jerohen (1863) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from some shop in the south of Limburg, harvest of 2010, sampled in 2013. Brown colored, medium off-white head. Malty nose, caramel, ’aged’ notes, molasses, bread. Initially sweet flavor, caramel malts, becomes more dry in finish. It really feels like the aging works, and the dryness in finish makes it very drinkable. Not being a big fan of bocks in general, i thought this one was quite nice.
MaartenRF10 (1177) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Mitra Bier Experience
2012. Slightly hazy red brown, nice full light brown head. Aroma is overripe fruit and malt. Taste is raisins, overripe fruit, dades. Ok body and carbo.
Douberd (629) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green 750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Poured into a snifter. ABV is 6,5%
Two full fingers of beige creamy head, with very good retention. Light lacing left behind. A little bit of activity in the glass. Colour of the beer itself is a really nice, alive dark ruby colour when hold against the light, almost brown when it just sits on the table.
Aroma is quite similar to the wider available, mainstream let’s say, bock beer of the brewery. Lots of stewed fruits, caramel, molasses.
Taste is sweet at first, becoming sweet/sour right afterwards. Again, fruits, sugars and some spices, reminded me of mulled wine. As it warms up, it becomes even better, as the sourness seems to fade away.
Medium thickness on the body, with the sour finish being a long one. As of carbonation, I would say average.
Overall, very good beer.
Benzai (4344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle @ home. A bit hazy red color, small to medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly bitter, slightly sweet, some overripe fruits and slightly grainy. Low to medium body and carbonation.
MarcHulsebosch (2) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite sour for a bock beer. Dark brown/red. Some hints of caramel. A little thin, soft carbonation. From the bock "exposition" at Berendsen, Enschede
thanatosti (587) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle shared with my dad @ home, bought @ Mitra. dark ruby/amber with a tan head. Malty aroma. Good bittersweet malty taste with a sour undertone due to the aging. Very nice aged bockbeer.
kiwianer (2314) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is medium, the body red. It smells sweet-alcoholic. The taste is sweet alcoholic and fruity. Medium 10/9/8/8/10/8
dutchbeerpages (1084) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2012 Ruby red. Sticky, soy sauce or sugar syrup. Very well balanced. One of the better gulpeners.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark copper, but a beige, somewhat ugly head. Dough, simple Belgian malty dubbel style base, allspice, caramel, simple cookies. Light sweet palate but unfortunately a bit sticky aftertaste. Decent brew. Is a good beer to get into more expressive or strange craft beers. Fairly flavourful overall. (75cl bottle)
SimplySike (419) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma malts caramel some wood. Poors amber with thin white head. Taste sweet hint of hop. 75cl bottle.