BaroneBirra (324) - Gorizia, ITALY - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle. pours hazy amber with big off-white soft head.
light fruity aroma, apple and lemony yeasts, honey notes.
sweet raisins taste, fresh fruits, hazelnuts and umami final. very high carbonation, medium body, pasty mouthfeel.
Cassius (93) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bread, caramel, herbs. Smells dry of fresh baked bread with a tad sweetness. Color is nice and deep amber, almost pancake-syrup-like. Flavour is quite sweet with a very slight bitter undertone.
fdomig (571) - München, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at the brew pub. Aroma is wheat, sweet. Appearance is cloudy brown with a nice white foam. Taste is light sweet an sour. Has a minimal bitter mouth feel and leaves some dryness. Overall a great beer.
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery, Amsterdam.
Cloudy golden appearance with a creamy offwhite head. Yeasty and spicey aroma with some fruits, mango. Medium bodied beer with a spicey character, coriander, green apples.
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear, caramel/honeylike colored beer, and a light-brown foamy head. Sweet aroma, which reminds me a bit of apple. It has a slightly bitter and malty taste. The aftertaste switches between bitter and flat-sweet, but is doesn’t have a dry ending.
troebel, caramel/honingkleurig bier met een lichtbruine kop. Het aroma is zoetig en lijkt in de verte op appel. De smaak is licht bitter en moutig De nasmak wisselt van bitter naar plat, maar heeft geen droge afdronk.
Abijen (1961) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden orange beer. Smells a bit sweet. Fruity. The taste is nice. A bit sweet and a bit bitter. Nothing to special.
Douberd (3302) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip. ABV 7%.
Very deep orange colour, hazy, with bits and pieces floating in it. A bit taller than one finger head, white in colour, with average retention and no lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is yeasty, with fruit notes and sugars.
Taste follows the aroma, quite fruity, a bit of yeast, nice mild hoppy bitterness.
Medium body, carbonation just a bit above average. Good dryness on the palate.
Overall, quite nice and enjoyable.
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized, lively and fairly quick changing creamy off white foamy head. Changes into a closed thin lacing on top of a hazy orange colored beer.
Aromas of bread, malts, gass, manure, porridge, grains, glue and cleaner.
Flavours of malts, cream, spices, bread, dough, some creamy spices, some (malty) bitters, some plant extracts.
Aftertaste is malty, floral, bitter and a bit herbal.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.
Not quite balanced and there’s some strange bitter and spice tones that make it a bit less interesting.
note666 (1206) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 - 04 - 02 330ml bottle. orange golden colour. medium, white head. dough, caramel, licorice and alcohol in aroma. bitter-sweet taste
PotjeBier (2029) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Of course I’ve been drinking this since 1986...but not in recent years. Now that the quality of ’t IJ beers seems to be back on track it’s time again. Amber hazy color. Firm off white head with good retention. Aroma’s: caramel, fruity, yeasty, biscuits and spices. Malty sweetness and some tart fruits retronasal. Flavor is only lightly sweet, fruity. Medium bodied. Finishes with a subtle bitterness. Almost like the old days.