RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of skunk, grass hops, plants, weak citrus and more skunky herbs. Taste is kinda grassy with some rather fainted hops, pilsner malt, citrus, herbs and a weak metallic note. A let down for me.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz on tap at Liberty’s. Labeled "Struise: Imperial Pils" -- my best guess is that this is it. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves respectable lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Kind of a biscuity, bready malt, stale hops, belgian pilsner malt... Flavors I don’t love are recognized, but they’re not so bad in this example, works pretty alright for a belgian imperial pilsener. Moderate bitter taste. lighter sweet. Kind of zesty, nice peppery taste. Up front, at first, I wasn’t into it. Kind of sweet and peppery and with a weird malty / old hop flavor that I get from a lot of hoppier belgians, but towards the end I liked this more and more. A solid belgian imperial pils from struise, good for what I expected. Nice to sip on, satisfying amount of german flavor to it.
Linnet (1122) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma i typical lagerlike, grass, straw, hay, minerals, golden colour, medium white head, lacing.
Medium bite, mid-sweet.
Medium body, average carbonation, bready finish.
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2014.
Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of floral hops, citrus, grass, bread and some malt. The body was medium and the finish quite bitter. A descent one.
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, quite sweet, resin, light liquorice, light fruity. Bitter hoppy flavour, light malts. Bitter finish, malts. Amazing for a lager style beer, very nicely done.
(From draught @ Brugs Bier Festival 2014)
kermis (5432) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grass and fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (3468) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear light amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter, lingering sweetness.
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden pour. Aroma is grassy and grapefruit. taste is very bitter and light sweet. Full bodied.
deanso (5465) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting
thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness. Well brewed
BoBoChamp (5554) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, Vintage 2013, at 8.3%Vol, new exclusive collab. brew, thx alot to Jonathan for bringing this over!, complex bitter brew, malty/floral/bitter and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!