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Brewed by Texelse Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudeschild, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Noorderwiend noemen Texelaars de stevige wind uit het noorden die s winters de kou over het eiland blaast. Dit bier wordt speciaal gebrouwen voor de donkere wintermaanden en komt het best tot z’n recht in de intieme sfeer van een knappeend haardvuur. Texels noordenwind is en robuust speciaalbier met volle smaak en zacht fruitbitter van Curaçaoschil. De Brouwers gebruiken uitsluitend natuurlijke grondstoffen,zoals duinwater en Texelse gerstemout Formerly called Texels Winterbier


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (191) - - DEC 30, 2013
Ruikt fris. Troebel bruin met dun schuim. Smaakt naar de sinaasappelschil, wel lekker maar beetje te.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
I vividly remember a school-related trip to the island of Texel 23 years ago, when me and the other pupils were forced to travel from the hostel to the harbour by bicycle - a distance of 7-odd miles in a severe storm. I managed to reach the harbour safe and sound, so I hope this beer, an elaboration of Texels Winterbier, will make me remember that stormy, gloomy day once again. Cloudy (a good start considering my assocations with it), somewhat orangey bronze colour, in between light and dark, under a creamy, moussy, pale beige head. Aroma a bit dominated by the curaçao at first, estery and malty as well; impressions of dried orange peel, very strong marzipan and nougat, aniseed, hazelnut oil, candied dates, raisins, butterscotch, iron again (don’t like it), weeds, wet newspapers, baked banana, candi syrup, lots of wheat, freshly cut grass, old toasted bread, subtle touches of cloves, gingerbread, biscuit as well as - unfortunately - some faint cooked red cabbage and even a weak hint of H2S (rotten egg) sadly becoming stronger and stronger as the beer warms up. Soft and fruity onset, very Belgian and estery, bubblegum, banana, raisins and candied dates, medium carbonation, hint of brown sugar, but then some sourish ’wheatiness’ comes along for balance. Caramelly and even honeyishly sweet, fluffy malts take over, under a fairly strong, again ’Belgian’ yeastiness, a little bit starchy and powdery, leading to a bittersweet finish of toasted maltiness (appearing relatively late in the flavour profile), lingering cara malts, deep and subtle earthy hop bitterishness and a hint of warming alcohol, which in all stays very subtle. Very Belgian if you ask me, a kind of ’dark tarwetripel’ but nowhere close to an Anglo-Saxon wheat ale. Not bad, but the aroma did show a few flaws including that horrible suggestion of H2S, fighting with the equally strong spiciness. Decent, but far from great - as usual with this brewery, I hesitate to add. And certainly not a "wheat ale": this is Belgian style all the way through!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (75) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Light brown pour. Bitter, sour but also some sweet tones. Maybe to much citrus tones on the finish to call it a real ’winter beer’.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TtV (163) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle 30cl. Hazy copper coloured with a small off white head that fades. Aroma has malts for the most important part, but I recognize citrus fruits too. The taste is spicy, but there’s a friendly sweet undertone too. The aftertaste is spicy and the Co2 kicks in there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjoerdve (98) - - JAN 4, 2015
Draft. It's got a bit of a fresh sweet thing. It looks a bit darker than it tastes. Indifferent about recommending it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (774) - - DEC 20, 2014
30cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 7,5% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: bruin/oranje kleur met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: fruitig zoals grapefruit door de Curaçaoschil, zoetje beetje als banaan, Belgisch gist Conclusie: aangenaam biertje zo in de wintermaanden, warme smaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3588) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Light brown colour with lasting head. Wheaty, yeasty with sweeter elements of banana. Slightly spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Tap at Rootz festival. Clear Amber with off white head. Lots of fruit with orange and grapefruit, sweet grains, Christmas bread, nice spicy yeast. Slight creamy feel. Not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tsekouratos (440) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 5, 2014
330 ml bottle from Beernavigator, Netherlands. Dark red color with a beige head. Aromas of rotten apple and pear, sour. Taste is sour and sweet, with acidic rotten notes. Something is definitely wrong with either the bottle or the batch. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5150) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep nutty color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, wheat and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, fruity, bready mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Ok easy drinkable ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Anja/Jan

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6732) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
300 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of wheat, mint, some bubblegum and white bread. Flavour of caramel, wheat, pear juice, grassy bitterness and warming alcohol. Some mild spiciness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Juicy warming finish. Quite heavy.


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