Monday, 24 October 2016

Random Dutch beers (part forty-six)

More Boks. I've still quite a few to work through.

First is an old favourite:

't Ij Ijbok, 6.5% ABV
it's a pretty paler shade of brown. Smells of metal and cream. Al least what litttle I can smell through my clogged up nose. Got a bit of a cold thing going on. Liquorice and metal in the mouth.

My brother David is visiting.

"Do you want to try my beer, Dave?"

"No, I don't need any beer yet."

"But it's almost 1 pm."

He's turned into a right miserable old git.

Next is another from the same brewery.

Ij Dubbelbock, 8.8% ABV
Unsurprisingly, this one is darker. A very dark brown with a tan head. It looks lovely. I can't really smell anything. Not so much my blocked nose as the smell of Dolores cooking my birthday cake overwhelming the beer aroma. Pretty sweet in the mouth and bitter in the finish. Bit too sweet for my taste.

"Do you want to try my beer, Dave?"


Nice and succinct.

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