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Rooie Dop
Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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!


Thijs' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thijs (15) - - NOV 9, 2012
Pours rusty brown. Aroma is sweet fruity/citrus and caramel. Taste starts sweet and fruity, then a nice hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste is mildly sweet and somewhat bitter. Nice brew.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (877) - 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 (1947) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (761) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers. Reddish brown with medium sized cream colored head. Yeasty and spicy, with Apple, berries, vegetal bitter finish. Light sweet but nothing too much. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (869) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Hazy reddish shade with a finger of head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is also hoppy, fizzy sherbet, malty in the style of an amber ale. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Pretty nice. The malt and hops seem to both contribute distinctively and work in harmony.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (1027) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
from Drankenhuys Amersfoort, 13/5/14. No Head, lots of carbonation. Brown coloured. Hoppy aroma, also some caamel. Citrus in the taste. Nice bitter finish, nice one!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1428) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo wlane bez osadu jest przejrzyste. Ma kolor bursztynowy z odcieniami czerwieni. Piana nie jest wielka, ma kolor jasnego beżu. NOS : USTA : piwo jest delikatnie nasycone i bardzo tłuste o konsystencji śmietany. Słodkie o nutach karmelu i ciasta. Do tego wiśnie maraschino. Pikantne jak kandyzowany imbir. Gorycz kontruje tak dobrze, że prawie dominuje w tym piwie. Gorzkie nuty podobne są do pestki wiśni i skórki grejpfruta. Posmak długi, słodko-gorzki z delikatną kwaśnością. ODCZUCIA : piwo świetne. Styl tego piwa dla mnie to amerykański Barley Wine. Mocno geste i słodkie o równie mocnych gorzkich i aromatycznych chmielach. Polecam. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : +1

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1166) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Hazy orange brown color with medium creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, fruity, floral with creamy scent, too. Taste starts with sweet caramel, follows by refreshng fruity and yeasty acidity, mouthfeel is warming and alcoholic, while finish is pleasantly bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Good company and such a good beer make your mood quickly better...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at Cascade, pours an opaque dark orangey amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, candied fruits, and a pronounced hop edge. Flavour is not balanced or cohesive at all, with cloying caramel and dark fruit sweetness, with jagged hops that attempt to balance. Not good at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
0.33l bottle from Brewdog Camden, enjoyed at our hotel room. Lots and lots of head on this one. Not disturbing, but much. It pours a blurry deep amber almost bronze colored body and the color of the big head is mild beige. Smells nice and malty. Lots of malty goodness here, and a little bit of both caramel, spices, grass, alcohol and red fruits. Not bad at all. Lots of flavor! Was expecting the alcohol to be much more up front than this, cause it’s surprisingly well hidden. Loaded with biscuit sweetness and something light burned. It has strong oily mouthfeel and the carbonation is just about average. Soft warming aftertaste. Lots of malty sweetness as well. Wouldn’t mind having this more available. 09.11.2013

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (124) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Amberkleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag die niet lang blijft. Een troebel bier met wat minder koolzuur. Geur van mout en caramel, smaak is hoppig en kruidig, een sterke hopsmaak dat wel. De afdronk is bitter. Ik hou persoonlijk van de smaak van hop en bittere biertjes, dus voor mij is dit een prettig bier. Maar kan mij voorstellen dat voor andere mensen de smaak te sterk is.


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