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

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Prune/chocolate malt and astringent alcohol aroma. Dark brown color with large head. Sweet prune/brown sugar malt and astringent/bitter alcohol finish. Nicely made - but probably not the best idea to have this towards the end of an epic session.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2619) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2011
Bottled. Pours opaque, deep brown with a red glow and a huge, creamy and beige head. Excellent lacings. Nose of roasted malts and lemon notes. Sweet flavour with caramel, sweet coffee, dark fruits and alcohol notes.Full bodied. Flat carbonation. Oily texture. The finish is more dry with a little bitterness and alcohol notes. Nice indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkevin (389) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2011
Bottle from De Molen, Bodegraven. Dark brown/black pour with a big beige head. Roasted malts, wood and chocolate in the aroma. The same hints in the taste. Mostly roasted malts. Very nice intense taste. Smooth finish with a long aftertaste. Great brew!

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 9, 2011
Enjoyed on 3/12/11 in a Pint glass. Pure black, dark amber lights on sides. Foam dense, coffe&milk color neither much creamy nor persistent as expected. No lacing shown. Complex aroma, toasted notes & dry nuts. Intense toasted malt & cocoa hints hidden by dry bitterness & excesive carbonation. Little fat in mouth. I felt quite dissapointed in the overall, ´cause if a Brw knows how to perform a perfect Russian... for sure De Molen does, unfortunately not in Mooi case.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
Black of color with a foamy brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, minerals and bitter. A flavor of roasted malt, bitter and minerals.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
Clear deep ruby red. Caramel and dark fruits in the inviting aroma. Sweet, roasted and bitter flavors. The drink grows unpleasantly in the mouth. Full bodied. Oily texture with a dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 First rating
75 cl bottle, thanks to ?
Sampled on April 1, 2011
Cloudy dark brown color, huge light brown head. Sweet and herbal hoppy scent, also some alcohol. Sweet, wood, chocolate taste. Very moussy mouthfeel taht grows in the mouth. Low bitterness.
7/3/6/2/12=3.0

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33 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Bottled 15/01/13.
Hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, raisin, alcohol, solvents, young scent. Rye, alcohol, some raisin, wort bread, knäckebröd, young, nail polish remover and paint thinner taste. Gut warming. A bit oxidized. Thin mouthfeel with very low CO2. Low bitterness.
5/2/5/2/9=2.3

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Pours dark brown with small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma is moldy, sourish, sweet odd. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is so nice. Malty, pungent, peppery, sweet, alcohol, hoppy and fruity. Smokey tart palate. Finishes with a great tart dry and fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Black with a large brown head. Sticky hops and extremely dark bread in the aroma. Chocolate, dried fruits, spicy hops and some cough medicine in the taste. Lingering bitterness. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber color with a huge beige head that fills the glass in a second. Chocolate and leather aroma. Chocolaye flavor, brown sugar, metal, some alcohol.


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