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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: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kadyfornia (5) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
On tap in Cuda na Kiju, Warsaw. Incredibly complex ale. Just trying to distinguish all the flavors and aromas present felt like getting lost in a maze. Yet considering its wonderful balance, getting lost is not a bad thing. Sweet, malty profile countered by strong bitterness and complex hop aroma, with pleasant, smooth warmth from alcohol and a hint of wine-like tartness. Just perfect!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Bottled, courtesy of caesar. Orange/brown colored, almost no head. Absolutely fantastic fruity and flowery nose, hops all the way, lots of Cascade, but also more fruity notes (probably the Galena then). To my surprise the use of large amount of hop does not result in an extremely bitter flavor, which is probably because of the big malty backbone, creating a thick complex and very well balanced brew. Lasting bitter finish. I generally don’t like these massively hopped beers because of the astringent bitterness, but when balanced like this you get an absolute masterpiece. Rooie Dop USA, i absolutely love it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ErikvW (10) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
A beer that does almost everything right. Great fruity and hoppy aroma, flavors follow the nose in a briliant way. Good moutfeel, easy to drink despite the 9.1%. Readily available to me and I’m so happy for it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3801) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. Obtained in a trade with tderoeck, cheers. Darker fox brown amber with a stick brown head. Nose is very hoppy, lots of sticky pine resin, caramel, sweet mushy apples, quite sweet despite the added on hoppiness, sweet very bitter sticky pine resin, quite a bit of bitter floral notes. Taste is heavy on the sticky strong bitter pine resin, sweet caramel goo, bitter herbal, sweet apples, sweet marmalade & lots of dried tangerine peel, dark citrus, dried peels, lightly sticky, full malt profile. Very fine brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3135) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
tasted blind, with ( thanx to) 77 ships smells verry hoppy, somewhat plastic, sweet. pours amber. small white foam. REALY good hops, reminding even of heady topper, waaw !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1069) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2013
dark amber colour, moderate off-white head;aroma of citrussy hops and raisin with significant maltyness;taste of intensive hoppy bitterness with citrussy-grapefruit notes and malty sweetness, which ballances well the beer - excellent ale with long lasting bitter aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (613) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2013
Amber color with 1 finger off white head. Aroma of red grapes, red apples, pine apple, peach, caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. amazing balance. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (396) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy reddish-copper color, medium beige head. Aroma rum, cherry cake, chocolate, caramel in the nose. Massive flavor of licorice, bread, brown sugar, belgian yeast, malty, slightly hoppy, slightly roasty. Very complex. Alcohol is totally hidden of course. Taste light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Extreme full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long lasting fine bitter finish. Reminds me to a belgain strong ale and an IPA mixture with hardcore aroma power. Very good heavy one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3548) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 10, 2012
An Utrecht/American strong ale to advance their line up. Well, the reddish brown and light misty body looks good, with a creamy beige lace. Interesting aroma with both fresh, citrus hops - almost like lemon candy - verses the sweet sticky malty base. Quite a unique beer, and I like it a lot. Taste equals this, with solid bittering hops, fresh lemon grass (Galena?) and rounded of sweet malts. Lowish carbonation to match this. Reminds of of the super hopped up American and Scandinavian modern barley wines, but with a somewhat more moderate alcohol (even though this isn’t weak). The original recipe with challenging hops and well execution makes this probably my favourite Rooie Dop beer so far. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of skortila. Ruby reddish - brown colour, tan head. Nose is hoppy, fruity and floral, oranges, biscuit malts. Fairly bitter. Flavour is biscuit malty, caramel, slight toastiness, fairly bitter. Barleywine-esque minus the sweetness. Really good stuff.


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