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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: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2011
(bottle, 33cl, #48/1248) Hazy, ruby brown colour with a beige and short foamy head. Caramel-malty and slightly bready aroma with a vinous-fruity, almost Sherry-like note. Sweet-bitter flavour, almost full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Hearty (cara-)malt character with notes of bread, liquorice and a well-attenuated slightly fruity and resiny hoppy touch; sweet-bitter malt-accened finish with a vinous touch and a well-masked alcohol. Very good. 12.X.11

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8580) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle #48: Amber to deep amber coloured, small and stable tanned head, dry caramelly and (port-)vinous nose, a good dash of aromatic hops underneath; medium to full bodied, pretty soft, solid bitter-sweet flavour; perfectly balanced caramelly and hoppy finish, dry hoppy aftertaste. Fine brew...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
2008 Vintage 75 cl. bottle/shared@Kulminator: bottle nr. 271/384: dark brown with a ruby hue & egg-white head, smell is despite the age an explosion of American, lots of grapefruit & pine, underneath there is a malty & caramely sweetness, taste is bitter but also very fruity including lots of grapefruit but also some grapefruit, berries, pineapple, sweet lemons, caramel malt sweetness buried underneath, bitter aftertaste, pine, I am also getting some sourness in the aftertaste & ome brett, not sure if it is intentional, this is halfway between a barleywine & a IIPA

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from 2009. No head. Dark red.-amber colour. Powefull malty and fruity aroma. Rasin and plumb dominating. No fresh hops left. Light sweet powerfull bitter flavor. Vinius. Batley wine like. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Too flat. Maybe I waited too long.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
another from gene 11/1/10. batch 146/324 brewed 29,dec 2008. it pours out a thick murky coppery brown. it smells murky as well... sweaty hops, wood, caramel, dried fruit/raisins, grain and lots of alcohol. the flavor is the same only sweet without a balance. at the edge of cloying and no longer fun... 6/4/5/3

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle, tfs Vaiz! Aroma is huge sugary caramel goodness. Flavour is sugary malt goddness. Fruity malt, touch of spice, some liquorice. No more double IPA, but the barleywine that’s left is very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Maybe it has been saved too long - but it has been kept cool and dark so hopefully it still got som attitude. Red lack sealed 33 cl bottle number 117. No fizz when uncapped and when poured it shows that it is as good as flat. The appearence is brownish muddy with no head at all. The nose is good. It has lot of power and twisted alcohol notes but first of all a massive malty base topped with caramel and raisins and finaly lots of grains. The mouthfeel is af flat as the appearence - no co2 what so ever and as flat as water. Fortunately the taste is pretty good still. Again the alcohool profile is sticking out. Lots of bitterness that fades over in a caramelish desser-like feeling. Its a shame that its fkat because a nice fizzyness would have backed the taste up very nicely. The finish is long with a mild bitter sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Durchaus herber Antrunk, der vorhandene Hopfen ist zwar erkennbar, weite Aromenbildungen fehlen aber, das Ganze ist unerwartet schwach. Dies wird spätestens mit dem Abebben der Aromen zum Ende deutlich, der Hopfen verabschiedet sich als erstes. Weich grasig, zum Ende in Teilen trocken. Der Alkohol ist hier brennend. Ein IPA, das frisch getrunken werden sollte und dann wohl auch deutlich mehr Potential hat. 12/8/9/8/12/8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
15th May 2009
Copenhagen Beer Festival. Think I heard this described as a ’Cross between a barleywine and a double IPA’. Cloudy brown beer. Smooth palate. Nicely balanced rich malt and hops with the hops just becoming dominant. Warming finish and a bitterish aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1894) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Vintage 2008. Pours a hazy ruby/brown with a small off-white/beige head. Strong aroma; dry and malty with hops trying to break through. Flavour is sweet, malty and dry with notes of dark fruits and a strange tart bitterness; almost like red wine. Sweet, bitter finish with some alcohol thrown in. Almost no carbonation. 17.03.11.


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