Alengrin (2607) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frisian dubbel, one of the instigators of the revival of Dutch beer culture back in the eighties so in my opinion, an underestimated classic. Purplish, dark red wine colour, clear with good, finely structured fizz; medium thick, milky, modestly lacing head consisting of minuscule bubbles. Aroma of caramel candy, cookie dough, iron, candied cherries, raisins, tea, biscuit, liquorice, cardboard, brown sugar, ’speculoos’, a weak impression of pipe tobacco, a fortunately very faint sulphuric hint of menure (!) and some vague DMS (red cabbage). Sweet onset, candi sugar, raisins, candied figs, overripe pear, with a dull kind of restrained sourishness; smooth, somewhat oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation; middle phase brings a solid, slick caramelly and nutty maltiness with chocolatey hints but slightly metallic as well; finishes in more caramelly malt sweetness along with leafy hop bitterness achieving just enough balance, and a touch of warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Smooth, sweet and warming, not too complex but very enjoyable on a winter’s day. Reminds me of a top-fermented Dutch Bock. Not bad, but the iron is just a bit too explicit.
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Quite a sweet raisiny taste, quite flat. Some sourness in the finish. Also got some sticky caramel and soy. Some mineraly like qualities. A bit sweet.
Holmen2 (1289) - NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear dark orange. White head. Aroma of malt and sweet bitterharsh carame ml. Very caramel sweet. Unfresh aftertaste.
tricksta_p (1427) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber/brown with a beige head. Aroma of malts, liquorice, spices, somewhat sugary. Medium sweet flavour. Not for me.
marian0515 (7) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours darkish blonde/amber. Fresh taste, malts and slightly sweet. A pleasant beer.
ShivanDragon (1862) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber met minimale witte kraag
Aroma van caramel zoetigheid, mout, bruine suiker
Smaken caramel, redelijk bruine suiker zoet, licht bitter, zachte smaken, iets te overheersende carameltonen
Douberd (2699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
300 ml bottle at home, poured into a tulip glass, bought as part of a 4pack of different Us Heit beers. ABV 6%
Clear body, with a deep amber caramerl brown colour. On top of it one finger of off-white head, low retention and no lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of caramel, lighty roasted malts and milky chocolate.
Taste follows the aroma, only now the roasted malts are more notable, the chocolate notes too. Quite sweet, with only hints of bitterness. Very tasty though.
Medium thickness on the body, soft carbonation. Mildly dry palate.
This is onkly the second from the 4pack but something is telling me is going to be the best one as well. Very high drinkability, tasty, relatively low alcohol, ideal for a session beer.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared ABC Beers. Pours clear amber orange with a big off white head. Aroma is a little floral with citrus, sweet malt, sugar and light fruit. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
OllieBBommel (1151) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@tasting (1999), 300ml. Head: some beige foam. Colour: clear, copper. Aroma: bread. Taste: bitter-sweet. Palate: mild, small finish, watery. Overall: ok.
goozen (3118) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,3ltr: Hazy amber coloured brew with an fine sweet bitter taste, good hazy Friesland version of a Belgian Speciale Ale.