Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016. Hazy pale golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, hayish, nice bitterness. Decent beer.
77ships (8663) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thx! you for sharing Hamirubi. 500 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG V. BBF 11.2015. Pale citrus golden, little white head. Nose is dull sweet grain, sugar, lightly metallic, sugar. Taste is bland sugar, stale metallic, big soap, white sugar. Bland & metallic. Not a fan, pretty poor & age probably didn’t help either.
RobBestwick (877) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fresh pear/apple juice aroma. Opaque yellow/orange in colour with a very small white head. Pepper, bread, and pear/apple flavours with an underlying malt baseline. Medium body. Light bitter finish.
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle. BB 04/2017. From a trade with Erzengel. Thanks!
Clear golden color with a foamy mid-size white head.
Dry grainy malt and paper dryness in the aroma.
Grassy hops and dry grainy malt in the flavor. A bit unpleasant.
ulrikolsen (566) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@PinkusMüller. Pours clear golden with tall fading white head. Aroma is light malt, straw and dusty hints. Taste is light malty and quite bitter with a dusty taste of straw. Finish is bitter.
superspak (5111) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, 09010N6 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread, pepper, light lemon/pear, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread, pepper, light lemon/pear, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, white bread, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very good beer. This did not resemble an Altbier style at all; but was nearly spot on to a German Pilsner or Kolsch style. Very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; and was very enjoyable as such.
Spab (3597) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from the Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a clear golden colour with moderate-sized white head. Aroma is sweetish bready grains and straw. Flavour is modestly sweet bready malt with some dry straw character. Average body. Fine but forgettable.
MBlessing (1072) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Helles goldgelb schöner schaum, getreidiger leicht süsslich er duft, Geschmack malzig grasig wenig herb
Alphadelic (2202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very sweet and bready brew, lots of green grainy flavor. The carbonation is tight and fizzy. I’m not the biggest fan of this. That unripe, green and grassy flavor is a little off putting. It’s fine but I won’t buy it again.
martjoobolut (3648) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from biomarket). Pours golden with whiteish head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malty with some vegetables. Flavor is sweet and bitter, grains, malt, some vegetables, slight fruitiness and some metallic notes (which disappear after it warms up). Finish has slight dry bitterness with graininess and malt. Carbonation is high. Overall: different than my previous (limited) experiences with this style, this is very pale lagerish. Still, it’s not that bad, I can session this.