tderoeck (3566) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from Mitra (Maastricht) @ home - BB: IX/13 (2012-1330) Thanks to Anniek for getting me the beer!
Clear dark brown beer, big beige to brown head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: hoppy and fruity, alcohol, some ripe banana, bit earthy. MF: ok carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet and nutty, caramel, chocolate, bit sugary, syrup, alcohol, hint of vanilla, more chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, roasted nuts, earthy, some banana peel.
Friendly_Rob (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home from Mitra in Haarlem. i already tasted this one from tap on the Bokbier festival, but the bottled version is different. Where are the nuts? Hard to tell. Tastes more like a regular bock. Overpriced.
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown coloured brew with an smelly start but the taste is slightly sweet bitter with hints of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of light nuts, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is light toes out sweet and light bitter. Thin to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared. Poured a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. The aroma was weak but floral. The flavour is grassy. Very grassy in fact. There is little bitterness and nothing on the palate. It's rather thin to be honest. Not one of their better beers.
deanso (4087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin white head.
Hazy amber pour. Nutty taste but a bit thin. Ok.
R_Pothuizen (18) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have all three of them put together and tasted: the Notenbock Hazelnoot Emelisse; the Notenbock Kastanje Jopenkerk and the Notenbock Amandel Preal.
Color appears lighter than the other two, but the beer is cloudy.
Foam well, the structure is the coarsest.
Flavor: musty hops, malt.
The basic taste (scale from 1 to 5) sweet: 2, sour: 0, Bitter: 1, the after taste: sweet: 3, sour: 1, bitter: 1.
The sweet aftertaste gets in a surprising twist, it becomes softer and dryer.This beer was drinkable, but the Amandel was technically better.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, as Hazelnotenbock
Black color, creamy head. The color is dark, almost black. There is some oxidized aroma and flavor of caramel, with relatively low bitterness, light residual sweetness, and no trace of hazelnut.
JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown to black coloured, with a minimal off white head, quickly disappearing. Lots of carbonation. Aroma has caramel, roasted malts, some coffee. Taste is slightly bitter, smooth, medium body, nice but a short finish. Not a typical bock.
sic1314 (1963) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in the Wildeman. Poured dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of nuts, malt and milk chocolate. Medium body, flavour of nuts, sweet malt, milk chocolate and caramel. Moderate aftertaste.