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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Saison
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ingredients: water, pale and caramel barley malts, premiant, saaz (bitter), amarillo and citra hops (dry hopping, yeast (top fermenting). 19.7º Plato / 30 EBC


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7856) - Hasborn, - APR 18, 2014
330ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, Citrus, würzig. Geschmack würzig malzig, Citrus, angenehm bitter, hefig.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
along with yves on modest beer festival taster amber colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hops aroma a spicy yeast hop fruity sweet light sour bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Shared with wim at bierfestival modeste 2014. Clear amber colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Buttery hopped aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is slightly sour bitter malty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (552) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Aromat słodki, słodowy, wyraźne ciasteczko z marmoladą brzoskwiniową, bądź z dojrzałych czerwonych jabłek, trochę jak barleywine. W smaku gęste, słodkie, słodowe z lekkim kwaskiem, bardzo owocowe, przeważa brzoskwinia i winogrona, goryczka lekko pestkowa winogronowa w odczuciu, krótki ale konkretny finisz, alko odczuwalne. Super!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (329) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
33cl bottle from Beer Store Barcelona. Pours amber with a creamy slightly off white head. Smells of sweet fruits (apples, banana, plums), light liquor and sour notes. Taste is slightly sour with bread, yeast and a light final bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2791) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Caramel, sharp malts, sweet aroma. Chocolate-vanilla ice-cream, massive sweetness and syrup in taste. Sweet mouthfeel. Quite high carbonation. Damn this beer is sweet!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
In bottle (Amsterdam); very nice, I don’t usually like saisons but this was different ... notes of caramel, and hops. Quite sweet, with no bitter hoppiness finish. Quite a nice beer and I would buy again

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2014
330ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Sweet sticky evaporated milk aroma, maybe come banana, but definitely lots of sugars. Taste half way between a saison and a doppel. Plus a ton of milkiness. Sweet, sticky, almost slick palate. Maybe they could have fermented this a little longer. Longer than the 5 days this got, at least. This is a total malt-bomb. Crazily sweet. Now I love malts, beer is a malt drink after all, but this is crazily over the top when it comes to the sweetness. Depending on my mood, this could get between 2.4 and 3.4. Does smother the alcohol, but hiding it behind sugar is not the answer. Could easily give an extra point in the obvious 4 categories.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobEvers (283) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Fles33cl. Kleur amber bruin. Vrijwel geen schuim. Geur veel hop en fruitig. Citrus/grapes Smaak: enorme mix aan smaak. Zoet zuur en bitter. Ik weet niet wat de overhand heeft. Scherpe nasmaak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (263) - CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a pale amber with two fingers of loose light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, medium spotty lacing. Nose is citrusy and fruity hops, moderate caramel malt, slight peppery bite, some floral perfume. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, slightly sour yeasty bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish. I’m sorry, "saison"? What? Maybe, just maybe, you might call it an "Imperial Saison", if such a beast existed (does it?) but otherwise I’d have to say this isn’t a saison. On a blind test, I’m sure I’d call this an IIPA/DIPA. That’s not to say it’s not a fine brew - it is - but I really don’t see how it’s a saison. The Amarillo and Citra hops work well in the aroma, and the high ABV is very well integrated in the overall flavour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (57) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Pours brown with no head and has fruity bitterness and caramel on the aftertaste, smooth and moreish. It has a good full- fat creamy body. Not my description of a saison but by gosh is it good!


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