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

 (RETIRED)
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88
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Tap @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours red-brown with a thin head that only stays for a second. Aroma is pleasantly malty, light caramel, yeast and a fine, light hoppy streak. Low carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour is somewhat dry, weakly vinious with some caramel notes. Pretty dry finish with okay hoppiness. Not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and a mild hoppy bite towards the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
@ Vero Tasting. Slightly cloudy chestnut with a thin light tan head. Slight peppery aroma, some apricot, grains in the back. Wet grain taste, caramel, mild sour twinge on the finish. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
Hazy reddish-brown. Chocolate, nuts, toast and some brown sugar on the nose. Smooth, molassesy palate. Light orange and lime. Complex, interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
At Vero. Cloudy, mahogany brown. Sweet aroma like chickoo or mamey. Smooth, soft carbonation. Clean, smooth, woody. Interesting flavors. Lots of dark tropical fruits and roasting wood. Well-structured, firm, no-nonsense Dutch solidity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle courtesy of hopscotch. Pours caramel brown with tan gead. Sweet caramel aroma and flavor. There are also flavors of dark fruits. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. The body is a cloudy caramel brown color. A small, frothy, cream colored head settles slowly, leaving spotty lacing behind on the glass. Aromas include caramel, dark fruits, dark spices, and some lactic cream. Flavors show dry, woody caramel, cola, molasses, dark fruits, and vanilla. There’s also a creamy element, which turns out to be a bit of a saving grace, keeping this from being a run of the mill brew. The palate is medium bodied and overly carbonated, feeling too fizzy in the mouth. Decent at best, and not a very god interpretation of Doppelbock, in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Courtesy Hopscotch. Pours a dark caramel brown, with a small light tan head. Smells of sweet dark fruits, caramel malt, and not a whole lot else. The flavor is pretty mild actually, mostly more of that malt and fruit flavor combined. Maybe got a touch of some hop bitterness in the finish, and a bit of wood, but thats about it. Nothing overly complex here, but certainly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
bottle courtesy of hopscotch: pours a good dark amber with a slight tan head. aroma is slightly dirty earth decent malt, some chocolate like araoma too, slight sweetness excist. flavours is also a bit dirty good earth and slight roast malt is sweet. finishes is goo slight dry adn more earthyness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, green apple, some smoke, roast, and a nice earthyness. Flavor is malty, apple, roast, smoke, toast, caramel, and a smooth earthy finish.


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