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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: 99   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 05.03.2010
Aroma is sweet with somewhat ripe fruits, sugary notes and caramel. Flavour is really sweet with fruits, shitloads of caramel and some sugary notes. Too sweet and too boozy, just like Bommen & Granaten. A good way to get a diabetes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (1086) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
(bottle #504 I think; courtesy of Ungstrup - huge thanks!) Pours a dark amber, clear with small floaties and no head. Aroma is surprisingly refined with notes of cognac, oak, rye bread and maybe a tinge of oxydation. Pretty flat, oily texture with a full body and quite a sweet, warming finish. Taste generally follows the nose, is characterised by sweetness with plenty of aroma notes. Smooth and with the alcohol very well masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7308) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100305.
Pours murky orange color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Flavor of malts, caramel, ripe fruits, toffee and some alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
27th February 2010
Hazy red-amber beer. Aged malt nose. No head, low carbonation. Semi dry palate, a little soft. Rich sweet malt, fruity. A nice low key blend of orange and cranberry and generic fruits. Very light vanilla wood, subtle brandy and provides a brief warm note. Nice liquer beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
bottle at home ...amber ... deep dark sweet toffee malt nose ...very sweet ... toffee malts ... rich and sweet ... very juicy ... quite oily ... ligth hoppy finish ...

   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 (15054) - 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 (8917) - 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 (4541) - 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 (2066) - 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

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