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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: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Thanks to madmitch76 for this fine brew. Pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is rich smooth prunes, peaches, ripe juicy plums, apples, semi sweet sherry notes, caramel candy some oak and orange hard candy. The taste is upsettingly smooth and wonderful (where have you been all my life?) and rich and complex. It offers up succulent notes of rich smooth blended dark fruitiness, ribbons of creamy caramel candy, smooth molasses covered oak and sweet citrus orange like hop flavor. Amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Dave-12oz bottle-pours an off white head with bubbles and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, medium fruit-pear/cherry. Taste is sweet medium malt, medium fruit-pear/cherry/honey/caramel, some herbal hops. Minimum carbonation. YUM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4109) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle at home (batch 1134 bottle 760, vintage 2009). Orange-red beer without head. Aroma heavy malty ( wood, over ripe fruits, notes of cognac). Flavor very sweet with strong notes of alcohol. Body almost flat, very smooth, the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 27, 2010
33 cl bottle, thanks Roger. Bottle #855/1134. Dark amber/brown color, almost no head. Aroma is dried, sweet fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet, fruit and dried fruit, alcohol and oak. Not much bitterness. Very long aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Extreme beer, but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
Flaske: Brun øl uden antydningen af skumhoved. Absolut ingen karbonering. Tilgengæld en lækker duft af karamelmalt der fortsætter i smagen. Vanilje og eg giver også et fint bidrag. Minder faktisk om Angels Share, men har det samme problem med manglende karbonation hvor vi havde været helt oppe og ringe. Men daym øllen smager godt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2010
Lactic nose, wood. Golden brown low head. Big wood, vanilla, cookie, rest sugar. Oily, light herbal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2010
A litlle hazy dark orange/brown colored beer, with almost no head. just a little and it’s beige. The aroma of sweet caramel with some dark fruits with alcohol in the back. The taste of sweet dark fruits, it’s malty with some spices. There is warming alcohol. The aftertaste is stickey and some bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with no head and no bubbles. Aromas of caramel, oak, dried fruit, honey and warming alcohol. Super soft texture. Warming flavour with notes of honey, syrup, wood, raisins, alcohol and malt. Heavy and sweet, yet very drinkable stuff..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2010
(Bottle #549 at Pikkulintu) Poured ruby red and hazy with almost non-existent head. Aroma contained raisin, dried plum, malts, vanilla, alcohol and molasses. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness and more sweetness, malts, raisin, figs, mild bitterness and mild roastedness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2010
No sound on opening of bottle. Thin coarse head. Hazy amber body. Deep syrupy toffee aroma with marzipan notes. Intense sweet plummy alcoholic dried fruit taste with syrupy earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel, but flat. Hardly any CO2 at all. Sweet honeyish strawberry and peppery marzipan aftertaste with earthy plummy notes and traces of apple. Totally lacking in bitterness, and therefore unbalanced. Not too bad, but would improve with a decade of cellaring. (0.33l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Bottled 2009-04-10. Bottle #532.)

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