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De Molen Lang & Kaal (Tall and Bald)

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De Molen Lang & Kaal (Tall and Bald)
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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).


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2009
Bottled 33cl 416/1134, bottled 10.4.2009
Dark amber-brown color, tiny white head. Sticky sweet aroma: molasses, prune, fig, grapes. Full-bodied. Very sticky, very sweet, very liquerish. Vanilla, oak, sugar, fark fruits in the flavor. Sweetness is covering the alcohol totally. Dessert beer. 33cl is too much!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
Shiny copper color with no head - just some disparate airy bubbles that quickly fades away. Raisins, lots of cognac, rum-soaked fruits (plums) in the nose. Actually, here’s quite a lot of fruits. Malty aromas of caramel. Quite a lot of alcohol as well, but the alcohol is nicely integrated and is reminiscent of fine spirits. Although the smell seems slightly muted due to the obvious lack of carbonation, it’s still very impressive and powerful. The taste is malty and very sweet. Lots of fruit here as well (grapes, plums, apples, raisins), but the fruity aromas are not as liqueur-like as in the smell. Notes of cognac, nuts, caramel and fudge. A hint of oak. Perhaps I pick up a hint of vanilla. The taste is not overly powerful, but very nice. The finish is mildly bitter with some leafy and spicy hop notes (more than expected), quite a lot of alcohol and lingering cognac flavors. The alcohol is impressively well hidden. Full-bodied with a fat and chewy texture. No carbonation at all. D: A very delightful and potent beer. Balanced. But some carbonation would have been nice. Definitely recommended. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2009 bottle#0733. Hazy amber with no head. Big pit fruit, toasted oak, brandy, spicy aromas. Medium body with little carbonation. Big candi sugar sweet flavors with vanilla, brown sugar, mild brandy and oak. Very little bitterness,booze is well hidden. Thanks Ken for this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapez (1529) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Rich aroma with plums, grapes. nuts. oak and portwine. Deep redbown colour with no head. Very sweet flavour which ends up like portwine and wood. Surprisingly low bitterness despite high IBU 62.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle #922/1134. Pours translucent copper, with no head. Intense, fairly sweet head, with notes of caramel, peat, brandy, dark fruit and wood. Flavor is sweet as well, with caramel, raisin, brown sugar, peat, wood, honey, and tobacco. Smooth with little carbonation. Finishes with brandy and some alcohol. This is a great sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit and hints of brandy. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit and some woody hints. Has a long sweetish malty caramel finish with hints of brandy and dark fruit in the aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2009
Unclear amber of color without a head. An aroma of caramel, oak, port, dried fruits and brandy. A flavor of caramel, dried fruits, sugar and weak spice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel, complex dried fruit, vineous. Flavour is sweet caramel, dried fruit, no hop. Sticky mouthfeel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Very sweet balrey wine, dry oaky finish. Liquorice, brandy, dried fruit. ;ore a digestive than a beer, but outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Murky amber, more or less no head. Woody caramel aroma. Sweet and soft, totally full bodied. Spun sugar and caramel together with woody cognac. The softness lifts the beer to it’s full potential. Alcohol is evident, but works as a dimension adding flavour enhancer. A vinous wonderful sipper with peppery bitterness that keeps growing. As it warms dimension after dimension appears. Cheers Jens!


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