Gangstergafje (1227) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2017
28-09-2017; bottle; at home (bought at www.wineinblack.nl).
I had the beer form a traditional stein, so it is a bit hard to examine the appearance. From what I've seen when pouring, the color of the beer is somewhere between golden yellow and amber. It is more red that most beers of this style. I don't know much about the clarity. When poring, it looked cloudy, but it's hard to tell. On top of the beer a nice layer of rough white foam is formed. Foam retention is average.
The smell of the beer is very nice. It is different form what I've thought. I smell some nice malts, together with some strong fruity aromas. I smell a hint of strawberry, but also some passion fruit. Besides this, there are strong hop aromas. There are nice aromas of some citrus fruits, but also some nice herbal aromas. For a beer of this type, it is remarkably flavourful and hoppy. I smell a nice touch of wood, giving some full warming aromas. Nice one.
The taste of the beer is also very nice. I like it. It has some nice sweet malts, strong sweet fruit flavorous and some nice fruity and bitter, and also slightly acidic, hops. The flavour is well balanced. Sweet fruits go along well with bitter hops. There is also that warming woody flavour. All in all, a very nice taste. Different than from what I'dd expected, but fuller of flavour and richer. I like it.
The palate of the beer is very nice. Medium body, very smooth texture and medium low carbonation. The finish of the beer is very nice. I taste some nice warming woody flavours, some nice sweet malts and fruits and a bitter hop touch. Very nice. This beer is even better than I thought it would be. And it is unique; I can't think of a beer that is like this. Good job. mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle split at ABC Beer The Hague, 24/09/2015. Thanks. Semi clear golden orange coloured pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is old raisin, bread, some rum and woody notes. Flavour is composed of tangy orange, sweet raisin bread, little old stale grains, musty. Palate is frothy spritzy and semi sweet. miggle (354) - Fürth, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Poors light brown. Medium head. Smell has wood and cherry. Sweet smell. Taste remind on malt beer with very sweet taste. Quit flat taste overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/24/15] Bottle sample at the pre-Borefts tasting at ABC Beers in Den Haag. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Golden. Aroma of honey and cardboard. Sweetish flavor with malt, cardboard, honey, and a tart hint. Light-bodied. Old. madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
24th September 2015
Theydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and slightly soft, mild fine carbonation. Slightly tangy malts, oxidised tasting caramel. Tangy dried fruits. Light finish. Light floralness. Tastes old but it’s okay.
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15.
Golden copper with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is malty, light spice, herbal.
Taste comprises dark fruits, malt, light spice, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle at ABC Beers Pre-Borefts Tasting, The Hague. Pours clear dark golden with a small off white head. Aroma of veggies, herbal notes, flour, dough and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle @ Pre-Borefts Tasting, courtesy of the European Crew! Pours a clear dark golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of cardboard, slightly malty, and skunky. Flavor is sweet, buttery, and slightly infected maybe. Yeasty and not all that impressive. Benzai (16522) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle @ ABC Beers Borefts Pre-tasting. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste old, leaves, bit rotten. Average body and carbonation. deanso (10219) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 24, 2015
Sample at Pre-Borefts tasting at ABCBeers.
Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. old? A bit off.