Savoury malt with notes of wood, tobacco and toffee, contrasted by a little citrus fruit.
Zesty tangerine notes on top of smooth, syrupy malt, with a slightly perfumed, tobacco-like earthiness. It's so easy to drink that it could easily be half the strength, but this sample shows all the hallmarks of being too young – sweet and flat.
After a sweet, sweet swallow, it becomes a bit chalky and ever so slowly more bitter as sappy, citrus notes build. Warming and gum-tingling.
This adventurous Dutch beer is meant to offer a Champagne-like mousse. Sadly, my sample was completely flat, with not a twinkle of carbonation. Maybe this will develop as the beer ages. I hope so because the flavours are good and this could be a great beer.