BelgBeerGeek (1263) - 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 (3243) - 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 (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (848) - deurne, 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 (5416) - 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 (1781) - 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)
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2001 Vintage @ Kulminator // clear 25 cl. bottle // full name De Troch B12 Energy Beer Cerveza de la Revolucion // label is hand drawn, cheap style with a small image in the corner of Ché // this is quite a weird gimmick beer & curiosity finally got the best of me // ingredients of this read more like an energy drink than a beer which this sort of is lambic & water (both are listed as ingredients), min. 1 % banana juice, caffeine, vitamins B2 – B6 & B12 (obviously, would have felt left down if this wasn’t hear) // poured into Troch gauze glass, this beer is completely clear green-hued yellow, sediment in the bottle is defiantly greenish, looks like there are tiny bits of grass in it, very little, patchy head // smell is very, very sweet, smells of Redbull & banana grenadine & like they poured about 50 grams of white sugar into it // taste has probably held up fantastically well, I imagine this tasting exactly the same 11 years ago, all the chemical stuff on the label & the sugar probably acted like conservatives, taste is heavily sweet, I can still get into it but even if you really like sweet thing, this is really pushing it, taste like a blend of Monster energy drinks with Redbull & lots of banana grenadine, white sugar (lots), the is quite insanely sweet // body is energy drink like, softer carb. // no way in hell that you can pick up lambic here but I expected an energy drink & this better than what I feared // I like Monster, I like this
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled at Low Countries RBM 2005.
Small white head, slightly hazy golden color. Sweet aroma of grape sugar, candied and artificial. Sweet flavor as well with a vague sourness in the end. Very much an energy drink. Pretty fresh and actually not as bad as expected, not much of a beer though.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Who bought this one? Sweet crappy sugary Red Bull flavours, very bad.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
There is nothing, nothing good to say about this yucky, rotten fruit like tasting and smelling beer. WTF?