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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

hansvf's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (444) - - DEC 30, 2013
Ruikt fris. Troebel bruin met dun schuim. Smaakt naar de sinaasappelschil, wel lekker maar beetje te.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (62) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Golden brown colour with a white head.Full body, nice bitters, taste of orange

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renekof (14) - - OCT 24, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acvdberge (11) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
A good, local dutch beer. Very clean taste. Medium bitter with a nose of grass and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oermens (44) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2015 Amber brownish hazy , some sediment in the bottle, orange, perhaps slightly too sweet for the overall brew, oily feel and full body. A lovely experience that is noticeably unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (4988) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark, rather clear brown. Small white head. Smell is sweet, not really intense. Taste is bit bitter, thin, some malty base that is a bit metallic. Mild aromatic side, my guess is hops, but its really hidden. very blank. Not convinced

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Thanks to Andrew!! Pours an amber/orange with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, candi sugar, molasses. The taste is dark malt, toasted, dark fruit, alcohol, ending fruity and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
Thanks to Rian for sharing. Malty dark nose. The beer starts sugary sweetish. Not too deep. Easy to drink but even no bitterness in the end. Malty-sweetish. Sticky with hints of dark candy sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjansen1310 (132) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
0,33 litre bottle. Brown with a red glow. Spicey taste with a nice sweetness. Some light alcoholy warmth. Would define it as an winter beer but it definitely is a nice beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Daanminator (378) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Gedronken vd tap. Bier is wat kruidig en bevalt me totaal niet. Smaak blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3686) - 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!

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