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

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RATINGS: 146   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).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Initially a very earthy aroma, quite like bramlin cross, later, however, after it’s settled in the glass, it’s quite sweet. Has some pungent hoppy hints too. Lovely in the mouth, a great bite and gentle tingle from hoth the hops and the carbonation. Nicely attenuatated. Quite green and fresh hops in the taste, delicious roasted grains, very bready, but not sweet. Love that finish. So crisp and a great noble hop bite. No sign of 7.5% - classic de Molen!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle from De Molen online shop. Dark bold amber body with fluffly head. Nose is sweet, caramel. Taste is hoppy, dark roasty malts, sugar bursts. Some bitter and sweet in the finish. Quite an enjoyable little ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4172) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, bit of red fruit, roast bread Appearance: Amber, bit cloudy, thick off white head, medium lace Taste: Caramel, roast bread, bitter finish and aftertaste that stays

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (329) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Reddish-brown, white head and nice visible carbonation. Nose has citrus, lychee, some toast, fruitcake. Something soapy in there as well. Taste is fruity, nice citrus, berries, medium bitter with a tart and long finish. Medium body with above-average carbonation. Overall: nice beer, but the soapy thing doesn’t do it for me. If it had a bit heavier maltyness it would be more balanced. Still enjoyable though, and definately interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle - Boozey caramel, brown sugar and bread. Cloudy copper with a rich big beige head. Tons of caramel and candied sugars, bit of bread and some bitterness. Very nice, especially if you like caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4184) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Muddy bronze beer with a very strong off white head. The aroma is lightly spiced with a good degree of bitterness. The flavour is more like a Belgian beer than an English beer with heavy bitterness, some spice and a good degree of maltiness. Overall a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle, 330 ml, into a snifter, ABV 7.5%, bottled on 22/7/11 Deep red to light amber colour on the body, with a tall off white and froathy head. Very good retention nevertheless, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Body is clear with good activity in it. Aroma is quite malty, with caramel, light roasted malts, nicely hopped with noble hops. Very nice taste, sweet, with caramel and toffee, light hoppy, with the alcohol being quite obvious and enhancing the flavours. Medium thick body, nice carbonation with a bite on the tongue. Mildly dry palate. Overall a very nice take on the style, really enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Draught: @ TBF’11: Small pretty vast white head on top of a ruby-ish dark orange colored beer. Smell malts, oatmeal, raisin, rice. Taste malts, bitters, sweet, toasted malts, darker fruits, raisin, hint of peach. Medium bitter aftertaste. Loe carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - 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.


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