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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed for the first time in May 2011.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (pils, cara), hops (premiant, saaz), yeast (top fermenting).


hobsch's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (420) - Cologne, - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle 0.33l. Pours red to brown with a steady creamy beige head. Strong carbonation. Aroma is caramel, bread, yeast with basement. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, caramel, roasted malt, earthy. Aftertaste is quite bitter, slightly sour. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Good.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1005) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 25, 2014
hazy brownish orange colour, morerate sized, dense, long lasting yellowish head; aroma of caramel, overripe fruits, floral hops, and hints of honey; taste of intensive maltyness, caramel, honey, fruity notes, some grapefruits and hoppy bitterness - a bit like a barley wine with lower amount of malts and hops - a BARELY wine :-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2062) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Yeasty and lively beer with a body of caramalt and bitter hops. Bit grassy and dry palate. Like a yeasty saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (237) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bieremoi (31) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a medium brown into a pint glass with two inches of head. I can’t recognize any fruit or other aromas besides malt when smelling which might just be my inexperienced palette. But the taste is between an English bitter and a pilsner, typical of the saaz hops anyway. Lighter than a stout with medium carbonation. Quite a bit of sediment. Decent but I wouldn’t seek it out on purpose. De Molen has better beers out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (872) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Craftbeers Privatimport. Fruktig och maltig, något kryddig, alkohol, ganska hög sötma, karamell, toffeetoner, medelfyllig. Avslutningen är söt, fruktig och något besk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
On tap at Monks Café, pours orange brown with medium sized head. Aromas and flavors are caramel and sweet malting, light honey, yeast, and hops. Finishes with hop and English tasting malts. Lighter to medium in body. Not too bad but got overshadowed by the Bo and Luke.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle at home. It’s an English strong ale eh? Well, can’t remember a better one, more traditional ones but who gives a fuck about that? I love this stuff. Amber with a thick yellowed off white head. Nice aroma of malts, some strength, berries, caramel. Flavour has some spice, citrus and hop bitterness, also with a non English yeasty notes. Yeah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Another de Molen beer. Like usual very experimental, first of all it’s hardly to classify it’s style. The colour is brown, dark amber. Average head and average lacing. The aroma is very nice, some dark fruit esters combined with malts and caramel, some basement aromas. It has some features of belgian ale like characteristic yeasty and malty aroma. Taste is bitter but not striking bitter, some sweet malts in the middle and in aftertaste. Noticable pils malts. The textute is rather thick, average carbonation and medium body. Molenbier is another well balanced de Molen beer, which has some features of pilsner, belgian and english ale. Interesting but did not knocked me down.


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