BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, - NOV 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a large screw top bottle, into a 0.2 litre, tall, thin tumbler behind the bar at t’ Pumpke, Valkenburg on 21st Oct 2012.
Dark and extremely malty sweet: It was a dark brown almost black colour (but the bar is very dark, so I could be out a few shades in my eyes): on top a full, deep tan covering that hung around for the whole glass and produced some heavy lacing.
The nose and taste were just too malty sweet for me really: the molasses just made this a malt drink, not a beer.
markextrae (1607) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
from draft at many of our local bars, dark brown pour with a caramel head, very sweet, caramel, malts, brown sugar, toffee, some roast, they use it here to blend it with pils. take note that this is no longer brewed in valkenburg, but at primus haacht
blackisle (1031) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, brown sugar, licorice, clear but deep brown color, frothy brownish head, heavy sweetness, light body, thick feel, sweet malty finish. In the Dutch province of Limburg an old ladies drink or mixed 50/50 with pilsener in order to slow down in alcohol without losing the drinking flow...
ShivanDragon (2003) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Donker bruin bier, beige kraag, enorm moutig in aroma als in de smaak, bruine suiker en karamel, je moet er maar van houden, niet mijn ding, veel te zoet.
Wim (3021) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a spicy malty hoppy aroma a spicy malty sweet caramel fruity taste with a sweet little bitter finish
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium but quick disappearing light brown light tan ish head on top of a brown beer.
Smell is sweet some light toasted malts, caramel, hint of darker fruits and something herby.
Taste is sweet, brown sugars with caramel, dark fruits yeast, dark fruits and light bitterness.
Sweet light malty bitter aftertaste.
Just too sweet.
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (750ml): Clear, deep chestnut-amber coloured, big - very loose - yellowish-brownish head; moderate sweetish-caramelly nose with a faint illusion of hops; moderate sweet, but also light bitter flavour, light bodied - as expected; detectable roast-malty traces in the moderate sweet caramelly finish, rounded by alight, very light bitterness in the aftertaste. Not really bad......
Borresteijn (5193) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Taster from a 1l bottle. Clear light brown colour, light brown head. Aroma of caramel and metal. Flavour is very sweet, caramel, light hops, a bit like sweet bread, little metal in the finish. Light bodied. Although I thorouhgly dislike the style, this one is, although very sweet, not nearly as sweet as some other Dutch Oud Bruins I’ve had and thus drinkable.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle 30 cl) Deep, dark mahogany brown with a small head. Malty and extremely sweet (artificial sweeteners) with a thin, thin body. Reminds me of Danish "Hvidtøl" - just worse. Disappointing. 120101
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light caramel and light hops aroma. Dark brown color, light brown head, good lace. Very sweet, light, light hoppy, butterscotch. If it only was a bit less sweet and had a bit more roastiness it could be a very nice beer.