Theydon_Bois (8662) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14.
Clear pale golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is pale malt, straw, light citrics, orange.
Taste comprises cereal, pale malt, bready notes, light citric wash.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Adequate pils but no game changer.
Benzai (8219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Hazy pale yellow, small to average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, bitter hops, bitter, quite strongly hay and straw. Quite well bodied actually, with average to medium carbonation.
GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Good citrus nose...
Appearance:Cloudy yellow,light lacing white head..
Flavor:good citrus flavor,dry....
Ferris (4137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Grains and some earthy hops. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Fruity and bitter right up front with a biscuit and then very clean finish.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Zesty citrus, herbal lengths and bread crumbs whirl about in this fluffy, unfiltered Pilsener.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A foam cumulus leaves patches all around the pint glass, decorating the cloudy straw blond.
-Corn-like angles are imagined here and there.
-Herbal hop bitterness balances out the finish.
-Mouthfeel is pleasantly dry and bubbles are plump.
-Trou du Diable’s lagers are very much in the same mold.
-Drinkability is really high, as expected.
-I am impressed by the condition of this beer having gone through Quebec’s import system (private import, but still through the SAQ monopoly) with nary a scratch. Its ’best by’ date, in November, may point to the brewer’s high confidence in his product as well....
HopfenWeisse (1042) - - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow color with beautiful head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is hops, citrus, bitter. Really great pils!
RexTalionis (2429) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 11/2014. Pours slightly unclear pale golden in color with a foamy whitish head. Lemon and dry hay hits you instantly in aroma. Somewhat bitter in taste, lemon and grainy notes as well.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Berlin.
Cloudy golden colored with a medium sized lacing white head.
Malty aroma of hay, hops and grass.
Malty flavor of hay, hops and grass with notes of citrus
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pale yellow coloured. Hazy. Off white Dense head. Aroma. Grass, herbs, light sweetness, hay. Flavour. Grass, herbs, sweetness, some citrus and lemonade. Medium bodied. Grassy bitter end with a citric dry touch.
kevnic2008 (8050) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with full white head. Aromas of grain and light fruity. Light bitter finish.