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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: English Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the first time in May 2011.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (pils, cara), hops (premiant, saaz), yeast (top fermenting).

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15151) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Initially a very earthy aroma, quite like bramlin cross, later, however, after its settled in the glass, its quite sweet. Has some pungent hoppy hints too. Lovely in the mouth, a great bite and gentle tingle from hoth the hops and the carbonation. Nicely attenuatated. Quite green and fresh hops in the taste, delicious roasted grains, very bready, but not sweet. Love that finish. So crisp and a great noble hop bite. No sign of 7.5% - classic de Molen!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, dark orange - citrus, moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity, yeast, peach, sweet fruit. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate, finish flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, fruity, yeasty, dark orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121207]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (133) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at De Molen. Rusty-brown colour. Small head that quickly disappeared. Medium body, taste sweet, slightly bitter, smokey, smooth. Short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5946) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
Muddy brown colour. Taste is quite spicy and yeasty. Very gassy. Strong bitter finish of hop.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (981) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin meripihkan vrisen ja keskikokoisella isokuplaisella vaahdolla. Juoma on kyllkin todella varovasti kaadettu ja toisella, hieman reilummalla kaadolla vaahtoaminen on todella runsasta. Hiilihappoa nyttisi olevan. Haju on mausteinen, pihkainen, hedelminen ja jopa lambicmaisen hapan. Maku on kyneen hedelminen, marjainen, havuinen, ruohoinen ja lambicmaisen hapan. Suutuntuma on rimmisen pirskahteleva ja hiilihappoisuus peitt muun alleen. Kokonaisuutena mieleen tulee Orval, joskin tm on hieman huonompi painos. Kuitenkin jollain perverssill tapaa tm maistui meikliselle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Clear dark amber/brown body with an average sized white head. Aroma/taste: complex, smokey, leather, sweet, floral aroma with a sweet fruity woody body and a penetrating significant bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (6695) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from the shop in Bodegraven. Fruity smell with dried fruit and raisin. Malty and sweet taste with raisins and dried fruit. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (8664) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
Thx. to Sebletitje for sharing this one // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tims De Molen & assorted beers tasting // bottled on 08/04/2012 // pours a bright golden / light amber with a fluffy white head // smell is of sweet white bread, hops, sugar, fruits, sweet herbs & even more sweet spices, cheap American cheese slices & touch of yogurt // taste is yoghurt, sugar, American cheese slices, light vegetables, bitter herbs, lots of Molen yeast, flowers, thick baking floor, bakers yeast, herbal bitter // full Molen yeasty body // its weird but I dont think that it infected or anything, Molen sometimes simply brews this kinds of herbal / spice / whatever beers & they taste like this, even fresh, prefect condition, whatever, // its not my thing but I didnt find it as atrocious as the others, just weird stuff

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
Hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of cheese and malts. Light bitter flavour, hops, and quite a bit of off-flavours, fusel oils and medicine. Finish light hops and cheese.
Not sure what was the matter with this bottle, but it wasnt really pleasurable Im afraid. Might warrant a re-rate.
(From 33cL bottle at the DMT @ Tims living, Gent. Shared by sebletitje. Thanks, Seba!)

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 8/IV/12 (2012-1415) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange to amber beer, huge fizzy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very smelly, swimming pool, citrus, peppermint, herbal. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: bitter start, herbal hops, pretty spicy, sourish, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: very bitter, cardboard, bit spicy, dry, hint of sugar. Tastes like the bottle is 5 years old, but its only 8 months old!


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