kraddel (8335) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 first of all, out of the ordenary, i’d like to talk about the bottle ( wel, label) here. its my second beer from this ’brewerie’ (they’re guys making beer at proefbrouwerij, they’re called verhuisbrouwerij themselfs and made lustem as well ) i enjoyed the other one realy much. labels are like de molen, just text. but it says all ! the amount of beer made in the batch ( this ones a 500 l onley ! ) the adress, description, idea of the brewerie, how they make the beer ( specified even the yeast and hops) so yeah ! big fan ! lets see what their second baby will do to me !
first thing to do, is it proves to be a GUSHER. it was brewed october 8, bottled november 5th. today is november 3th 2012. 2 years old, still a gusher ...
dark, orange brown ( they make SUCH nice colours ! ) white, maybe some small brownish part foam, wich keeps getting.. bigger (?) dont even know hos this is possible :p
not so much of a smell
taste: not that carbonated at all ! not that its flat neither, its just how it should be.
a little ’sourness’ kind of hint to it, warmth, reminds me of a beer like the struise make their good stuff ( panbnepot etc) yet it something totaly diffrent though, its just .. so good quality, complexity, balanced,.. how does this get so low ratings?
realy drinkable. it has this candysugary thing in it ( wich may explain me thinking of pannepot? ) anyway its so light, you can drink it like a lager. yet so complex, tastefull in the back of your mouth. its a beer that says hello, enjoy me like watter, and whispers behind it ’ and i taste great too’ (if that description makes any scence ) deffinetly recomended ! these brewers do better than 99 % of belgian brewers ! respect !
other detail : this is the first batch (the one i had) BigMomma (251) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 15cl tasting at ZBF’11 from a 33cl bottlemadsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Pours a dark red color with a beige head.
Aroma of slight vinegar sourness in the begin evolving to a cacao, espresso aroma. Taste is sour at first immediately followed by a roasted malt flavor that proceeds to a dry espresso finish.
A decent balanced brew.
Bottled @ ZBF 2011. Dark amber coloured. Light brown dense head. ARoma of caramel, light yeast, fruits and spice. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, fruits and light spice. Medium to full bodied. Spiced and fruity end. Yves (3054) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy amber coloured beer with large off-white head and very few carbonation. Spiced hoppy aroma with some fruity hints. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy roasted with some bitter sweet hints and slight dry ending. Nice one. JoeinDahlem (1560) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2012
From bottle at Kerstbierfestival ’11. Strange and fairly bitter brown ale with apparent nut character and a light, odd vinous tartness that might not be in the plans but I happen to like. New Orleans pralines in the nose with touches of mocha and caramel. Dark chestnut color with sturdy light brown head. Fair bitterness balanced by light sweetness before going rather dry. Well-rounded in the end. Vinous and toasty aftertaste.
yespr (45870) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
33 cL bottle at ZBF2011. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Light caramelish. Sweet, mild roasted and light spiced to yeasty. Bitter and dark roasted finish. Rather carbonated. txspartan (1084) - Berchem, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
The brewer claimed it was Rodenbach-like. I disagree. Not a big fan of Rodenbach, I like this one better. Not as sour, more balanced. Bart (2937) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Bottled, Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011. Hazy brown coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small brown head. Strong herby and yeasty hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is sweet bitter hinted with a longer tart like ending and hints of spices; Alternative brew, not bad. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, with hazelnuts, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, slightly sour, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, nice Winter brew fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
light unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour, light moderate hoppy, soured milk, earthy - hazelnut. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate malt, sour milk. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.