Benzai (16999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 Tap @ ABT Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot.
Hazy orange pour, smells like grapefruit, fresh. Nice hoppy taste, lingering bitter aftertaste, palate good. 77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
33 cl. unlabeled bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Thx! for this one Martinus. 2011 Vintage presumably going by the rating. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nose is rounded fruits, tangerines, candied fruits, berries, the hops have lost their bite but in return you get a lot of mellow & round fruits. Surprisingly good actually. Taste is bitter herbs, caramel, touch candy sugar, orange peel, dried apricots, tangerines, very bitter grass in the back. Less carb. If you have a good base, sometimes an IPA can age nicely as this one evidently did, still I was quite taken about as to just how good this was. KyotoLefty (10931) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Thanks to Martinus for this retired rarity! Cloudy orange color with lace. Small carbonation. Nose of oranges, grass, light malt. Humongous apricot flavor, like fresh squeezed juice almost, pineapple, orange, amazing fruit flavors. Low carbonation, very refreshing. Never had an aged IPA like this before. Fabulous. Want to try it fresh some day.
Borresteijn (7656) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2011
On tap at In de Wildeman. Hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of sweet fruity juicy hops, oranges and malts. Flavour is sweet, oranges, malty, nice soft fruity citrus hoppy bitter finish. Light bodied, lacks a bit of body at times, but nice flavours. Very mellow IPA. caesar (7465) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2011
Tap @ Ledig Erf. Slight hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with a decent malty backbone. Decent bitter taste, with some malty sweetness. Refreshing, where the cascade gives the necessary character to the beer.
Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
Small white head on top of a very light hazy orange colored beer.
Smell sulphur, peach, abricot, citrus, light hoppy, hint of wood and some overripe yellow fruit.
Taste is a fruity mix of citrus, peach, reine claude, citrus, hoppy, light hop flowery, bitter and light sweet and light dry.
Fruity bitter aftertaste.
Soft light dry mouthfeel, medium carbo, medium body and light watery texture. DutchDrebus (6368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
This months ABT Beer of the month. Very good ipa if you ask me. Nice and hoppy smell and taste, good mouthfeel. Love it. erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2011
Light hazy orange body, white foamy head. Mild aroma with some hops, sock, yeast. Tastes better. Some alcohol but also a nice bitterness. Don’t get the wood really. Unimpressed overall. Bullit (4845) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Tap @ Pintelier. Hazy orange colour, fluffy white fast disappearing head. Nose is malty hoppy and sugar. Flavour is hoppy, sugar and yeasty. Balanced and flavourful. Martinus (4751) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2011
Ronald of DDvdK was nice enough to share with us a bottle of his newly made IPA, Oud Schaterhand, soon to be Beer of the month in the ABT cafes.
Orange golden, slightly hazy, firm foam head. Aroma of fresh citrus, grapefruit and sweet malts. Floral, acacia honey. Nice tone of American hops.
Rather sweet flavour, malts, pomelo, hops. Full bodied, some honey sweetness and pleasant fresh bitterness. Lots of citrus. Long, dry bitter finish. Astringent, but without any coarse bitterness.