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

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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2482) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Bottled 2/13/12. Pours a thick, lasting, varied bubble beige head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly cloudy dark reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is heavy fruity malts, with plum, date, raisin, brown sugar, treacle, hints of spice.....taste is heavy sweet fruits with plum, raisin, date, leading to a harsh bitter, peach pit, spice finish......mouth feel thick, sticky, astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low after the initial exuberance. This falls well into the Abt/Quad piece of the Belgian Dark Strong Ale style. The bitter finish is too harsh and lingers over much. This is probably from a badly handled bottle as neither of the hops used should do this. The net effect is that the flavors are off making for a disappointment in this particular bottle. BJCP 8/3/12/5/7


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkollMGB (5) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Very dark fruity and rich beer. No head. Little bitter afterwards, but sweet and strong. Alcohol is hidden. Liquorice, cough drop, Smoke,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 13, 2014
330ml bottle from Cimmeria, Oviedo. @home 13-04-2014.
Bottled: 23/01/13.
In short: a tasty dark ale.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Liquor, liquorice, roasty, wood aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation ,oily texture. Taste follows the nose, quite viscous ale, strong, alcohol well integrated but still noticeable, warming mouthfell, sweet aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, sehr fruchtig malzig, leicht würzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack trocken malzig süß, fruchtig, alkoholisch, hefig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Case (150) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Dark brown pour, no head. Heavily malty aroma, plums, raisins, licorice. Taste is exceptionally fruity with sweet dark fruit. Very sweet with only a hint of bitterness in the finish. A bit like a Doppelbock on steroids. Full bodied, alcohol is hidden well. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (630) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
Aroma of malts, dark fruits, raisins, plum, chocolate, molasses. Flavour is very sweet, dark fruits, molasses. Sticky mouthfeel, finishes dry. Love the aroma, but the sweetness is a bit too heavy for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma: dark ripe berries, prunes, molasses. Appearance: dark brown/black, no head.Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: dark ripe berries, molasses, kind of short finish. Overall: very nice Belgium Strong Ale, excellent and complex aroma and palate! Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (943) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from drink shop, tallinn. Dark brown color, some white head. Strong aroma of raisins, plums, sweet notes, barrels. Taste is similar, plums, raisin, alcohol well hidden, wet wood barrels.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkseduction (571) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Flasche 33cl, 5 Jahre nach Abfüllung abgelagert. Schaum steht wie eine Mauer. Wuchtiger Körper aus dunklen Früchten, Schokolade. Über allem schön ziselierter Hopfen. Der Hammer, spielt in eher in der Abt/Quadrupel Liga. Weltklasse!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Backlog. 33 cl bottle @ home. Gusher, but I was able to save some. Very dark color. Beige head. Aroma’s of heavily roasted (burnt) malts and resin, both strong. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, bitter. Rather full bodied. Roasted/burnt finish, bitter. Need to retry with a full sample.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Satyroneto (60) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor marrom com notas vermelhas, espuma amarela de baixas formação e persistência; Aroma complexo de cassis, ameixa, chocolate, mel e álcool; Sabor doce de frutas vermelhas com final alcoólico que aquece a boca e quase nenhum amargor; retrogosto alcoólico e levemente ácido. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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