tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at Hopheads´ fourth tasting - in my garage. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Brown color, moderate beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, candy and nuts. Flavor is the same, with roasted malt, some bitterness. A bit thin body.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ de Molen. Cloudy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of hop, caramel malt, some toffee, slight spicy. Very pleasant bitterness in taste with a caramel malty body.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy red/brown colored beer, with a nice beige head. The aroma of roasted malts, with dark caramel, hops and dark fruits. The taste of a little roasted malt, bitter of coffee, some chocolate, hops and prunes. The aftertaste of bitter chocolate. When the beer gets warmer the taste of roasted takes away.
skortila (5298) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ De Molen. Aroma has mildly roasted carame malts and hops. Cloudy, brown coloured with an off-white, lasting, creamy head. Taste is quite bitter for a bock with a nice subtle caramel sweetness.
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is toasted and bready malt. Dry and malty with some grassy hop notes, and a lasting bitter finish.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, brown colored brew. Roasted aroma. Flavor of sweet, roasted malts and a nice hopbitterness. The hop makes a special gives it a nice twist.
larsniclas (6695) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF08.
Very hazy, deep golden.
Dry, slightlypapery aroma.
Sweet and malty with roasted cocoa and chocolate.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
EBF2008. It’s hazy, dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and fruit. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, caramel, hops, nuts and a light, hoppy bitterness. It’s nice!
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear, mahogany body under an off-white head. Moderate malt roastiness to the nose. Dried, dark fruits giving way to notes of coffee and caramel malts. Medium to full bodied. A very well made Bock (EBF, 13.09.2008).
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 Bottle 75 cl. Comes as "De Molen Borefts Turf Bock 2008". Pours very cloudy and opaque orangey brown with a dense and creamy beige head leaving some lacework. Aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, sweetish roasted malt but quite surprisingly also burned malts and an ashy edge. The finish is dry with a slightly ashy malt bitterness. A very atypical Bock. 241208
(On tap) Hazy, muddy golden with a rough off-white head. Malty aroma with some alcohol. Medium body with sweetish roasted malt but appears a little tired on my palate. Dry and lightly bitter finish. For once a disappointing De Molen.6/2/6/3/11=2.8 120908