Borresteijn (6081) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl Bottle from houseofbeer.nl. Clear dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, berries, hint of watery coffee, iron. Flavour is light-sweet, some Haagse Hopjes, light fruity, hint of coffee, light bitterness. Light-bodied, watery. OK, but not great.
Douberd (4402) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle at home. Poured into a lager glass. ABV 4.7%
Brown coloured with a good sized tan head, thick and creamy, with good retention, leaving heavy lacing around the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel.
Nice taste, toasted malts, chocolate, light coffee and mocha, a bit of metal, light caramel, fruity notes on the finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
Medium thin body, carbonation on the lower side.
Overall pretty good.
Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 500 ml at Drustvo Prijatelja Piva, Zagreb. Pours brown with off white head. Caramel malty aroma. Roasted malts and caramel flavor. Sweetish.
prairielove (4) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank out of hefeweizen a glass
Aroma: molasses, wood
Appearance: perfect amount of head but doesn’t linger for long, dark reddish brown colour
Taste: sweet molasses, definitely not a session beer but one tasted really nice. A lot nicer than I expected
Palate: kind of thin but just the right amount of carbonation
Overall: this beer surprised me, dark lager doesn’t describe it well
BeerBoom (213) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Medium, beige head. Aroma at the beginning is mostly metalic, but later dark malts and some plums. Low carbonation. In taste sweet, friuty but too much watery.
oh6gdx (24490) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (backlog, thanks Kim N!). Dark amber to copper colour with a small off-white fluffy head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild chocolate and a bunch of ripe sweet fruitiness and some mild toast. Flavour is toasted malts, some ripe sweet fruitiness along with some chocolate and mild caramelly and syrupy notes. Bodied, and not overly sweet.
Beerhunter111 (14726) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, leicht würzig, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thnx to duchtdrebus @ benzai. Copper color with a small to medium sized beige/off-white head. Smells sweet, sugar, malts. Tastes very sweet, sugar, caramel, malts, grain. Medium body, soft carbo.
DutchDrebus (5469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark copper to brown colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells sweet, sugary, malts, brown sugar. Tastes very sweet, sugar, some very sweet milk chocolate, liquorice. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (12353) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light, full sized tan head that lasts for a decent while. Smell malts, dark malts, leaves. Taste malts, dark malts, leaves, brown sugar, slightly sweet. Average body and soft carbonation. Meh.