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Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 171   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!


Bullit's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4101) - Burgos, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Burnt orange pour with a beige head. Fruit laden aromas of tangerine, apricot jam and peach. Boozy flavours of citrus, toffee, red apple and a splash of bitter fruit. Sweet/dry mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (485) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 12, 2015
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of dried fruits, toffee, spicy herbs and forest berries... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of plum, raisin, citrus and some grasses... rather complicated... sweet and bitter aftertaste...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1785) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle a cloudy amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dry fruits yeast spicy and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple some caramel and bitter hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4556) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy, copper-ish brown colour with huge, frothy, osteoporosing, minimally lacing, beige head. Caramel malty aroma with toffee notes, fruity hoppy overtones with notes of mandarine, orange, gooseberry, mirabelle. Taste is moderately sweet malty, hints of caramel, toffee, a bitter coffee touch, some dried fruit, raisin; bitter, minimally papery finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (100) - 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 (1579) - 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 (116) - 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 (246) - - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzymol (115) - - 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 (1359) - 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.


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