Boneshaker is one of the more popular brews from Amsterdam. Not as famous as their blonde but since it’s inception a few years ago it has attracted a lot of fame and acclaim.

This beer was tasted at the Amterdam Brewhouse on the waterfront. I had a small glass of it along with samples of three other beers. This was the first beer I sampled and the only one I am reviewing since I believe the strong flavour of this one may have killed my tastebuds for the others. The sample was from a tap, not a cask.

Appearance: Gold and red, unfiltered so somewhat opaque.

Aroma: Straight up hops. It burns the nose a bit. This thing is a bit of a beast.

Taste: Way more hops. I’m told this thing has barley in it but I almost find that hard to believe. This is pure hops at it’s finest. It’s sweet too with some fruity hints in it.

Mouthfeel: This thing is thick, strong and ass kicking. Do not treat it lightly.

Aftertaste: Just more hops. It sticks with you. Fruity hops.

Overall: This beer is 7.2% so please drink it responsibly. The taste will be amazing for hop heads but may not appeal to those who prefer nice pilsner. I would definitely get it again as I love hops.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com