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De Molen Donder & Bliksem (Thunder & Lightning) USA version

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Doppelbock
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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28.7 EBU Premiant and Saaz hops 105 EBC


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2009
Draught at řlbaren, Copenhagen. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, liquorice and hay with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of hops, alcohol and dried fruits and some metallic notes. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Reminds me of a belgian dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Doppelbock? - Perhaps my bottle is infected in some way? - pours a hazy amber, with a thick ring of lace - the aroma is of cherry skins, light sourness/earthy character, and undercurrents of acidity, juniper, chocolate - smells almost like a mild flanders red with a light chocolate kick to it - medium carbonation and body - the flavor starts with a mild sour cherry character, raisin, mild acidity - a little bit of caramel sweetness arrives after that, as well a tiny bit of roast - some orangy tang - gets even sweeter in the finish, ending mostly with toffee - starts out like a subdued sour ale, and ends like the doppelbock it’s supposed to be (although it doesn’t taste lagered at all) - this might not be what the brewer intended, but it certainly is interesting. PS - the label also states that this is an ale - perhaps the style listing is incorrect?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (2632) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Poured a dark brown. Head was big and frothy. Flavor mainly composed of some chocolate and cocoa. Very subtle and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13032) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Cloudy orange, big head. Aroma of flowers and caramel. Bready taste faint chocolate background. Nice transition to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Unclear medium amber orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 120908

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours tawny with an average, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of dates and apple. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
Is that really Zues on the bottle? Looks way to happy to be a greek god. Anyhoot. Pours a thick dark dark amber & prune color with a 2 finger off white head. Nice aroma of cocoa, caramel, biscuity and has nice undertones of chocolate. Very smooth. I like, I like. ok hear it goes...cocoa, hints of melted caramel notes of chocolate but a little boozy. Lots of flavors pop out in the after taste. Nice body. fairly medium all around. Easily drunk by all.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
USA version. Imperial pilsner, not a dubbel at all. Premiant and Saaz hops ar primary taste, drying hops, yet balanced not too bitter. Medium plus mouthfeel. Rather neutral aroma. Drinkable but a 750 ml. is too much.Decent of-white head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
750 ml bottle - 2007 on the cork; pours clear, roasty brown with tan head; soapy, rich aromas of caramel, nuts and mild chocolate; drinks very dry and sweet at first sip; texture on the light side, but some cream from the remaining head; kind of a strange beer and very bland on the flavor

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
The color is very beautiful brown/red with a little sediment and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, yeast and aromatic hops. The flavour has a light sweetness, and a slightly spicy, roasted bitterness, that also is a bit dry, and it has notes of roasted malt, caramel, spices (a bit like Christmas), light anise and coriander, aromatic hops and it ends on a dry note. A very nice and exciting beer.


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