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

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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).


mickmac's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Clear dark amber/brown body with an average sized white head. Aroma/taste: complex, smokey, leather, sweet, floral aroma with a sweet fruity woody body and a penetrating significant bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatthijsE (170) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours cloudy murky dark amber with a great beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty fruity grassy hoppy piny. Flavor is floral sweet malty bubblegum citric piny very bitter. Finishes bitter fruity and slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rzymol (35) - - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Very intense copper colour and thin but quite stable foam head. Lots of coloidal yeasts but that does not disturb the whole appearance to me at all. Aroma of fresh earthy hops and toffee, not as intense as it could be and in my opinion, not very interesting. The taste built of bittereness at medium level just fine for the English Aleand well balanced with maltym toffee-like sweteness. Undetectable alcohol, and a bit yeasty dryness on the palate in the aftertaste. Quite thin body and I would rather have it more oily/slicky. Very drinkable. Overall, a very good English styled Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scottishchris (251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Gazy Amber, small off white head. Malty nose, and a bit trampy. Some fruit, medium Caramel. Thickish mouth feel but clean finish. Ok but not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1589) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottles from Provenance Wines and Cornelius. Murky chestnut body with a thin off-white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of dumpling, toffee, filter coffee, honey, smoked pine, Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut and amaretto. Flavour is surprisingly boozy. Notes of cinnamon, butterscotch, salted caramel, Soreen and Demerara sugar. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation. An interesting beer that made me think.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1487) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown, hazy. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Yeast, slight sourness. Tart fruit?
Taste: Sweetness and sourness, actually. Fruits, hops, dry. Not the best from this brewery.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €3.20
Info: 24/10-2014, BB: 29/8-2018

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (343) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy brown color with a frothy beige head, long lasting and good lacing - Aroma is malty, grainy, toffee, caramel, biscuits, fruity, dried prune, raisin, very complex aroma - Flavor is grainy, buscuits, red fruits and earthy bitterness - Medium body, fizzy carbonation, medium/high bitterness, dry, long dry bitter earthy finish - interesting and well done, you have a beer a nose and another in the mouth, what you can expect in nose is really different in mouth

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (918) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Cloudy mid brown pour big head. Aroma fruit, cherries, caramel, leather, yeast. Tastes boozy, slight brine, caramel, firm bitter. Slight dry warming palate. Pulls off strong English ale while maintaining balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (905) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a medium dark amber, lots I light tan head. Strawberries, yeast. Body medium, finish caramel, fruitiness, candi sugar. Nice, if a bit weird...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1232) - 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 (1520) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.


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