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

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RATINGS: 156   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).


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8224) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8044) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, fruchtig, blumig, Gewürze. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig, trocken, blumig, würzig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6800) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6680) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 22.6.2011.
Pours an amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet berries, herbs and some grass. Flavour of sweet berries, sweet malts, herbs and quite bitter, grassy hops. Medium bodied, harsh mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Overall a harsh brew and quite homebrewish as well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2011
Gusher. Big offwhite head. Hazy deep red body with strong carbonation. Fruity sugary funky aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet resiny wooden fruity taste with sugary roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly harsh mouthfeel. Harshly bitter wooden resiny aftertaste with funky sugary notes. Too harsh, sweet, and funky. Disharmonic. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6168) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
33 cl bottle.
Pours murky brown color with large foamy head. Aroma of goose berry, nettle, herbs, malts and some fruity notes. Flavour of goose berries, malts, fruits and some grass. Not good at all.
4524

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried fruit, marzipan, wild berries and apricots. Fruity, malty taste with dried fruit, wild berries, marzipan, candy sugar and a generous spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, slightly sweet. Tasty and very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6085) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
Dark ruby brew, fruity aroma. Carbonation under control. Complex. Rather sour, cherries, rhubarb. Does not fit into standard categories. Vinous. Ends up bittersweet, there are strong hop elements dancing around a body that has plenty malt sweetness. Fine, but one bottle is enough at a time.


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