Alengrin (3685) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dutch novelty Pilsener, with loose, irregular, lightly lacing, snow white head and warm golden colour, lightly hazy. Aroma of garden weeds, freshly cut grass, breakfast cereals, white bread dough, hint of green olive. Vaguely sweetish onset, some yeast fruitiness but very restrained with a touch of dried apricot, minerally accent, smooth lightly bready malt profile, sweetish and a bit thin as expected from the style but nowhere metallic or ’corny’, medium long grassy and floral hop bitterness in the finish. The yeast obviously provides more flavour than usual for the style and the hops are generous enough to make this one of the more interesting Dutch pale lagers I have tasted so far.
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15.
Pale golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is grassy, pale malt, cereal, faint citric peel.
Taste comprises light herbal notes, pretty bland, grain, lemon rind, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Pretty dull stuff.
MelvinKalksma (314) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt, hop, grass, orange, herbs.
Golden/orange beer with a slight white head.
Light sweet at the start, really fruity, gets more bitter towards the end.
Neorej80 (437) - - SEP 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much aroma, a bit malty. Golden yellow, almost no head and some small yeastparts in the glass. Nice balance of malts and hops, not so special, but a good lager with a extra hopkick.
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uncertain dispense at GBBF 2015. Dark yellow, still, clear, small bubbly white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, smooth, malty, light bitterness. Simple but done quite well. Has a nice aroma for the style.
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. The aroma has grain, light grass, hay, bit citrus. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is light bitter, has grain, grass, hay. Nice, refreshing.
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at GBBF 2015. It pours clear pale gold with a small, fizzy white head. The nose is toasty, grainy, wet paper, rice cake and stone fruits. The taste is crisp, bit, creamy, minerals, grainy, cheap white bread, earthy, light sulphur, toasty cereal with a short, dry finish. Light - medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Pretty basic stuff.. musty.
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Light golden orange coloured pour, with a light off white head. Aroma is spicy orange, hop matter, spicy, pepper, light bready, mineral. Flavour is composed of spicy hop, mineral, bready, light, plastic, OK. Plastic.
LomYst (669) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aarde, gras, geheel niet vervelend... goed doordrinkbaar bitter, maar zoetjes voor n lager... lekker
blackisle (1379) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Color cloudy pale amber, a lot of bubbles, large frothy off-white head, diminishes gradually, light lacing; strong citrus aroma, yeast, dusty, herbal notes; first sip quite sharp, taste light sweet, medium bitter, citrusy, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste dry bitter, medicinal and herbal notes; nice one.