Maakun (1236) - The Hague, - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy light amber with medium white head. Insanely strong aroma of hops. Some more hops. Massive pine, soap, flowers, a strong chemical or skunky flavor like eating air freshener. Some light malts behind the massive hop onslaught too but not very noticeable. Light to medium bodied. This is more like eating hops drenched in soap or something, I love very hoppy beers but this is a bit too much for me, tastes a bit chemical. Not that great.
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, pineapple, tropical fruits, light hay, lychee, mango. Bitter flavour, hops, grass, lychee. Finish lingering lychee, fruity hops.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)
Beerhunter111 (9866) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with bierkoning, many thanks! Leicht trüb, goldene Farbe, viel weißer Schaum. Geruch intensiv hopfig, hefig, Citrus, Grapefruit. Geschmack sehr bitter gehopft, intensiv fruchtig nach Citrus, hefig, leicht würzig.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
13/X/14 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - BB: VII/2015 (2014-1211)
Clear orange beer, big aery fizzy yellowish head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: very soapy, floral, perfume, bit fruity. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, very very soapy, unpleasant bitterness, some grapefruit. Aftertaste: very bitter, soapy, floral, tastes like perfume and bitter medicine. Have no idea what the hole craze is about this beer being supposedly so good...
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, foamy white head. Aroma is quite spicy, tangerine, marmelade and a hint of brett. Flavor is bitter, spicy, yeasty, sharp and a bit unbalanced. Quity funky in the aftertaste. Is there some unintended wild yeast in here?
humlelala (1086) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl ottle courtesy of Douberd; BBD: January 2015) Pours a hazy amber with three finger white head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is sodapop hop with hints of green herbs and some medicinal notes. Oily texture, medium body, medium carbonation and a lingering, herbally bitter finish. Flavour is somewhat hoppy with dry and bitter notes. Girlfriend says: "It smells like those cough pastils - Solutricine."
ansjelaah (1670) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with dutchdrebus. Orange color with a off-white head. Smells grassy, hoppy, bit floral. Tastes hoppy, bitter, fruity, citrus, dry, muf.
DutchDrebus (4584) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Ansjelaah. Slightly hazy amber colour with a small to medium sized head. Smells hops, fruity, slightly yeasty, slightly tea. Tastes slightly sour, quite bitter, slightly dusty, slightly fruity. I don’t really enjoy the slight sourness in this one. Thin to medium body, medium but nice carbo. More carbo would destroy it though.
erickok (4126) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty golden body and large stable head. Looking nice. Even better is the super hoppy aroma full of floral, herbal, citric hops, super fresh hop juice. Quite bitter of course but far from too far for my taste buds. Lovely dry fermented, almost too much as no residual sugar is there to balance the body. I don’t mind though. It’s great and drinkable. More please! (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)
DwarfeD (1479) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Pale orange with a full white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very present somewhat sharp bitterness with some sweet tones. Pines, grapefruit, peach, hops and yeast. A very decent pale ale.
Douberd (3050) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Het Uiltje Dikke Lul 3 Bier) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 5.6%
Deep golden colour with a clear body, tall white head, quite thick, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing around the glass.
Very hoppy aroma, grass, very fruity.
Taste of tropical fruits, hops, light citrus on the finish, very bitter with the bitterness having a long duration.
Medium thin body, biting carbonation. Very good!