jerohen (1864) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2004 Clear amber coloured, firm head. Malty aroma, like a dortmunder. Malty flavour, very soft, some "zoethout", sweetness. In the aftertaste some anise. First new brew in a long time for Grolsch. Good one!
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet-malty and fruity aroma. Amber coloured with a lasting off-white head. Taste is hoppy, sweet, anice and (sticks of} liquorice (which means 'Zoethout' according to my dictionary... ). Bitterness in the end. I didn't expect a Grolsch-brew to be tasty.
bierkoning (8958) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, slowly fading frothy head. Zoethout (sweet wood with a licorice flavor, don't know the English word, if there is one!) aroma. Sweetish flavor with malt, licorice and caramel. Just a hint of bitterness in the woody aftertaste. Onedimensional but well balanced. Soft for its high ABV. Not bad.