Bols Genever

Genever

Bols // Netherlands

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    1. cubfancccc

      Tasted April 6, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    2. Rodolfo-Correa

      Tasted April 1, 2020
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
      Very malty, a little juniper on the nose. Completely different from a London dry.
    3. John-Irvine

      Tasted February 26, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    4. FearCity

      Tasted January 27, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
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    6. Gillisky

      Tasted January 4, 2020
      3.0
      3.0 out of 5 stars
    7. DrBocktopus

      Tasted December 16, 2019
      2.0
      2.0 out of 5 stars
      Nope. Rubbing alcohol
    8. Jonathan-Alonzo

      Tasted December 3, 2019
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    9. FartKing

      Tasted November 19, 2019
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
    10. cascode

      Tasted November 18, 2019
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
      Nose: Malty, like the aroma of ale, with added botanical and spice notes including citrus, clove and juniper but the intensity is much lower and more rounded than in London dry gin and the overall impression is earthy rather than floral. There is also a big oily cereal distillate aroma. Palate: Earthy and cereal on the arrival, like black rye bread with pine-forest overtones, nutmeg, walnuts and faint juniper. The texture is waxy, oily and a little thick. Some hay-like and malty flavours become apparent over time and a little mild pepper and licorice shows up towards the end. Finish: Medium. Malty, cereal and lightly spicy with some warm bitterness in the tail. Almost a hopped beer aftertaste. A typical jonge genever that shows all the aspects that exemplify this style of spirit. The nose and palate are distinctive and on first acquaintance it may seem like an unusual pairing of characteristics. If you’ve ever tasted barrel-aged gin then imagine that profile amplified so that the cask influence almost covers the botanicals. It’s also very similar to white-dog or new-make scotch whisky with the addition of a slightly hopped kind of spice and just a trace of the fragrances typical in gin. The closest dry-style gin to this that I’ve tasted is the St George Dry Rye (which I'm sure was inspired by genever). Jonge genever does not have the rich malt-spirit character of oude genever, but that does not mean it is only for mixing. I enjoy this neat at room temperature, but many prefer it kept in the freezer and taken as chilled as possible. The Dutch employ it as a “kopstoot” which translates as “head-butt” (I love that), which is beer with a genever chaser. It responds well to dilution (with up to equal parts water) and is an excellent alternative to gin in cocktails, particularly the negroni and Collins, as it is similar but with less aromatics and a denser, creamier palate. I’ve read several cautions about using it in a G&T but I couldn’t disagree more – it makes a great pairing with tonic, particularly if you add a couple of ice cubes and a generous slice of citrus. “Good” : 3.5 stars
      59.99 AUD per Bottle
    11. Anm1984

      Tasted August 22, 2019
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
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