MaartenRF10 (1871) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large sample at Pint tasting
Bottle thanks to Martinus! After removing the iron wire from the bottle, without even touching it, the cork popped out into the ceiling with a huge "bang"! Luckily no-one got hurt and the beer remained in the bottle...Beer is clear reddish brown with a brown head. Aroma has a lot of cherry sourness, which combines fine with chocolaty roasted malts. Taste has less cherries, although some of them are still noticable. There’s more chocolate and roasted malts. The vanilla, noted on the lable, has dissapeared, probably over time (bottle is a year old) Lacks a full body, but for a 5% beer it’s ok.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is roasty liquorice, some soury notes, roast and more. Flavour is dry roast with a touch of sourness mostly of red fruit. Nice.
Martinus (4540) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black colout, tan head. Aroma of fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, blueberry and forrest fruits. Sweetish flavour, roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee. Finish forest fruits and chocolate.
Lovely beer, I really like this brewery and wish them lots of luck at the new location.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ ZZT VI. Only 24 bottles made according to the label? OMG, since I had 2 bottles, does this mean I had almost 10% of the beer at home at one point?)
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by Martinus:
Small beige brown head, turns into a lacing o top of a dark brown to black ish colored beer.
Aromas of rye, yeast, bread, manure and roast.
Flavours of roasted malts, something tar ish, bitter, hint of coffee, something light peachy, liquorice and a light dryness. Pretty nice.
Aftertaste is roast with malts, liquorice and bitters.
Low to medium carbo, bit blown and foamy mouthfeel, medium body and a watery texture.
Decent beer, pity it’s only brewed in such small batches,
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque dark brown to black color, small loght brown head. Smell and taste malts, roastyness, alcohol, caramel. Superb mouthfeel for only 5% ABV. Nice!
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to martinus. Pitch black with an off-white head. Smells lots of coffee, roasty. Tastes coffee, chocolate, roasty.. Mostly coffee though. Medium body, medium carbo. Could be a bit more silky.