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De Molen V Years - 20k

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86
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Black IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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(15.9 Plato) V Years - 20k was brewed for FoneFan to celebrate 5 years on Ratebeer. A tribute to all the great moments we have had and the great people we have met in the beer world. Cheers, J&C.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2012
Deep brown, candyfloss tan head. Lovely complex beer. Smoke, bitter hops, fruitiness, sage, cinnamon. Some dried fruit - apricots, prunes. Ashes and embers in the finish. Thanks to Haandbryggeriet for importing this!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
clear dark brown, almost opaque with a nice tan head, crazy retention... Roasty aroma, light smoke almost medicinal.... lively, creamy, coffee, chocolate, hoppy but not in an american citrusy way, roast plays nicely... medium body, dry finish, creamy, very excellent mouthfeel... Its awesome when a friend brings home a few beers from the netherlands and one of them has only 8 ratings... Excellent beer, incredibly crafted...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3349) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is a typical De Molen one, caramel, nuts, chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is bitter roasted malts, nice spicy hops and somewhat ashy. Nice balance. Very drinkable, but not really a black IPA?

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle from De Molen brewery. Dark brown color with medium frothy beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, hints of liquorice. Taste, coffee, milk chocolate, grapefruit, caramel, hints of resin. Fruity bitter finish. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
In bottle. Pours a brown colour with a thin yellowish beige head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pineapple, peach, chocolate and coffee. Nice chewy mouth-feel with grapefruit, coffee and chocolate notes. Alcohol is quite present with a nice bitter, roasty malt linger.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle from the man himself! Thanks FoneFan and Cheers! Aroma has notes of citrus, tropical fruits, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate but hidden by the huge hop profile. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. Large khaki head that mostly diminished and left decent lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitterness. Palate is full/medium bodied and watery with average carbonation. Overall a very nice IPA. The roasted malts are there but are overwhelmed by the intense hop aromas. I think this is a good thing since I prefer them to play second fiddle in an IPA anyhow. Loved the brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours dark reddish brown with a huge light brown head. Delicious hoppy nose. Aroma of hops, pine and (roasted) malt. Very fruity and well balanced. Dry and medium bitter finish. Very nice beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Clear very dark reddish brown with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 210312

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3069) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika early 2012 Full body & high complexity Well integrated hops Very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
[ As my rating # 22022 on ratebeer ].

Draught @ Cruise Roma - Barcelona, Un Mare di Birra, Grimaldi Lines.

Unclear medium brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus - lemon, grassy, roasted, thin. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110611]
[ This beers was made for me by Menno to celibrate my 5 years on Ratebeer.com and my +20 Kilo - It is a black IPA made as a tribute to all the great moments we have had and the great people we have met in the beer world. Cheers, J&C. ].
7-2-8-3-16

Bottle 750ml. @ home.

Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy and open, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, light to moderate coffee, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - lemon, pine dusty grass. Flavour is moderate sweet to heavy and bitter with a long long duration, malt sweet, hop citrus - hop bitter, soapy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Mouth feel is much better in the bottle vesion ;O) [20111003]
Big thanks Menno for making me this beer ;O) And CHEERS to all the great people we have met ....
8-4-8-4-16


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