Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Schwarzbier
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 148   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 ºP / EBC 113 / 35EBU
Pale, Cara, Chocolate malts & Roasted barley. Sladek & Saaz hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4249) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
pours veryu deep brown, good white foam, yet the first molen in a list that aint TO big of a foam lol smell is malty, sugary . taste is pretty german-ish, but still very nice. actualy, this might be the best german-ish beer i’ve had yet ( or in a lond time ) it has those malts, but a bit burned. no stout , though ! grainy, bit of caramel-sugar-sweetness, but the grains, malts etc are far more noticable . it actualy pretty ok ! i dont know if i had a schartzbier before ( have to check) but this might be an actual german style that is drinkable ! waaw !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5500) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
Bottled, nov 2011. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee, hint of licorice, some grassy hop, blackberry and bramble. Quite bitter taste, again the fruitiness of the dark malts. Although it is 1.5 years old, it still is very nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
330 ml bottle. Bottled 17/11/2011. From bierkompass.de.
Dark brown almost black colour with a tiny tan head. The aroma is dry malty, liquoricy and salty. The flavour is quite a like. Grainy malt, mild hops and spices in the flavour. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1321) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - bottled 17/11/2011. Pours deep brown with a reddish hue. Aromas of nuts, raw earth, toffee, caramel, roast. Medium body with lingering sweetness and bready kind of wee-ish effect? Dry finish. Taste is malts and chocolate chip cookies . Strange beer, yet quite drinkable and enjoyable. Average aromas and flavour though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5318) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich malt and liqourice, leading to a strong bitter flavour with coffee and roasted malt. For a "mistake" it’s not so bad at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
29/III/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 12/II/15 (2013-280)

Clear dark purple to black brown beer, irregular huge creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: hoppy, citrus, grassy, hints of mocha and caramel on warming up. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some citrus, bit sourish, sweet touch with notes of caramel, pretty bitter and hoppy, spicy, almost peppery even. Aftertaste: lots of citric hops, bit fruity, resinous, very bitter dry ending, overall sourish, hints of mocha and cocoa powder on warming up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread. Taste is a like ovolmaltine chocolate. Not bad. ***

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Scura buona schiuma grossolana media persistenza naso cioccolato amaro tostaure cereali caffe piuttosto tostata in boca piuttosto effervescente amaro medio

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2565) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Dec 2012 - Cold bottle. Some porter qualities, and some lager. Big chunks of sediment. A bit mild and watery at the start, leading to some slightly smokey and bitter flavours. Easy drinking. Less interesting than the other De Molens though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (756) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
0.33 flaske fra vinmonopolet vika.svart farge med beige skum. Her er det mørke smaker av karamell,brent malt,sjokolade,rosin.var først litt skeptisk (passer ikke sammen med et måltid) men begynte å like den etter litt tilvenning.

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