JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle picked up at Brassigaume. Pours very lively, bright orange-amber with fulsome and steady cream-coloured foam. Relatively restrained nose of oranges and cookie-tin, maybe a bit of mixed-fruit jam. Fairly bitter, plainly dry, going bitterer and drier in the aftertaste, but with enough bubbly excitement to scrape off the resin and reset the tongue. Nicely made, tasty, and rather drinkable. Fits the increasingly popular Senne/De Ranke mold for drier, hoppier pale ales.
ruigo (1799) - PORTUGAL - JUL 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Cloudy dark golden colour with a generous off-white head. Yeast, caramel and floral aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is a bit unbalanced with a lot of strange notes rushing in. Bitter though. Overall, a strange beer but quite drinkable.
Alusmamuts (1156) - LATVIA - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with medium off-white head. Good aroma with fruity notes. Nice strong bitter hoppy taste rich of fruity notes(citrus, mango, pinapple).
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, yellow. Fresh hoppy flavour. Not overly bitter. Fresh and clean tasting.
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a cloudy dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts yeast spicy citrus some fruits and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits earthy notes and a bitter hoppy finish
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle, Arlon, Belgium.
The aroma is not extremely intense, something I was expecting with the 5 hops labeled on the bottle. It is focused on pineapple and grapefruit. Unfortunately some oxydized notes are present. Not what I was expecting.
The appearance is a nice light orange colour, with a slight haze in it, a nice retaining head and some pleasant carbonation. Altogether : nice !
Though the head start is fruity, bitterness comes in far too early for my palate. All the delicate essences that the hops could give are not distinguisable.
The simple feeling I have with this beer is the idea that it should taste like a belgian beer with the idea of an IPA or a highly hopped beer. There is no explicit balance with this beer. It is of quality but definitly not to my taste.
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 15cl sample. The aroma is quite spicy and has clove, some ginger, little citrus, some grass. Hazy, golden coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is light bitter and quite spicy. Up flavoured Belgian blonde. Ugly label.
jaghana (4942) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Daniel. A copper beer with medium head. Nose is floral and on anise. Aroma is on sweet caramel, candy sugar, medicinal touch, medium hoppy, grassy.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dry-hopped amber with 5 hop varieties. Off-white, stable head, orange blonde colour with amber hue, clear but cloudy after adding the deposit. Strong aroma of pineapple, melon, walnuts, cloves, honey, vanilla, coriander, grapefruit, iron, ginger, some oxidation in the tasted sample. Fruity taste, citrussy, restrained sweetness, caramel, bitter honey, floral aromatic hops setting in from the middle, reinforced by more deep and resinous, citrussy, explicitly bitter, peppery hops in the finish, which, contrary to my expectations, does not last very long and even feels a bit thin. I’m afraid my sample had its best time behind it and the hops were already partially gone, considering the oxidized aroma and the thin finish where some of the original hops seem to be missing. Or it is a rather unbalanced beer to begin with.
mikske79 (1323) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een heel lekker bier met de specifieke hopsmaak, maar niet té. Dit is echt lekker