tderoeck (7232) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26/VII/14 - 50cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Zwommie’s place - BB: 23/XI/15, brewed: 23/XI/13 (2014-845)
Little cloudy dark orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, honey, sweet, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, honey, caramel, sweet again, citrus, hoppy, very malty. Aftertaste: bitter, some honey, caramel, malty, some citrus. Too old I guess. No idea what happened, because this had just hit the shelves about two weeks ago.
Lowenbrau (2857) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 12-01-2014.
In short: plain IPA.
Pours murky dark gold. Some head retention and good lacing. Very fresh citrusy, tangerine-like aromas. Light to medium body, some crispy texture, average carbonation. Taste is very citrusy, orange, and not much else, plain beer, a bit watered-down. Pleasant anyway.
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014.08 - gents bierfestival - troebel oranje/amber, beige kraag - neus : mout, caramel - mond : bittere aanzet, mout, caramel, terug bitter, licht zurig
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Gents Bierfestival 2014. THX for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: grains, bitter, little fruity.
TASTE: bitter, hoppy, fruity and florar.
77ships (6526) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2014. Small, spare creamy bubble head, hazy orange brownish amber. Nose is thick bitter raisin with some cookie, caramel, cereal toffee bitterness. Taste is brief toffee, allspice, caramel, cookie leading into strong pine resin bitterness, touch herbal & strong orange peel bitterness. Full touch malty body. Bit empty outside of strong pine resin & orange peel bitterness. Bit one dimensional but not bad for sure.
JorisPPattyn (8913) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small, rather stable cream head over fully hazy, yeast-laden orangeish brown beer. Yeast, bread, little else... bit salty/mineral. Bitter, hoppy, citrus if not especially mandarines. Still quite some maltpresence, if certainly not sweet. Quite slick, liquid yest. Long, if mild bitter aftertaste. Not so very special. As to mandarines, Kjetil go taste the Alpine beers again...
Finn (5578) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 500 fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Mørk gyldenbrun. Uklar. Middels høyt skum med punktlacing. God tung fruktaroma. Smaken er tørket aprikos og blir syrlig bitter etter hvert. Bra - men monoton.
bergstaden (1955) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with off white head - Nice hop aroma with fruits - Nice malts to support a fruity hop profile that goes into a dry citrus flavour - Finishes with dry citrus - This was good
tfredvik (1555) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, medium amber to orange body with a large, creamy, very long-lived eggnog head that laces the glass excellently and stays finger-thick until the bitter end. Hoppy, rather spicy and strong aroma with lots and lots of overripe tropical fruits and orange with a nice caramel background. Strong flavour of slightly overripe tropical fruits, fainter notes of caramel, and citrus and grass in the long-lasting and crisp finish. Light to moderate sweet and quite heavy bitter taste. Crisp, dry and refreshing mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation that decreases quite rapidly, leaving the carbonation soft. A lovely IPA that is surprisingly fresh even though it was bottled last year.
[50 cl bottle, batch 1079, enjoyed 8 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]
thirstyrabbit (1581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark orange body, tall head. Has some floating sediment. Muted aroma with some tropical fruits. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Taste has some fruity hops but it’s not as vibrant as the classic IPA hops are. The bottle is obviously past its prime but what can you do when it showed up on the shelves with already 8 months on it. Where the heck did they keep it that long? I should probably re-rate after a fresher batch becomes available but 1) I doubt it will & 2) with the prices on these Norwegian imports I am not going to bother.