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De Molen Heil & Zegen (Salvation & Blessing)

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
330 ml bottle - 08/06/2009. Pours clear mahogany amber, small beige-ish head. Deep malt nose with resinous over-aged hops. OMFG, what a silky smooth body, subtle bitterness totally integrated with the malt sweetness, nice semi-dry and sweet finish. Taste is soft caramel and pine resin. Held up very well for a DIPA; a fine barley wine it has become.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2445) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle, over 5 years old. Dark color for an IIPA. Aroma is really malty. Tastes like a malt soup, with still some bitter hops and sweet caramel. The aging turned it into a barley wine. Good, but not spectacular.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (1774) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Old notes. From bottle @ Bierkoning’s Molen tasting in 2008/2009, with Menno pouring himself. Dark amber/brown color. Aroma’s of sweet fruits, raisins, but also resin, pine, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Long firm bitter finish. Really nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vipinvelp (2419) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle at Boreft. Clear dark ruby with light brown lacing foam head. Quite some yeast in bottom of bottle. Nice sherry like aroma and taste, not too bitter. More a barley wine taste. Some walnut. Pleasant warm. (Velp 201410)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5135) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 30, 2014
Road soda courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel burnt toffee. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared on the post-Borefts 2014 NS tasting. Pours very hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, overripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5820) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
33cl bottle 5 years old courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour. Aged nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3496) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Raiting of an old bottle. Reddish brown of color with a weak head. An aroma of raisins and weak hops. A flavor of raisins, hops, bitter. It was too old when it was opened. But still a nice old ale

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled 30/12/13. (2009 vintage) A dark dark brown coloured beer with a little grey wispof head. A big beer for sure. Thick and gloopy sticky in the mouth. Lots of hops, lots of malts which edge towards sweetness. Lingering fruitiness. Chocolate and licorice. Vinuous. Big grapefruit mid swallow. A lovely beer, More a Barley Wine than a IIPA for me but so what it’s good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from April 2009, opened in October 2013. 4.5 years old. Deep dark brown with a thin, ring of a head that disappears. Non lacy, tan. Deep smell of hops with strong earthy tones. Flowers, raisin, dusty hops, cloves, pecans, peach and honeysuckle. Sort of herbal.medium oily dry body with soft carbonation. Deep complex malts. Tastes of caramel, pepper, strawberries, barley, strong ginger notes, and clear herbal notes. The sweetness is masked by dust. Raisins. Finishes with yeast, caramel, and grassy. Incredibly intense IPA that is a bit hard to drink as it is very bitter. Sort of like a barley wine that’s seriously over hopped. Malty hoppy goodness but a bit too much. Sipping.


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