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De Molen Winterhop (2012-2013)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Ingredients: water, barley malt (Pils, Cara), hops (Sladek - bittering; Columbus, Cascade, Chinook - late and dry hopping), yeast (bottom fermenting).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10374) - Bienne, - MAY 2, 2013
draught@Erzbierschof; courtesy of Anna - cloudy dark-orange beer with a little persistent foam left; correct lacework; decently hoppy with notes of resin and apricot; medium-bodied and with a light acidity/sourness; the palate is quite velvety, pretty bitter and with a lingering sourness and more fruity hoppy tones

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10321) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, sehr hopfig. Geschmack leicht hopfig, fruchtig malzig, exotische Früchte.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Armadill0 (300) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Orange-brown with a white big head. Aroma has crisp grapefruit and pine. Taste has grapefruit, fermented fruit, bitter pine, citrus and grass. Bit overtly bitter on the middle with an odd sidetaste which continues on to the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (425) - - JAN 6, 2014
Ginger, lime, lemon - an IPA-ish (?!) artesian ale that takes you to the country & dumps you in a field of cows. This must be what farmers drink - those with taste! Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peltmeister (48) - - DEC 20, 2013
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Mooi oranje van kleur. Troebel, gist is zichtbaar. Sinaasappel geur met een vleugje citroen. Lekker gekruid van smaak. Begint iets zoetig. Co2 voelbaar in de mond. Daarna wat zurig met een klein bittertje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Poured hazy orange, with a lively foamy head. Aroma of lime, grapefruit, yeast, apple, hints of vanilla, cinnamon, honey. Tarty bitter taste in a medium body, with tons of carbonation. Velvet smooth on the palate. Delicious fruity aftertaste that lasts. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - NOV 30, 2013
Gedronken op aa clubavond. Licht troebel amberkleurig biertje met fijn structuur kraag. Aroma is fruitig, hop. Smaak voornamelijk bitter met licht zoetje. Proef een fris citrus in de smaak. Mooi bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (385) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Goudgeel/ honing troebel kleurig bier. Smaak cactus, zoet met iets meer bitter en een sterk zuurtje.Vol en romig in mond. Gedronken met de aa zuipclub. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2135) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
wazig geel/oranje met witte kraag
aroma: citrus, grapefruit, den, zuurtje
smaken: redelijk tot zwaar zoet, zwak/matig bitter, licht zuur, matig sterk, matig fruit, iets chemisch in de samenstelling, tevens ook wat zepig, niet zo’n geheel geslaagde poging. iets té nadrukkelijk zoet.
medium body, gladde textuur, normale co2,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1302) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Uit 0,33l fles op AA-clubavond. Koperoranjekleur met een fijne crème schuimkraag. In de geur mango bande hop en wat houtonen. De hoofdsmaak is een redelijk in balans met associaties van citrus, cactus ananas en dennenbos. Trekkend mondgevoel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1033) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2013

330 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Cloudy hazy straw brown colour with lots of dirt like yeast sediments; Two finger head with rich, long lasting crumpety off white foam, like those of Belgian ales; Very sticky lacing with soft, fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant and sweet aroma of fresh pineapple and tartness which can be smelt a feet away, with jackfruit, grapefruit, orange, honey, wood furniture, strong pine, strong resin, sweet malt, spice, light lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of rich ale malt, with strong resin, hard sourness, zesty light grapefruit, earth, light orange, lemon, strong yeast, spices, light liquorices, lime and herbal hops; Full body, rich, creamy and oozy palate; Mouth feel is rich ale malt, being dominated by pretty stong tartness, slightly funky palate and very resiny body, fruity taste is light grapefruit zest. The rest are spicy, earthy, and resiny; Pretty strong tartness, which is not offenisive but it does get in the way of aroma and taste; Hoppiness is potent pineapple, tropical fruit and piney nose, zesty grapefruit and spicy, earthy, oozy taste, and low key bitterness for slow sipping finish; Dry after taste, fairly spicy and tart to mouth.

Comments: This one has some really fragrant pineapple which I yearned for so long and a pretty rich body and 3C-induced hoppiness worked out solidly. Yet, the tartness and woodiness were overdone, which somehow curbing this one from being excellent. Because of these, this brew is decent, but not great.

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