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De Molen Heil & Zegen (Salvation & Blessing)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy to murky brown with a slowly collapsing tan head. Grapefruity hoppy aroma, smooth yet distinct hoppy. Fruity and peachy and slight grapefruity flavoured with a nice bitterness coming through. Bitter and fruity hoppy flavoured finish. Nice brew. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2009
Very good beige head; dark brown beer with ruby highlights. Amarillo jumping out of the glass, resin, grapefruit, excellent nose. Bitter, C-hops, citrussy, resiny, malt syrup retronasal. Despite the Amarillo powerplay, the balance turns out just great. Slick, (hop)oily, viscous, and very well-bodied. This isn’t just great - it’’s truly excellent. One of Menno’s top-tries, absolutely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14225) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle at the Alvinne pre Zythos event 09. God the hops are lovely. Good fruits/red fruits, bit of peach and then full on US hops. Bit syrupy, lovely hops on end. Good though. Thanks to Menno for being such a great guy and sharing his beers at this event.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13847) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 Bottle at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Very nice caramelly hop aroma, smells like an American IPA. Cloudy dark red colour, not much head. The flavour is very fruity with some American tasting hops, but not as much as the aroma. The alcohol level is very good, it balances off the rather sweet fruit flavour, and it gives a good cleansing effect in the finish. In combination with a slightly biting hop it finishes the beer nicely. Rather low carbonation, I would have liked a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
bottle at Pre-ZBF, pours orange/light amber with a white head. Aroma is extremely hoppy, like I just rubbed them in my hand. Sweet malt and strong hop bitterness finish this beer off very dry with the mouth wanting more. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, burned sugar, hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle@Home. Raspberry, grapefruit and grassy aroma. Hazy, dark brown color, irregular huge head, fair lace. Sweet, very bitter, floral, grapefruit. Dry mouth feel. Very flavourful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle at WBF ’09 Gouda. Red/brown colored brew. Very nice strong hoppy aroma, some fruits. Flavor is strong hopped too, some fruits, some malty sweetness. Nice overwhelming bitterness, flavor is staying in your system for some time :) Again a very decent and balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5003) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle at WBF ’09 Gouda. Brown red colour, off-white head. Lovely aroma of hops, grapefruit, some resin and malts. Flavour is sweet malts, caramel, grapefruit, resin, firm hop bitterness underneath. Very good bitter finish, giving a very dry mouthfeel in the end. Fullbodied, smooth mouthfeel. Superb Double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2009
Thx to Alvinne boys. Last saturday at Proefzolder. From a 75cl bottle. Very dark brown color, with an beige head. Aroma some fruits, dark roasted malts spices, bitterness. Medium to full body. Taste sweet, very bitter, bit fruit, dark roasted malts, hops.

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