77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Rating for Green Hopping 2012: 75 cl. bottle sampled @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013. Nice label. Paler golden appearance. Sweetish overripe fruits in the nose, yeast, that herbal green hop thing, bit like forest ground, still getting a bit used to that but it is tame here & easier for me to handle, green stuff. Taste is old lemons, light funk, green, tad stiky, feet / cat piss whatever hops, bitter, BE yeast, some herbalness, green hops. Bit flatter body – not top but for one but the diminished hop nature makes me get more into the green hopping thing. Nicer than the 2011 was it appears going back by my notes. 4 – another irrational score. /////////////// Rating for Green Hopping 2011:75 cl. bottle sampled @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012: hazy golden with a creamy head, taste is rather mellowed out & slightly sweet upfront with the smell being more “hoppy” with a touch of herbal & grassy hops, still sweet Belgian yeast, fruity, touch sweet malt, hint honey-sweetness, field-like quality with the finish going to slightly bitter mellowed out fruity floral hops, slick, easy going, touch different but it has a nice mellowness to it, bitterness in finish is easy going as well. 3.7 Jerre (3643) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
From bottle, febr. 2012 @BAB festival.
Hazy golden color, with a creamy head.
Aroma: sweet, fruits, hops, yeast, malt, hint honey.
Good bitterness finish. vincentvega72 (767) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Alweer een heerlijk biertje van "Den Triest". Goudblond licht amber bier met romige schuimkraag. Mooi bloemig en grassig aroma. Lekkere romige smaak. (Verse) hop, lichte citrus, grassig, hooi. Prima wegdrinker. tderoeck (9886) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2012
4/II/2012 75cl bottle @ Brugs Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2012-90) EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
Cloudy light orange beer, big white creamy head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very yeasty, cheese, bit of flowers, hay. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter, yeasty, cheese, flowers, bitterness prevails. Aftertaste: bit more cheesy, a fruity touch, overripe to rotten fruits, grapefruit and citrus.
Dorée voilée, effervescence forte de visu, moyenne au palais, col blanc abondant. Arômes de grain et de pain, bien maltée en entrée, les houblons s’imposant lentement et sûrement pour donner une amertume légèrement fruitée qui s’affirme au fil du temps, d’où une finesse des plus agréable.
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy golden with a smallish, lacy head. Very grainy-malty nose with honey and aromatic-herby hops. Flavor is pale-honey-malty, herby-hoppy, moderately bitter, earthy. Medium body, medium CO2. A quite nice, herby-aromatic brew. 4545 Alengrin (5423) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Rating the 2015 edition, but apparently all editions use Target so it is the same beer every year (so there is not much use in adding the years after the name to begin with...). Much like e.g. Plukker’s Single Green Hop series, which does differ per year contrary to this one, this is a ’Belgian IPA’ using hops organically cultivated by the brewer himself. Lots of pressure on the bottle but no gushing. I do get a towering high, rocky, egg-white, irregularly shaped head, slowly thinning and leaving thick patches of papery lacing in the process; the beer itself is a pure and warm golden blonde with lively fizz sustaining the oversized head and lightly hazy in appearance due to minute yeast bits floating around throughout the liquid, making it altogether hazy and more peachy blond as the rest of the bottle is poured into the glass and eventually a murky ochre in the very end. ’Green’ and somewhat rural aroma of freshly cut garden herbs, green banana and banana peel, sourdough, old dried lemon peel, jute, dried field flowers, dry hay, apricot, red apple peel, bread crust, powder sugar, sweet-clover, white grape, old ginger powder, molten butter, unripe pear; more bready and less freshly ’green’ with sediment added. Spritzy onset, minerally carbo numbing the tongue a bit but only in the beginning, fruity esters reminiscent of unripe stonefruit, wild berries and green banana, more sourishness than sweetness; supple, lean body coarsened a bit by the sharp fizz (but again, only in the beginning, calming down as the carbon dioxide slowly escapes from the bottle), dryish and lightly bready with sharper grainy edges, a tad sourish even, leading to a resinous, peppery, grassy and notably floral hop bitterness, aptly illustrating the qualities of the Target, which is essentially a - still relatively young - improvement of classic English bitterhop varieties. This ’clean’, very floral and spicy hop bitterness lingers in the back of the mouth for a long time, accompanied by a vaguely sweetish remainder of the grainy maltiness. In all, quite a pleasant beer actually, feeling very ’green’ and floral, as a walk through the countryside - in fact, after pouring this down, I feel like going out for a walk through the fields here. Belgian yeast effects are clearly there but do not interfere too much with the Target hops (at least not as much as is the case in many other ’Belgian IPAs’) so that this is a suitable beer to get to know this particular variety. One of the better Triest beers I had so far. sebletitje (10089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle sample @ 5de Brugs Bier festival.
Dorée/paille, col blanc épais.
Arôme est houblonné rappelant les foins, palais réchauffant malt caramel, houblon amer avec un fini restant plus axé sur le grain, le tout est doux au palais sur un côté houblonné bien fleuri. Un bon mélange et balance entre l’amertume très frais et cette douceur du malt qui est renforcé sur la fin par ce fini grain. berntholer (1617) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
dense ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. blonde colour. aroma is malty, slight hoppy, yeast and bit peppery. taste like aroma with a pronounced bitter resinous finish ending in a spicy pepper note. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75cl / 2014 version / bbf dec-2017 Beerhunter111 (21236) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
Fast klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch getreidig malzig, leicht hopfig, floral. Geschmack floral hopfig, milde Bitterkeit, leicht fruchtig.