DutchDrebus (5109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Lovely orange to amber colour with a small white head. Smells fresh, hoppy and fruity. Tastes bitter, hops, fruity. Medium body and great carbo. Very nice beer!
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to rlgk & Aniela. Bright amber with some white bubbles for the head. Smell is caramel, burned sugar, floral hops & bitter herbs. Taste is bitter herbs, hop flowers, caramel, pine, brown sugar, sweet balanced with quite a bitter flowers & bitter herbs finish. Oily, touch creamy. Quite original, interesting, nice.
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Aroma of carmel, pine, some fruity hops as well. Taste is quite sweet with pine, tropical fruits and caramel. Medium to heavy bitter finish. Medium body and carbo.
Borresteijn (5662) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, pine, resin. Flavour is sweet, caramel, pine, hoppy resin finish with a little citrus. Quite bitter. Light-bodied, average American-style IPA, but well-made.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, citrus. Lovely caramelly backbone. Very bitter in taste, actually a bit on the harsh side, but the caramel can carry it and makes it wonderful, although on the edge. I love it.
Benzai (11362) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Clear orange color, medium sized off - white head. Smell lightly malts, lightly hops, lightly fruity. Taste lightly malts, hops, nicely bitter and grassy. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden copprr clear beer with a not very long lasting head. Not very strong aromas. Fruity. Nice bitter not much going on.
Bosbouw (2231) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi helder koperen kleur. Weinig schuim. Ipa geur. Goede bittere smaak. Niet heel bijzonder.
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle I brought back from Sweden. Pours light to slight orange. Nose is mild with spicy citrus, first sip is slight pale malt and orange jello with a slight grapefruit finish. not bad.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th May 2013
Bottle in my Stockholm hotel room. Clear amber beer, big pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth but with good minerally carbonation roughing things up. Nicely balanced IPA. Sweetish malt base, trace of caramel. Hops are pine, citrus and a little marmalade. Trace of tropical fruits. Crisp minerally finish. Tasty and very drinkable.