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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dexcansino (392) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2013
Cerveza de color ambarino, con una densa y cremosa espuma de color amarillento. De olor y sabor acaramelado, con un marcado malteado y equilibrio entre el dulce y el amargor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Initially a very earthy aroma, quite like bramlin cross, later, however, after it’s settled in the glass, it’s quite sweet. Has some pungent hoppy hints too. Lovely in the mouth, a great bite and gentle tingle from hoth the hops and the carbonation. Nicely attenuatated. Quite green and fresh hops in the taste, delicious roasted grains, very bready, but not sweet. Love that finish. So crisp and a great noble hop bite. No sign of 7.5% - classic de Molen!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, dark orange - citrus, moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity, yeast, peach, sweet fruit. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate, finish flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, fruity, yeasty, dark orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121207]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (95) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at De Molen. Rusty-brown colour. Small head that quickly disappeared. Medium body, taste sweet, slightly bitter, smokey, smooth. Short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (2730) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
Muddy brown colour. Taste is quite spicy and yeasty. Very gassy. Strong bitter finish of hop.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (629) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin meripihkan värisenä ja keskikokoisella isokuplaisella vaahdolla. Juoma on kylläkin todella varovasti kaadettu ja toisella, hieman reilummalla kaadolla vaahtoaminen on todella runsasta. Hiilihappoa näyttäisi olevan. Haju on mausteinen, pihkainen, hedelmäinen ja jopa lambicmaisen hapan. Maku on käyneen hedelmäinen, marjainen, havuinen, ruohoinen ja lambicmaisen hapan. Suutuntuma on äärimmäisen pirskahteleva ja hiilihappoisuus peittää muun alleen. Kokonaisuutena mieleen tulee Orval, joskin tämä on hieman huonompi painos. Kuitenkin jollain perverssillä tapaa tämä maistui meikäläiselle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Clear dark amber/brown body with an average sized white head. Aroma/taste: complex, smokey, leather, sweet, floral aroma with a sweet fruity woody body and a penetrating significant bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from the shop in Bodegraven. Fruity smell with dried fruit and raisin. Malty and sweet taste with raisins and dried fruit. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
Thx. to Sebletitje for sharing this one // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // bottled on 08/04/2012 // pours a bright golden / light amber with a fluffy white head // smell is of sweet white bread, hops, sugar, fruits, sweet herbs & even more sweet spices, cheap American cheese slices & touch of yogurt // taste is yoghurt, sugar, American cheese slices, light vegetables, bitter herbs, lots of Molen yeast, flowers, thick baking floor, bakers yeast, herbal bitter // full Molen yeasty body // its weird but I don’t think that it infected or anything, Molen sometimes simply brews this kinds of herbal / spice / whatever beers & they taste like this, even fresh, prefect condition, whatever,… // its not my thing but I didn’t find it as atrocious as the others, just weird stuff

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
Hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of cheese and malts. Light bitter flavour, hops, and quite a bit of off-flavours, fusel oils and medicine. Finish light hops and cheese.
Not sure what was the matter with this bottle, but it wasn’t really pleasurable I’m afraid. Might warrant a re-rate.
(From 33cL bottle at the DMT @ Tim’s living, Gent. Shared by sebletitje. Thanks, Seba!)


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