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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
330ml bottle. pours a slightly hazy dark copper colour. aroma is resin, pine, trees and tart hops. taste is quite similar. tart but really nice and surprisingly drinkable for the taste. lots of sharp hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1533) - 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, doesn’t 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 Fuller’s 1845, it’s 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1516) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 2, 2015
huge frothy offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. muddy thick light brown body. aroma: moderate nutty malty, caramel, milk chocolate and alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic and heavy alcoholic finish. Aroma sorvete de chocolate. Dulçor bem maltado e achocolatado, lembrando também sorvete daquele, mas sem puxar para o lado da stout nem Porter. Sente-se o álcool, mas de forma mascarada, sem prejudicar nuances. Lembra um conhaque. Bem elegante. Leve amargor surge no final, balanceando o que por si só seria um dulçor saboroso, mas enjoativo a longo prazo. baixa drinkability – o leve amargor acaba não conseguindo combater o forte dulçor achocolatado e caramelado; isto, aliado ao forte teor alcoólico, a torna uma cerveja de degustação prolongada. Retrogosto de sabão surge como defeito grave. Lembra o sabor de outra cerveja bem famosa cujo nome não me recordo agora.110 s

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1419) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 16/5-14.Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Fruktig, persika, karamell. Smak: Fruktig, karamell, toffee, ganska hög sötma. Kroppen är medelfyllig, avslutningen fruktig, söt och medelbesk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt, raisins and figs. The taste is quite sweet but not too sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Dark orange amber, thick bubbly orangey white head. Mango, slight honey, thick perfumed hop nose. Juicy citrus front flows into slight estery sweetness, with a drying peppery hop linger.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1357) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy dark orange with big off white head.
Aroma fruits, peach, pineapple, spice, toffee.
Taste strong bitter, toffee sweet, some spice.
Mouthfeel lively carbo, thin.
Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1357) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2015
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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (1328) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
Une original handcrafted, classée par ratebeer en english strong ale. Malts pils et cara. Houblons saaz et premiant. Niveau abv de 7,5 % pour 16° plato, et 49 ebu. Mon exemplaire était à la moitié des 5 ans spécifiés par le brasseur en validité. Couleur ambre roux (ebc 43), au léger trouble. Bulles fines à montée lente. Mince toile diaphane en surface. Arômes d’herbes, malt cara, gentiane. 1ère bouche souple à l’entame très aromatique, fleurie, un rien anisée. Arrière-bouche plus équilibrée, mais assez fleurie. 2ème toujours anisée, et à l’amertume un rien piquante. Arrière-bouche qui touche au pale ale et au genièvre. 3ème plus terne, mais un rien plus maltée. Arrière-bouche sans réelle harmonie. Longueur qui tourne au pale ale de bon goût, assez classique. Jambes fines, groupées. Levure douce, ligne correcte. Alcool bien, progressif, mais il ne domine pas son sujet. Finale sans grande surprise, dans la ligne. CONCLUSION : départ étonnamment aromatique et original, pour une bière qui finit en pale ale classique, certes bien mais pas exceptionnel. Largement surcotée sur ratebeer ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angelkostvo (1125) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2015
Light brown colour, almost no head. Aroma of nuts, chesnuts, raisins, ginger may be, toffee. Taste is light sweet, a bit bitter. Fruity flavour. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.


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