teorn88 (3870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle at Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is medium sweet and yeasty/earthy, with notes of bread, dried leaves, caramel: Taste is roasty, bitter, sour, earthy, roasty, woody, acidic. Light to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Likely infected, again. Overall, question arises: why can’t De Molen brew a decent BIPA. Four messed beers in a row in a single sitting is just too much to be true, awful stuff.
madmitch76 (18948) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Hazy deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy. Mild fine carbonation. Mild dark malts. Little sourish dark chocolate. Light tangy orange peel on the back end. Light coffee and a light dry finish. There is a mild infection in this beer, but it’s really not bothering me too much.
minutemat (2740) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours brown, hoppy aroma, malts, weird citrus & red berries, marzipan, moss, forest floor, acidic, prob brewing fault somewhere along the line.
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Chriso. It pours deep ruby with a medium tan head. The nose is earthy, musty, raisin, dried cranberry, cherry, tangy and roasted malt. The taste is sour, acidic, earthy, roast, toast, wood, earth, wood and sour, dried berry with a dry, acidic finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Bitter and heavily acidic. Infected. No good.
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really disappointing beer. The aroma is rather nice, but subtle, but the taste is a bit sour like an old dishwashing rag. Black IPAs are not my favourites but this one was especially bad. Pick aomething else!
gEUS (1538) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at home - pours deep brown to light black with a thin light beige head. Nutty aroma, a bit tart and dirt, sweet malt. Light watery body with nice roasty notes, flavours are burnt malt and some metal. Not as balanced a sother varieties in this series.
Benzai (10887) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Opaque very dark brown color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, a slight sourness, overripe fruits and some alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.
Thompson (485) - - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very small rapidly gona beige head.. hazy blackish colour.. smell sweet/sour fruity.. taste bitter at first ends sour.. not at the lvl of other de molen beers..
Countbeer (5501) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Smaller sized but vast and slowly changing ashy off white light beige foamy head on top of a deep dark to black colored beer with a small ruby tint through it.
Aromas of some hops, flowers, roast, chocolate and manure.
The aroma is maybe not much, but pretty nice.
Flavours of roast, chocolate, hops, hop bitters, crispy hop fruits, some coffee, some chalk, a hint of liquorice, hint of malt roast, cream, flowers and fruits like peach, raisin and some apricot.
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, some liquorice, chocolate and crispy hop tones.
Low carbo, soft creamy light silky mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy light oily texture.
Finally, this is a very nice BIPA from De Molen. Probably kept cool with the right temperature and served with the right temperature. It does a good job!
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown beer with a medium offwhite head. Hoppy malty aroma. Hoppy, almost a bit sourish flavour.