De Molen Lang & Kaal (Tall and Bald)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
The beer is to be produced in 350L every year. Oak chips have been put in 40 year old cognac and then added to the beer.

Special brew made for Jens Ungstrups 40 year old birthday. Name is still provisional, other options were: Fourty, Fat and Finished (suggested by "friends" of Jens) - Fourty, Fit and Firery (Jens own version).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2555) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
fles uit 2009 bij vandaan, gedeeld met Bryanvdv. Dik roodbruin en zonder schuim of CO2. Geur is volzoet met overrijp fruit. Smaak is diksap met in de afdronk ook wat cacao en hout tonen. Coqnac is zeker aanwezig, maar ier wel erg zoet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (524) - - DEC 19, 2014
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Totaal geen co2, stroperig dik rood bruin troebel. Aroma heeft wat appeligs. Smaak is zoet, alcohol, iets medicinaals. Te veel vh goede voor mij.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2014
bottle, supplied by the generous tall and bald one himself, opened in 2014. reddish amber with traces of sediment and thin head; aroma of stonefruits, trail mix, strawberry jam; plenty of jam and marmalade flavours, red berries, mellow alcohol, light vinous character suggested by the oak. held up pretty well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle split at Bruces, big thanks to Leighton for digging this one up, 08/04/14. Lightly hazed amber with a moderate off white covering/edgeing. Nose is tarte fruit, spice, bitter citric rind, orange peel, caramel, dates. Taste comprises dark fruit rind, prunes, stoned fruits, Xmas cake, spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying booze charged finale. Solid barley wine, plenty of depth and flavour and drinks fairly easily considering the ABV!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20548) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - huge thanks to Anders for this one. Pours lightly hazy, golden-brown with a foamy, off-white head. The nose has rich bread, some toffee, golden raisins, hints of butter. Big sweet flavor with heavy golden raisins, dates, rich pale bread, white sugar, stewed apples. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Rich, lightly warming finish, tons of sugary bread, moderate fruits, more golden raisins, pale toffee. Delicious. Extremely decadent and hefty but really damn tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (14009) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest-amber brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, malty, brown bread, toast, dirty, caramel, toffee and honeycomb. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, honey, candied citrus peel, nectarine, wood, oily and earth with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2013
33cl, Bottle 936/1134, retired exclusive Dutch brew, thx alot to KingCecil!, very complex brew, woody/sweet and slightly alcoholic/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, WOW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 17082012. Colour is amber with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Massive sweetness, massive malts and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 05.03.2010
Aroma is sweet with somewhat ripe fruits, sugary notes and caramel. Flavour is really sweet with fruits, shitloads of caramel and some sugary notes. Too sweet and too boozy, just like Bommen & Granaten. A good way to get a diabetes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (1371) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
(bottle #504 I think; courtesy of Ungstrup - huge thanks!) Pours a dark amber, clear with small floaties and no head. Aroma is surprisingly refined with notes of cognac, oak, rye bread and maybe a tinge of oxydation. Pretty flat, oily texture with a full body and quite a sweet, warming finish. Taste generally follows the nose, is characterised by sweetness with plenty of aroma notes. Smooth and with the alcohol very well masked.

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