DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Huge gusher (about half the bottle squirted out on the kitchen counter) . Murky brown colour with a medium sized off-white to beige head. Smells sweet, malts, hint of liquorice. Tastes liquorice, sweet, malts, some alcohol, some herbs, cinnamon, slightly roasty, raisins, quite sweet. Medium to full body, medium to heavy carbo. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at home.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, nice stable off white head.
NOSE: caramel, very sweet.
TASTE: caramel, sweet, boring and bad. ElDesmadre (3627) - Mikołów, POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, traded with Bierkoning. Dark chocolate, licorice and pumpernikel bread mingling with red fruit jam - cherries and strawberries. Oh, this combination of malts and esters really gets me! Sweetish, full, deep, well integrated, and on top of that slightly woody, as if barrel-aged. Lovely beer. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker:
Medium sized beige head on top of a murky brown colored beer.
Aromas of apricot, yeast, carbo gass, malts, fruits, porridge, hint of wood and some sweet wood.
Flavours of fruity porridge, malts, sweet wood, white pepper, hint of bayleaf, some herbs, leaves, light toast, bitters, fruits and yeast. Balanced and tasty!
Aftertaste is fruity, malty, bitter, some sweetwood and herbs/spices.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good balanced more than medium bodied and a creamy light spiced texture. Very nice beer! MonsterMagnet (1454) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with an off white head. Aroma is a bit mute, malt, boozy, spices. In the mouth it opens up, dar fruit, coffee, cacoa, lots of spices, liquorice. Smooth mouthfeel, medium sweet, fairly bitter, in a different spicy way. Lovely spicy winter beer.
Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Dunkler, fruchtig malziger Antrunk. Süßer im Mittelteil, karamellig, weiterhin dunkel malzig. Die Karbonisierung ist insgesamt zu stark, was aber die sonst zu starke Süße überdeckt. 9/11/8/10/8/9 Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
Many thanks to Douberd for this Beer! Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer aber cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Bitterschokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig süß, dabei kommt noch eine gewisse Würze. Rote Beeren verfeinern den Geschmack. kappldav123 (6100) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
Thanks to WillemsUrenkel for that bottle. Looks really good. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Starts strong-malty, fine spicy, A bit woody-scratchy. Spicy-malty finish, still quite strong. Warming. Nice! JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle at Gouda Winterbier Fest. Murky brown pour, small ring of yellow head. Aroma is worty, vegetal, yeasty, peas, ginger. Taste is malty, wort, boozy notes, light toasty flavors. Full body, medium carbonation. Had this beer on good recommendation, must have been a bad bottle, because this was quite terrible caesar (7156) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Bottled, BB 11-2015, large sample. Clear ruby color, big rocky light brown head. Aroma is spicy, clove, nutmeg, hint of anise, some roasted malts, some licorice, hint of coffee, autumn leaves. Quite bitter taste, bit sweet, spicy, bit dry. Im not a big fan of spiced beers, but this one does the trick for the winter season definitely. Great balance, great brew!