Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear deep reddish brown pour, huge off-white head. Aroma is spicy, slightly roasty, some herbs and with licorice. Flavor is dry, spicy and bitter. Thick body and lively carbonation. A bit boring, but well balanced and clean.
Douberd (1224) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
300 ml bottle, into a tulip glass at home. ABV 7%
Pours a brown coloured beer, with a tall off white head. Thick and soapy, with good retention. Light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of light caramel, quite a touch of alcohol for a 7%, spices.
Taste is sweet at first, with caramel, toffee, sugar, little spices. Light bitterness on the finish and on the aftertaste, with a soft alcohol burn.
Body is quite thin for a dark beer of this alcohol level, the carbonation is on good levels on the other hand. Nice dryness on the palate too.
Overall quite good an now that I am thinking about it the obvious signs of alcohol are most welcomed, it’s a winter seasonal afterall, meant to warm you up.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, light fruity and caramelish to phenolic. Toasted malty, caramelish and dry phenolic into the finish.
jmgreenuk (2615) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. The aroma is rich fruity and malty. The flavour is rich bitter with lots of red berry fruit, a little acidity and some liqourice on the palate and in the finish.
deanso (4123) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Noticable alcohol. Fairly nice brew.
kraddel (1920) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split with 77ships
Pours redbrown no foam
Taste is sweet , sharp carbo , much taste , sugary , kate aftertaste , sweet, yet so diffrent
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. Ruby amber with a solid off-white head. Lightly meaty, thick malts & spices in the nose, light branches, touch soy. Sweet caramelized malts, light smoke, branches, thick spices, touch meaty, soy, light bitter herbalness, quite interesting, thicker solid body. Neat.
bierkoning (9569) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown color. Malty sweetish roasty flavor with laurel and licorice. Roasty cellar aroma. Medium bodied with a touch of alcohol.
Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ PINT Winterbierfestival Gouda 2013. Lightly unclear orange color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly toast, lightly roasty, some bitter and some caramel. Quite decent this one.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a golden/amber with a tan head. Aroma of roast caramel malt and coffee. Medium body, flavour is red fruit with caramel toasted malt, Bitter, lingering aftertaste.