Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 1ste Borefts. A dark brown colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. The aroma of hop bitters with several fruits like citrus and orange. The taste is sweet with bitter hops. Als a lot of fruits. In the back there are the hops again.The aftertaste is bitter with some sweets.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 Tasted from tap a few weeks before the festival and @ the 1st BBF, De Molen. Dark brown color. Overwhelming mandarin curacao aroma. Roasty flavor challenged by mandarin curacao. A firm earthy, oily hopbitterness.The abundant aromas and flavors somewhat overwhelm the obvious alcohol notes and make the balance questionable. A taste bomb.
Borresteijn (5409) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Muddy dark brown colour, soapy off white head. Aroma of full on grapefruit hops. Flavour is malty, dark fruits, sweet and very hoppy, lots of citrusfruits, bitter drying finish. Medium to fullbodied. Nice, but a bit one-dimensional because of the huge amount of hops used.