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

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Keg at euston tap, not bad a little on the sweet side for me, but a good example

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown/red with full head. Aromas of roasted malts and raspberry/blackberry jam. Flavors of sweet dark fruit and dark brown sugar with lots of malt and carbonation. Very Belgian. Name is apt as alcohol is well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
11.2oz bottle, bottled 13/2/2012. Big khaki foamy head. Enormous, typical of De Molen. Very dark - colored body. Good rows of lace. Strongly cola aroma. And black cherry. Like a cherry coke, but not as syrupy. In fact, a relatively light body, with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Light black pepper. Light licorice. Moderate bitter, more sweet taste. Some dark fruit. Decent, interesting ale, but not my favorite belgian strong

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 muddy dark brown with slightly red tone, large and lasting deep beige head, leaving laces Aroma.. roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, hops. Sweet with lasting pleasant bitter dry finish. Creamy. Alcohol well hidden Overall.. really enjoyable brewing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts, a lot of grape and dark fruit, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of fruit. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3134) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika Black color, good off white foam. Medium intense roasted & low intensity hoppy aromas, some low fruitiness , coffee, licorice- also nice yeast influence. Full body & high complexity. Immediate sweetness, also high bitterness- well balanced. Very enjoyable & good name for it

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours very dark brown with copper glints and a 4 finger creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is bready with yeast/spice. Med + body - but thinning as carb leaves. Flavor is dark fruit and near-burnt malt. Like an IS that didn’t quite arrive. Quite smooth. Like drinking fortified wine. Port,but dark fruit rather than grape. Not a hint of heat. Really amazing ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Huge light brown head, creamy and sticky. Nose had chocolate and biscuits and light spice. Taste has sweet dark malts, raisins, caramel, cocoa, alcohol, general fruitiness. Finishes with light hop notes and some moderate alcohol and lots of malt. Body is medium, carbonation is pretty mild. A nice styleless strong Belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
2012-09-21. Very dark brown body, reddish highlights. Massive head after foaming out of the bottle. 3+ Aroma is sort of tangy musty fruit, muted hints at leather? 7+ Flavour is interesting, really sweet malty core, sugary touches, sweet then tangy fruit undercurrents, sweet cherry with ephemeral port wine like hints. 8+ Very smooth medium bodied palate, quite effervescent. Pretty solid it stuff, it keeps growing on me as it goes. I was worried it might be infected based on the gushing and the tangy quality, but I found it very interesting and pretty nice. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2012
Dark brown color and a light brown large frothy head. Aroma is very light, just some roasted malts and caramel. In the mouth is medium to full and complex, with chocolate, dark malts and dark fruits notes, mixed with a little hint of hops. A surprising beer.


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