gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle at Kulminator - it’s not a shame to admit we had this... had to try it. But... *SIGH* who.came.up.with.the.idea? One of the most disgusting beers around, it’s more of a lemonade than a beer. What is even more of a pity, de troch makes such good lambic (had it on night of the great thirst this year and easily beats Boon and Girardin lambic). Anyhow: aroma is simply red bull but sweeter. Taste is even more repelling.
VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Kulminator. Almost clear golden liquid with a minimal white head. Aroma of banana, sugar, lemon, mint and cardboard. Taste is high sweet and light sour with notes of banana, sugar, lemon and cardboard. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Horribly sweet and weird.
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Kulminator. Clear pale gold, with just a couple of white bubbles. Aroma of red bull, sweet fruity notes, lemon, soda. Taste is sweet, lemony, really really sweet, banana, oxidization notes. A lot better than Chapeau Banane, but that only means what it means.
tom10101 (2665) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Kulminator. Clear yellow with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma is sugary and is really similar to energy drinks. The taste is also sweet/sugar with light fruitiness. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Cola-like finish. This is quite funny that B12 Energy Beer is classified as a fruit lambic as this doesn’t taste like lambic at all and there’s not much lambic in there. It’s not good, but it’s really not as bad as it sounds.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the backlog
Bottle at Kulminator
Smell: smells exactly like any sweet energydrink taste isn’t needed to mention as you allready know what it taste like when u smell it ... gross !
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
De Troch Whale enjoyed at the Kulminator. Initial impressions are great... clear bottle, hand-drawn label and 3 E-numbers on the ingredients list! It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The nose is damn sweet, sherbet, parma violets, energy drink, refreshers and love hearts (the sweet). The taste is refreshers, tangy fruit, energy drink, sugar, mouth-puckering tanginess and fruit-salad sweets with a dry finish. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation and sticky-mouth-feel. Pretty perverse stuff all-round. If you need an energy drink and want to consume some lambic at the same time this could very well indeed be the drink you need!
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle @ Kulminator. Cheers to Scopey brandishing the harpoon on this one. The pour’s sickly light amber gold with no head whatsoever. The nose is straight up Red Bull energy drink. Loads of medicinal sweetness and little else. The taste is similar. Loads of candy, syrup. Some oxidized flavors in the finish (cardboard etc). Drank blind I would never guess that lambic is mixed in here. Oh man. Atrocious! Cool stuff though.
kraddel (2806) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared in delirium cafe by i think siebeltje ??
than i had a bottle for my own @ kulminator.
pours lager-ish, but withoud the foam.
smells like candy your grandma woul buy in the 90’s, wich she’d now open for you... old and yuck...
taste is like a bad version of energy drink, combined with again that old candy-thing. drinkability is extremely high, but if i wouldnt know it was a beer / it had alcohol , i would have never guessed it
sebletitje (6602) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 25cl bottle shared by Martinus, in line with the abyssimal beers that De Troch keeps producing.
Dorée claire, col blanc moyen même des années après expiration.
Palais à ce mauvais profil de soda trop sucré survolté à un semblant de vitamines. Rappelle l’aspirine-sucrerie avec comme seul atout un ajout de lambic. Le tout est terminé par un fabuleux côté de banane qui à même 1% à la capacité pour ruiner ce breuvage. Laisse une fin de bouche assez désagréable qui fait grincer les dents avec ce côté acidulé-citrique.
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colour, no head. Sweet aroma, reminding a lot of energy drink, bit old, old banana, recognisable De Troch yeasts. Sweet flavour, old sweeteners, banana. Sweet finish.
Rather like an old energy drink. I liked it for the queer value, but it isn’t and never was a great beer I’m affraid.
(clear 25cL bottle shared @ pre-Zwanze 2012 tasting. No date, but it must be old)