huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours hazy dark amber. The tawny head disappears quickly.
Aroma is very subtle. Starts smelling of iron oxide, corn flakes, honey and banana. As temperature grows, new aromas appear: red berries, apple, juniper, orange.
Soft, watery, light. Not really persistent.
Hamirubi (295) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, served in a lager glass at home. Perfect looking premium ale. Orange, amber coloured brew with firm, rocky white head with yellow sparks. A very vividly looking liquid with appealing aromas. Some malts, some hops, grain flavoured. Slight bitterness with wheat taste, nicely balanced. The ending is fairly short, and the hoppy hints aren’t that pronounced. Yet the minor sweetness and medium bodyness make it a good refreshing beer. A nice job by Brasserie de Marsinne.
Scopey (8790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Delirium, Brussels. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a decent, foamy white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, doughy, juicy, hay, creamy malts, muffin and light candy. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, dough, toasted grain, cereal, muffin, grassy bitterness, light fruitiness and some honey. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well-balanced and rather drinkable. A solid Belgian ale.
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blonde session beer from a new Wallonian micro brewery; very thick and frothy, dense, off-white, irregular head captured after a strong form of gushing; hazy orange blonde colour, near to amber, with medium effervescence. Estery aroma of peach, banana, redcurrant, strawberry, caramel, mango, honey, fairly strong suggestions of liquorice, cloves, chicken broth and cured meat. Sweet onset, subdued fruitiness, somewhat sugary, resinous and smooth body, with the sticky resin effect increasing towards the finish; caramelly malts supporting an almost cloying, ’dull’ spiciness of cloves and liquorice (as mentioned above), strong and sharp carbo, protein-like taste components. Finish is a continuation of the same, with a hint of floral, ’shy’ hops; the initial sweetness keeps dominating, with no ’real’ bitterness to speak of, apart from the resinous, idiosyncratic spiciness (no spices are mentioned, but they are very clearly there). Not bad at all, but a bit more hop bitterness would probably make it better.
ruigo (1507) - PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Hazy orangish colour with a nice white head. Citrus, yeasty and grassy aroma. Taste is balanced but a bit light. Overall, nice drinkable beer but not remarkable.
Maximelebelge (5) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I often drink blond beers, and this one is a paeticular one, the taste is a different from the rest, and that’s what makes it so tasty.
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a huge off white and creamy head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight fruity. Mild minerals. Toasted malty and breadish. Light bitter. Toasted malty and slight caramelish. Bitter finish.
ChewyBeer (145) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with slight head. Sweet honey malt nose. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Sweet malt flavour but balanced bitterness that follows through. Smooth drinking
XCaellaX (27) - Bramois, SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle from Drink d’Annevoie, BE. Clear deep golden to amber color with a white fluffy head. Aroma: yeasty, citrus and grass. Flavor: lightly sweet with a bitter finish. Nothing spectacular.
Alusmamuts (915) - LATVIA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, bit orange, hazy with medium off-white head. Yeast aroma. Rich, fruity bitterness with some sourness and taste of sweet. Remaining bitter aftertaste.