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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2009
Draught@Københavnske Øldage 2009. Reddish brown, low carbonated body with good clarity. No head. Sugary and slight peppery caramel aroma. Plummy fruitiness and notes of tinned dark fruits. Very sweet-flavored. Alcohol-soaked, chewy malts, caramel and dark fruits. A faint wooden note. Fat body. Thick and warm in the mouth. No hops detected. Finishes sweet with a quite pleasant alcohol warmth. A sweetheart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2009 Amber with a small, or non-existant off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bready malt, figs and prunes, and sherry or cognac. Sweet and malty. Like the original, too sugary sweet for my taste, with a lot of alcohol showing, but maybe a little more mellow. I wonder how it might fare in the cellar for a while. Will that be like keeping Jens in my cellar as my Gimp?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5652) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle from Bierkoning. Nice amber body with absolutely no head. Syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. Fruity nose. Taste of fruits, dark fruits especially, toffee, caramel and Sherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Draught. Amber colour with no head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, fruits, caramel and alcohol with notes of sherry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 24, 2009
Botella. Amber colour. Sweet caramel malty alco dark fruitish aroma. Sticky mouthfeel. Quite sweet caramel malty dark fruity alco flavour. Very sweet alco bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet and fruity, syrop and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Amber colour and hazy, white head, fully diminishing. Aroma is vanilla, coconut, sweet, alcohol. Flavor is mainly sweet. But too much alcohol, too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours hazy amber with almost no head; just a thin film. Aroma is malty, raisins and very sweet. Low carbonation, good oily character. Flavour is very sweet, quite sticky, lots of caramel. Raspberries, malts and sugar. Far too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Frothy white fair mostly deminishinghead. Amber colour. Heavy malty and hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long powerfull finsih. Creamy palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle at KBH festival, 2009. Muddy amber with no head. Sweet malty. Sticky, syrupy. Lots of rum & raisin. Flat carbonation. Sickning sweet. Alcohol warmth..

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