Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2016
’Citrus pale ale’ according to the label, from a beer company in the north east of the Netherlands, but apparently brewed in Belgium. Medium thick, beaten egg-white, moussy, dense and stable head, hazy warm ’old gold’ colour with slight peachy hue and some large bubbles rising up here and there. Aroma of dried orange peel, apricot, field flowers, coriander seed, melon, straw, white grapes, some lemon rind, lots of inoffensive ’dusty’ accents of cardboard, potato starch and baker’s yeast. Crisp berries in the onset, more sourish than sweetish, impressions of gooseberry, redcurrant, hint unripe pineapple, unripe peach; spritzy, vivid carbonation, perhaps a tad overcarbonated since this numbs the tongue a bit but this does not really bother me here. Light grainy, slightly caramelly and pleasantly bready malt background, supple and lean, supporting the berry-like esters as well as a soft spiciness which clearly comes (mostly) from the coriander but fortunately does not become too overpowering, though a certain bittersweet, soft spicy ’soapiness’ certainly coats the back of the mouth. Peppery, grassy hops show up in the end and lend the finish a pleasant soft yet persistent bitterness, but less aromatic ’citrusness’ than expected, though a certain New World hop fragrance is certainly there; I suspect this bottle is already a bit past its prime, still perfectly enjoyable of course, but something as delicate as Citra is probably already largely faded by now. I don’t quite understand why one uses ’Belgian-associated’ coriander seed in an American style pale ale, though: this beer comes closer to a Belgian blonde than to a true APA because of this (and because of the estery yeast features). Not considering this an APA but just a Belgo-Dutch blond quencher, I must say it is a pleasant, well-made, tasty little beer, I did enjoy it. mercarood (13) - Capellle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Citrus hop karakter in de geur; licht zoetje en bittere afdronk. Een citrus pale ale. MarcoDL (5528) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle. Golden fuzzy pour. Aroma of yeast, orange and caramel. Simple taste of yeast, caramel, orange, malt and subtle citrus. Belgian style apa. JefVerstraete (3821) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Biernavigatie. Hazy orange, white creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of orange, citrus and caramel. Malty and sweet with light bitter finish. Some notes of coriander. Ok. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
sjogro (5246) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Reddish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, fruity and mild berryish. Flavour is fruity, floral and toffeeish and citrus.
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Neemt een vreemde smaakroute door de mond. Begint zuur, raakt de weg kwijt, heel even alleen waterig, dan bitter en weer zuur. Backlog from 2014/11/09.paulvanpelt (693) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Week van het Nederlandse Bier 2015. Melkig perzik. Backlog from 2015/05/28.
Goudkleurig, helder bier met medium witte kraag. Het beloofde aroma van hop en citrus is aanwezig, daarnaast ook wat brood / gist. Smaak is bitter en licht zoet. Fris. Verrassend volle body voor een relatief licht bier. Lekker. SimonBlok (918) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours clear gold with medium, off-white head.
Aroma: bread, citrus. Taste: medium sweetness with bitter low bitterness. Spicy finish with notes of citrus. Texture is slick . Carbonation is fizzy. k0mpsa (3233) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Tap at tuulensuu, tampere. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma has hops, grapefruit and malts. Malty body, hoppy, fruity, medium vo2. Balanced and hoppy. Borresteijn (7656) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
33cl Bottle from Vonk. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of sweet lemon, flowers, some soft honey, hint of citrus, light earthy. Flavour is light sweet, light malty, sweet lemon, citrus, light floral, decent bitter finish. Light bodied. Nice, even though it was an old bottle just past bb date.