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

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Draft. Large off-white head, cloudy dark amber. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some grapefruit/earthy, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some earthy/grapefruit. Medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11463) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle from Bierkompass. Clear amber/copper beer with a beautiful lasting rich beige head. Malty aroma, bready, some fruit notes, hay, Malty flavor, some alcohol, hay, metal notes, turns rather bitter, spicy notes. Malty finish with spices and some bitterness. I was hoping for a bit more flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11376) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle @ Carlsens Kvarter, 7.5% Hazy amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, hops, fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, little caramel, little dry, yeast, high carbonation, spices, fruit and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle at Carlsen. Hazy amber with a big off-white head. Malty aroma with some peach and pine notes. Sweetish malty flavour with pine hops and a good bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt, caramel and berries in the aroma. Firm hopbitter flavor with laurel, caramel and berries. A strong earthy aftertaste. Sweetish but powerful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9768) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2012
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a huge foamy beige foam; flowery, honey and slightly dusty aroma; velvety palate and quite full-bodied, some sweetness and a moderate bitterness; earthy and flowery, malty finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9597) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9011) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle: Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, lacy off-white head, moderate caramelly fruity and distinctive hoppy nose; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, pretty soft; dry lingering - with hops sticking to the palate - hoppy finsh, balancing sweet dried fruits and malt in the aftertaste. Very good English Strong Ale, even though brewed in the Netherlands…

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8983) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Dark red color, little brown. Smell little bit ashes, not much more. Taste is a little bitter. Nice beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Poured a clear, light orange with a small, whiter head. HUGE yellow apple nice, insane cidery notes and acetaldehyde. Orange cough syrup comes to mind as well. Even small vinegar. Uhhhh. Taste is bitter, soapy, very astringent like over steeped malt. Tannic red apple skins as well. Super tea tannic astringency. What.....happened.....


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