olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Batch 2013-15.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Aroma of floral hops, herbs, some grass and mid fruits. Flavor of sour fruits, yeast, spices and hops. Strong carbonation, sourish fruity palate with a dry finish.
laiti (4798) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #2013-15, BBE 12/2013
Aroma has spices, some fruity hops, orange and floral notes. Flavour has hops, floral notes, some orange, grapefruit, herbs and peppery spices. Palate is too high on CO2. ’t IJ house flavour is not present.
caesar (4620) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled., batch 2013-15. Hazy to cloudy amber color, huge thick off-white head. Soft hoppy aroma, tropical fruit, bit spicy and yeasty. I’m smelling something weird fruity, which probably is the lime, not as citrussy, but more slight soapy and a hint of bubblegum. Quite bitter in taste, seriously bitter actually in contrast to a lot of bad other Dutch "IPAs". Good fruity, quite dry, but with enough caramel malt in the back to carry the bitterness. Quite high on carbonation.
deanso (4495) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at wwt2.
Thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. lovely citrus bitterness. Nice brew.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, at WWT II. Murky orange amber colour, white head. Aroma of sweet lime, fruity hops, citrus, yeast. Flavour is medium sweet, tropical fruits, kaffir lime, fruity hops, malts, light caramel, firm fruity hoppy bitter finish. Nice. Light to medium-bodied.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, fruits and flowers. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Countbeer (3887) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ IADM tasting: Served in Chouffe glass:
Very big and slowly changing creamy white colored foamy head on top of a murky orange colored beer.
Aroma has lots of fruits like apricot, peach, exotic fruit, hops, floral and some malts. Very nice.
Flavours are very fruity, peach, apricot, exotic fruit, floral, nettle, plant, hops, light malty and hoppy.
Aftertaste is bitter, fruity, hoppy, floral and herbal. Very nice.
Low carbo, soft creamy silky mouthfeel, good medium body and a creamy texture.
Lovely beer. ’t IJ is working well on their new beers. Nice.
DutchDrebus (3345) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes shared by me. Totaly murky orange brown colour with a huge white head. Smells apricot, peach, sticky sweet, syrup. Tastes quite sweet, fruity, peach, apricot. Could be more bitter. Medium body, aoft carbo.
Vaiz (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Hazy copper pour, huge rocky creamy white head. Aroma is floral, quite yeasty, fruity and with some unfermentable sugars. Flavor is sweet fruity malts and hops, nice body and well drinkable. Decent IPA.
erickok (3046) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark hazy yet appealing light brown body with very creamy and stable yet huge off white head. Unique yeast dominating the aroma, yet not exactly IJ like, dominating the aroma, that?s supported by lots of biscuit and caramel malts. Very well hopped to, to make a gourmet mix in total. Exactly what this beer was supposed to be and it hits the sweet spot for me. As the refreshing yet full body with solid bitterness (that might be hard to pair with food) and I love it. (33cl bottle traded with Rob, thanks!)