ansjelaah (1418) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@campingratebeers’14. Hazy amber color with a small head. Smells corn, malty, grassy. Tastes the same with caramel.
Abijen (1487) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells honey, biscuits, malts. Tastes rye, malts .Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.
DutchDrebus (4071) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Hazy amber colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells corn, hay, barnyard. Tastes malts, sweet, molasses, caramel. Medium body, soft carbo.
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trübes kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, reife Früchte, stark malzig, Geschmack nach reifen Obst, kräftig malzig, fruchtig.
Randy4Beer (179) - - APR 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 A 750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage bought in October an cellared for 6 months.
Pours a dark burnt orange. Fairly thick off-white head. Moderate lacing left behind as drunk.
On the nose there are some definite grassy notes, some earthiness, and a hop presence, in the form of citrus emerging as it warms up.
On the palate, earthy hops, balanced by a nice malt presence and a hint of caramel. Hints of citrus on the swallow.
Overall, this is quite a complex beer, with an awful lot going on. Very hard to pigeon hole from a style perspective, and it seems to refuse categorization. Hard to ask for more from a beer drinking experience, and I will buy a couple of bottles of this, each Fall they produce it.
UPDATE FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE - I Found this to be lighter, grassier, and far less complex than the 2013 version. I would give this year’s an 8 out of 10, whereas I gave the superior 2013 9 out of 10. Word of mouth is that this is the best year ever for their Harvest Ale but I would have to disagree with those sentiments.
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark copper color, small head. Resinous hops on the nose, caramel malts, hay, toffee, pine needles and some sweet fruits. Sweet fruits and caramel, malts, nuts and resin. More like an American Strong Ale.
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Timo A
Aroma is heavy and sweet with fruity notes and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with resiny notes, fruity hops and caramel. Heavy stuff, closer to an American strong ale than APA. And rather typical one.
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @ Timo A. Thanks!
Pours dark amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bready malts, caramely malts, sweet syrup, grassy hoppiness and grapefruit. Taste is malty, bready and hoppy with hints of rye, syrup, spices and syrup. Finish is smooth, malty and stingy with some grassy notes, rye, spices and syrup. A bit unbalanced and stuffy, doesn’t feel very fresh.
Lagerboy (1238) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Opaque medium copper, off-white foam mostly lasts. Quite grassy, herbal hop aroma. Grassy citrus hop taste, lightly bitter evergreen, mild spice, yeasty and floral, mild unsweet malt. Average carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Finishes clean and dry. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Idiosynkrasie (3853) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle [2013 vintage]. Hazy, reddish, darkest copper colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of blood orange, orange, orange zest, a sweaty, resinous touch, caramel malty basis with bitter almond touch and hints of toffee. Taste is bitter hoppy, dry and minimally tart, hints of grapefruit and blood orange, a touch of hay, cautious malty basis with a touch of toffee. Minimally rough and dirty - really nice.