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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: English Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the first time in May 2011.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (pils, cara), hops (premiant, saaz), yeast (top fermenting).


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared from ABC Beers. Pours clear brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, yeast, alcohol. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5643) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark ruby, light haze, offwhite cream. Berries, light leathery wooden nose. Citric hoppy entry. Goes from berries, orangepeel over tobacco, wood and spices to a very dry hoppy finish. Fullbodied, dry mouthfeel. Long fruitcaramel aftertaste. Very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt, raisins and figs. The taste is quite sweet but not too sticky.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
330 ml bottle. Bottled 22/Jun/2011. From bierzwerg.de.
Clear dark amber colour with a ridiculously huge foamy head. Very malty aroma. Extremely malty aroma. Some floral hops and sweetness there too. The flavour is hops, bitterness, malt, alcohol and Well, Iím not quite sure what this is supposed to be? It might be exactly that but itís not something I like.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Brown body, light brown head. Aroma has sweet malt, raisins, flour, cookie dough. Flavour is flat malt and floury yeast, alcohol. Really bad and offlavoured.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2013


330 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Cloudy hazy dark amber brown colour with lots of dirt like, darkish yeast sediments; Two finger head with rich, long lasting crumpety beige foam, like a Belgian ale. Very sticky lacing with soft fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of full ale malt, with nice light grapefruit, biscuit, bread, plums, orange peel, lemon and light spice; Very nice medium sweet taste of ale malt, with light grapefruit, rich plums and raisins, toffee, yeast, molasses, light spices, light alcohol, citrus and herbal hops; Medium body, slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly rich and tasty ale malt with very good elements of toffee, caramel, raisins / dark fruits, rich yeast, light grapefruits and spices. Very malty and biscuit, yet nicely sweet and dry fruity. All complement each other very well. I feel good! The 7.5% abv is quite seductive, doesnít hide itself under the sand yet light enough and blends well with overall taste. A marvel! Hoppiness is nice light grapefruit and lemon nose, Moderately spicy and earthy taste, and fairly light herbal grassy hops work well enough for flickering astringency and finish; Slightly dry after taste:, fairly sweet and fruity to mouth.

Comments: This is a very fitting ESA. Although not as outwardly colourful as Fullerís 1845, itís rich enough in maltyness, fruityness, yeastiness (loads of dark yeast!), and just spicy and hoppy enough to make this brew refreshing under a post-typhoon Summer night like tonight, or better, a fitting winter warmer like many top dog ESAs. Highly recommended!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle 23/06/11. A very lively pour resulting in a dark amber beer with a big foamy slightly off-white head. Medium body. Big sweet biscuity aroma, with dark fruits - prunes mainly - coming through too. The biscuit, dark fruits are there as well as caramel, a touch of citrus and a nice smooth boozy bitter hit. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (288) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, bit of red fruit, roast bread Appearance: Amber, bit cloudy, thick off white head, medium lace Taste: Caramel, roast bread, bitter finish and aftertaste that stays

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (636) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2013
Color: brown orange beer with medium carbonization and medium white foam. Smell: caramel, hops, floral nose. Taste: caramel and herbs. Aftertaste: nice bitterness and small alcohol taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - JUN 24, 2013
Slightly chilled bottle. Two years and one day old. Dark orange/red with the usual huge head which endures. Smell - old ale, caramel, yeast, molasses, tangerine. Carbonation - mid to soft. Taste - typical De Molen caramel, liquorice, sweet honey flavours with a decent dose of bitterness. Enjoyable high quality beer. Not quite to my taste though, which reduces the rating slightly.


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