Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brown to black hue. Hazy. Fair lace. Delivers faint hints of apple and smoke aromas against hoppy background. Smoke is also felt in the flavor. The more you warm it in the palm, the more it reminds a rauchbier. It’s also de Molen-wise hoppy, varnish notes come through as it warms up – also de Molen-wise. Some sweet fruits are present. Agree with jbrus – not a bok. Overall, not exciting but absolutely reputable.
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 Blindfold test in Café Morshuis in Albergen. Cloudy. yeasty aroma and flavor. Grapes, pineapple and hops. Initial sweetness overwhelmed by yeast. Not really good.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Aroma of faint fruits and light herbal. Red color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, herbal, fruity, when warming up a little caramel comes in and very very far away it has a marzen rauchbier feeling, bit thin finish. I think it’s a nice Belgian ale but has nothing to do with bock.
caesar (5679) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark color, medium creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, laurel, coffee. Sweet and roasted malty taste, soft creamy texture. Quite bitter in the end. It’s almost a dutch version of Guinness...but i like Guinness.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy brown beer. aromas of roasted malt, spices and flowery. taste: sweetish, hoppy(grassy), roasted malt, bit dark chocolate, bit coffee. finishes bitter and fruity. bit fizzy co2 and medium bodied. quite good bokbeer. or maybe an english strong ale...