bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl trade at ZBF 2013. Brewed Oct2012. Apparently exclusive brew for Heeren v Liedekercke, strangely by Boelens... Dubbel-brown Belgian ale with Interesting complexity: an Oud Bruin/traces of geuze buried beneath a dry abbey-style dark ale: notes of roasted and chocolate malt, some fruit and figs and a shy Rodenbach sourness. Easy drinking for a hard-to-grasp blend.
Abijen (2243) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber brown beer with a good white head. Smells like a hoppy pilsner. The taste is boring.
Borresteijn (5855) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark malts, cocoa, dark fruits. Flavour is medium-sweet, dark fruits, malty, bitter, spicy, herbal, plastic finish. Didn’t really like this.
TheJvd (1013) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy brown amberish with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, metal and some sourish notes. Taste has spices, yeast, caramel and a medium bitter finish.
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Poured a cloudy light brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is fruity with some grassy hops in the background. The flavour is medium bitter, hoppy, some spice and smooth malty, liqourice notes in the finish.
caesar (6176) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Chocolat, smokey, some brett, spicy. caramel. Bit sweet, bit dry. Ok, but not spectacular.
deanso (7438) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at rbesg 2013.
Thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice bitterness.
Benzai (11852) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Hazy amber brown color, small beige head. Smell malts, sweetness, flowery, blossom. Taste malts, sweetness, some alcohol, flowery again and lightly sugar. Medium body, medium to full carbonation.
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Hazy brown beer with a rich beige head. Fruity malty aroma, biscuits, caramel, floral, vanilla, some wheat. Fruity floral flavor, caramel, biscuits, earthy notes. Floral hop finish with caramel, earthy notes and some citrus.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DHVL. Dark brown liquid with medium to big light brown head. Aroma of biscuit, flowers, earthy hops, bread, light banana and light clove. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of flowers, biscuit and light belgian yeast esters. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice, great maltiness together with some hoppiness.