Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Schwarzbier
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 ºP / EBC 113 / 35EBU
Pale, Cara, Chocolate malts & Roasted barley. Sladek & Saaz hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2012
33cl from DeMolen biershop. Brune claire, col crémeux léger café au lait. Arôme a un très beau bouquet malté avec des notes de houblon fleuri. A noter cette légère note rappelant une farine de noisette. En bouche,profile léger allant plus vers le malt cara/grillé sur une pointe de chocolat. Le tout ayant un léger côté fruité et houblonné voire citronné laissant une amertume moyenne se diffuser avec le malt. Le profile reste néanmoins à l’avantage du malt avec sous couvert juste une pointe de ce houblon tchèque. Au final, une bière qui reste en retrait de l’idée que je me fais en général d’une Schwarz allemande mais qui reste plus que convenable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
330 ml bottle. Bottled 17.11.2011.
Pours a brown colour with a small white creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, tar and rye bread. Flavour of roasted malts, grassy hops, grains, rye bread, chocolate and light smokiness. Medium bodied, harsh mouthfeel and a mouth-drying finish of very dry roasted malts and hay. Quite rough and grainy, but has some interesting elements.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9373) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 17.11.2011.
Pours clear dark red color with large foamy head. Aroma of caramel, malts, ash, mild chocolate notes, grain and some ripe fruits. Flavor of ash dry chocolate, malts, goose berries, grain and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6487) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
330ml bottle

Bottled on 17/11/2011 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a large foamy head. Roasty and malty aroma with some bready and metallic notes. Taste is roasty with chocolate notes, hints of caramel malts and licorice. Salty and slightly roasty finish. Nice, quite well balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home, bottled 17.11.2011, BBE 17.11.2013
Aroma feels slightly contaminated. It is slightly sour with some roastiness, coffee, hints of chocolate and vegetables. Flavour is rather roasted with coffee, some chocolate, hints of metal and vegetables. Dry stuff. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Caramel malt flavour and aroma with a touch of coffee. A slight metallic edge. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (2293) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2012
Rather weak schwarz. I can see why this is a mistake. Watery with weak palate. Then again it is also a De Molen. Some chocolate, raisin, fruit. Still pretty, just not regular De Molen standard. Bottle from De Bierkoning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
Botella. Dark brown colour, small beige head. Aroma od dark malts and caramel. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour has well toasted malt and caramel with bread. Somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2679) - Kaarina, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2012
A colablack beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma is ryebready and sour, roastiness, some sweetness and herbs. Taste is (rye)bready, lots of roastiness, still enough of sweetness, also dry, herbal bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Basic, bready and herbal schwartzbier without weaknesess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, very small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, some roasted malt and bread, faint coffee. Medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some roasted malt and light bread, light coffee. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt, some caramel and roasted malt, faint bread and light hoppyness. Sweetish schwarz with some roasted malt and caramel.

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