CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Arendsnest 8/26/09: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet sugary caramel and piny hops with a hint of oak. Starts with good fullness and some orange citrus and grapefruity hops along with a touch of doughy caramel. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet. A pretty well hopped and sweet brew.
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, copper colour with a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and yeasty caramel-malty and slightly toasty aroma lemon- and stone-fruity notes, accompanied by leafy and spicy hopps. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Moderately toasty malty taste with caramel, a tinge of liquorice and light to moderate fruity notes, leading into a medium-dry, slightly bitter and toasty finish with distinctively spicy hoppy notes. A rounded and well-crafted brew. 22.II.10
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ de Paas.
Brown, orange glow, small head which instantly dissipates.
Sweet aroma with port wine, smoke, yeast, prune, raisin and used coffee.
Strong bitter and sweet flavour with hints of the above.
Could use more texture.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, at 9.2%Vol, exclusive Dutch brewfirm, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
Vaiz (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Pours a hazy amber, with a small foamy white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, bread, strawberry, peach and more fruits. Flavor starts off sweet but then evolves into something very bitter. Has a very long bitter finish. 2009/28/12, 7/3/8/4/14.
Re-rate, Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear sunset pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, bready and with some caramel. Flavor is sweet fruity sugary with a bitter hoppy finish. Smooth and well balanced. Nice brew. Same rating.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25th May 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Lots of chocolatey malt leading to a hoppy but not bitter finish. Smooth and a little frothy. Well joined up and very moreish!
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 L bottle, 9.2% abv, from de Bierkoning, Amsterdam. A thin layer of beige bubbles covering a foggy, deep reddish-amber body. The aroma is light sweet, quite hoppy and medium malty with caramel notes. Also a prominent scent of red berries and fruitcocktail. Notes of herbs, mint and wood. Medium to fulll body. Moderate malty, nutty and caramelly, not very sweet, with a plummy fruitiness, and a bold, fruity and spicy hop presence. Also some sourness, wood and pepper tones. Feels thick in the mouth. Lingering hop bitter finish. Not outstanding, but a pretty good BW.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish amber with a small off white head. Malty aroma with prunes, plums, raisins and leather. Taste is sweet, ashy and full of floor polish and alcohol. Mid bitter finish. Excellent.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam Hazy amber body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, orange peel, citric hops, yeast, ... bit sweet. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of oranges and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit weak and also has a tweak in the taste which makes it out of balance. Quite nice, but not fully ok.
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, grapefruit and a touch of resiny hops. Fruity, malty taste with grapefruit, caramel, resin and orange peel. Full bodied, sweetish, well balanced with a distinct, generous, citrussy hop bite. Some alcohol warmth as well. Lovely beer.