Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia in Cambridge. Poured a cloudy amber colour with a thin white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of orange peal and cloves. Initial flavour was very bitter fruit rind with sharp sharp acidic notes and a little candy sugar. Finish was bready malt, hop resin and brown sugar. Not sure if this bottle was quite up to par, as this wasn’t at the usual high standard for De Molen.
Barrelbelly (658) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grassy hop aroma. Taste grassy, citrus and grainy hop. Long bitter finish, some chocolate.
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is full of fruity hops, floral, some resin, pine and very full. Flavor is very sweet malts, fruity hops, slightly spicy and with a thick body. Very nice brew, except.. again no carbonation at all! Shame, as it definitely ruins another otherwise awesome brew.
kingstoni (1619) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy pale amber color with a thin head. Aroma of pine, caramel and berries. Sweet and bitter taste. Oily, a bit sticky feel.
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Garrold (2007) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Label states 8.0%. Hazy, deep amber. Thin, off white head. Tinned peach, caramel, sweet malt, antiseptic. Taste is syrup sweet. Then grapefruit, with a dollop of sugar on top, as per a breakfast 30 years ago. Heavy, sweet, oily palate. Dry, bitterness, pops up eventually, but a bit too late for me.
tderoeck (5503) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 2/IX/2013 (2013-1122)
Clear deep orange to red beer, aery off-white to beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of passion fruit, pineapple, lots of citrus, little sweet, honey, ripe mango. MF: ok carbon, medium to full carbon. Taste: very fruity start, citrus, grapefruit, pretty bitter, some honey. Aftertaste: very fruity, mango, grapefruit, bit sweet, some alcohol, soft bitterness, sugary malts, dry fruity ending.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, i wish i could leave it as that but, toffee/caramel with a fruity aftertaste, peaches were at the top of the range. A great beer
Douberd (2809) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Into a tulip glass at home. ABV 8%, bottled on 2/9/13
Pours a deep orange/brown colour on the body, quite murky. More clear when hold against the light, but still hazy. Something more than one finger of head on top, off-white in colour, with good retention. Bubble islands and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of light pine, floral notes, grass, orange peel, light citrusy.
Taste of orange peel and citrus, grapefruit, with not so high bitterness but with a good long duration. Some malty sweetness that quickly gets eradicatd by the hoppy bitterness. Well hidden alcohol, only notable later when the beer has gotten warmer and even then only as a touch.
Medium thin body, low carbonation. Dry palate.
Overall quite good DIPA, classic De Molen
Bosbouw (1475) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heldere oranjebruine kleur met een aardige kraag. Frisse geur, fruit, hop, orange. Beetje rare smaak. Smaakt bitterzoet, grapefruit en iets craramel.
McNeillR (1451) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firm dark orange and small ringed head. Biting and moreish initial taste, pithy and caramel. Really evenly spread sweetness and a nice richness as it comes to the home straight. Lovely smooth finish of warm light booziness.
Bottle, November Tasting.