deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Very thin white head. Low carbonation. Clear golden pour. Very little bitterness. I’ve had better ESB’s
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle at home, poured into a Guinness pint. ABV 4.7%
Pours a light amber coloured beer, with a small and thin head, slighty off-white in colour, with very low retention. Some foam persisits and creates small foam islands on the surface.
Aroma of caramel, cookie dough, floral notes.
Taste is sweet and malty at the beginning but it turns quickly to a light bitterness, with good duration. Some caramel and floral notes again.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
Overall good, it has started to become a malt bomb since it is past it’s BB date, but it still holds up quite good.
hallinghansen (1736) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is honey and hops. Flavour is bitter hops and grain.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, grass and pine. Flavour is malt, earthy, grass and pine. Thin body.
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Golden/clear brown with small head. Nose : flower and fruity aromas, ginger cookie. Sip : water like body with delicate oily texture. Light carbonation. Sweet bread and ginger cookie start. A bit sour and unpleasant aftertaste. Delicate bitter end with metallic notes.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color with small white foam ring. Aroma is quite hoppy, so is taste. Nice bitter beer. Aftertaste is dry, wheaty. (Velp 201304)
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish colour with small head. Aroma is of hops, hap and grass. Tastes of hops and Malta but no complexity. Wouldn’t have again.
meerbier (1448) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Orange, herbal, toffee aroma. Light amber, off-white head, fair lace. Caramel, herbal, sweet, bitter. Medium body. Bitter yes, hoppy no. Bit boring.
foxo82 (647) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber ale with a sweet, floral nose. Bittersweet with a soft elderflower and grapefruit taste. Short finish. Drinkable but not anything special.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: best before Sep 20013, poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on 8th Dec 2012.
Amber, clear and bright, sadly the head left before I had a chance to appreciate it (I hate that).
I expected the nose and taste to be Hoppy, but it certainly isn’t overly hopped: the main aroma being caramel and other semi-sweet malts, as is the taste. The Progress hops do give the beer a crisp hop finish but there are not enough of them to take over from the dominant malts within the brew.
I like malty beers and I enjoyed this, just thought it was going to be hoppy because of the name.