PotjeBier (1781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old notes. On tap @ Bierkoning’s Molen tasting in 2008/2009, with Menno pouring himself. Red-brown color. Aroma’s: not quite lactic acid, but fruity sourness instead (apples?), old, woody, roasted/stout-ish. Flavor is moderate sour with some malty sweetness. Light body. Fairly dry, presumably from the tannines. Rather complex, not entirely in the Flemish sour brown tradition, but interesting enough.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
De Molen’s take on oud bruin, with thinnish, quickly dissolving head and deep copperish brown colour. Aroma of caramel, sour apples, peaches, wine vinegar, passion fruit, redcurrant, medium dry sherry. Estery fruitiness in the mouth, fresh, lightly sweetish, thinnish mouthfeel and even a bit watery finish, light sourish, could have been better balanced. One of the lesser beers I had from this brewery so far, but still more than decent.
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft cherry balsamic and wood brown sugar on nosr. Pours amber thin gead nice clarity. Tangy oxidized wood and brown sugar. Tangy but light. Interesting. Slightly oxidized.
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown colour, light white head. Aroma of yoghurt, red wine, wood and over-ripe fruits. Quite sweet, light sour flavour, red wine and fruity tones. Finish light astringent, red wine and yoghurt.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of joes. Thanks for sharing, Joris!!)
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by Joes, thanks! Bottle no. 286/560:
Light hazy cloudy brown colored beer with a ruby tint when held in a light source. No head, not even bubbles.
The aroma has a lot of overripe fruit, some yeast, hint of sugars.
The flavours also have some fruit tones but nothing overripe. There’s also hints of bay leaf, yeast, bread, hint of rye, light light sour and malts. Bumit light overall but not bad.
The aftertaste is light, barley malts, brown sugars, yeast... Thin and quickly disappearing.
No carbo, watery mouthfeel, medium body and a watery texture.
Not bad, but hoped for more.
IluvatarMilan (280) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zzt bottle. Lightly sour beer with a very clean palate and aftertaste. Some fruits, raisins and prunes.
Benzai (9433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Vintage 2008. Bottle nr. 286 of 560. Clear autumnal amber color, no head. Smell wood, winey, caramel, lightly liquor. Taste lightly malts, lightly caramel, wood, only lightly some sourish hints and winey. Quite decent still after all those years. Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 286 (brewed 2008, bottled 2009) of 560 thx to joes @ ZZT VI. Nice copper to bordeaux colour with no head. Smells chocolate, roasty, caramel, salty cheese, wood. Tastes caramel, wood, dark chocolate, a minimal hint of peat, hint of red wine. Nice round taste, medium body, soft carbo.
MrHangover (2994) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage bottle of 09. Clear brown color with a thin white head. Aroma of red wine, little lactose and whiskey barrel. Flavor is more sweet than sour, very well aged. Great!
erickok (4016) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown body, small beige lace. Red wine, some wood, biscuits and spicy, bitterness. Taste is quite flat unfortunately. Maybe too old? Bit of herbal bitterness. Grows on me but not as exciting as expected. (Bottle at Colin’s De Molen tasting)