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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: 39   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - 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 (4095) - 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 (5380) - 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 (2438) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3742) - 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 (16654) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (778) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
Tap @ beer temple. Pour murky reddish/brown, with no head at all. Aroma of caramel, sweet fudge, ripe dark fruits, sour cherries, old hops, slight spicy. The taste is pretty sweet, with some faint hoppy bitterness. Medium and slight oily body, with a semi-flat carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big (citrus) fruity hops, strong caramel, some bread. Flavour is very malty at the start with bread and caramel, then a big hop flavour and bitterness, then more sticky sweetness and a almost candy like sidenote combined with some alcohol. Hefty but nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
A clear amber color with a small off-white head. Tons of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee sweetness. If that wasn’t enough, a ton of dark fruit as well. Mild hop notes of citrus, perhaps a hint of pine. Tastes incredibly sweet, but just enough pine and citrus hops to add a light bitterness. Tons of brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Great cherry and raisin fruitiness as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
From tap at Arendsnest. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and thick malty. Sweet, light sugarish and solid hoppy, pine and grapefruity. Dense malty and sweet. Light dryness with the bitterness into the finish.


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