gueuze (141) - - NOV 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Langweilig. Cara-Noten und angebrannt. Dann ziemlich fruchtig, passt nicht. Hopfen kaum da.
Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, small white to off - white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, slightly grainy, a touch of sweetness. Average body and carbonation. Hmm ok.
ansjelaah (848) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken met benzai en dutchdrebus, oranje/bruine kleur, witte schuimkraag, ruikt naar karamel en mout, smaakt zoet, beetje karamel, mout
DutchDrebus (3071) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home thx to myself. I rock. Clear amber colour with a medium sized, slightly creamy off-white head. Smells malts, some iron. Tastes slightly chocolate, malts, soft. Thin to medium body with a soft carbo.
erickok (2807) - Tours, FRANCE - AUG 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean light copper body with small off white lace. Fruity aroma yet clean, toasty malts and a yeast to support. Very moderate though. Taste is very mild as well, bit undercarbonated and with little character. Sweeter than expected too. Doesn’t really do it for me. (50cl bottle from Wasana’s Getränken Oase)
Koelschtrinker (9447) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild malziger Antrunk mit geringer Herbe. Das Bier bleibt im weiteren Verlauf mild aber durchaus vollmundig, wenig röstig. Das Malz wird mit der Zeit etwas stärker, minimal hefig. Süffiges Bier ohne Auffälligkeiten. 9/8/9/9/8/8
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is light brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted nuts/seeds, toasted bread, caramel/cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of orange peel and toffee.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
A lovely rich malt-monster. Plenty of supporting juicy hops, too...really a delight to sniff. Equally well-rounded in the mouth...richly sweet but also plenty of finishing bitterness to keep you quaffing. A no-brainer, really...very clean and enticing, a genuine joy to drink.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, best by 7/17/13, consumed Feb. 23, 2013: Rusty cinnamon. Fine, foamy eggshell head. Charmingly earthy malt nose allures with notes almond skin, candied fennel seed, hazelnut, milk chocolate, fresh tobacco, breadcrust, and strong minerals. Light note of wax. Creamy, velvety, edgeless carbonation. Profoundly soft, clean, mouth-filling maltiness captivates as it unfolds. Ensuing waxy slickness enhances a vague ripe plum explosion while evening out the richer, more decadent malt intricacies. The strikingly complex malt oozes with depth-lending juices along with palate-lapping dextrins. Finish is laden with an invigorating mineral and succulent plum interplay, with fruitcake swirled with sharper breadcrust suggestions. A beautifully rustic, expressively malty version with immeasurable depth and refinement.
stevoj (1326) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well crafted zwickl. Color is darkish brown with thin beige head. Aroma is nuts, coffee and toast. Taste has nice snappy bitterness with roast grains. Mouthfeel for weight is right, and nice stinging aftertaste. As pointed out in other reviews, this is filtered, but still very drinkable and very enjoyable.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, best by July 2013. clear and brilliant chestnut brown body with a frothy and full off-white head. though apparently filtered, there’s ample yeast character in the nose, providing a doughy softness to the honey and sweet toasted bread German malt (though slightly apple-like early on, it seems to breathe away into more of an enjoyable baked apple pie situation). so there is some soft bounce to present the vanilla / toffee / honey malt sweetness, creamy and soft carbonation, a moderate fruit and citrus acid Hallertauer character, and a lingering vanilla coffee cake and cookie batter malt succulence.