Idiosynkrasie (3705) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy, dark reddish copper colour with average tu huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Hoppy aroma has notes of red berries, bitter orange, caramel malty background, a touch of toffee. Taste is initially minimally to moderately sweet malty with a touch of toffee and caramel, later fruity and bitter hoppy, hints of red berries and bitter orange. The malty notes make me think of a light Barley Wine.
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent American pale ale. Quite malty and mildly hoppy. Bit average, but drinkable.
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Hazy amber color to copper color, short head. Aroma is spicy, grainy, rye, slight grassy hop, some caramel. Slight sweet in taste, bit bitter. Finish is a bit dry. Ok stuff.
dEnk (3773) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is big Rye, some caramel malt, some fruity hops. Flavour is medium bitterness, some fruity hops, mild caramel, bitter rye finish.
Vaiz (3317) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at monthly 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy deep orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of honey, some fruity malts, apricot jam and a bit yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and malty, balanced by a nice spicy hoppiness.
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour. Some honey and bitterness in the aftertaste.
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy amber pour with a decent off white head. Malty, piney, caramel aroma. Upfront a slightly weird, spicy, honey taste which gives way to malty with pine bitterness. Definitely an interesting beer, pretty damn good.
grew (46) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Bottle. My specs: 16 plato, 90 IBU. Fresh malty aroma, hops in background, little honey. Nice bitterness. Very good.
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a pretty dark amber with a beige head of foam. Aroma is piny bitter. The taste is a more earthy, malty sweetness up front, but moves to bitter quickly. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.
jehoesefat (270) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty cereal aromas. Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. At first taste, hops come through strongly but has a long malty finish.