ha1ag (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
Bottled from AH in Mestreech. Color is hazy yellow with big frothy head. Citrus nose. Aroma is spicy, slightly sour citric aroma. Flavour is malty, with more citrus and dry hops. It is just a hopped witbeer but IPA sells well these days. Christos (5694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
(The Flying Dutchman Nomad Flip Flopped White Socked Strong Hopped White IPA) Bottle 330 ml from local Albert Heijn, served into a shaker, ABV 5.5%
Bright yellow coloured body, mostly clear, with a good sized, thick white head on top.
Aroma has wheat, citrus, yeast.
Taste also of wheat, straw, citrus, tangerine, lemon flowers.
Medium thin body, high carbonation.
Not bad. mjik83 (1559) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
33cl flesje via AH, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 5,5%
Uitgeschonken in St. Bernardus glas
Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met redelijke schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: neus niet heel krachtig licht citrus, smaak ook citrus, redelijke bitter, fruitig als grapefruit, niet heel bloemig
Conclusie: kon wat meer richting IPA, nu vooral White basjansen14 (366) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2017
Blond kleurig biertje met een witte schuimkraag.
Aroma: citrus, wiet, gras.
Smaak: perzik, citrus, moutig, licht zuurtje, kruidig en een bittertje.
deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 16, 2017
33cl bottle from Albert Hein, Utrecht.
Medium white head. Hazy blond pour. High carbonation. Nice bitterness.
goozen (4048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy yellow colored brew with an dry but refreshing taste, hints of citrus, grass, pine and peach. This is one good for an summer day, good one from this Dutch/Belgian/Finnish brewer. SimplySike (1490) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
33cl. Bottle. DutchDrebus (5956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, wheat.
Taste little sweets, strong fresh piney bitter.
Bottle @ home. Hazy pale yellow colour with a medium sized, creamy white head. Smells slightly soapy, wheat, hops, floral. Tastes slightly wheat, fresh, hops, slightly orange peel, slightly soapy without being annoying. Medium body, nice carbo. fkoolen (1185) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
UPDATED: APR 26, 2017 Bottle at home. Cloudy straw colour, stable white foamy head. Nicely citrus zesty hoppy nose and taste, clean light malty base, dry and light bitter finish. Well balanced. Medium body, lively carbonation. derA (90) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2017
from ELS 1/2017, many thanks to rosenbergh: So, just to get this out of the way: well done on the long name game. I was not really sure what to expect with this one, a White IPA at 5.5% abv and 55 IBU seemed a little confusing. Upon opening, there is an immediate whiff of rustic belgian saison aromas. Nose of the beer is an unfiltered mix of hay, straw, leather, some pepper and maybe a hint of barn from the yeast, followed coriander, orange and a bunch of juniper from the spices, once all of this is set aside, there is pineapple, tropical fruit and grapefruit from the hops. While there is certainly a lot going on in terms of aroma, it comes together as one package by its lean and dry body which is mostly reminiscent of belgian saisons but carries a little bit more mouthfeel to make up for its dryness. Finish is crispy from ample carbonation and perfectly hopped for good bitter cut.
I think this might be a beer that falls inbetween style categories but is very tasty nonetheless. It’s too yeast-dominated and weak for an IPA, too hoppy for a belgian saison, too rustic for a wit.
If you are looking for a refreshing and light beer that simultaneously ticks the belgian saison and west coast hop boxes: give this one a try.