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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: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (22759) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
( 750ml bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup ) Well another beer named after…the man, the myth, the beer legend. Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, vinous, brandy, oak, and vanilla. Flavor of vinous, caramel, green raisins, dried apricot, and some light spices. Happy 40th, Jens!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an unclear brown/golden beer with no head. The aroma is weak caramel, with notes of acidity. The flavor is sweet and caramel. The palate is sticky and sweet. Overall a good beer. Cheers Jens.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
It is a hazy, red-bronze-brown beer with a limited head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wood, fruit, caramel, berries – it’s vinous. The flavor is quite sweet with notes of raisin, tobacco, wood, caramel overripe fruit, berries, and the finish is slightly bitter and dry with a touch of citrus. Even it’s so sweet, it also is very complex, and it hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Fluffy beige head. Aroma is sweet, has wood, prunes, berries and spice. Light wood note. Flavour of sweetness, prunes, alcohol, brown sugar, vanilla and apple and a lot more. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet and sugary note. Quite delicious. Would age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a shady reddish mahogany colour with a small white foam. Rich, dense and compact aroma of prunes, fudge, sweet licorice, wood, cognac, red berries, white pepper and almonds. Full-bodied with strong chewy malty notes of pine-apples, prunes, wood, cognac, brown sugar, red apples and roasted almonds. Really thick and viscous mouthfeel with nearly no carbonation. Long chewy and a bit sticky finish of caramelized sugar, prunes, white pepper and cognac. Quite a astonishing dessert sipper, this. Another five years or so would do wonders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours dark amber red with no head. Huge sweet nose of caramel, honey, candied and brown sugar. Same in the flavor with some heat. Syrupy sweet with an incredible mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 11, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: clear amber, wispy head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light spicyness
Body: big thick body
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, vanilla sweetness, honey sweetness, just a hint of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Thanks to Jens for sharing at the RBSG 2009. Very sweet tasting with a scant amount of carbonation, I enjoyed drinking this beer. As others noted, it’s a sipper, thick, complex and not for the feint of heart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
Thanks Patrik! Hazy dark amber. Crazy aroma - lots of wood, complex cognac that is deeply vinous, sultanas...gorgeous. Very sweet, syrupy, but very soft. Sultana palate with almost rummy cognac notes. It’s a little bit stiff in the finish, but remains soft, balanced and complex. Rich brown sugars - might be the most complex of the superheavyweight sipping beers. Indeed, this category has come a long way since SA Triple Bock - we are seeing real creativity and quality these days. Fantastic stuff.

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