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Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (34) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
bottle 330ml, dark reddish with white head. It falls quite fast but leaves a nice lancing in the glass. Very complex aroma of wild strawberries, cherries, spruce, soy sauce, honey and lavender. Very good balanced taste begining with nice but not overwhelming sweetness, over some delicate refreshing sourness ending in a bitter finish, that stays for a while. Perfect carbonation makes the beer very enjoyable. The warmer it gets the brighter are the feelings of aroma and taste. Like with a good cherry brandy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1438) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
Caramelbruine kleur met een goede crémekleur kraag. Ruikt zoetig, créme, caramel, honing, fruit. Smaakt zoetig, caramel, créme, vanille. Beetje bitter, tikkeltje koffie ook. Best lekker. Bitterzoete, iets alcohol afdronk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
magicmn (82) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 18, 2015
Strong reisin and dried fruit aroma. Similar taste of special malt dominated by dried fruits with strong enough continnental hop bitterness. Good balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neorej80 (182) - - DEC 31, 2014
Strong cherrysweet aroma, sharp coffee, dark malts and some grass (hops). Dark yellow, almost red and cloudy. Light brown head. Complex flavours, a lot of diversity. Round flavour, everything comes together the richt wat: cherries, plums, coffee, brown sugar, rasins, smooth malty and a bitter hop touch in the end with rasins and coffee. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of pine and sweet caramel. Sweet taste of caramel and hops. Bitter finish. Sticky feel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzymol (78) - - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 WOW. Bottle, 33cl, pours intense tea with copper reflections and a great long-lasting white head. Gorgeous! Aroma is very interesting with syrupy cherry sweetness of dense propagation mixed with pine needles. Taste is very malty, cherry, leaving kind of liqueur feel with bitterness balanced just fine and spicy aftertaste on the tongue tip. Perfect carbonation, full body, oily, intense, complex, rich, alcohol hidden, high drinkability. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Mikkeller SF. Clear ruby pour, frothy white head with moderate duration. Aroma: hard candy cherry (like, jolly rancher) at the forefront dominates this for me. Floral component as well. Taste: malty, cherry, somewhat sweet with a moderately bitter floral hop presence. Some plums? There’s this flavor I associate with plummy old barleywines, but it isn’t really plum - plummish? Palate: full body, creamy smooth texture, average carbonation. Overall: it would be way fun to see what a HOTD collaboration on this beer would look like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1101 - May 24, 2014 - Spring Fling @ Liquor Select - My history brain can’t stop thinking about the treaty of Utrecht as I approach this beer - Aroma is burnt sugar maltiness - molasses, caramel, cookie dough - billowing out of a bubbly amber pour. Quite boozy, but fairly well disguised, this has a distinct North american hop presence in the finish. Almost like a dutch version of Arrogant Bastard. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (989) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
0,33l fles uitgeschonken diep roodbruin van kleur met een beperkte creme kleurige cremkraag. Geur is zoet met hoppig karakter, maar ook bosvruchten en taart, met op de achtergrond ook de caramel en zelfs iets van cacao. Smaak begint zoet met wederom bosvruchten door het dikke romige mondgevoel vruchtenyoghurt achtig.in de nasmaak ook de bitterheid van de hop en gist. Dit is een erg mooi complex bier, zeker geen doordrinker.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2041) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
340 ml bottle. Pours a yellow brown with lots of suspended sediment and light head. Aromas of caramel, rubber, and malt extract. Flavors are similar with emphasis on chewy sweet malts.


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