tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can from Firma-Bier. Canned 16-OCT-2015. Pours dark copper orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, pine, citrus, grass and hints of earthiness. Taste is smooth, malty and hoppy with some pine, rye, grass, citrus and resin. Finish is slick, smooth and sweetish with some maltiness, pine and citrusy hops. Good.
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at first Wednesday tasting @ de Molen. Clear deep golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, resin, citrus, pine, some grass and with some sugary malts. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity sweet and with a nice balance. Decent body. Good beer.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vert satisfying and reminded me of a "lite" arrogant bastard on the nose. It is less abrasive and perhaps a touch "spicier" on the tongue, but still incredible drinkable as others have said. Great. Can.
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color out of the can with a short lived off white head. Malt syrup nose with orange notes. Full flavored beer with fruit, grapefruit rind, caramel, marmalade, malt syrup, and crusty bread. Big alcohol finish. Definitely a warming winter beer.
seehaferb23 (214) - - FEB 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice beer to sit on the couch and watch the Blazers with. Enjoyed by Cannery Row Beer Club.
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UXO (1524) - CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear medium amber, one finger of creamy off-white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel/toffee malt, resiny pine, citrus, melon, floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
A decent American Strong. Similar to Arrogant Bastard, which is pretty much my gold standard metric for the style, but not quite as emphatic and interesting. Not quite the same profile as a malt-forward DIPA, but really not all that different. (14/20)
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Biernavigatie, batch 522-536 dated 13oct2015, large sample. Clear amber color, short frothy lasting head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, bit pine, hint of raisin. Medium bitterness in taste, sweet caramel. I expected some spices, but its more a straightforward malty DIPA or american strong indeed. Quite decent.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber color. Hazy. Citrus, tropical fruit and caramel in the aroma and flavor. Melon, mango. Malty sweetish. Hint of licorice. Nice Refreshing ale.
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Maakun’s. Can shared by me. Sweet caramel malts strong hops. Piney, orange peels, nettles. Medium sweet, strong bitter. Full bodied and very nice flawless texture and mouthfeel. I’lLL TAKE IT ANY TIME! Cheers!
Maakun (4067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared thanks to sjogro. Slight hazy amber with quite big off white head. Lime, mango, passion fruit, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cake, pineapple. Lots of fruity hops with strong malt base which works well together. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice.