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De Molen Gelovige Thomas "Back to School"

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7757) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle shipped to my place from Borresteijn. Thanks Rob! It pours bit hazy ruby amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma is loads of toasted malty caramel, bread, fruit, apricot and oranges. The flavor is sweet malty and bread like with sweet marmalade, oranges, berries and some warming alcohol. Lovely and well made US style barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Tap at Beer Temple - Amsterdam. Pours clear, rich ruby with a very light, white foam head. Nose is heavy with rich caramel and overripe fruits. Hugely sweet flavor with sticky sugars, caramel, orange, light pine, dates, golden raisins. Full bodied, chewy, with soft carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish with tons of chewy, ripe fruits and big, sticky sugars. Very sweet but also very rich and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7321) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at the DISOB tasting, Den Haag. The aroma is rich leading to a a fruitily, alcoholic bittter, malty flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle shared at the "Dean’s scared of beer tasting" Thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. Very sweet but lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ ABCBeers, Dean’s scared of beer tasting. Hazy copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is spicy malts, loads of caramel, sugary malts. Flavor is spicy sugary malts with a huge body. Impressive and well brewed. Made for sipping, but could sip the whole night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle from Arendsnest, Amsterdam (thx Peter). Pours clear orange-yellow, little white head. Rhubarb nose, yeasty and alcohol. Fruity taste (stone fruits, blood orange), malts, yeast, alcohol all well balanced with a hoppy finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18577) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6289) - Zaandam, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , 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! :)

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