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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: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2307) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Very muddy brown, thin dissipating tan head, very light lacing
Aroma is quite Hoppy, lots of citrus and grapefruit, moderate sweetness, some carmel and very light chocolate.
Flavour is quite Hoppy, quite bitter, rich and chewy, lots of citrus, moderate sweetness.
Bitter and Hoppy mouth, mod body, sharp carb.
Finishes long and Hoppy, bitter.


One of the coolest looking beers I have ever seen, so muddy. Very drinkable, hides the alcohol very well.

750ml bottle obtained in a trade with bierkoning, thanks Edo.

Opened on August 2, 2009.

Bottle #244/384. Bottled on Nov 17, 2008.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2009
It’s dark, red mahogany with a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of caramel, fruit, citrus and dark/dried fruit. The mouthfeel is nice and fat. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, citrus (mostly grapefruit), dark fruit and candy sugar. This very pleasant and nice beer hides the alcohol well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sticky caramell and fudge, dense malty with light resinous hop notes. Flavour is big and sticky like a barleywine but with a good resinous hop kick in the end. When I had this fresh at Valby it was a fantastic hop bomb and a true US style I/DIPA, later on the bottles I have had have been either flat or extremely hop tired (or both) and has delivered more of a barleywine, a pretty damn good barleywine though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3647) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 9, 2009
VEyr nice, from the wax in the top and the taste. I got bottle 539. Drank it at Tames river and was delightful.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Thanks Doug! Batch 572. Dark caramel in the glass, thick, dense with a slick sticky tan head. Earthy topsoil hoppy blended aroma. Dank earthy leafy hops everywhere, subdued over time, not oxidized, just relaxed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Rich and sappy aroma of pine-needles, resin, black-currant and caramel with touches of cookies, caramelized sugar and grapefruit. Full-bodied with notes of resin, dried figs, pine, oranges, burnt sugar, caramel, over-riped pears and grapefruit. Long chewy medium-bitter finish of grapefruit, resin, caramel and figs. Really tasty stuff but tastes more like a west coast style US Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17182) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty strong hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of pine needles. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with a bitter hoppy grapefruit hints. Has a sweetish malty long bitter hoppy grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper amber with a small froth of cream-colored head. Aroma of resiny grapefruity hops and some lightly sweet toasty caramel maltiness. Body starts with a rich caramel malty fullness and a good balance of juicy citrusy hops before a crisp bittersweet, slightly warming finish. An enjoyable double IPA that has good hop flavor, but could use a fresher hop nose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours cloudy copper with a beige head. Aroma is lots of caramel, medium citrus and grapefruit hops. Flavour is caramel, medium bitterness heavu citrus and grapefruit hop, light alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5568) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2009
From a bottle at SB&WF 2009. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and sugary aroma with citric hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry with medium bitterness.


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