Bosbouw (2984) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Caramelkleur met een lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt honing, kruiden, caramel. Smaakt honing zoetig en hop. caesar (7170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled @ Camping Ratebeers 2014, small sample. Slight hazy golden to orange color, short head. Aroma of hay, grassy, slight citrussy hop, biscuit. Soft bitterness, slight caramelly, bit grainy. Ok stuff. Benzai (16528) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Camping Ratebeer. Hazy dark orange to reddish color, small off-white to beige head. Taste malts, some hops, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Decent. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
@campingratebeers’14. Hazy amber color with a small head. Smells corn, malty, grassy. Tastes the same with caramel. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells honey, biscuits, malts. Tastes rye, malts .Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.
DutchDrebus (6095) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Hazy amber colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells corn, hay, barnyard. Tastes malts, sweet, molasses, caramel. Medium body, soft carbo. Beerhunter111 (22227) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Trübes kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, reife Früchte, stark malzig, Geschmack nach reifen Obst, kräftig malzig, fruchtig. Randy4Beer (513) - - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2015 A 750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage bought in October and cellared for 6 months.
Pours a dark burnt orange. Fairly thick off-white head. Moderate lacing left behind as drunk.
On the nose there are some definite grassy notes, some earthiness, and a hop presence, in the form of citrus emerging as it warms up.
On the palate, earthy hops, balanced by a nice malt presence and a hint of caramel. Hints of citrus on the swallow.
Overall, this is quite a complex beer, with an awful lot going on. Very hard to pigeon hole from a style perspective, and it seems to refuse categorization. Hard to ask for more from a beer drinking experience, and I will buy a couple of bottles of this, each Fall they produce it.
UPDATE FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE - I Found this to be lighter, grassier, and far less complex than the 2013 version. I would give this year’s an 8 out of 10, whereas I gave the superior 2013 9 out of 10. Word of mouth is that this is the best year ever for their Harvest Ale but I would have to disagree with those sentiments.
UPDATE FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE - The previous year’s grassiness has been dialed back in favour of a much stronger malt presence. Some dark berries cropping up on the swallow. It is a beautiful looking beer too. Quite delicious.
olio (10469) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.laiti (8507) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Pours dark copper color, small head. Resinous hops on the nose, caramel malts, hay, toffee, pine needles and some sweet fruits. Sweet fruits and caramel, malts, nuts and resin. More like an American Strong Ale.
75 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Timo A
Aroma is heavy and sweet with fruity notes and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with resiny notes, fruity hops and caramel. Heavy stuff, closer to an American strong ale than APA. And rather typical one.