jerohen (2032) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, either from Bierkoning A’dam or Biernavigatie.nl. Orange/amber colored, small white head. Very powerful nose, bourbon, fruit (apple), wood, malts, alcohol, herbal notes, very nice. Malty, bitter and somewhat sweet flavor, oak, some vanilla, apple and herbal notes again, developing towards a more bitter finish with loads of alcohol. A lot more alcoholic than the regular version, definitely a sipper. Reminded me of JW Lees Harvest Ale, a classic barley wine. Perhaps the only flaw is that it is a little bit too boozy, but apart from that a brilliant brew.
sic1314 (3818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet alcohol soaked malt. Medium body, flavour is spicey with dark fruit and a floral hint over vanilla and sweet malt.
Douberd (2619) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV a whooping 12%
Beautiful, especially when hold against the light, dark red to light brown colour on the body. Not much head but after a tall pour some big beige bubbles were formed on the surface, eventually coming together to form a thin line around the glass. Light lacing left behind.
On the aroma lots of fruits, peaches, light apricot, light yeat too, a bit of wood and vanilla.
Sweet taste with lots of grass, earth and wood. Very complex taste, every sip brings something else upfront. Grapes. Juniper berries, bitters. A bit of ash too. The list goes on. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste too, having slowly progressed from the initial sweetness, so it doesn’t come at once.
Medium thin body, carbonation on very good levels.
What a great beer, Rodenburg is becoming one of the dutch breweries to keep an eye on with every new release of theirs.
goozen (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Winterbierfestival. Gouda: Heavy brew thats not black but amber. With a taste of fruits, Bourbon vanilla, spices and slightly roasted malts.
Countbeer (4755) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, just some off white bubbles on the side on top of a hazy color between ruby and amber.
Aromas of earth, mushrooms, barley malts, butter, whiskey, vanilla, locely and gets better with time!
Flavours of barleys, mushrooms, nuts, mint, white wine, creamy, malts, light sticky and sticky full grainy. Lovely and quite complex. If there is more, sorry, I am enjoying a beer.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and an oily texture.
Very nice smooth and soft balanced beer.
Travlr (13508) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Gouda 20th Winterbierfestival. Cloudy amber color, thin white edge head. Aroma is bright, fruity, vanilla, subtle citrus. Taste is sweet vanilla, toffee, light spice, summer fruit. I think this was my favorite of the festival.
MonsterMagnet (331) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fruits, oak, bourbon, vanilla, honey. No carbonation, but a great silky mouthfeel. Lingers for ages, yum! Not perfect, but i love it! It’s too expensive though...
deyholla (7020) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has a combination of sweet grains with a nice bourbon note and nice vanilla. Flavor has a really nice bourbon note throughout with sweet grains and caramel.
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ tap takeover @ van Moll. Very hazy amber colour with a small but dense off-white head. Smells fruity, fresh, lots of malts, some hops and apricot.. Nice. Tastes hops, fresh, barley, rye.. Quite a nice beer. Full body, soft carbo.
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ABCbeers, Dean Plays Crappy Music Tasting. Clear amber pour. Aroma is vanilla, oak, leather, herbs, spices, anise and some alcohol. Flavor is spicy, leather, oak and warming alcohol. Nice brew.