Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the North End English Pub, Leiden, 26/09/15.
Hazed orange amber topped with a moderate off White swirl.
Nose is citric pith, light pine, caramel malt, straw.
Taste comprises light pine needle, orange pith, melon, hint of bread.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Drinkable but very pedestrian for style ... lacks hops.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th September 2015
Post Borefts VII, Day 2 - Leiden walkabout. Tap at the North End English Pub. Hazy amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Thin malts, trace of caramel. Mild piney hops, little citric peel. Light crisp finish. A bit hop light but quite drinkable.
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at the Mitra supermarket in Holland.
It pours a lovely orange old gold, with a lightly tanned head which clings nicely to the glass.
Beuatiful smell of sweet malts, citrus hops, notes of orangepeel, funky wet leather hints, caramel, lightly yeasty too.
A lovely dry mouthfeel with roasted malts in the middle, fruity and sweet malt overall, citrus hops bitterness, well balanced between bitter and fruity sweet. A very nice aaipeejee indeed!
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2015 IPA from Leiden, thanks to Craftmember for sharing. Thick and creamy, thickly lacing, egg-white head and warm, deep orange blonde colour, pretty clear at first but misty with deposit. Aroma of orange peel, tangerine, light pine, biscuit, caramel, damp cloth, peach, roasted pine nuts, strawberry. Taste fruity, subduedly sweet, peach, starfruit, apple peel, citrus peel fraîcheur, soft carbo, lean and supple mouthfeel with a caramelly, lightly toasted maltiness, ending in an aromatic, leafy bitterness, citrusy, spicy hoppiness, long and drying, with fruity yeastiness piercing through. Nice and balanced, quenching; seen its yeastiness, I’d rather consider this a hybrid between American style IPA and Belgian IPA.
paulvanpelt (423) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Goudkleurig, helder, witte kraag. Wat gist en mout in de neus, weinig hop in het aroma. Aanwezig co2, vrij vlak en waterig. Smaak licht bitter, zeer licht zoet. Meh.
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Lovely thick white collar which tops a hazy orange to amber brew. The flavours are filled with grapefruit, agrum fruits. And of course loads of hops, coming from the Cascade, Galena and Amarillo varieties. The hops do not prevail in the taste, which is kind of a blend of a premium lager sweetness-bitterness - a full malty mouth through the four kinds of malts: Pale, Munich, Cara and Pils - and an IPA hoppyness. The taste has notes of sweet berries, citrus fruits, mandarin oranges, dark green herbs, grass and malts. A seemingly iron-smelling ground water feature hints at a rather unpleasant note, but this is not that pronounced (for I think it merely lingers from the Cascade hops use). The beer is very lovely, the ending is not that sharp and the overall taste is so very well balanced.
hansvf (444) - - JUN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruikt zoet. Oranje, dun schuim. Veel carbo, weinig smaak. Bitter, zoet erna. Blind geproefd, wel een bier dat beter wordt na de eerste slok.
rdb84 (396) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with modest head. Aroma is typical IPA: lychee, exotic fruit, bitter hint, pineapple. Yeast deposit reveals even more fruitiness. Nice blend. Taste: holds the middle between Speciale Belge and IPA. Fresh beginning, immediate bitterness, fruity development where all the aromas return. Bitter aftertaste, darker fruits here, rosehip, dried red fruit. Well balanced, despite the interesting contrasts in the development.
jspronck (155) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color with persistent tall white head, nice floral and grassy aromas of fresh hops. In mouth, good balance between sweetness and bitterness. not too bitter, short and dry finish, a little astringence.
bonkiedeaap (492) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Mitra in Gorinchem. The beer is copper to orange colored and pours a nice white head, with livingly Co2. The aroma has nice floral notes of hops but also fruity notes of tropical fruits and apricots. The taste is, when taking a nap, soft and nicely full which is nicely balanced. In this balance some vanilla and citrus is noticable. The finish is not extremely bitter as you should expect, but elegant with a light bitterness with a hint of red fruits.