DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Very hazy redish colour with a small off-wjite head. Smells raisins, malts, horribly sweet, molasses, syrup. Tastes molasses, syrup, rinse appelstroop, sweet, raisins. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (9915) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Pretty hazy reddish color, small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, sweetness, lightly alcohol and some sugar. Taste malts, sweetness, molasses, raisins, sugar, slightly alcohol. Decent to medium body, soft carbonation.
tricksta_p (1868) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of dark malt, caramel, raisins, hint of chocolate, dark fruity notes, alcohol. Flavour is sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Body and aroma are okay but I’m not a fan of such ultra sweet beers.
caesar (5765) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB Summer 2016, large sample. Cloudy brown color, short frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, spicy yeast, raisin, slight fruity. The raisins make it smell like an aged belgian dark, although it’s not aged at all, seeing the BB date. Slight sweet in taste, lots of raisin again. Aroma is a bit more complex, but flavor is all about raisins. Interesting stuff, though a bit one-dimensional.
Reffs (2) - Roskilde, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A real treat! Gentle despite it’s amount of alcohol. It is very tasteful with a pleasant appereance of rye malt.
nihtila (1610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24.1.2014. Kuohui pullosta ulos! Tuoksussa karamellista mallasta, rusinaa ja pihkaa. Maku on melko makea, kypsää hedelmää, rusinaa, hentoa yrttisyyttä. Makeutta on hieman liikaa, mikä tuntuu varsinkin jälkimaussa.
smmaaren (314) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle fro Vinmonopolet. Pours hazy dark brownish with a small beige head. Aromas of dried fruits and caramel. Taste is bittersweet. You can feel the warmth of the alcohol in this ale.
Habanero (3159) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of slightly roasted caramel, raisins and berry notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice winter ale.
Foffern (1405) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. One year old. Pours a clear, amber color with a small, beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, berries, leather, caramel and oak. The flavor has more caramel, dried fruit, wood and leather. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A nice, balanced and rich ale with a lot of dried fruit through it all.
Rasmus40 (13558) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers. Unclear reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and lots of dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with hints of warming alcohol. Soft. 081214