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

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43166) - 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 (129) - 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 (5062) - Breda, 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 (896) - 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
olsvammel (5513) - 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 (7307) - 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 (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, 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!)

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 8/IV/12 (2012-1415) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange to amber beer, huge fizzy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very smelly, swimming pool, citrus, peppermint, herbal. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: bitter start, herbal hops, pretty spicy, sourish, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: very bitter, cardboard, bit spicy, dry, hint of sugar. Tastes like the bottle is 5 years old, but it’s only 8 months old!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
33cl bottle, shared with 77ships, Martinus and Tderoeck. Bottled on 8-4-2012. Cuivrée, col épais blanc-beige. Arôme est malté moyen laissant penser à un bouquet de vieux grains voire de grenier, possible seigle? Palais reste trop effervescent rappelant ce côté aspirine, le tout est sec et terreux avec un malté léger tirant vers un fin caramel. Amertume reste modérée en fin de bouche avec ce profil typique de DeMolen qui parfois ne fonctionne pas trop bien pour certaines bières. Ici, c’est un très bon exemple, la bière est ennuyeuse et ne montre pas franchement un caractère qui invite à visiter cette bière une deuxième fois.


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