Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Joes. A bit hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, herbs and spices, lightly fruits, lightly bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4761) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ joes. Pale yellow colour with a small white head. Smells sourish, fruity. Tastes like a witbier, herbs. Thinnish body, nice carbo.
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
amber, ondoorzichtig met schuimig witte kraag
aroma: SUPER, citrus, grapefruit, rood fruit, zuurtje, limoen, mout, IPA aroma’s.
smaken: licht/medium zoet, medium bitter, rood fruit, citrus, peper, fris verse hoppigheid, groente, redelijk fruitig, smaken echter vlakt binnen een seconde weg en gaat over naar waterige ondertonen.
drinkbaar, mist body.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of banana, hops, malts, spices and light citrus. Quite sweet malty flavour, light bitter touch. Sweet malty finish with a light lingering bitterness.
(From 33cL bottle @ Café De Kleine Wereld, Breda)
supermeniscus (74) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Re-rated. Bottle bought at Schiphol airport (sort of impulse buy) I?ve tried a few of the IJ beers and this one was probably the most enjoyable. Has a yeasty floral smell. I love hazy appearance so this one?s looking good. Taste is dough upfront then fruit and vegatable followed by a short-lived hoppy aftertaste. Finishes surprisingly clean and refreshing. Therefore I drank this one in no time at all!This is a well made beer and I reccommend trying it
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2013, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, floral/spicy and slightly malty/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has lemon, soap, pale malts. Flavour has citrusy hop and a creamy malty taste. Medium bitterness.
MrHangover (3212) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ de paas. Pours a slight cloudy blonde beer with a small white head. Aroma very yeasty, floral and has definitely some malty notes. Flavor has touches of yeast, the IJ flavors are present, as well as a very flowery, spring feeling flavor. Quite nice, could have used some more body, but it is ok like this as well.
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange golden color. Grassy citric hops in the aroma, hint of nutmeg. Spicy, citric, grassy hopbitter flavor. Well balanced, easy drinker. Pleasant beer.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ ’t IJ brewpub, Amsterdam. Rated on 25.2.2013.
Pours a hazy pale golden colour with a small head. Aroma of dried apricot, pepper and clove. Flavour of sweetish malts, dried apricot, pepper, sour berries, floral hops and tangy citrus. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and bitter. Refreshing and good.