altonbrownd (4500) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mitra Middenweg. Golden body with fuzzy head. Nose is spicy with hops and sugar. Taste spicy, of caramel and malts. Okay. Not great.
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: grains, pilsener like? so... where is the hoppy nose?
TASTE: again, pilsener like, only with bad bitter aftertaste...
Even as a pilsener this would fail...
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is fairly yeasty, slightly hoppy and a bit spicy/herbal. Overal a quite Belgianny aroma with some hoppy characters. Flavor is light bitter, fairly uninteresting and it seems like this is another attempt for a Belgian brewery to create an interpretation of an IPA. It’s a decent beer, but it lacks so many things before it can call itself an IPA or even ’hoppy’. There isn’t a big hop presence in there, just a slight hint of it in the start and finish of the flavor. The rest is mainly bready and yeasty. Easy drinkable, uninteresting and kinda boring even.
Shaney (2400) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Helles Gold mit verhaltener Schaumbildung. Blumiges Hopfenaroma. Startet hopfig-herb und wird schnell bitter. Trotz des leicht alkoholigen Abgangs erstaunlich süffiges Belgian Ale.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from BOE putting the tree up, 01/12/13. Lager gold with a slender white collar becoming a slick. Not especially hoppy aroma; vague apricot, pineapple cube and lemon and lime jelly. Slick and chunky with indistinct washy fruit, soapy bitterness, bilious grass, lemon-infused sponge and faint biscuit. Hugely bland and disappointing.
Mpuntmuts (90) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden yellow pour with medium head that settles fastly. No hops at all for aroma. I get a regular lager stinky smell. Sort of a perfume like taste that is supposed to be the hops I guess. Meh, not impressed at all. Okay bodied, more or less watery with lively carbo. I have no idea why this one is called hoppy, no trace of hops anywhere. Nope, onetimer.
kraddel (2041) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear blonde good white head
Smell is more malts than hops
Taste is hopy/ sugary sweet . Dont get much bitterness .
pivnizub (8385) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Golden, visible carbonation, small and slowly vanishing white foamy layer; kind of herbal hops, grains, pale malt and cooked vegetables in the nose; quite dry bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly lingering citrussy-hoppy finish. Dry and bitter, but not much more. Belgian ales and belgian hops, a weird combination...
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, BB 09 2014, large sample. Clear golden color, medium slight off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt, spicy yeast, bit green apple, slight grassy. Bit sweet taste, cardboard, slight bitter. Hoppy? Wheres the hop? Dry sharpish taste, metallic. Quite horrible as usual from Kasteel.
GSAP (368) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appel, peer, kaas en wat snoep als aroma. Smaak is subtiel, wellicht wat minder dan dat, zoetzuur, appel en witte wijn. Behoorlijk wat koolzuur. Kraag zakt langzaam.