altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Amsterdam. Golden body with slight head. Nose of fruits, citrus and malts. Taste also lots of citrus, malts. Nice in the finish.
oh6gdx (23000) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Kafé België, Utrecht. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, floral and some quite resiny and bready notes to it. Flavour is floral, some wooden, fruity and bitter notes. Quite dry as for the palate. Some yeasty and herbal notes come through along with the bitterness and floral notes that stick in the aftertaste.
GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Bittersweet finish.
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Hazy pale orange colour with a thin white head. Citrus, fruity, grassy, lightly spicy and yeasty aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is more bitter but fruity. Overall, not surprising but a nice beer.
TBone (14271) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at InDeWildeman. Clear golden color, good off-white head, lace. Aroma has citrus, fruits and some kind of grainy notes. Light-bodied. Light citrus, pale maltyness, light hops in the finish. Easy. More like a Belgian blonde than Apa.
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
American inspired quencher from an Amsterdam based, progressive brewery, but apparently brewed at Anders in Belgium. Thick and frothy, loudly crackling and densely lacing, cream white head over a misty, deep golden blonde beer with vivid sparkling, turning a cloudy peach blonde with deposit. Aroma of gooseberries, lemon peel, freshly cut nettles, chamomille, tulips, kiwi, lime juice, dough, damp cloth and white pepper. Crisp and refreshing taste, sour berries, green apple peel and unripe pineapple, very restrainedly sweetish, sharp minerally carbo;smooth mouthfeel with a light, somewhat grainy and fairly ’meagre’ maltiness, vaguely bready, with a very grassy, spicy and floral hop bitterness setting in early and gradually becoming stronger in the end, with drying and deeply bittering effect, a bit resinous even. Refreshing summer beer without great ambitions; more a Belgian-style ’bitter blond’ than a true APA, but quaffable enough, nowhere truly flawed and showing sufficient finesse, hop ’punch’ and balance.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yellow color beer with some sediments. Head is pretty big, frothy, white and lasting. Aroma is flowery and yeasty, with apple and grass notes combined with citrus. Flavor is well balanced, light sweet and bitter. Body is medium and carbonation too. Crispy dry end.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting, 5/4/15. Hazy orange, thin fizzy off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of zesty, pithy citrus, pale malts, hints of funk. The taste is citrus and tropical hops, pale malt. Thin bodied.
vipinvelp (2912) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque yellow, white lastinf, lacing foam head. Barley, little hoppy aroma. Some sour notes. Nice bitter taste and aftertaste. (Velp 201506)
Vaiz (3868) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is quite fruity, some yeast, a hint of spices and a hint of rye. Flavor is moderate bitterness, fruity and a bit thin body. Well drinkable.