De Molen Klap van de Molen 2011-2012

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Our new winter ale. Available from the end of November. Brewed with lots of spices but they won’t be overwhelming in both aroma and flavour.

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gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - pours hazy amber with nearly no head. Aroma of nuts and malt, vanilla and cinnamon, cardemon. Sweet slight spicy palate, slight bitter in the finish, no carbo. Damn, well drinkable beer. This kinda blows me off my socks. BBD was 2 years after bottling date (Nov 2011) but I think I am going to keep on to my other bottle a while longer. This beer evolved well!

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2013
33cl bottle. Minimal beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, molasses, light cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry that’s somewhat medicinal, light vinous, caramel, nutmeg/cinnamon. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Bottled 15/11/2011. Freshly arrived from the distributor. Labeled 9.8%. Totally hazy dark brown / red color. Lots of fine particles in the body hazing it up. Minimal off-white head. Some loose bits of lace. Way less head than in most De Molen brews, looks like it’s flat. Yup... Not completely flat, but very, very light carbonation. Almost flat... Bigger body. Lightly dry in the finish. I don’t completely mind the very light carbonation, it’s decently easy to drink, a nice change of pace from many overcarbonated european brews. It helps that the flavor here is pretty good. Caramel malt in the nose, but nice orange-citrus hop. Winter spice flavors work well with the dark fruit and caramel malt. Hint of chocolate... Pretty complex stuff, mostly tasty. Moderate to stronger bitter taste, little sweet in the finish. Hides alcohol decently well. At this point, a pretty decent strong hoppy (old) winter ale. Alright now, but I’d imagine this was way better fresh.

Koelschtrinker (20412) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 7, 2013
Gewürziger süßer Antrunk wobei die Gewürze zu stark sind. Daher nicht ganz rund, passende Malzigkeit. Später harmonischer, die Malzigkeit wird vollmundig, schokoladig. 9/10/9/10/9/10

McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Sweet and salty preserve nose. Oily laced, swirly sticky head. Muscatty density, Zimbo’s Heinz Tomato Soup is so bang on its all I can taste at the finish. Tidy but one directional.

zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Heinz tomato soup which is sort of confected and dominates everything. Looks good in the bottle but...guess I could cook with it.

fugitive (2005) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 5, 2013
Tap @ De Molen. Color dark amber with small head. Aroma malt, caramel, spicy, cinnamon. Taste sweet, roasted, spicy, hop, alcohol.

Brandman (2950) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Brown body, offwhite head. Aroma has Sweet caramelly malt, cookie dough, raisins and resiny notes. Huge maltiness and sweetness in flavour. Some alcohol.

Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Poured dark brown with no head at all. Aromas of dark fruit and brown sugar with some spice. Alcohol is muted.

Lilja (3171) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, farinsocker, fikon, blommon med toner av vanilj och anis. Välbalanserad, god sötma, barnet wine känsla. Gott dessertöl.

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