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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2168) - 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 :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7774) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle from De Molen. Hazy amber color with medium beige head. Aroma of honey, fruits, some flowers, toffee. Taste, toffee, honey, citrus, hints of grapefruit. Nice long flowery bitter hops finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BTObeer (5) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011 does not count
Bottle from Vika Vinmonopol. Golden redbrown colour. Mellow offwhite head. Intense floral, good fruity smell that reminds of plums; almost reminds you of putting your nose into a flowerbed. Spicy footprint from saaz hops. Well balanced bitterness and soft mouthfeel. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (131) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at De Molen. Rusty-brown colour. Small head that quickly disappeared. Medium body, taste sweet, slightly bitter, smokey, smooth. Short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (353) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Fles via biernavigatie, uitgeschonken in glas van De Molen. Donker amberkleurig troebel bier met een kleine lichtbeige schuimkraag die na enige tijd wegzakt tot een fijne schuimlaag. Aroma's van donker gedroogd fruit, karamel mout, florale hop, honing en wijn. Het smaakpallet is bitter en zoet tegelijk, die elkaar mooi in balans houden. Smaaktonen van gedroogd fruit, vijgen en pruimen, florale hopsoorten. Zacht mondgevoel met een medium carbonatie. De afdronk is droog, bitter met een licht peperige finish. Molenbier is een klassieker van Brouwerij De Molen, een aangenaam bier met een verfijnd aroma en een licht complex smaakpallet. Deze stijl English Strong Ale lijkt op een lichtere variant van de Barley Wine, qua alcohol, hop en Plato gehalte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11965) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a deep cloudy dirty ruby, thick of white heads which clings to the sides, aroma wow tropical hops with a conference Belgium yeast undertone soapy fairy liquid, taste carries on with soap little bit of a sour touch with some earthy hops lingering at the end. Perfect consistency, little bit thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Hazy brownish amber with a thick, frothy, beige, nice thick lasting head. Smells of toasted malt, pepper, caramel, medium fruit - berries and peach, orange - citrus, and spiced hops. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Deep malty sweetness with dried fruit and caramel with a honey fruity middle and a dry, dark fruit finish. Very sweet and a light fruity bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This hazy dark amber-brown beer pours with a huge foamy head. It has pineapple and peppery hop flavours, almond and toffee notes with a slight sugary sweet, extremely dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
Une original handcrafted, classée par ratebeer en english strong ale. Malts pils et cara. Houblons saaz et premiant. Niveau abv de 7,5 % pour 16° plato, et 49 ebu. Mon exemplaire était à la moitié des 5 ans spécifiés par le brasseur en validité. Couleur ambre roux (ebc 43), au léger trouble. Bulles fines à montée lente. Mince toile diaphane en surface. Arômes d’herbes, malt cara, gentiane. 1ère bouche souple à l’entame très aromatique, fleurie, un rien anisée. Arrière-bouche plus équilibrée, mais assez fleurie. 2ème toujours anisée, et à l’amertume un rien piquante. Arrière-bouche qui touche au pale ale et au genièvre. 3ème plus terne, mais un rien plus maltée. Arrière-bouche sans réelle harmonie. Longueur qui tourne au pale ale de bon goût, assez classique. Jambes fines, groupées. Levure douce, ligne correcte. Alcool bien, progressif, mais il ne domine pas son sujet. Finale sans grande surprise, dans la ligne. CONCLUSION : départ étonnamment aromatique et original, pour une bière qui finit en pale ale classique, certes bien mais pas exceptionnel. Largement surcotée sur ratebeer ...

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