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

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RATINGS: 157   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).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1821) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3470) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
pours clear amber, big white foam . smell is pretty .. unique.. sweet, faded hops ( bottle is over a year old , so that makes sence ) , combined with bread( dough ) , orange ( much orange ) taste : damn thats to much carbo ! WAY to much carbo ! intresting amberish-hoppy-taste. nice one, but imma have to give this a lower rate cause its almost undrinkably carbonated. whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?????

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2942) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 31012012. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel, fruits and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark amber pour with lasting foamy beige head, sweet apple pie aroma, sweet sticky caramel and biscuit taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4461) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours deep hazy gold into a tulip. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sour tropical fruit aromas. Sweet dry caramel with nutty toast and hay in the middle and a lasting bitter earth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2769) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a large, frothy head. Aroma is alcohol soaked fruitcake and marzipan. Taste has caramel and fruitcake, with apple in the finish and alcohol on the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Hazy brownish amber with a thick, frothy, beige, nice thick lasting head. Smells of toasted malt, pepper, caramel, medium fruit - berries and peach, orange - citrus, and spiced hops. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Deep malty sweetness with dried fruit and caramel with a honey fruity middle and a dry, dark fruit finish. Very sweet and a light fruity bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (692) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Gusher. Mærk ravfarget,uklar. Enormt mye skum. Smaker malt,humle,karamell,honning,grapefrukt,furunål. Ganske god, men keg synes den bar ganske dævv. Sansynligvis fordi halve inneholdet sprutet ut på kjøkkengulvet når jeg åpnet den, og resten i flasken ble til skum. Tror jeg må rate denne på nytt en annen gang

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1669) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Draft at Monks. Cloudy amber pour with a pillowy white top. Sweet grassy notes off the top. Earthy floral flavors. Wildflower honey. Interesting mix of amber fruit, brown fruit and bright herbs. Spicy bite as well. I like it. Maybe having it a bit too cold. Still feels nothing like an ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5216) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
Tap @ de Molen. Hazy amber to copper color, medium head. Aroma of some caramel malt, toasty, grassy hop, bit spicy, floral. Medium sweet in taste, only slightly bitter. More belgian feel to it than english. Boring for de Molen.


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