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De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals

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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
collaboration brew with De Molen and Närke, brewed in Bodegraven in september 2012.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatthijsE (12) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, fruity yeast and light chocolate. Nice thick dryness to finish. Lightly sweet liquorice and roast malt flavours give way to creamy bourbon woodiness. Totally delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (56) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
Botella @cimmeria......... Espectacular.................................... Oviedo

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2185) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
330ml bottle @Cimmeia, Oviedo. 17-12-2014.
BBD: need to check, but was in date for long.
In short: tasty barley wine?.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retetnion, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, liquor, sweet honey aromas. MEdium body, flat carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is quite malty, sweet, plums, raisins, some roasty notes. Warming mouthfeel, liquor profiled. No hints of aging noticed, but still an impressive strong dark ale, verysmooth and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (366) - - DEC 17, 2014
Pitch black. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is bourbon choco vanilla and some coffee. Full body. Lovely

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Eric. A huge brew. Pours a dark brown color with a very small white head. A sweet bready nose, toast, candy. Really this is a lot like a big sweet Doppel. Raisins, toffee, pine, huge dark bread. Sugary sweet, caramel. Damn good. Roasted/burnt caramel. This will get you.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (882) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Murky, very dark brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has dried fruit, alcohol, raisins and plums, leathery brown sugar. Flavour has warming alcohol, dried fruit, figs and plums. Well balanced bitterness andsherry-sweetness. Malty, boozy finish. Certainly one of the best at the Vollerup Space Race Advent Rating.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, 10.6%. Sweet and bready aroma, some raisin and dark dark brown sugar. Cloudy dark brown colour, hint of red - or is it the christmas table cloth? Very small light brown head. The flavour is very sweet with a good dose of vanilla. Late dried fruit notes with more vanilla and a good bitterness to balance. Also has a little bit of fruity sourness, reminds me of cherry, to balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle @ Hoppy Advent Race in Space, Sønderborg. Pours murky light coffee brown with small beige head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and fruit, with faint touches of coffee. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, milk chocolate, lactose and barrel. Mild bitter notes. Sweetish aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Very nice. More like a Quadrupel than a BSA but very good, nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks a ton Matt! Dark thick brownish black pour with thin off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma brings candied fruit, dark caramel, toffee, nice dark fruit, some chocolate, sweet vanilla, bourbon, and oaky notes. Taste had a mix of sweet dark fruit, oak, bourbon, nice caramel, molasses notes into a hint of spice, finishing sweet, toffee and honey. Tasty, but wish it was a bit more balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
OMG OMG OMG NARKE! Mediocre at best. Tastes like a much worse Pannepot. Some raisiny sweetness, floral yeastyness, candy sugar, and finishes a bit chemically. I dont hate it but man nothing special.


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