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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman33190 (50) - - MAY 26, 2014
Pours un unpleasant murky brown. Looks flat. It’s not. The carbo is actually quite present although subtle. Aroma is all oranges and grapefruit, the wife says cut grass. Taste is rich, thick and sweet up front with tangy grapefruit the star. Bitterness is there as well and lingers well beyond the sweetness although the sugar rests on the lips. Full-bodied beer packed with punchy flavours. Shame it looks like mud but I can forgive that. Very good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As De Molen Pais & Vree ].
Hazy - murky matt medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, pine, orange - citrus, candy, wood, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, caramel, candy, sweet malt, wood. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to light moderate alcoholic. [20140728]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours hazy amber with off-white head and yeast in suspension. Big tropical resin aroma.. taste is mango & pineapple yoghurt, caramel and clean malts. A touch sticky, but to be expected really. Delicious stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (75) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at De Molen. Murky amber with a dluffy creamy head. Mute soury aroma, rather dull... but extremely pilowy fluffy taste character. Great draught beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6572) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. rich shade of ruby red with a fluffy lingering head; aroma shows plenty of caramel and tropical fruits; some strawberry jam flavours, not much alcohol showing, medium citric bitterness. no flaws but feels like it’s missing something

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5866) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Draught @ Eet & Bierlokaal de Molen. Pours hazy dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, bread, light sourness, some fruity hops, grass, orangepeel. Flavor is malty, little sour, bread, grass, fruit, orangepeel. Medium to full, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 260714

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1163) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUL 29, 2014
Beware before you buy it: THIS IS NOT A BELGIAN STRONG ALE!!! small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. muddy thick dark brownish-yellow body. aroma: dark bread, moderate hoppy, grass and pear. if: light sweet moderate bitter. ff: light sweet heavy bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish.Amargor bem lupulado (casca de laranja) de IPA, dulçor maltado e com lembrança frutada (laranja). Nada a ver com a classificação de BSA do ratebeer. A presença maltada e o forte lúpulo aliado ao alto teor alcoólico justificam a alcunha de imperial amber do rótulo. Esperava algo totalmente diferente. Nota: 90 skol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9301) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2014
330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (7:4:7+:4:15=3.7+)
Heavy full malty aroma. Taste magnifies that - tons of malts, a nice level of roast. Woody, hops also good, some zest. Finish lovely, tons of zest, later bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
One-third pint, keg at Friends of Ham. Muddy brown coloured body. Naked surface, dotted spots to the glass. Sweet fruity smell. Sweet flavours of caramel, red berries and dough. Well bodied, however, quite easy to drink. Masked alcohol. Fair enough (Leeds 07.07.2014).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy dark amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sour, diacetyl, honey in aroma. Sweet, candy, sticky, malty taste. Sweet body. Malty aftertaste. Raw and messy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3145) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
33cl bottle@ home. Bottled on 18/12/13. Pours ugly brown, murky, thin white head. Aroma is promising with fruity, citrusy, hops, some bread and yeasty notes, DIPA-like. Flavor has bread, glueish notes, yeast, fruity hops and caramel. Taste is like an old DIPA, sweet, but with some bread as well. Full bodied, alcohol completely hidden. Quite the hybrid.


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