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De Molen Klap van de Molen 2011-2012

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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7879) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4789) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7346) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21649) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Hazy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of flowers and licorice. Taste is spiced celery. Unique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear and dark orange beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt, ginger and caramel. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 2, 2012
330ml bottle (Tuulensuu, Tampere)
Aroma is sweet - dark fruits. A little metallic in the taste. Smooth palate. A little stodgy. Darkish red, frothy head. Slightly vegetal hops according to Anna, Phil maps it onto detergent.. Almost bocky with its sweet, mashy tastes. Under-attenuated. Some liquorice later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
33 cl. bottle / purchased @ Hopduvel // the list of ingredients on this is ridiculous: chocolate & caramel malts, cinnamon, laurel (?), cardamom (?), anis (iew),… // bright ruby coloured with basically no head save for some lacing on the side of the glass // smells very sweet, liquorish, caramel, candy, cotton candy, black liquorish candy & a very odd sweet vintage like smell (not a real vintage smell / this wasn’t a vintage bottle either) // taste is very sweet with lots of liquorish, anis, candy, toffee, brown sugar, caramel, thick, sticky, herbal, touch bitter in the back, booze, sweet cellar in the back,… very weird & honestly I am not much of a fan of most of these flavours but well-done but given the sweetness & weird liquorish / herbal flavours this has going on, I doubt that many are going to be crazy about thick // low carb. & sticky

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2012
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma has notes of chocolate with dark fruits. The taste of dark malt and fruit, hints of chocolate bitter with some spices. The aftertaste is some sweet with bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 26, 2012
Bottle, Mi Orge, Mi Houblon. Pours completely flat, ruby and clear. Nose is sweet, cinnamon, warm fruit, sickly, capers, cloves, teak. Mouth is herby, highly metallic iron taste (the taste blood gives), fruit, dark fruit, plum, leather, spices come in just before the iron hits, quite a complex blend, but not long enough lasting to work out what’s there. Some star anise. Long warmth at the end, touch of alcohol, smooth end. Bit odd, not necessarily bad, just a bit too much going on for my liking. Not the flowing, well-written beer I usually expect from De Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma lavender, anis. Some cinnamon. Low carbonstiont. Too spicy and low in carbonation.

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