JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium, rather dense cream-coloured head over rather still metallic amber-copper beer. Superbly fruity USA-hops. Citrus, resin, exotic fruit. Bitter, but fast gone impression, only to return, much diminished and more metallic in the aftertaste. Meanwhilie, try to imagine utterly dry, totally non-sweet caramel. Finish shows some of the USA hops from the nose. Very empty MF. Even keeping in mind it only features 4%, compared to some other, recent low alcohols, this is watery. Nose is great. If only the rest followed in the same vein.
Benzai (7340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Clear light amber red color, small white to off - white head. Smell malts, lightly hops, a bit flowery. Taste malts, blossom, grassy, a bit hoppy, decently bitter. Very nice beer.
DutchDrebus (3890) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ joes. Orange to copper colou with a lacing white head. Smells hops, pine, fresh. Tastes hoppy, bitter, fresh, fruity, pine - but too thin. Watery, soft carbo.
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Deep golden to light amber coloured, smaller stable off-white foam, hazy, fruity-hoppy nose with a skunky touch; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, relatively dry and light bodied; lingering bitter-hoppy finish with that barnyardy touch again. Really not my personal favourite…
caesar (4966) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ de Molen. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma of american hop, grapefruit, some pine, slight malty as well. Taste is a bit bitter and dry, quite thin and watery though. For 4% it’s ok and its very easy to drink, but it’s just a bit thin.
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting, April 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin glass hugging head. The aroma is grassy and hoppy leading to a medium bitter flavour with lots of American hops. It’s a little metallic too , but the hops make up for that slightly negative qualities!
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ De Molen. Aroma is big and hoppy, fruity mostly citric notes. Flavour is thin, crisp, hoppy and very refreshing, again mostly citric fruity hop notes. Long lingering. Awesome session ale.
Grzesiek79 (3151) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dobre, choć nie rewelacyjne jak dla mnie i dla tego gatunku. Trochę mdławe i wyrznie chmielne, za malo slodowosci. Kolor takze jakby nie czerwony jak w nazwie, ale są to tylko odcienie w bursztybie. Piana za to fajna, ladna i trwala.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.1% on the label. Pale amber color. Grapefruit and floral hops in the slightly yeasty aroma and flavor. Thinnish. Fairly refreshing. Enough hops. Pleasant ale.
Idiosynkrasie (3639) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, off-white head. Hoppy aroma has notes of pine, grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is bitter hoppy, cautious hints of grapefruit and pine. Nice one.