Douberd (1531) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 1000 ml, bought at the brewery and poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 8%
Mostly clear body, deep orange copper in colour, with a small white head. Okay retention. Light lacing left around the glass.
Aroma is not that pleasant at first, but after letting it breathe for a while and after a swirl of the glass too, aromas of bread appear, some fruity nuances too. Nothing great still, but better than before. Lots of malts and hints of alcohol, this one smells more like an imperial -or just strong- lager than a tripel or a belgian ale.
Taste is more like the style. Yeast notes. Very obvious alcohol, lots of malts and sugar. Some light fruity notes with hints of apricot. It’s the kind of taste that always tells me that if I have too many - or much in this case- of this beer I’ll have a headache the next day.
Medium thin body, carbonation towards the low side.
Overall not impressed by this. Certainly didn’t worth the money.
Borresteijn (4319) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Drie Dorstige Herten. Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of foul grain, swamp, dishrag, some soft sweet spices. It stinks IMHO. Flavour is medium-sweet, alcohol, spices, skunk, grainy texture, floral notes, yeast. Medium-bodied. Disappointing.
Benzai (6219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 1 ltr bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange-golden color, small to medium sized off-white head that diminishes quickly. Smell malts, hay, some sweetness. Taste malts, some sweetness, blossom and slightly flowers. Fairly low bodied for 8% ABV, low to medium carbonation. Decent beer though nothing special.
DutchDrebus (3330) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Buitenlust. Golden yellow colour with a decent white head. Smells sweet, flowers, some hops, slightly fruity. Tastes herbs, fruity, slightly sweet, flowers. Soft carbo, thin to medium body.
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
deanso (4457) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 Ltr bottle shared a couple of years ago. From notes
Ok white head. Clear golden/blond pour. ok but not great.
erickok (3027) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body, white head. Clear, too. Metallic, white bread and orange peel. Not great. Dusty taste, some sour but not very refined. More of a mistake?
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1000 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours a clear golden colour with a small, white, foamy head. Aroma of ripe fruits such as apricot, hay and cardboard. Flavour of pale malts, loads of apricot, hay and some hops. Alcohol as well. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a finish of apricot and alcohol. Good.
laiti (4781) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
100 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 31.10.2011
Aroma has sweetish and stalish apricot, spices and hints of raisins. Flavour has apricot and some solvent-like alcohol. Not good.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is alcohol, sweet glulike notes as well as some honey and nectar. Overly sweet and not too balanced. Flavour is alcohol, honey, gluelike sweetness as well as some slight nectary notes. Overly sweet and unbalanced.