Douberd (3189) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, the 13% ABV version, poured into a trappist glass.
Small off-white head. Body has a deep dark orange colour, moslty clear. The head has an okay retention considering it’s small size, big bubble islands left on the surface and a ring of lacing around the glass’s walls.
Aroma is fruity, with peaches and apricots, sugar, quite sweet as an aroma, reminds me of..what? Fruit flavoured medicine somehow, or maybe vitamines. Not necessarily bad. Soem white grapes too, with a touch of tartness in it.
Taste is malty, with grains, caramel, little bit of nuts, sugar, peaches. Some grapes again, tasting "dirty", like a homemade harsh wine, soil. The alcohol very well hidden as a flavour but notable as a warming feeling on the body and after a while as a buzzing feeling in the head. Still, quite complex.
Body is medium, carbonation is okay. Dry on the palate but also kind of sticky.
Overall a pretty decent and surely interesting beer. Klein Duimpje surprises me pleasantly lately with some of their brews.
ShivanDragon (2261) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Licht wazig amber met witte kraag, alcoholpercentage van 13%. Lichte gusher.
Aroma: citrus, floraal, grapefruit, zeer fris hoppig, lekker.
Smaken: stevige alcohol, fruitig( citrus, grapefruit, perzik), matig zoet, matig bitter, champagnegist, prikkelende hoge co2, lekker hoppig.
Matige body, prikkelende champagne achtige co2. Goed fris en stevig bier.
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy deep orange/pale brown colour with a mediumsized white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is toffee, some sweet fruits and mild alcoholic notes. Flavour is tropical fruits along with some bitterness and mild sweet malts and alcohol. Very simplistic as such, and the fruitiness really surprised me in a positive way. More like a Belgian Strong Ale than Quadrupel though...
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head, lots of broken lace and low carbonation. The aroma is strong yeast, citrus fruit and big alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter which is rather surprising considering the ABV, with a thin bodied watery medicinal palate and a weak thin short bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2012 Total Score: 2.8
Bottle at a Ratebeer "sticky floor" tasting, Den Haag. Poured an orange reddish colour with a round white head and no lace. The aroma is fruity grapefruit and malt. The taste is bitter alcoholic and yeasty. A decent beer but highly carbonated.
deanso (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers
The brewer said that it came out waaay stronger than the previous brew at 13%. Thin creamy white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Thin bodied, noticable alcohol. Ok
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2012 Total Score: 3.2
bottle shared at a sticky floor Ratebeer meeting at ABCBeers in the Hague.
gushed. thick white head. Hazy amber pour. An ok beer
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy light amber with a large tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and alcohol soaked malt. Medium body, flavour as per the aroma with lingering sweetness.
MrHangover (3214) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gusher! Pours a murky brown beer with a big tanned head. Aroma has ripe fruits and loads of yeast. Flavor is very sweet, light alcoholic. Again full of yeasty, fruity esters. Not very impressive, but still enjoyable.
kermis (6989) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared at Deans sticky floor tasting. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is nasty caramel vegetables. Flavour is bad, super sweet. Best just adding to the sticky floor.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ sticky floor tasting. Aroma is vegatable caramel madness. Flavour is metallic vegatable horror story.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is medium, the body brown-red, a bit cloudy. It smells sweet-alcoholic. The taste is sweet-sour. medium 9/8/7/8/-/8