Borresteijn (3647) - 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 (2489) - 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 (2853) - Best of Eindhoven ohne 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 (3194) - 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 (4184) - 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 (4345) - Oirschot, 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 (2635) - 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 (8956) - 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!
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Bold orange body with puffy, soapy head. Nose is hops, pines and some spices. Taste is hops, some fruits and oranges, some lime, and plenty of hops. Gets spicier and a bit rougher in the finish.
MaartenRF10 (1177) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 As the other praotnat version, hazy dark amber with a very nice head. Aroma is less fruity and flowery, it seems to have something dusty instead. Hoppy taste again with some dry bitter dustiness.