schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Niet echt veel anders dan de gebruikelijke convectie-pils alleen wat smoothier mis de hop toon
kermis (9838) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at The Hague beer festival. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, light malt and cereal. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.
androman (1555) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Deja vu, Hilversum. Nose is sweetish malty. Body is clear pale golden, head is big, white, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity. Medium sweet, slightly bitter. Finish is short lasting light bittersweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, boring.
mariuspoenari (1203) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pale malt aroma, with honey and a bit of sourness. Crisp and bitter taste, with a corn-like sweet layer underneath. Drinkable.
fullvedo (3) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My type of beer. Very good. Design of the bottle is very ellegant and stylish
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MBlessing (751) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Goldgelb schwacher schaum, Geruch getreidig dumpf, Geschmack getreidig leicht süß mit wenig herben Abgang
DrNosha (1465) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Schöne 33cl Flasche. Gildgelbes Bier, flacher Schaum. Grass, Hopfen und Getreide in der Nase. Geschmack getreidig herb und langweilig.
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle from City Center One, served in a snifter. Yellow to golden with medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is quite skunky, light hoppy, malty, slightly floral. Medium body, low carbonation. Taste is low to medium sweet with low bitterness. Texture is watery.
Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 As Swinckels’ Superieur Pilsener, from a colourless, stylish bottle of unusual shape, almost like a perfume bottle or something alike. Claims to have been hopped with Cascade so I am curious to find out. Beautiful bright gold colour with an ’old gold’ hue, cristal clear with lively fizz, sustaining a moussy, somewhat irregular, ’dirty’ white, medium thick head. Aroma is everything but pleasant: as feared, the colourless bottle has allowed too much light to penetrate the beer, and so we end up, of course, with a very strong skunked smell of ’lightstruck effect’ (the sharp, almost ammonia-like stench we all know and love). Other than that, I get little of the orange qualities ascribed to Cascade, though there is some orange-like quality somewhere, but very vague, along with hints of biscuit, popcorn, canned apricot, iron, wet (used) kitchen towel and plastic. Spritzy onset, sweetish grainy taste, slick with strong, fizzy carbonation, but otherwise thin, mineral water-like even, with a brief and weak floral and herbal hop bitterishness in the end, but not enough to provide body and structure in a sufficient way to deserve the ’Pilsener’ designation. This is another bland macro lager, but from an arty bottle; if they were going to use Cascade anyway, why not go into overdrive and make an India pale lager style beer? Because it is Bavaria, is the only answer, I assume... The only thing saving it from my drain, is the light, very light, too light citrus whiff to it, appearing a bit more clearly, but still extremely shy, when the ’cat piss’ odour of the lightstruck effect has faded. However, this clearly is far from ’volmaakt’ (dutch for ’perfect’) even for a standard pale lager.
FireGlider (401) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with medium white head. Aroma of some grass and herbs. Taste is light bitter with not bad and strange sweet aftertaste. Better than expected, but not soo good overall.