jfb (3431) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of caramel, dandelions, floral hops, light apricots and a hint of green grapes. flavour is mostly caramel and raisins, with a hint of brown sugar and some light roasted malts. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen during RBESG 2013. Thx! to jmgreenuk. Quite exited about this one because Thronbridge is attached to it. Lovely label & bottle. Golden with a huge creamy white head. Nose is old hops but still plenty of goodness, citrus, creamy some sweet yeast showing, fruity with mellow grapefruit. Taste is creamy citrus hops, bit mellow out fruity, malts, sweet herbs & spices, some pine & caramel, hint floral. Creamy body. Still very good must have been really exceptional fresh.
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham and shared at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a big frothy white head and loads of lace. The aroma is dry yeast and malt with some red berry citrus fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with bags of alcohol liqourice. A super beer but one to share with friends.
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought to De Molen brewpub during RBESG 2013. Hazy golden beer with a huge offwhite head. Hoppy floral flavor, citrus, caramel, hay, pine needles, grape fruit, some earthy notes. Hoppy floral flavor, dill notes, hay, herbal, pine needles, citrus, notes of grape fruit.
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the big corked bottle...poured in a Corsendonk chalice.
Big cork pop...pours a golden with large head and lace.
Aroma of grape jelly, wet streets, tangerine spritz.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of candy sugar, bitter herbs, straw and floral hops, honey, slight black cherry soda, tobacco juice, grassy hops, pine sap.
Overall big and bold with familiar and complex flavors...a bit more fruity and bitter than many big double IPAs, but this is their own unique style - Double Extra Pale Ale. Tasty and more fun than some of the other big corked expensive bottles...I’d gladly have it again!
camborne (637) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge stone fruit nose. flavor really stands out with hops fruitiness. Some citrus and resin also. Mouth feel is syrupy. Super tasty.
Idiosynkrasie (3100) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Filmy orangey dark golden colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, white head. Intense fruity and hoppy aroma, peach, peach, peach, hints of mango. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, lots of peach again, a cautious citrusy touch, hints of bitter hop. Slightly too sweet but still yummy.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. As soon as the cork pops, the aromas leave the bottle. Citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Great mouth feel and a dry hoppy finish that is not overwhelming with alcohol burn. Great DIPA.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, oranje en een witte schuimkraag, hoppig, zoet, fruitig, lekkerder als het iets warmer is
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Clear orange colour with a big white head. You can see there’s a lot of carbo in it. Smells hoppy, fruity, some (overripe) apricots. Tastes fruity, fresh, sweet, hoppy. Not extreme but quite decent. Carbo isn’t as bad as I expected, medium body.