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De Molen Nood & Deugd (Necessity & Virtue)

Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Schwarzbier
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Sometimes things go wrong at a brewery. While brewing our Donder & Bliksem a mistake was made and we added a lot of malts that weren’t suppose to go in this brew. This is how our Bohemian Lager turned into a Schwarzbier. As you see, we turn our Difficulties into a Virtue.
14.9 şP / EBC 113 / 35EBU
Pale, Cara, Chocolate malts & Roasted barley. Sladek & Saaz hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is caramel, sugary, taste is sweet, thin, light roast malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with an off-white head. Aromas of chocolate and nuts. Taste is light sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (342) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a small beige head, small lasting - Aroma of chocolat, cocoa bean, toffee, malty, earthy hops - same for flavor - medium body, light bitterness, good carbonation, sweet, sweet bitter toffee finish - really good, hints of sweetness, good malt backbone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Transparent black color with a small tan head. Light roasted, herbal and mild fruity aroma. Ok body and a mild round sweetness. A bit oily. Moderate bitterness. Fruity, herbal and mild roasted flavor. Quite decent Schwarzbier.
[Bottle at Daglighallen in Trondheim, Norway]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3809)
- Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and light herbal/earthy hop aromas. Flavor is herbal and earthy hop tones with light roasted tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8348) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Sehr dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, Kaffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
30th March 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, big fluffy pale tan head. Light dry palate with mild minerally crispness. Dry malt, vague roast and a little spice. Whisper of unsweet caramel. Dry spicy finish. It’s a little dry and flirts with dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma is a rich maltiness with a dark sweetness and subtle sweetness. Taste is a rich caramel with some fruity sweetness on tip. Body is dark woth some fruity chunks settled on bottom. Hesd retains fairly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JAN 26, 2014
Botella de 330ml (Embotellada en Nov´11, Saboreada en Ene´14). Color negro intenso y tintes rubí oscuro a contraluz. La corona bronceada, cremosa, tupida y persistente deja una amplio encaje y anillos en las paredes. Aromas de maltas caramelo, torrefactas y cacao negro. Entrada cremosa y torrefacta. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación suave. Paladar oleíco y denso. Trazos de amargor herbal con sutil toque picante y notas de regaliz. Final malteado y dulce tocado por una sensación reseca de café torrefacto y notas amargas. Retrogusto herbáceo. La mejor Schwarzbier que nunca haya bebido, deliciosa y sabrosa !! 330ml bottle (Bottled on Nov/11, Enjoyed on Jan´14). Pure black color, dark ruby tints to the light. Tan, creamy, close & lasting crown leaves wide lacing & rings on sides. Roasted & caramel malt, black bitter cocoa aromas. Creamy, roasted & malty upfront. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Oily palate. Hints of herbal bitterness, subtle spicy touch & licorice notes. Sweet malty finish touched by dried sensation, roasted coffee & bitter notes. Herbal aftertaste. Best Schwarzbier I´ve ever had, delicious & flavorful !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle (33cl). Black colour. Finger-thick off-white head, reduces quite quickly and settles as an uneven bubbly film and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, boiled vegetables, yeast, smoked meat, hint of fruit and vinegar. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste of dry malt and a mild fruity/vegetable sweetness with a growing bitterness. All-in-all well balanced. Tongue-drying aftertaste of malt and raw licorice.

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