DwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2017
50cl bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a small head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice sour, sweet and bitter tones. Oak, berries, grapes, warming alcohol, raisin, tart and herbs. Tasty. Kleurplaatje (195) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Draught at Arendsnest. Tarty aroma. Apples, vinegar, foresty. Interesting nose. Taste is sour, mildly sour... Clear apple bite, brett, vinegar... Mildly bitter as well. Interesting. Aftertaste is buttery sweet and fruity. Lovely Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Amber ish red brown body. Lively head, gone in seconds.
Nose is vinous, grapes, wood, malts, some caramel, some hints of funk and berries...
Flavours of bitters, rubber, wine, light tart and funk touch, some malts, light caramel, berries, spice, light candy sweet/marzipan tint. But mostly wine and bitters...
Aftertaste is bitter, wood, rubber, malt, light funk, vinous...
Low carbo, creamy cose to silky mouthfeel, between medium and lightly fuller bodied.
Starts quite elegant and classic but then the bitterness seems to have stopped at the wrong pick up point... close to nasty bitterness continueing into the aftertaste...
Very decent beer though! madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
5th April 2017Svesse (8577) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2017
Hazy deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Strong winey nose, touch of gueuze. Palate is quite light and mildly dry, modest fine carbonation. Light malts. Tones of wine, both red wine and a little white wine. Fruity tang and floral grape. Even more wine intensity. A light gueuzey sour punch underneath seems to be projecting the wine forward. The light malts have enough sweetness to hold it all together. Cracking beer. Probably not was was intended but who cares? End result is a winey treat. As Rob (Borresteijn) says below - no cognac, wine all the way.
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 25 Feb 2017) Reddish amber colour, hazy, with foamy beige head. Fruity, yeasty nose with notes of caramel, brett, oak wood, red wine and spicy yeast. Malty, tart taste with caramel, oak wood, brett, sour cherries and a finish where a slight sweetness balances the sourness and a balanced bitterness. Almost full body, with a touch of sweetness. Quite interesting. Stands the risk of going overboard, but stays fairly balanced. Nice one.
ALIBALI (1989) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2017
Stinky Lederer mit wundervoller VerLAMBICung. Sour mit sooo viel Beerenkonfitürecharme :)..Toller Splatter Touch... ARENDSNEST Amsterdam. Tap. 15cl/4,25. Christos (5692) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017
(De Leckere Blauwe Bijl Bourgogne Barrel Matured (BBBBM)) Bottle 250ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5%
Brown colour on the body, mostly clear, with a small thick, beige head on top, average retention.
Aroma of wood, lots of alcohol, malts, cognac.
Taste has a light sourness on it, pleasant though, lots of alcohol again, wood, cork, malts, light caramel.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, light dryness on the palate.
Quite good. Franksv6 (912) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2017
Red / brown colored beer with a small white cup, low carbonation.
Taste is strong woody/sour, red wine, citrus, vanilla, fruity, light sweetness and quite a lot alcohol. skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has citrus, raisin, booze. Clear,brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white lace. the taste is light-moderate bitter, has quite some dried fruit sweetness, some sourness, red wine, booze. Would probably be better if there was less booze ’n’ barrel. Not bad though. Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle [thanks to Caesar] @ home. Clear red to red-brown color, virtually no head. Aroma is malts, oak, red wine. Taste malts, tart, sweetness in the background, red wine, sour dry oak. (Dutch) "wrang". Ok body and carbonation. Meh at best, don’t like it. Sweet, citrus, vanilla and cognac? Absolutely not.