PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: slight hoppy, grains, sweet.
TASTE: hoppy, sweet, but expired I think...
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av fishermans friend, söt, oljig konsistens med en kärv beska. Vet inte vad jag ska tro om denna.
KennethArd (285) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Almost hidden aroma and absolutely no head. It’s hazy red. The taste is bitter and the palate is soft, bitter and sticky. The absolutely worst beer i’ve ever tasted from de Molen.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft malty nose. Pale beige thin head. Hazy amber color.Sweet malty and hoppy taste with some hints of toffee and raisins. More than average hoppiness.
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl fles @home. Goed sterk bier. echt wel een IPA en echt geen dubbelbock.
ClubGonzo (4500) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Tre Små Rum, Gothenburg. A collaboration between Närke, De Molen and...who’s those other guys? Definitely worth checking out. :-) Pours a hazy amber body with a tiny white head. Nose is honey, oat-like cereals, grains and hints of syrup and rye. Taste is grainy licorice, burnt sugar, hints of syrup and alcohol. Smooth and slightly crisp in the mouth, otherwise this beer resembles a barley wine far more than a doppelbock in my opinion. Still a rock solid brew; clearly with lots of originality and craft behind it.
ekstedt (5739) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl) at Café 3 små rum. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Sugary, caramelly and fudgy malt aroma with some herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Sampled on July 6, 2012
Hazy reddish color, white head. Alcohol, raissin, malty, sweet scent. Sweet, raissin, malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness,
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 3 Små Rum. Pours hazy amber with a rather small and creamy goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with sweet cookie dough, plums in cognac, dusty oxidation, raisins, hay, caramel, alcohol, white pepper, bay leaves, wood and toffee. Taste is intense, sweet and bitter with sweet dark bread, wood, prunes, caramel, raisins, alcohol, fresh grass, dusty dry soil, black and rose pepper, straw, resin and hints of cardboard. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, oily bitter, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with caramel, cookie dough, golden syrup, resinous wood, straw and warming alcohol.
Martinus (3500) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating of an aged bottle. BB 13-02-11
Reddish brown colour, quite firm, off-white head. Fruity hops, passion fruit, citrus, malts, light caramel, light sour touch. Slightly sweet malty flavour, caramel, bitter hops. Quite alcoholic touch. Sweet malty finish, light madeira.
Nice example of European cooperation. I really liked this beer, even thought it is somewhat aged it still manages to retain some of its hop character.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)