MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at Twickenham beer festival.henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
The first thing I did at ’Twickers’ was go straight to the foreign bar and buy as much as I could afford of the De Molen H&V to take home and then I grabbed a bottle of this to start me off. This is a cracking bock. Cloudy red brown with an impressive off white head. Full of dusty fruit and dark chocolate. Brimming with warmth and chewyness. A glorious delicate sweetness from the fruity alcohol gives it plenty of guts. The eventual dryness on the palate keeps me throwing it back. I could get drunk on this pretty quickly without even trying. An excellent sweet chocolate finish with just the right amount of bitterness from the quality hoppage rounds it off really well. More lovely beer from Menno.
Very hazy amber body, small beige head; Very malt deep complex nose with chocolate malt aromas sticking out and bringing lots of character; Soft textured quite sweet deep body, bitter mostly from malt; Long good finish with a bitter bite, malt sweet and chocolate aromas. Great! tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
33 cl bottle at Hopheads´ fourth tasting - in my garage. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Brown color, moderate beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, candy and nuts. Flavor is the same, with roasted malt, some bitterness. A bit thin body. caesar (7133) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2008
Tap @ de Molen. Cloudy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of hop, caramel malt, some toffee, slight spicy. Very pleasant bitterness in taste with a caramel malty body. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2008
A hazy red/brown colored beer, with a nice beige head. The aroma of roasted malts, with dark caramel, hops and dark fruits. The taste of a little roasted malt, bitter of coffee, some chocolate, hops and prunes. The aftertaste of bitter chocolate. When the beer gets warmer the taste of roasted takes away.
skortila (5850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2008
Tap @ De Molen. Aroma has mildly roasted carame malts and hops. Cloudy, brown coloured with an off-white, lasting, creamy head. Taste is quite bitter for a bock with a nice subtle caramel sweetness. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Muddy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is toasted and bready malt. Dry and malty with some grassy hop notes, and a lasting bitter finish. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
Amber, brown colored brew. Roasted aroma. Flavor of sweet, roasted malts and a nice hopbitterness. The hop makes a special gives it a nice twist. larsniclas (7070) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
Sampled at EBF08.
Very hazy, deep golden.
Dry, slightlypapery aroma.
Sweet and malty with roasted cocoa and chocolate. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
EBF2008. It’s hazy, dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and fruit. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, caramel, hops, nuts and a light, hoppy bitterness. It’s nice!