dfearnley (1666) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consummation: Dry winey oak bitterness.
Adjunct: Gose barley wine? Yeah maybe. ’Different’ that’s for sure. Lot’s of caramel.
a_sully (437) - - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel brown body with a white head. Aroma is sweet sour aroma. Taste is bitter sweet with a smooth taste hint of what taste of butter.
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sjogro (2299) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at home. Smaak doet mij denken aan tomatensorbetijs met basilicum. Heel bizar spul, nadruk op zuur. Onrijpe kiwi. Whisky barrels vermoedelijk. Backlog from 2015/05/07.
martjoobolut (2806) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bottled 2013 (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malt, fruits. Flavor is sour and sweet, fruits, citrus. Alcohol is welll covered. Overall: very good.
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange beer, small off-white head. Nose is sweet, caramel, fruit, salt and citrus notes. Flavor is citric, malty, caramel, lemon peels, acidity. Finishes with citric and bready-malty notes. Lemony, bready, sone salt.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @De Molen Beershop. Pours murky amber with a small, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma has caramel, wet malts, light tart, vinious. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, lots of caramel, vinious, plums, raisins, soft tartness, light salty. Quite nice with the tartness balancing the warmth nicely.
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: From De Molen’s beer shop, had at home.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, a bit sour.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, fruit, raisin, malt, plum, acidic, some alcohol.
cjldm (55) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated April 2013.
Pours dark syrupy brown/caramel-cola colour. Very little head.
Smells of sweet fruit teas, malt, sweet yeast.
Taste follows through with vanilla brandy-barrel apples, treacle, sweet candy fruits and a touch of sour acidic lemon (the gose?). Largely a sweet taste that appears boldly at the front of the palate but gives way very quickly. Leaves a sweet plum-like taste in the mouth, but doesn't hang around for long. The alcohol (12.2%!) is very well-hidden considering, but does add a very pleasant warmth.
The body is relatively thin and syrupy with a touch of carbonation. This suits the style, but would be a shock to the unprepared!
Overall a very pleasant try. There is always something new from De Molen that you never imagined. The barley wine x gose + barrel age'-ish' style says everything you need to know about the brewery; they invent things you never thought possible and try to totally reinvent all preconceived notions of styles. Certainly a beer for the beer geek at home, and not a session beer, but certainly lived up to my exceedingly high expectations!
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mjs (6339) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at laiti’s, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured brown and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had berries, vanilla, malts and sourness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, malts, sweetness, vanilla and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody and bitter. I detected no saltiness. This was just a beer forgotten in oak barrels.
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 330ml bottle - thanks someone at the Laiti tasting!
Sweetish malty aroma, some saltiness. Deep hazy orange, smallhead, Full smooth palate. Tastes orangey. Nice rich malts, some more saltiness. An odd one. Not really a gose at all, or a barley wine. Leaves me with question marks. Like didn’t Chris P share this at the sour tasting we held - and, if so, where’s my rating of that?