ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 via trade met MaartenRF10, nog bedankt !
amber/oranje van kleur, met gigantische schuimkraag.
aroma: citrus, grapefruit, fruit, mout, hop, sinaasappel
smaak: deze versie was minder zurig dan de Cascade Dryhopped variant. Verder wat zoet, met name droog, hoppiger.
erickok (2819) - Tours, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Willamette version looks similar, with frothy big light tan head. This is also very fruity in aroma, bit more peach and sticky than the tropical fruits of the Cascade only version. Taste is somewhat richer. A hop showcase, but that doesn’t necessarily make a kick ass beer. (33cl bottle traded with Maarten, thanks!)
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Slightly hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, tangerine, earth, a little liquorice, caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, floral, earthy hops, oranges, nice fruity hoppy bitter finish with a little earth. Light-bodied, just a touch overcarbonated. Tasty.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, orange, apricot. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized head, vast and thicker in structure, creamy in color.
The head changes slowly into a closed lacing.
The beer has a hazy to murky deep orange to amber color.
Smell creamy peach, some vanilla, hint of nettle, gass, some yeast, apricot and some sour fruit tones (think berries and lemon).
Taste is a mix of hops and sour, strange, but actually works out pretty fine: sour fruit, tart, yeasty, than there comes some hops, hop fruits and hop bitters with less to no floral hop tones.
Aftertaste is more bitter than sour with some floral tones and yeast.
Low to medium carbo, soft light creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.
There is this tart ish something in this beer, an infection? Lactic sour? Does taste like it. Not bad, I quite like it. This beer is nothing really more than a mix of hops (fruits and bitters) and the sour lactic thing. Strange for an IPA, but this would make an interesting sour ale.
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice bitter aftertaste
BoBoChamp (4687) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, Vintage 2012, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with dEnk at his place. Opaque hazy orange color, full sized long lasting, creamy white to off-white head that leaves a fair lacing. Smell lightly malts, very fruity, hops. Taste lightly malts, lots of fruit, hops, decently bitter. Very nice IPA. Medium body and carbonation.
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is fruity hops with slight malt. Bad description for the nice aroma. Flavour is the same, in a boring yet fulfilling way.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from MaartenRF10, thanks! Amber color. Slightly herbal hoparoma with citrus and red berries. Citric hopflavor with red berries. Nutmeg. Fairly long aftertaste with herbal, but fruity hops. Nice!