tderoeck (4012) - 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.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy brown with a light brown head that doesn?t last long. Smells some alcohol, some wood, slightly sweet, bit chemical. After a while the taste improves and you can smell what you taste. Tastes way better then expected! Coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, slightly roasty, red fruits, bourbon. Amazing taste. Great beer. Medium body, soft carbo.
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.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of fruits with caramel, hints of chocolate with notes. The taste of caramel with some fruits, hazelnut, with hints of chocolate. The aftertaste is sweet with some bitter. IMO the best of the 3 notenbocks.
MarcoDL (1419) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty bock beer, different from the masses. The chestnut come out well with the roasted malt.
BobEvers (250) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
kleur: donkerbruin, flinke schuimkraag creme,
geur: vooral hazelnoten, licht zoet
smaak: vrij zoet, noten, veel koolzuur, niet prikkelend
vipinvelp (1826) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown with small brown foam head. Aroma is propper sweet, caeamel, toffee, nutty. Tastes sweet, not too much, nutty, some floral. Caramel aroma. (Velp 201401)
kappldav123 (4542) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks interesting. Beer in the glass brownish, nice head. Starts strong, fine malty spicy, intense note of nuts. Finish a bit unbalanced, spicy and woody. Nice one.
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.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy reddish brown colour, diminishing beige head. Aroma of malts, persimmon, caramel, carambola (starfruit). Sweet malty flavour, peperkoek, light hoppy. Finish nuts, hazelnut, caramel, somewhat mineral, light fruity, carambola.
Nice, though the hazelnuts only really shine in the finish.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)