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


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewed for the first time in May 2011.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (pils, cara), hops (premiant, saaz), yeast (top fermenting).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12721) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours murky dark amber with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet, earthy, musty, cereal, cracker, brown bread, mild ketchup and squash. The taste is toasty, earthy, cereal, cracker, sort of watery, toasty grass, light spice and sugary with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Flavour is a but wishy washy and muted. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12589) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12018) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2011
330ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Huge, fawn-coloured head that stays well in the glass covering an unclear amber body. Fragile lace. Smell of earthy malts with notes of petrol. Flavoured with dark spices and earthy, caramel malts. Bittersweet aftertaste. The beer lost some of its flavour and body after a while. Quite alright, but not on par with the De Molen range (Tromsø, 17.12.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared from ABC Beers. Pours clear brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, yeast, alcohol. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10707) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
330 ml bottle. Bottled 22/Jun/2011. From bierzwerg.de.
Clear dark amber colour with a ridiculously huge foamy head. Very malty aroma. Extremely malty aroma. Some floral hops and sweetness there too. The flavour is hops, bitterness, malt, alcohol and Well, I’m not quite sure what this is supposed to be? It might be exactly that but it’s not something I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10186) - 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…

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle via Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham, consumed at home Sunday 19th July 2015 Amber on the pour with a filmy head, a little toffee on the nose and in the mouth though with a spicy edge, yeasty and with a hop tingle. This is far better than I expected in fact I really like it. A7 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s gaff. Thanks to Colin Bois. Clouded reddy amber coloured pour with a small halo of offwhite head. Aroma is sweet berry, farmyard, farty, strawberry, nutty, berry. Flavour is composed of sweet, nutty toffee grains, fruity berry. Palate is slightly sticky, moderate carbonation, grainy on the tongue and a little thin. Bit too sweet and lacks depth.

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