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De Molen Klap van de Molen 2011-2012

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Our new winter ale. Available from the end of November. Brewed with lots of spices but they won’t be overwhelming in both aroma and flavour.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark caramel beer with a light tan head. Light spice and alcohol aroma with malt. Caramel and light fruity flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Caramel and spice lingers with light apple and light dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
omikr0n (658) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2012
On tap at Zlej Festival. Aroma is earthy and a bit malty, but rather weak. Taste is sweet, lots of spices, malt, bit of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
bottle at home ... deep red amber ... big tan head ... herbal spice malt nose ... soft mellow toffee roast ... light juicy roast ... soft spice ... dark roast malts ... very nice

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small small, fizzy, virtually no lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to heavy spicy, cinnamon, star anis, laurel. Flavour is moderate to hevy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, caramel, sugary sweet. De Molen claim that apices will not be overwhelming - grrr.... not sure i agree with them this time ;-) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120330]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A nice amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, light burnt caramel, fruit and spices. A hint of cellar notes as well. Flavor is smooth malty with caramel, nice bitterness and sweet fruit with some spices. Fine body and good aftertaste. Pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of cinnamon, cardamom, licorice, anise, dried raisins, sweet malt and caramel. Hints of alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours bit hazy deep amber with some floaties and it has a beige fast diminishing head. The aroma spicy and sweet caramelish with notes of marmelade and malt. The flavour is tobacco, sweet spicy and caramelish. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, cinnamon, cardemom and light fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, cinnamon, cardemom, light staranise and a sweet note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5268) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
On tap@ Haand2012. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, spices and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and somewhat astringent with some herbal notes ,malt, caramel and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Hazy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of flowers and licorice. Taste is spiced celery. Unique.


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