Bols Zeer Oude Genever

Genever

Bols // Netherlands

community rating

3.49
3 out of 5 stars
( 17 )

This Zeer Oude (very old) from Bols is not referring to age of the product, but rather the old style of making genever.

It is made from 100% grain and botanicals are not disclosed.

This Zeer Oude (very old) from Bols is not referring to age of the product, but rather the old style of making genever. It is made from 100% grain and botanicals are not disclosed. This is bottled at 35% ABV and sold throughout Europe, primarily in the Netherlands and Spain.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    35.0
  • Genever
    Genever is a juniper-flavored spirit which combines a botanically-flavored, neutral spirit with a maltwine. Only made in Belgium, the Netherlands, and in specific regions of France and Germany. Jonge genever is made with a maximum of 15% maltwine. Oude genever uses at least 15% of maltwine. Korenwijn genever uses at least 51% of maltwine.
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Tasting Notes

"Displaying a nice maltiness, accompanied by resin, pine sap and a distinct juniper aroma. Finally there's some cumin. The palate is fresh and subtle. The grain isn't in the lead, but it's always there as a base for the botanicals to shine on, such as aniseed and licorice. The juniper notes linger. An oude genever that delivers exactly what you'd want it to."

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