Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30cl Bottle from Winterbierfestival. Bottle from last year, ABV is 8%. Dark brown with a red hue, off-white head. Aroma of grain, bready malts, dark fruits, caramel, lager-like notes, chocolate, smells like a dunkler bock. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, a little oxidized, dark fruits, chocolate, bread, bitter malty finish. Medium-bodied at best. Very German feel to it.
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Gouda 2014. Poured medium reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and sweet caramel malt. Medium to full body, nicely balanced, flavour of yeasty berry fruit over caramel malt.
mike_77 (2725) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown colour. Has a mix of sweet dried fruit and a roasted, dry bitterness. Some liquourice comes through in the finish.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Gouda Winterbier Festival. Cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of nettles, grassy hops and caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Some citrus coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
dutchbeerpages (1468) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark/red appearance. Flavor gets a little better as it warms up. It is a nice warming drink. Caramel is nice, also some iron, maybe even liver. On the watery side, which is disappointing. Bottle from a Jumbo supermarket at the Wilhelminakade in Groningen.
Douberd (1694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 300 ml, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 9%
Pours a deep mahogany brown coloured beer, with nice deep ruby shades when hold against the light. Small head but thick enough, average retention and light lacing left behind.
Aroma is very sweet with lots of prunes and tons of malts, lighty roasted. It reminds me of those malt nutritious beverages, only much more heavy and sweet.
Taste follows, very very sweet, all malty, molasses. Not sickenly or artificial sweet but not something I’m looking for in a beer.
Very thick body, sticky palate.
Overall, weel, not my favourite one. If it wasn’t for the alcohol, and more as a warming feeling rather than notable on the taste, it could pass as an malt energy drink or as those non alcohol beers for kids. Saved by appearance and mouthfeel.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC Beers. Poured a deep mahogany with a broken off white head. The aroma is rich yeast and red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a paint stripper, medicinal malty and surprisingly smooth palate.
Benzai (6391) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @ home. Dark amber brown color, small beige head. Smell malts, some sweetness, slightly leaves. Taste malts, slightly sugar, slightly yeast, some caramel, lightly sweet-bitter and a touch of grape-peel. Nice body, medium carbonation. Way better than expected.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear burgundy pour. Nice brew.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, overripe fruits and yeasty notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, overripe fruits, yeast and caramel notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.