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Green Douglas 5 Year Old Belgian Single Grain

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

13th May 2017


Green Douglas 5 Year Old Belgian Single Grain
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  • Brand: Green Douglas
  • ABV: 40%

I tried this Belgian grain at a friend’s place. I did not realize at the time that it was produced by Rademacher and sold for only 15 EUR. If I had known, I would have been more weary. Because I do not hold Rademacher in high esteem after having tried some of their offerings. In fact, I described their Lambertus single grain as ‘aqua vitae horribilis’ (and the same goes for their gin). The nose starts rather closed on typical bourbon notes. Corn, sugar, breakfast cereals. Some coconut kicks in with a vengeance. It is young and it shows, but there are no off notes in this one. All in all a rather plain grain nose. The mouthfeel is between watery and oily, but once it reaches the back of the throat seems to syrup up. By now it is honeysweet on bubblegum and pear drops. Liquid candy. The finish is medium and mildly drying. This is not as bad as I thought, but that does not make it a good grain. Far from it. And it is not cheap either. 15 EUR seems a little, but let’s not forget the fact that this is only 50cl of a 5 years old grain.