dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle as willems winter. Aroma is caramel, malt, spices, yeast, some swamp. Flavour is malty caramel, spices, yeast and a hint of metal. Meh.
MarcoDL (4151) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ordinary winter beer. Malty, quite sweet and with some herbs and fruits. Not worldshocking.
Moolesen (477) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, small beige head. Star anis and liquorice in the nose. Sweet, malty medium rich taste. Too sweet for my taste. Star anis is obviously present, unfortunate not enougt hop.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Willems Winter. Poured a medium reddish amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of spicy dark fruit. Medium to full body, flavour is sweet, plum, red berries, Christmas cake. Bitter sweet finish.
Benzai (14122) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ PWBF Gouda 2014. Opaque murky reddish color, medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, alcohol, wood somehow. Quite decent actually. Not bad at all.
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sampled at Gouda Winterbier Festival. Cloudy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, fruit and sickly sugar aspects. Flavour is heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
zenkis (754) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tilburgs Stads Bier "Willems Winter", bottle 33cl.
I’m putting this beer here cause so far it seems to me that it is brewed under another brand or tag.
Pours deep muddy brown with beige, light size soapy top, light lacing.
Aroma - Belgian yeasty, alcohol pungent, sweetish fruity, a bit caramel.
Taste - light sweet with light sour and minimal bitter from dark malt mostly,
Palate - above medium astringent on tongue, alcohol, above medium bodied, thick, oily a bit floury texture, finish is minimal dry. Aftertaste - light sour with min sweet.
O.A. - weird BST, cause palette is more like landbeer or some kind of traditional ale, but otherwise - not bad, strong one.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentine. Thanks troubles. A pretty old bottle. Brown-colored. Aroma of chocolate, malt, oxidation and alcohol that burns my nostrils. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of cardboard, light fruitiness and a drier, spicy and alcoholic finish. Light to medium-bodied. Not so enjoyable.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. The beer in glass is reddish-brown. The foam holds as expected, within limits, and after a few seconds, the foam is completely gone. However, rising much CO2 up. The smell is revealed malty, subtle roasty-sweet, grainy, especially caramel. Very nice overall. The beer starts very dominant caramelly-sweet. At the beginning has no other flavor even the slightest chance to get through. Amazingly, that absolutely nothing of the 9% alc is noticeable. The further course remains dominant caramel. The sweet note to the finish takes out even slightly, the other flavors also remain constant strong. Still no trace of alcohol. Overall, a solid, delicious Strong Ale, even if it does something overly sweet in parts.
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl Bottle, thanks Ard! Hazy dark amber brown colour, thin dying white head. Aroma of alcohol and berries. Flavour is light malty, fruity, plastic, alcohol, spices, alcohol bitter finish with some vegetable notes. Medium bodied. Not great.