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De Molen Lang & Kaal (Tall and Bald)

De Molen Lang & Kaal (Tall and Bald)
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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The beer is to be produced in 350L every year. Oak chips have been put in 40 year old cognac and then added to the beer.

Special brew made for Jens Ungstrups 40 year old birthday. Name is still provisional, other options were: Fourty, Fat and Finished (suggested by "friends" of Jens) - Fourty, Fit and Firery (Jens’ own version).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
In bottle. Pours an amber colour with very low carbonation and a few large bubbles lacing the rim. Very sweet caramel and barley aromas with alcohol, cognac and oak notes. Similar flavours with upfront sweet barley and treacle. Oily mouth-feel. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle shared with Paul and Lindsey who resuced me from the streets of Utrecht when I couldn’t find the apartment I was supposed to stay at, thanks! Murky amber color, thin tan head. Aroma of butterscotch candy and vanilla. Taste is very sweet caramel candy, too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7578) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle 330ml vintage 2009 @ home
Pours cloudy amber with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle @ Konttori, Tampere. Originally rated on 20.3.2010. Super sweet and sugary barley wine with notes of alcohol, malts, oak and vanilla. Way too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Fra flaske, dufter sindsygt dejligt ! mørke frugter ... men smager endnu mere sindsygt dejlig... mørke frugter, dadler, egtræ.... rosiner...... eftersmagen er dejlig sød ! ;) ...... en super dejlig øl ..... prøv den ! hehehe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6459) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. The aroma is wood, oak, sweet malt, bread, sweet caramel, berries and raisins. Lovely! The flavour is bread, sweet fruit, toasted caramel, prunes, raisins, dates and brown sugar. Sweet but the alcohol is well hidden. A very nice beer to enjoy next to the fire place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10458) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is butterscotsch, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is butterscotsch, alcohol, caramel, cloves, pine. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
330ml bottle, vintage 2009, brought back home from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Shared with Finn at the greatest tasting of De Molen ales beyond the Article Circle! Near-clear, apricot body. Polished surface. Sweet apricot and plums in aroma and taste with warming alcohol. Impression of sherry. Sweet, slow sipper (Tromsø, 17.11.2010).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
Pours a clear brown. Smells of sweet rye. VERY sweet. Aromas of rye and cereals. Also aromas of alcohol, port and sweet brandy. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long sweet finish. Did mention sweet?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4166) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2010
Flaske 0,33l påspandert av Rune og delt med ham i WC-veien 17 Nov 11. Rødbrun. Litt uklar. 0 skum. Aroma av plommer & svisker. Smaken er søt frukt: Som kokte multer. Sherrypreg. Blir veldig søt. Hvor er alkoholen?

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