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De Molen IJsbock

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Eisbock
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 492   ABV: 16.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Tap @ 1st BBF, De Molen.
Pours lovely ruby red with a hint of brown. Impressive, staying, creamy, beige head. Sweet aroma, caramel, dried fruits, lightly vinous, raisins. Light carbonation, fat but still rather light mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, caramel, some fat maltiness, light alcohol. It is lovely looking and very nice. Probably a tad one-sided and there is a lot of alcohol in there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Draught at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice and hops. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice with notes of alcohol, hops and pine needles. Warming alcoholic and dry hoppy finish. Well hidden alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
Tap @ BBF. Dark brown color, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolat, roasted malts, indeed still in the style of an eisbock. Strong taste, bit alcoholic, quite bitter finish. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
On tap @ 1st BBF, De Molen. The aroma is sweetish with caramel, raisin and hops. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste starts sweet with caramel, sugar, raisins and becomes more hoppy and bitter towards the finish. You don’t notice the 16.4% alcohol. But it remains the belly warmer an eisbock should be. Great beer at 0900 in the morning :-)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
Tap @ 1st BBF De Molen. Soft maltaroma with a hint of raspberry. Very full bodied. The alcohol is pretty well hidden. Loads of malt, sweetness and tropical fruit. Toffee. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
On draft at 1st Borefts Bier Festival, Bodegraven. Wow this one’s pretty heavy. Liqourice, malts, caramel, very dense. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced. But (especially in finish) this is an alcoholic beast, a nice finisher of the evening. And i agree with previous raters that mention that the backbone of the beer is a bock (instead of other heavier styles such as barley wines or IS), it works out pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2009
On tap at Borefts Bier Festival, De Molen. Light hazy caramel colour, dense off white head. Aroma of pure German bockness indeed, very malty, caramel, sweet, light cognac notes, very nice. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel/toffee, good bitterness in the finish. Despite the 16% still very drinkable, very smooth and fullbodied. Very very good bock.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2009 HandBottled@Home. What’s not there in the aroma? A real bock aroma and not like some other Eisbock that start leaning towards Quadrupel or other other barley-wine type beers. Powerful stuff, sweet, very bitter, very hoppy, toffee. After swallowing it takes some time but then it starts burning in your throat. So complex, yet clean. Amazing.


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