Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
Small white head over cold hazed orangey golden beer. Sweet and malty nose, even suggestion of candi sugar; grains, hint at orangepeel. Bitter, almost all restsugars gone, making it quite dry. Bit of rootspices, touch of nutmeg. Dried fruit, but not sweet. Faint pineapple. So dry it appears thin, which it isn't. Medium carbonation. Remarkable. Maibocks tend to be much sweeter, if not the better for it. Like it. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 5.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5.5
Good, dense, lightly yellowish head, rededing over clear golden beer. Strong spicy malts' nose, toasted malts too, honey, maybe some continental hops. Head reveals some sulphur. Sweet, spicy flavour; dull malts, bit peppery. Malt completely dominates any possible hops; even suggesting corn. Light body, light gristslickness, low to medium carbonation. Average, even for German standards. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5
Batch 19 Small head, reduced in seconds to white rim over hazy orange beer. Interesting nose of saddle soap and lactic acid; faint (unripe) exotic fruit, hints of yoghurt. Lactic acid, opening up with fruit and vegetables, peach liqueur. Preserved fruit as sucade, with just a hint at ginger, pineapple. Despite the jumble, very balanced impression. Light body, there is acidthinning but almost no acidburn.The alcohol - 9%ABV anyway - remains totally hidden. Dry aftertaste. Good! Maybe not as deep complex as a lambic, but the balance in flavours in remarkable.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 7.5
Small head, gone in seconds over muddy amber-brown beer, well-carbonated. Sweet nose, with raisins, other dried fruit as peach, apricot; fusels, banana. More of the same - the flavours here enhanced and sweetened by the alcohol and fusels. Overripe banana, if more subtle. Well bodied, rich and voluptuous feel, burning, alcoholwarmth. Good! A quadrupel from Norway, who would have imagined that 20 years ago! Txs to Joren for bringing!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 5 | Flavor - 5.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5.5
Explosive build-up of cream-beige head over deep dark brown beer. Liquorice, cacao powder, wood, dry nose. Chocolate, flavour as from scouring powder aroma, chocolate, some tobacco ashes. Quite well-bodied, viscous, medium to well carbonated. Oops. Bit amateuristic, and then to call this stronger dark an Imperial Stout... Txs to Stef!