ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear straw color - I can immediately tell this doesnít have much malt to it. The head is a frothy two finger white shade. The retention is solid and some decent (if inconsistent) lacing is left behind. Pretty good looking.
S: This does a good job of showing off Nelson hops, and itís not even uber fresh! Notes of pine, lemon, grape skin, and some tropical fruits come through quite well. Not much of a malt backbone comes through in the nose. Some slight soapiness detracts, but otherwise this is a solid hoppy aroma.
T: Hop flavor hits the palate immediately. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit, and slight herbal qualities are the main notes provided here. The finish isnít soapy at all, with only a mild, non-intrusive sweetness; actually, itís even a little juicy. The problem here isnít the flavor...itís the lack of flavor. While it is VERY pleasant and VERY balanced (Iím impressed how they hid the bitterness with such a feeble malt backbone), itís sadly too unassuming for its own good. Actually, you know what, I donít care...this just gets better and better the more I drink it. Itís delicate and subtle in all the right places.
M: This is so light and crisp its unbelievable. Iím just killing this like itís nothing. The soft yet impressive carbonation is definitely helping it here - and thereís just enough of a dry finish to help it even further.
O: If the flavor was íbiggerí so to speak, it would kill many íMurican-brewed pale ales stone dead. Still, this is more-or-less everything I want from the style. What a shame itís so expensive...
SanDiego1 (18) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottiglia. colore giallo paglierino, limpida, schiuma fine e abb persistente. Aroma erbaceo, frutta gialla, erba appena tagliata. Al palato corpo leggero, frutta gialla, pompelmo, erba, fieno, limone. Finale intenso e tagliente. Ottima
kermis (7695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Kompaan. Pours slight hazy dull golden blond with a white head. Aroma of citrus, light tropical fruits, grassy hops, biscuity malt and a light cardboard note. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
androman (1050) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle @ home from Bertís Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Body is opalescent yellow, head is medium, white, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is fruity, malty, flavor is grapefruit, orange peel, light malt, light spices, bit watery. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simple summer beer, aroma is a bit weak.
AleRider78 (248) - - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a generous amount of foamy off-white. Has a pale golden appearance. Very good lacing. Aromas are very hoppy, strong citrus and fruity aroma, orangey. The flavours are abundant as well, with the hops very much present. Some more citrus type flavours, mango, orange peel, sweet malts. Very nice and smooth mouthfeel. A perfectly subdued hoppy presence makes this one a brew to have again.
Maakun (1867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Kompaan bar. Clear golden with big white head. Oats, sweet nuts, light lime, hint of milk, toffee, light herbs. Light to medium sweet with light bitterness. Under medium bodied.
gopherfan99 (983) - CROATIA - AUG 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma is tropical fruits with hints of grass and malt; taste is grapefruit with malt and some hints of grass and pine; finish is short with some fruity bitterness; pretty good
DwarfeD (1793) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 50cl bottle at Frits, Amsterdam. Somewhat hazy yellow with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with ditto carbonation. Nice bitterness with some fruity sweetness. Citrus, pine, tropical fruits and grass. A tasty pale ale.
typickylev (10) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l bottle. Clear yellow colour with nice white head. Aroma is citrusy, bit of tangerine, taste grassy and citrusy as well, bit of malt. Interesting but nothing special. Slightly bitter, very refreshing easy to drink "summer" beer but was expecting more.
rusos (174) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear light golden/yellow colour with white head. Very nice aroma, fresh hops, tropical fruits, lychee, lemon, some grapes. Taste hops, tropical fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Very good.
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma hoppy, zesty, lemony, citrusy. Clear golden colour. Nicely hoppy taste, only light biscuity malty background, otherwise it is all citrusy hoppy goodness, zesty, lemony. Long bitter finish.