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De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals

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


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Collaboration brew with De Molen, Närke & West Lakeview Liquors, brewed in Bodegraven in October 2, 1012. Brewed to commemorate the 25 Year Anniversary of West Lakeview Liquors 1988-2013. Label designed by Dutch artist, Arno Coenen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pretty solid Belgian Strong Ale with just enough bourbon barrel notes to round it off. Yeah a tad sweet and lush but that is the point methinks. Has aged nicely, bought at West Lakeview Liquors since it was brewed for their anniversary a few years back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alvaro78 (289) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
Aromas a Malta a fruta madura, ciruelas, bourbon, licor Buen aspecto con poca carbónatacion Se nota el alcohol en boca, muy maltosa, sabor a pasas y ciruelas. También barricA Plena en boca ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2626) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
12 oz bottle. No date, bourbon barrel aged. Very dark brown. Aroma is dark fruits, candied sugar. Slight oaky spirit. Taste is oak bourbon. Belgian candied sugar. Sweetness plays perfect with the bourbon. Very smooth. This stuff is really delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle - Murky dark brown colour, large creamy tan head, good retention and lacing. Fruity and roasty nose, raisins, dates, cocoa powder, toasted nut, caramel, plum. Taste is sweet and bitter, dried fruits, caramel, raisins, a touch of tobacco and oak. Full body, soft carbonation, velvety texture, bittersweet finish. Beautifully complex malty strong ale, worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3181) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Dark brown with light brown highlights, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bourbon, wood, vanilla, and some dark fruit. I would probably like this better with more carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - AUG 10, 2015
From tap. Dark copper brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, fruits, dark dried fruits, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Almost full oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - JUL 22, 2015
Constatation 1: " Mince yapa’d’bulles " Constatation 2: " Mince yapurien dans le verre " Dégustée en regardant "les fraises sauvages" de Bergman ( Chic, n’est ce pas ? ). La preuve que l’on peut faire de véritables bonnes bières sans mettre du piment ... Vraie belle complexité du vieillissement, ainsi qu’une grande longueur en bouche. Joli design intriguant. Un délice donc, devant un très beau film. Une belle soirée ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
clockk (211) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2015
Bebida en cimmeria, muy rica y sorprendente, cerveza con gran cuerpo y espuma consistente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Murky ruby brown, decent tan ringed pillow. Nose is inky coconut, rich brass vanilla and loose brown sugar. Decent enough thick, rich dark cherry and stalky sugar with a real vibrant barrell buzz. There’s viscosity and there’s a buzz - mouthfeel is what sells this to me. Sails the linger a long, long way into the sunset. Finishes like a bunch of raisins have been leeching on the wood, linger is peppery and sherry sweet with more dark fruit burn.
The swooping balance did this all for me, everything lined up and the sweetness was something wizardry.

Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head, Slightly roasty aroma, dried fruits. Taste of dried fruits, roasty. Sweet and a little hot.

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