Alengrin (1330) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another of the classic Jopen beers, tasted in Van Steenberge’s version. Snow white, delicate, unstable head, warm orange blonde colour approaching amber, clear. Aroma of honeyish and caramelly malts, fresh orange, coriander, aniseed, apricot, young cheese and grass. Smooth caramel taste, delicately sugary, as from vanilla sugar, not sticky in any way, peachy, some light coriander and refreshing ’citrusness’, fresh grassy hops in the finish but ending a bit phenolic too. Other than that, this transcends the ’lentebok’ beers from the larger Dutch breweries.
martinrumsam (510) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Hazy yellow/orange. Aroma of citrus and lemongrass. Spicy fruity citrus taste. Didn’t get much coriander. Refreshing - closer to wheat beer than Belgian ale ?
Neorej80 (68) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jopenkerk. Tiny head. Flavours of lemongrass and straws. Freshsweet slightly malty, tickles on the tongue. Well balanced. Well balanced.
tderoeck (4557) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29/VI/14 - 33cl bottle @ Marjan & Jason’s place - BB: 29/I/15 (2014-676) Thanks to Jason for the beer!
Clear blond to orange beer, lots of chunks floating around under a small aery off-white head. Aroma: very fruity, some peaches, bit of exotic fruits, sweet malts, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, bit sourish, some almonds, malty, alcohol, pretty bitter, bit floral. Aftertaste: honey, caramel malts, nice bitterness, oxidized, almonds, some alcohol.
androman (364) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Cloudy orange copper color, medium off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits and floral in the nose, lemon peel, caramel, licorice, quinine, quite hoppy, moderated, good balance. Taste is medium sweetness, medium to heavy hoppy bitterness, hint of fruity sourness, hint of salt. Full body, thin texture, soft carbonation, fine hoppy bitter finsh with quite long duration. Refreshing, easy to drink, fine hoppy spring beer.
RW80 (593) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared
Appearance: hazy orange with a white head of about 2 fingers. Not much lacing.
Aroma: Mango,grass,spices, citrus
Taste:Fruity sweetness, and a light spicyness in the finish.
Medium body,average carbonation
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from tap at 24uur maastricht. poured a slight amber colour with a white head. coriander, yeast, medium hop bitterness, grass, somewhat crisp mouthfeel, malts, some orange. ok...
fkoolen (273) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting @ bierfestival Maastricht. Hazy golden, white foamy head. Aroma and taste are citrus fruity and spicy, slightly bitter and nicely accompanied by the wheat and oat malts. Medium body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.
markschiedon (197) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from tab at Meibockfestival Amsterdam.
No special aroma, not bad, but nothing really comes up.
The unclear orange beer has a small white head.
The taste is hoppy and is therefore nicely bitter.
MonsterMagnet (183) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma: mango, grass, spices. Taste: hay, tropical fruit, bit of caramel, spices. Lively carbonation, pretty sweet (in a fruity way), nice bitter, medium body, but not much compexity. Spring bock with ipa influences.