bierkoning (9822) - 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 (4402) - Amsterdam, 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.