RW80 (2841) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2017
37,5cl Bottle. Bottle was shared. Appearance: A bit hazy orange body, with a medium sized white head. Aroma: heavy citrus hops, and some piney hops, with some caramel. Taste: moderate sweet fruity hops, tropical and citrus some caramel, and in the finish some more hop bitterness includeing some resiny piney tones. Medium body and carbonation. Very solid and clearly one of the better Dutch IIPA's. vincentvega72 (913) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2017
Mooi oranje licht troebel. Fruitig aroma en smaak. Ananas, mandarijn, mango, perzik, meloen, tropical. Lange mild bittere afdronk. Top. fkoolen (1356) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle at home. Nicely cloudy light golen colour, offwhite creamy head. Piny, grapefruity, mango, mandarin hop profile, well balanced by a grainy, creamy and sweet malty base. Lacks a big body or mouthfeel, low-medium carbo. SlackerMads (3543) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle received in the local European swap thanks to Christos. Hazy golden with a medium sized off white head with fine retention and regeneration. Fresh hoppy nose with lots of citrus, dry flowers, hay and light sugar. The flavour follows the nose with citrus, dry flowers, hay, light dough. Medium body, light to medium sweet and medium bitter with some hot alcohol. The finish is a bit sharp and astringent. vami (542) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
[Euro Beer Swap thanks to MonsterMagnet] Pours golden and clear with one-finger white head. I left the residue in the bottle for now. Aroma is not so strong as in their IPA and of different character. Dank notes with subtle fruits in the background. Juicy, drinkable, alcohol well hidden, although I expected a bit more in-your-face hop punch. This is really mellow. No caramel, toffee or candy = good. Some resin, average bitterness. Decent.
goozen (4150) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
Bottle 0,375ltr: Hazy golden colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of caramel, citrus and some honey. Must say an very good brew from this new brewery. Zlotta (3966) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2017
0.375 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’, best before May 2017. Clear, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, stable, white head. Sweetish, fruity and a bit herbal-grassy aroma of orange jam, mango and tangerine. Sweetish, slightly bitter, rather fruity and slightly herbal-grassy taste of orange jam, mango, tangerine and some ginger, followed by a medium long, rather bitter, herbal-grassy, just slightly resiny and a bit dry finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Really nice, but could have been more aromatic, lacks a bit of punch to be honest. sjogro (4840) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle at home. Murky amber with big white head. Sweet malts, grapefruit, caramel, strong raw potato peel ground bitter, some herbal ethereal spice. Moderate sweet and over medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Hops past their prime, too cold, both? Nice mineral water based texture. Finishes with a light fruity sweet and a very vegetable bitter. caesar (7332) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2017 Bottle from het Biermoment, batch 13 BB 5-12 (whatever that means, guess its about 3 months old), 37.5 cl sample. Almost clear golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma has citrussy hops, slight perfunmy malt and some tropical fruit and pine. Medium bitterness, slight piney, citrussy and a bit floral, bit honey sweetness or "weeig" malt. Good stuff, and they clearly are going to be best new brewer of the year, but they are not there yet to be honest. 8 or 9 out of 10, but I hope they can make that final step to perfection, as I think they are capable of doing that. MonsterMagnet (1594) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2017 Bottle, pours hazy golden with a white head. Very fruity with peach, mango, pineapple, orange, lime, white grapes, really very nice. Also some pine and sweaty notes, toffee. Fairly sweet, oily, good bitterness, very light boozyness. Great stuff!