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

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2012
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy reddish amber colour with huge, firm, frothy to creamy, lacing, white to off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet toasted malty and minimally grainy, with some bitter hop emanating from the huge head, decent hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet toasted malty, grainy, dark fruity notes transform to a chocolately touch. Sticky finish. Not to its disadvantage more lively carbonated than an "English" English Strong Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4829) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2012
Bottled. The aroma has citric hops, caramel, toffee malts, light toasted, oranges, hint of spice (cinnamon or something alike). Hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with an off-white, creamy and rocky, big head. The taste is light-moderate bitter initially and has caramel malty sweetness. The finish is more citric hopbitter. Medium bodied. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4828) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours deep hazy gold into a tulip. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sour tropical fruit aromas. Sweet dry caramel with nutty toast and hay in the middle and a lasting bitter earth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
0.33L bottle. Slightly hazed deep ruby red body. A finger of dense greyish-blond bubbles on top. Complex aroma. Vinous fruitiness, English fruit-cake, toasted peppery malts, earthy and spiced hops. Nice! More than medium full. A deep, refined malt-sweetness. Solid bitterness. Fine tones of dark dried fruits, mild spices and faint dark bread. Creamy texture. Flavorfull, yet in perfect balance. A really fine one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
Draught @ TBF ’11. Very sweet beer, bit of a manderine smell to it. Bitter, malty, fresh. Good beer, not extreme.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
330ml bottle

Pours reddish orange with a medium foamy white head. Aroma has notes of berries, earthy notes, malts and gooseberry. Taste of berries, malts and caramel. Finish is quite bitter with some fruity notes. A bit unbalanced, berries dominate the taste a bit too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4726) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a hazy rust-colored body with a medium off-white head. Nose is toffee and licorice tones, with hints of pine, grass and caramel. Taste is fuzzy, grassy hops up front; then the beer mellows down on the palate with lots of licorice, pine and cough medicinal tones before a finishing off with a tight, near-astringent bitterness. A bit rough, perhaps a bit of cellaring would smoothen things up? Anyway, a pretty decent ESA from De Molen.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet Oslo, Vika. Fortært 31 Okt 11. Gyldenbrun. Uklar. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer lenge. Antydning til honning i aromaen. Forsiktig mandelsmak. Tørr fruktig bitterhet i ettersmaken. På det jevne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4653) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle 33cl from bierkoning, a cloudy amber-red beer with huge head and good retention. Nose is on barley sugar and honey. Aroma is very bitter and stringent with bitter orange peel notes and grapefruit hops, very bitter with intense resin and grassy hops. Very strange kind of beer, nice anyway a bit sharp.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4565) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
pours clear amber, big white foam . smell is pretty .. unique.. sweet, faded hops ( bottle is over a year old , so that makes sence ) , combined with bread( dough ) , orange ( much orange ) taste : damn thats to much carbo ! WAY to much carbo ! intresting amberish-hoppy-taste. nice one, but imma have to give this a lower rate cause its almost undrinkably carbonated. whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?????


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