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Rooie Dop Utrecht Strong Ale

Rooie Dop
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

Style: American Strong Ale
Maarssen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
The city and province of Utrecht has got a great history (and future) of brewing beer. It deserves a beer that shows our appreciation and what more could we do than make this Utrecht Strong Ale. Big hops dominate the aroma and big malts support them in taste. Put your hands up for Utrecht, we love that city!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4104) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2016
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton OH --- dated 31/03/14 --- Hazy amber brown color, bubbly beige head that stays around a cover, mottled lace covering. Taste is smooth malt that moves through light carbonation to smooth light hops. Maybe this was bigger when it was fresh - now it is a smooth light (not 9.1% anymore) malty brew. My bottle only labels it "Rooie Dop Utrecht Ale," but the specs match on everything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at home in London. Pours rich amber with a frothy, lasting beige head. Lots of hearty ripe fruit in the nose, plenty of toffee, fruit cake, figs. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with sturdy bread, creamy toffee, tons of Dane fruit cake, light piney bitterness. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, chewy and gooey, with raisins, more fruit cake, some dried cherry, dates and figs. Really rich and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5030) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Quite assertive hoppiness, grassy, citrusy and resiny, mixing well with massive malty backbone and rather full body of this beer. Dried fruits, raisins, light caramel. Surprisingly easy drinking, alcohol hidden completely. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from Hennie Berendsen. 3 yo bottle. It pours hazy amber with a firm beige head. Loads of barley and biscuits in the nose. Nutty and overripe peach. High malty flavor. Some grain and hay. Toffee and buscuits. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (595) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Rated 27.03.2015. Bottle from drinkshop.sk.Amber colour , white head. Aroma malts, caramel, nuts, molasses. Hops. Taste is sweet, caramel and hops. Bitter aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (243) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Amber, low head. Aroma honey, molasses, candi sugar, caramel and fruitiness (ambivalent). Palate smooth, low carbonation. Bit too sweet for me, but I like the typical dutch candi sugar/tofee taste. Bit cloying, otherwise a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (833) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2016
Közepes, tartós hab, barna szín. Illata intenzív, malátás alapon markánsan citrusos, kissé karamelles és picikét gyantás. Íze markánsan keserű, friss zöldfűszeres, citrusos és picit gyantás. Hosszú utóíze kesernyés, és gyantás, kicsi gyümölcsösséggel. Testes, de nem nehéz, kissé száraz érzetű. Az alkoholt sikerült teljesen elrejteni.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
From tap at Kaapse Brouwers. Red/brown, creamy head. Spicy, yeasty, bitter finish. Backlog from 2014/10/24.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3457) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy brown color with an off-white head with good retention and medium lacing. Aroma has notes of dry fruits, some molasses and candy sugar. Flavor is mild sweet, notes of molasses, high alcohol with a final mild bittery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5841) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Aroma is nutty malts and caramel. The flavor is caramel/light toffee, grapefruit, mild citrus/fruit and a malty/warming alcohol finish.

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