berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ivory white head that disappears quickly with no lacing. straw-yellow clear colour. aroma of esters, sweet, yeast, wheat and almond/marzipan. tastes alcoholic, yeasty, ester, dry with a wry aftertaste. a lot of carbonation, medium body. bottle 37.5 cl
Countbeer (2856) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very big sized, white foamy head that disappear very slow. This on top of a murky almost muddy yellow colored beer.
Aromas of glue, clay, dirty malts, old hops, garbage, (cooked) cabbage... Not your average like of a craft beer aroma...
Flavours of floral, old hops, bitters, malts, clay, manure, cream, hay, grass, grains, close to nasty malty bitterness...
Aftertaste is floral, malty, bitter, earthy and grass.
Medium carbo, soft foamy light blown mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.
Strange beer, bit out of tune...
Sten (508) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Yellow - orange coloured beer with a white head and a lot of sediment. Strange spicy aroma. Flavour is watery, sweet and malty. (Corked bottle 37,5cl)
Wim (2331) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy golden blonde colored body with a white head and a spicy hoppy aroma a spicy hoppy slightly bitter dry taste with a bitter finish
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of laundry, yeast, spelt and hops, quite a bit of bubblegum and candy. Light sour, light bitter flavour, malts, spelt and yeast. Light sour finish, sweets and yeast.
Brought for those completing the HtD collection. Decent, though I found it a bit disappointing, I like some of their other beers more.
(From 37.5cL bottle shared @ RBBWG II, 2013)
Travlr (7998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of !artinus, thanks! Cloudy yellow color, large white head, solid lacing. Aroma is slightly vegetal, light spice. Taste is medicinal vegetables.
77ships (2162) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx. to Martinus for this one another one added to my Hof ten Dormaal collection. 375 ml. green bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Opaque yellow with a white head. Nose showcase the typical home-grown barley & hop character of HtD with their atypical hops winning the show mixed with a lot of herbs & coriander. Taste is sweet, milk, lots of spices, coriander, cleaning agents, their home-grown hop & barley showing here. Medium hazy, bodied, I believe that I was supposed to dislike this one… meh it is not bad & enjoyable albeit not their best.
sebletitje (5420) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
37.5cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of Tinus.
Arôme est herbacé avec ce côté cour de ferme et un malt discret dans un style très belge.
Palais reste vraiment dans le style belge montrant ce côté typique de houblons nobles; citronné moyen, pointe d’épice et coriandre qui peine à mettre la bière en évidence. final, on s’ennuie, rien de bien surprenant.
Benzai (4349) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy yellow color, full sized good lacing white head. Smell and taste a light sourness and some fruitpeel. Don’t really like it but it could be worse.
Swaroga (792) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Completely hazy and orange with small head. Nose : esters and yeast. The fruit aromas are apricot and banana. Some chestnuts. Sip : good carbonation and creamy body. Sweet and yeasty with esters. It develops the usual estery banana, orange and apricot. Very little bitterness. The hops develops mostly flower notes. Nothing exciting.