ShivanDragon (482) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oranje. Wazig met schuimige witte kraag
Aroma: zeep, rook, mout, citrus, grapefruit
Smaken: stevige hopbitterheid, licht bier, sterk gemout, stevig kruidig, medium body, dun en veel maar dan ook veel te hoge co2.
Onaangename zeeparoma's en rokerigheid wat te overheersend is over het bier. Niet lekker!
Douberd (629) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long neck 330 ml bottle, at home, poured into a shaker glass. ABV 4%. Bottled on 29/6/11.
Ridiculous amount of foam, it took me ages to pour a proper glass of beer because with every pour the glass was filling with foam. Speaking of the foam, off-white in colour and very soapy-like. Colour of the beer itself was a slighty hazy, pale yellow, with lots of activity in it.
Aroma is mainly smoked malts and after the foam finally collapses a bit, a yeasty smell is coming forward.
Taste follows the aroma, lots of smoked malts, a bit of fruitiness as well with faint citrus notes, and a good bitter and quite hoppy aftertaste.
Medium thick body, lots of carbonation. Little dry feeling on the palate.
Good one, my only objection is the extra ordinary amount of foam.
Sarpa (359) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, 33cl @ home. pours cloudy golden with a huge white head, light, dry, smoky aroma. high CO2 in the mouthfeel. Dry, slightly smoky, malty flavor.
Barrelbelly (504) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden pilsener like shine with very large head. Taste and aroma of smoked barley, slightly bitter. Long lasting smoked aftertaste, a bit too strong smoked aftertaste.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Monks Porter House.
Hazy dark golden with a white head. Aroma of smoked ham, wood, fruit and malt. Taste of smoke, ham, wood, fruit and some light spices. Soft mouth feel but a pleasant "light" beer from De Molen.
daje (1291) - NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, february 9th 2013. A 4% smoked beer from De Molen, that’s most welcome. Golden body, sparkling, with a huge creamy white head. Smokeheavy aroma with bacon and bread. Just missing eggs and tomatoes now and we’d have a perfect breakfast. Taste is lower on smoke giving room for citrus hops and malt. High bitterness, a bit off, unbalanced. Dry malty finish. The beer starts good but the rest can’t quite live up to the good start.
Osprey87 (531) - London via, WALES - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 2013 - cold bottle. Bottled Jun 2011. Pale orange colour. Slightly smoked. Malty with no real bitterness. Not much in the aftertaste. It’s quite a nice smoked beer, but really nothing that special. I would much prefer the Aecht Shlenkerla beers.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and smokey nose. Pale large head. Hazy golden color. Fresh taste with hops and smokiness. Average carbonation. At the end hops bite.
Frovigalning (2024) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from De Molen shop in Bodegraven. The foam gushed out. Weak smell with some smoke. Light body and high amount of carbonation. Smoky taste with some hardbread. Either old or not my kind of beer.
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark coppery colour with a very high carbonation while poured. Off white head with a good duration. Aroma is light malty and slightly smoky. Flavor is dominated by an light smokiness very well compensated with a good maltiness.