altonbrownd (4208) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Wow. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, welcoming. Taste is choppy hops, oranges, fruits and lots of bitter pines. It is really, really good. Really well textured, creamy. Nice bite in the finish. Blows me away. Just a wonderful beer.
ErikvW (10) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A beer that does almost everything right. Great fruity and hoppy aroma, flavors follow the nose in a briliant way. Good moutfeel, easy to drink despite the 9.1%.
Readily available to me and Iím so happy for it.
77ships (2154) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. Obtained in a trade with tderoeck, cheers. Darker fox brown amber with a stick brown head. Nose is very hoppy, lots of sticky pine resin, caramel, sweet mushy apples, quite sweet despite the added on hoppiness, sweet very bitter sticky pine resin, quite a bit of bitter floral notes. Taste is heavy on the sticky strong bitter pine resin, sweet caramel goo, bitter herbal, sweet apples, sweet marmalade & lots of dried tangerine peel, dark citrus, dried peels, lightly sticky, full malt profile. Very fine brew.
kraddel (840) - deurne, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tasted blind, with ( thanx to) 77 ships
smells verry hoppy, somewhat plastic, sweet. pours amber. small white foam.
REALY good hops, reminding even of heady topper, waaw !
jerohen (1863) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, courtesy of caesar. Orange/brown colored, almost no head. Absolutely fantastic fruity and flowery nose, hops all the way, lots of Cascade, but also more fruity notes (probably the Galena then). To my surprise the use of large amount of hop does not result in an extremely bitter flavor, which is probably because of the big malty backbone, creating a thick complex and very well balanced brew. Lasting bitter finish. I generally donít like these massively hopped beers because of the astringent bitterness, but when balanced like this you get an absolute masterpiece. Rooie Dop USA, i absolutely love it!
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy of skortila. Ruby reddish - brown colour, tan head. Nose is hoppy, fruity and floral, oranges, biscuit malts. Fairly bitter. Flavour is biscuit malty, caramel, slight toastiness, fairly bitter. Barleywine-esque minus the sweetness. Really good stuff.
erickok (2280) - Tours, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An Utrecht/American strong ale to advance their line up. Well, the reddish brown and light misty body looks good, with a creamy beige lace. Interesting aroma with both fresh, citrus hops - almost like lemon candy - verses the sweet sticky malty base. Quite a unique beer, and I like it a lot. Taste equals this, with solid bittering hops, fresh lemon grass (Galena?) and rounded of sweet malts. Lowish carbonation to match this. Reminds of of the super hopped up American and Scandinavian modern barley wines, but with a somewhat more moderate alcohol (even though this isnít weak). The original recipe with challenging hops and well execution makes this probably my favourite Rooie Dop beer so far. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)
thebeertourist (4257) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Euston Tap. Hazy glowing orange, stable head. Complex fruity hops aroma. Interesting fruity backbone, nicely hopped. Good mouth feel,too. A craft beer that excels.
THVB (23) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Golden Bottles proeverij (march 23, 2013) Dark red orange, slightly hazy. Small offwhite, kind of light yellow, head. Lots of tropical fruits on the aroma, specially pineapple. Some orange, honey and grapefruit. Taste is nice hoppy, lots of mango,passionfruit and pineapple with a solid caramel backbone. Quite siropy, but well carbonated. Finishes dry and bitter. Really tasty hoppy american strong ale!
Citizen_Cained (2) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours red with a heady tropical aroma provided by a generous dose of hops. As this is brewed at De Molen, this is to be expected. High ABV is tempered by a well balanced grain bill. Expertly produced beer for such a young brewery.