Douberd (1554) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, as Barrel Aged Project 2013 - Brew No 9 Jenever, ABV 12%
A dark orange golden colour on the body, darker than the other two I had. Off white head, a bit taller than one finger, with average retention. Light lacing left around the glass and a quite thick layer of foam on the beerís surface.
Aroma of sweet peaches, apricot, sugars, light alcohol.
Taste follows the aroma, lots of peaches and apricots, light yeast, very alcoholic. I canít notice any of jenever notes but then again I donít drink it that often, maybe Iíve had it twice since I moved here. It gives this burning feeling on the stomach though once itís there like the jenever and/or tequila.
Medium thin body, high carbonation but without being annoying, certainly less than the other two.
Overall this one was also enjoyable,better mouthfeel but less taste.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dirty blonde with bone white head. Nose and taste of caramel, toasted bread, plum, gin, apricot pit and light spice. Medium body. Some alcohol in finish. Prickly carbonation.
tderoeck (4008) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2013-805)
Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: banana, bread yeast, sugary, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: banana, sugary, yeast, quite some jenever, alcohol is noticeable, spicy, bit peppery. Aftertaste: alcohol, ripe banana, phenols, spicy, bread yeast, orange peel.
PriorL (1149) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clouded blonde/orange beer, small unstable head.
NOSE: sweet, too much alcohol.
TASTE: too much alcohol in general. Not really enjoyable...
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one after a gueuze... 750 ml bottle - pours cloudy dark orange with a tiny white head. Very sweet all in all with a high alcohol burn. BAM. Somewhat I dig the sweetness well, but there is not hing more than alcohol and heavy honey aromas and flavours. Pity.
kraddel (2340) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light amber , no real sign of carbo accept a small ring of foam
Smell is .. I think jenever ( never realy had jenever .. )
Sweet , bit sugat , bit boozy . Not that great . Better than feared , but no, i dont need more
77ships (3276) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle Ė THX! to Kraddel for this one. 1755 bottles made. Bright very reddish amber, creamy, smaller but solid white head. Cheap white spirit comes through very heavily in the nose, light sweetish flowers, touch caramel but hard to pick out anything below the spirit. Jenever taste with fresh wood barrel blended with lots of sweetness, alternative grains HtD style, lots of spices, strong white spirit, herbal spirit blended with strong alternative grains dominates, agreeable but not the nobles of spirits here. Lightly creamy, touch less carb. Well it is exactly as promised but needed either higher quality, execution or Jenever is really not the spirit to go although I have had a successful execution by a different brewery so far.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bier Abbey. Medicinal notes, floral, juniper aromatics. Sweet malty base beer, touch of fruity yeast. Interesting concept, looking forward to trying side by side with others of series
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a large white head. Aromas are of apple, musty, some juniper, some malty notes, lightly rustic, tannic, pear skins and baby food. Flavors are boozy, cotton candy, bubblegum, boozy gin, lightly sweet. Carbonated, medium body, very warming.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden orange pour with a small white head. Nice herbal gin aroma, hints of alcohol, and a subtle fruitiness. Light tartness, banana, yeast, bread, and tropical fruits. A little bit warm on the tongue, but not overly boozy. Sweet banana and fruit esters, plenty of herbs, a light tartness, and wood. A fair amount of caramel, bread, and yeast, too.