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De Molen Gelovige Thomas "Back to School"

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Gelovige Thomas is een bier speciaal gebrouwen voor Thomas Wijns door Brouwerij de Molen naar een idee van Peter van der Arend. Het is een zeer hoppig bier van 12% ABV, type: Barley Wine. Sladek en Citra hop (dry-hopping), 27 Plato, 56 EBU, 44.4 EBC, Pale en caramelmout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4324) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Rene: Vanilla yellow colored minimal and airy foamy head. Changes quick in some bubbles on top of a hazy ruby red colored beer. Aromas of raisin, barleys, oatmeal, dogfood, some light and creamy spices, some hops and a hint of someone who has been to a festival without washing him/her-self for a couple of days... Flavours of barleys, cream, spices, rye, hint of alcohol, warmth, alcoholic and sticky peach, malts, peach, mango, some pepper, some bitters, herbs and yeast. Aftertaste sticky, warm, barley malts, light floral and bitter. Low to no carbo, silky mouthfeel, more full than medium body and a creamy oily texture. With a bit of air and time it seems to get better and better. Alcohol is pretty well hidden and this pretty easy drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam, bb 13.1.2013
Cloudy amber color; small head, but persistent. The aroma is full and malty, with light fudge, very Thomas Hardy’s like; later there is a very light cheesy impression. Full bodied barley wine, with very good malt flavor, some fudge, rich, sweet, round; light nutty touch; the bitterness is quite elevated, surely balanced; and the warming alcohol is a pleasant complement.
A bit more American than the classic Thomas Hardy’s Ale, more intriguing than all the American hop monsters.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost clear dark ruby amber colour, dense orange/yellow-ish head. Aroma of bitter oranges, clementines, some citrus, leafy hops, sweet malts. Flavour is quite sweet, malty, sugar, bitter oranges, firm but smooth hoppy bitterness, a bit of toasted malts, firm bittter finish. Full-bodied, smooth, a tad too sweet imo. Not my favourite style of beer, but this is quite good. Cheers Thomas, always enjoyed having a beer and a chat during your shifts, good luck on the study!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
27th September 2012
Borefts warm up at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Hazy deep red beer. A few white bubbles for a head. Smooth palate, a little dry. Rich barleywine - cherry dominated fruits. Toffee malt. A little marmalade citrus, mildly bitter. Stuck together with nice malt cream. Tasty BW. And Hi Thomas - hope you are enjoying school again! :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (786) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
Bourben cherries appearance with a minimal head that went away fast. Sweet aroma and flavor with cognac, cherry-liquer, lurking hops, cocoa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 30, 2012
Glowing red body and very hazy, with bubbly active beige head. Nice hop forward barley wine aroma, with rich resin like hop profile and sweet humous malts. Refreshing and powerful over sticky and dark. Smooth carbonation that needs its malt base to counter all those modern hops to end up with a full body feel. More an American/Danish than an English/dessert barley wine. Very flavourful and much more easily drinkable and fresh than expected from the 12%. Dangerously so! Not because it’s watery or low profile, but because its smooth and exciting with enough bitterness. Great brew. (33cl bottle, thanks John!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Tap @ Beer Temple. The pour’s deep red with no head. The nose is spicy fruit cake, cherry, light chocolate and nut. The taste is sweet malts, some charred grain, fruitcake and cherry. Smooth, nice. This beer wears its ABV quite well. Overall, not bad stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2012
Bourben cherries appearance with a minimál head that went away fast. Sweet aroma and flavor with cognac, cherry-liquer, lurking hops, cocoa.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3147) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Sample courtesy of Kermis at Arendsnest. This beer was an hommage to a regular at the bar that passed away. Hazy amber pour with small to off white head. Notes of toffee, hops, cherries, spice, and light cocoa. Very hoppy barleywine, reminds me of an American style Sticky mouthfeel with a medium to fuller body. This one-off was very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
tap at Bier Temple ... deep brown ... soft toffee ... barley wine nose ... rich malts ,... soft sweet oily hop ... sweet sugers ... soft toffee .. mellow malts ... ok


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