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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium head that settle quickly. Aromas of chocolate biscuits, burnt sugar, and dried grass. Flavors are similar with a note of raisins. Nice for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 10, 2013
Herber, angenehm röstiger Antrunk, passende Süße. Das Bier wird würziger, grasig hopfig, frisch. Dabei sind die Röstnoten weiterhin präsent, die Süße nimmt dagegen ab. 8/11/11/12/10/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
0.33 L bottle. A brief big-bubbled tanned head, over a translucent deep ruby colored body. Low aroma level. Some sourish dark fruits, and a whiff of creamed caramel. Fruity flavors. Jammy, light sour-sweet with notes of caramel malts. Light to medium body strenght. Slick. Short malty-fruity finish. Drinks ok, does not stand out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1205) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2013
Dark brownish red body with a small, light-brown head that reduces to a fully lasting layer, good lacing. The aroma is a bit faint, but quite ok. It’s sweet and dominated by dark caramel and fruity notes, also chocolate and faint spices. There’s a lot of sweetness in the taste as well, but the moderate to light bitter rather long-lasting finish backs up the moderate sweetness well. Roasted flavours with caramel and fruits, the chocolate is further in the back along with spices. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation and a light dry finish. A good one that reminds me of the best macro brewery dunkler bocks that are sold as christmas beers at the Norwegian wine monopoly. But this is actually a schwarzbier?
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 14 months after bottling/10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
Flaske 0,33l på vertshuset Skarven 15 Jan 13. Kjempedypbrun. Høyt luftig skum med litt farge. God, svakt krydret aroma. Litt søt. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er mye krydder og blir litt tørr etter hvert. Svakt metallisk avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from realale.com shop on Richmond Road, Twickenham. A dark brown/red coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, slightly sweet, liquorice, some chocolate in there. It is alright but I was expecting something more from a De Molen beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - DEC 29, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a thin foam head. Well balanced carbonation, nice choky aromas, toffee and roasted bread notes. I really thought it was a baltic porter. I realise it is a schwarzbier. Honnestly I cannot feel the difference so I need more training! Glasses up! Cheers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
Medium beige head. Deep dark brown body with big dark lumps hovering. Roasted sugar and wood aroma with spicy caramel notes. Dry-sweet roasted sugar and sandalwood taste with lacquer, caramel, and toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel, leaves little lumps on tongue. Dry spicy roasty caramel sauce and roasted sugar aftertaste with cinnamon and wood notes. Really nice, apart from those awful lumps. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
[bottle--thanks, fonefan!] Relative weak aroma of dried fruit and noble hops. Nearly opaque, ruddy dark brown under off-white lace and a ring of large bubbles. Dry, cereal grain/pumpernickel flavour with raisins and tobacco. Assertive bitterness that quickly dissipates under medium carbonation and a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation (low for de Molen!), clean, almost mineral watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1043) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
0,3 liter fles@HOME.. Lekkere bier ook al vind ik niet dat het een schwarzbier is. de kleur is wel zwart. maar hij gaat meer in de richting van de Guiness.

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