RW80 (2813) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2017
330ml bottle from the local Lidl.
Honey golden coloured body with a small offwhite head.
Aroma: malts, oak, hint of honey
Taste: sweetish malts, a wood and finishing with a hint of honey which provides a gentle sweet tone in the woody aftertaste.
Soft carbonation,medium body
Gangstergafje (1275) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2017
21-11-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Lidl, somewhere in The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are nice. The beer has a nice amber golden color. It is a crystal clear beer. On top of the beer some rough offwhite foam is formed. Foam retention is rater low. A minimal drape is left after a while. The color reminds a bit of Whisky...something that comes back in both the smell and the taste.
The beer has some lovely aromas. Some sweet malts, with a tiny fruity touch. Hops give some floral notes. The smell is mainly filled with lovely oak wood aroma's, reminding me a lot of whiskey. I smell strong aromas of vanilla, toffee and oak wood. It has a nice warming, slightly spicy nose. I love the depth of the smell, it's done very nicely. The oakwood is more than clearly present, without being overwhelming.
The taste of the beer also is very nice. It is pretty much the same as the smell. It has some good sweet malts and some sweet tones from the oak and vanilla. Hops give a nice floral note and a good bitterness. The oaks also gives a tiny sour touch. This results in a well balanced beer.
The palate of the beer is fine.
The palate of the beer is fine. Medium body, smooth and medium low carbonation. The finish of the beer is not to long. It contains a clear alcohol flavour and some hints of oak, but it isn't to strong. All in all, a nice beer with clear oak wood, but it is to to complicated to drink. It remains easy drinkable. Nice. maddestmax (8) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 This was a great find today. A very tasty bottle. Nutty and malty with that delicious barrel/scotchy taste. All without being too heavy. craftyrocker (85) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2017
330mL bottle (old gold and red label), BB Nov 17. $3.50 in the bargain trolley.
Appearance: Amber body. Off-white head. 3
Aroma: Oak, spice, caramel and honey. 8
Taste: Woody/oak with bourbon sweetness. Interesting but lacks structure without much malt. Awkward hollow finish. Moderate bitterness. 7
Palate: Thin body, overcarbonated. 1
Overall: The oak notes differentiate it from other beers, but the beer remains one dimensional. 14
Tasche39 (422) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2017
Buena cerveza de cuerpo denso, sabor a malta con toques de madera seguramente debido a su maceración en barril
Michael27 (2359) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Aus der kleinen Flasche getrunken (Danke an Constanze fürs Mitbringen). Sehr weich. Die Eichennoten kommen gut im Antrunk durch. Später ins Wässrige gehend. tomer (3751) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle, small creamy bubbly head, clear light brown to dark red color, aroma of dark honey, nuts and minerals, flavor of nuts, vanila, caramel, some light fried fruits and an earthy hintm quite sweet but just a hint of bitterness complementing, carbonation a but too intrusive. Nice and enjoyable. Paddycairns (76) - - OCT 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 Vanilla notes on the nose. A little boozy but the subtle bourbon sweetness comes through and brings a lot more depth of flavour Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2017
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, leichte Holznoten, Vanille, süffig. Icedwarf (1804) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2017
Helder licht roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en licht zoet met sporen van vanille, ietwat toffee, karamel en honing.