Alengrin (5716) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle shared by Jan, thanks. Lightly lacing, snow white, medium thick, stable head over a hazy orange blonde beer. Aroma of toasted onion or even garlic, grapefruit peel, old cheese, dried mango, paprika-flavored potato chips, orange, gin, toasted bread. Clean fruity onset with hints of green banana and passion fruit, medium carbo, smooth but ’full’, bit oily mouthfeel, pleasantly biscuity and lightly caramelly malt core, long resinous and aromatic hop finish, bittering in a gentle but effective way, piney and toasted sweet onion-like, grapefruity as well, paired with a hint of warming, gin-like alcohol. Excellent Dutch craft beer and excellent example of this style, even from this somewhat older bottle. Iznogud (4312) - CROATIA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Ščurk, Ljubljana. Shared with Miro B. and JFK10000. Pours dark yellow, medium white head. Caramel malty, fruity, hoppy, sweet, resinous, bitter finish. Creamy. Medium+ bodied. ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2016
33cl bottle. Hazy brownish golden colour with a nice off-white head. Citrus, toffee and pine in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter with caramel and piny notes. Overall, a good beer. MonsterMagnet (1565) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle, pours hazy orange with a white head. Mainly sweet and bitter with pine resin, floral hops, caramel and biscuit. Ok. jinroh (2267) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours golden side of amber, decent foam. Aroma has some hop character but its mainly just sweet. Malt sweetness with a touch of herbal hops. Taste has these two sensations even more pronounced. Really sweet, even sickly sweet body, herbal bitterness wrapping up everything you can find here. Decent DIPA, not amazing but well, if it wasn’t that sweet I would probably drink this again.
__Rb81 (791) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at Broer & Zus, Beverwijk. Pours a hazy amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malts,resiny floral hops. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, resiny hops, sweet malts, long resiny bitter aftertaste. Not bad. jamestulloch (4327) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Hazy golden/amber body with a thin white head. Aroma of honey and yeast. Flavour of sweet malt and marmalade peel. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Sweet but tangy - very marmaladey. Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours pale orange, nose is citrus, sweet toffee, taste is juicy fruit, quite dry, bitter, toffee. Evilkniamhel (1039) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2016
From bottle. Pours hazy Amber. Nose of tangy orange, burnt toffee, malty. Bitter orange, dry finish. AshtonMcCobb (6894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Nihtila.
Appearance - cloudy amber with a decent head.
Nose - big orange and apricot notes.
Taste - more of the same. Like shreds out of marmalade.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - good example of the style.