For today’s Beer tasting we have temporarily lost a few members of our usual group and temporarily gained a new one.
As usual as the non-beer drinking member of the group I’m doing the write ups of the reviews and everyone is being very accommodating as meetings are being held at our place whilst I am less mobile.
“Trio Brouwerij”, Extra Stout
Imported by- Geïmporteered Door: Pacific Trading Co.Ltd. P.O.Box 1009 Paramaribo, Suriname. Phone+597-487777
Brewed and bottled in the E.U. Under licence of and distributed by: Gebrouwen en afgevuld in de E.U. onder licentie van en gedistribueerd door: Trio Brouwerij, Ceresstraat 1 – 4811CA – Breda, Holland.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, maize. hops. /Ingrediënten: water, gerstemout, maïs, hop.
There is a quirky history that goes with this beer. Now, you know I like Quirky.
The “Trio Brouwerij” used to be a very well known and established brewery in The Netherlands, and it did so well that it eventually exported it’s beer to Suriname (Dutch Colony in South America).
In Suriname it grew so popular that it ended up being made under license in Paramaribo.
Meanwhile beer drinking fashion in the Netherlands changed, resulting in a change of fortunes for the parent Dutch company, which did not survive the dip and went bust.
Now the pendulum of time has swung back and things have come full circle as the Suriname brewery is currently exporting this beer back into The Netherlands.
In the laid back Suriname style, the bottle is not the least bit fancy, in fact it’s so undistinguished that Himself mistook it for a cheap supermarket beer that would surely be of no decent quality at all, so this purchase was a bit of a gamble. So, was he right?
Himself: “I really like this beer, I was very surprised to find it and didn’t have high expectations when I chose it because bottle looks like cheap supermarket, but don’t judge a book or a beer by it’s cover!” ( he also notes) ” This beer is only available at the ABC Brewery beer shop in The Hague.(Rating=8.5)”
Andrew: “ It’s really tasty, has a lovely colour: pitch black , I like different textures and beer is all the same texture so colour for me is important. Lot of burnt notes on the smell but not in the taste , very full body. (Rating = 8)”
Friedel: ” I liked it, not as much as some of the other beers we have tasted because it’s not as full bodied, still liked it (Rating = 7)”
Evan: “ I would have more than one glass of this, it’s fantastic, good smell, really good after-taste so you don’t have to drink it very fast. (Rating = 9)”
Alicia: “Tasty, it seems stronger than some of the other ones we have tried, but not overpowering, I wouldn’t want more than one glass (Rating = 8)”
Frank: ” Does this beer come from Belgium? this beer is getting better and better all the time. (Rating = 8)”
(Note: the second photo shows the detail of the label better, but the light wasn’t good, and it isn’t the actual colour of the real label. The following photo shows better how the label looks).