tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pears, hay hops, medium sweetness, belgian yeast spicyness, light to medium bitterness
dnicolaescu (2329) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 16, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 37,5 CL vintage 2014. Hazy golden, big fluffy head. The aroma is a marvelous mix of white baguette, fresh pale stone fruit (peaches, apricot), wild aromatic herbs. Light hints of boiled vegetables. The taste is not as dry, slightly honeyish actually, relatively thin and slightly bitter. Again, a slight hint of cooked corn. Good, but past it prime.
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
8th December 2016
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Gaff. Thanks to LKS. Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Airy palate, fairly dry. Decent fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, very light, modest sweetness. Light floralness into pithy tangy citrus. Floral bitter finish. Fine.
teorn88 (7465) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to LKS for this one. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Taste is grainy sweet with some funky estery fruity yeast notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, OK
Leighton (19833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up somewhere way back in the day. Pours hazy gold with a lingering, frothy pure white head. Subtle yeast expression n he nose, faint oxidation, dry wheat bread, wheat, grain. Light-medium sweet flavour with more husky grains, mellow grassy bitterness, doughy wheat bread, hay, lemon peel. Light to medium bodied with massaging carbonation. Nicely balanced in the finish, more grass and grain husk, citrus peel. Good stuff.
mR_fr0g (10613) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Leighton’s place. 8/12/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A light hazed golden yellow coloured pour with a a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is little corn, noble hop, little funk, dirty, damp dog. Spicy hop. Flavour is composed light sweet grains, little apricot jam note, saison, yeast, tangerine, little age, papery. Palate is semi sweet, frothy carbonation, dry finish. A mixed bag.
Theydon_Bois (18196) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bespin, thanke to Lando, 08/12/16.
Lightly hazed golden orange, carbonation evident, decent off white cap.
Nose is toasted grains, farmyard, yeast esters, straw, lemon rind, bread.
Taste comprises light caramel, lemon rind, grains, straw, bready, light yeast flicker.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close, light hop flicker.
JackMandarin (298) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours with a bit of murk. Light golden amber. Generous, fluffy white head. Bready malt comed through in the nose. Quite biscuity too. Spicy yeast character. Some floral and herbal notes from the dry hops. Some orange and grapefruit. Lemon cordial. Very light tropical coconut drink. Taste has a lovely marmalade sweetness with a little sharpness to keep it in check. More spiced bread malt. More orange juice. A little grapefruit again. Medium bitterness. A little astringent bite. Bit too bitey. Juicy middle. Juicy finish with a little dry spiciness. Foamy carbonation. Good medium mouthfeel. Tasty gear, needs sunshine for optimum enjoyment though
muzzlehatch (4911) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle (2014 vintage) from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL, consumed slightly below cellar temp in a Duvel glass. Difficult to extract cork, slight release of air and noise when popped, but nonetheless it pours the typical huge frothy-rocky Dupont head atop a hazy luminous golden body, though the head is less stable than what I’ve usually seen (from fresher bottles)....spicy nose - tarragon, pepper - with plenty of dry yeastiness and perhaps a faint hint of something sugary, light oxidization...on the tongue it’s immediately sharp with plenty of that dry herbal bitterness, followed by a touch of sweetness in the middle of the palate, and a drier character returning at the finish, which is also rather mineralic/stony...very full and juicy body with tingly carbonation and lots of wet yeasty goodness. I would bet this was absolutely spectacular when absolutely fresh, but it’s still pretty darn excellent and I was overjoyed to find it locally. Now I wonder if they have some more bottles...
Banzale (190) - FRANCE - OCT 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Acheter à tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à Dottignies.
bouteille de 37,5cl.
année 2014 / dry hopping / bouchon lièges
Couleur dorée un peu pâle, opaque et trouble .
Au nez , c’est extrêmement frais et houblonnée mais quelques note d’épice ce distingue timidement.
En bouche, épices présente, fruitées agrumes (orange,pamplemousse,citron vert)
amertume présente mais discrète, peu être à cause du vieillissage (dans l’obscurité et bouteille droite) que la bières à subit. Elle à un gout d’alcool plus élever je pense ce qui laisse moins place à amertume.
Le tout fini sur une note sèche mais douce !
excellente, malgrés/grâce au vieillissage