Hopverdju (710) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Helder blond bier met grote witte wandklevende schuimkraag. Geur: zeer moutig, wat hoppig en kruidig. Smaak: licht bitter en wat moutzoetig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: moutzoetig en wat droog licht bitter.
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought@Bierhut. Pours clear golden with a medium, staying, frothy to bubbly white head. Aroma has sweet malts, esters, citrus hops, light pear. Earthy notes. High carbonation, fairly dry and slightly oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, Belgian sugar, grass, moderate citrussy bitterness. Light esters and a slight metallic twang to the finish.
rdb84 (559) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 Pilsener pour with frothy head and nice carbo. Aggressive pour. A: light hoppy, mostly melon, lime, lemon, malts, light urine as well. When yeast is poured, it becomes fruitier. T: thin malty flavour with typical Kasteel boozy yeasty development. Light fruity, mostly melon, lime, banana. Malty dry aftertaste.
thellgren (830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko Helsinki. Appearance is pale and clear with a head. Aroma has yeast and caramel. Taste has also some caramel, but this is also dry from the hops. Is a Belgian Pale Ale or just imitation of Duvel? Doesn’t really matter.
janubio (727) - SPAIN - AUG 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour, with a big head that fades soon, keeping a layer and some lace. Aroma is fruity, some banana and citrus, and moderately hoppy. Medium body, great carbonation. Taste is fruity, banana, spicy notes. Not as bitter as aone would expect from "hoppy", more on the sweet side. Not exactly the best Kasteel.
melush (2932) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain.
A: Hazy golden.
T: Hops, malt, yeast, citrusy, bitter.
Psytron (1949) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell of grass, malt. Hazy golden colour, very high white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, paper, some overripe fruit in finish. Starts off as a papery lager, ends as a heavily yeasty belgian strong with grassy notes. Seriously imbalanced. Starts bitter, finishes sweet.
Muzzleloader (34) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Alko. Pours bit cloudy bright yellow with dense frothy white head. Typical Belgian nose. Crispy semi-dry, bit of tangy sourness in the end. Not so hoppy, but nice balance though.
Marstonlad (768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a big frothy head - beautiful. The aroma features citrus fruitiness, grapefruit and apple - also some grainy maltiness in the background. Similar to saisons. Taste is light sweet initially, later becoming more bitter and sour. Hoppiness stays moderate despite the name; pale maltiness supports hops neatly. Flavours of grass, grain, herbs and lemon. Not much spiciness. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth, low to average in carbonation. Fairly malty in retrospect for an ale this pale.
mauritsio (774) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Alko. Yellow with xl head. Grassy, some yeasty. thin even some watery.
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