting finish with a little bitterness the most evident. A decent one, but far, far from impressive. 140315
Meilby (9623) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and orange. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
jmgreenuk (5795) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at worldbeertaste’s temporary leaving The Hague tasting. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus light hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big dry hop liqourice bitter yeast grapefruit citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A very decent beer and packed full of flavour. Deserves the rating.
kermis (6958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and grass with toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Zer0 (1166) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear amber with a generous white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, yeast, grassy and some toffee. Taste is moderate bitter and light to moderate sweet. Medium bodied and really balanced.
deanso (6574) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Zer0.
Thin creamt white heaad. Clear amber pour. Nice hoppiness.
elbernays (866) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with fluffy off white head. Nice lacing. Head stays. Looks great. Big toffee on nose, huge malt presence. This overpowers the hops which are floral, grass, spruce and strawberry. Flavour is sweet heavy malt. Body is full. Nice lifting bitter hit which with the amount of malt gives a tangy hit on finish. No hint of water or alcohol. All managed well. Nice red (ipa)