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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8231) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home, bottled 22.06.2011, BBE 22.06.2016
Aroma is a bit unpleasant with berries, some gooseberry bush and nettles. Flavour has gooseberry bush, nettles and berries. Weird and not good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 22.6.2011.
Pours an amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet berries, herbs and some grass. Flavour of sweet berries, sweet malts, herbs and quite bitter, grassy hops. Medium bodied, harsh mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Overall a harsh brew and quite homebrewish as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7581) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Slightly chilled bottle. Two years and one day old. Dark orange/red with the usual huge head which endures. Smell - old ale, caramel, yeast, molasses, tangerine. Carbonation - mid to soft. Taste - typical De Molen caramel, liquorice, sweet honey flavours with a decent dose of bitterness. Enjoyable high quality beer. Not quite to my taste though, which reduces the rating slightly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7444) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Cloudy amber colour with a big frothy tan head. Lively carbonation....
Rich acidic (apple) fruity aroma.Medium pluss body. A bit sweet and rich bitterness. Rich acidic fruity flavour.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2011
Gusher. Big offwhite head. Hazy deep red body with strong carbonation. Fruity sugary funky aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet resiny wooden fruity taste with sugary roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly harsh mouthfeel. Harshly bitter wooden resiny aftertaste with funky sugary notes. Too harsh, sweet, and funky. Disharmonic. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7400) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark amber pour with lasting foamy beige head, sweet apple pie aroma, sweet sticky caramel and biscuit taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (7283) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
pours clear amber, big white foam . smell is pretty .. unique.. sweet, faded hops ( bottle is over a year old , so that makes sence ) , combined with bread( dough ) , orange ( much orange ) taste : damn thats to much carbo ! WAY to much carbo ! intresting amberish-hoppy-taste. nice one, but imma have to give this a lower rate cause its almost undrinkably carbonated. whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?????

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (7229) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark ruby, light haze, offwhite cream. Berries, light leathery wooden nose. Citric hoppy entry. Goes from berries, orangepeel over tobacco, wood and spices to a very dry hoppy finish. Fullbodied, dry mouthfeel. Long fruitcaramel aftertaste. Very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7090) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2012
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy reddish amber colour with huge, firm, frothy to creamy, lacing, white to off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet toasted malty and minimally grainy, with some bitter hop emanating from the huge head, decent hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet toasted malty, grainy, dark fruity notes transform to a chocolately touch. Sticky finish. Not to its disadvantage more lively carbonated than an "English" English Strong Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (7013) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2011
33cl bottle from Bierzwerg. Bottled 06/2011. Slightly cloudy, amber color with a nice, lacing white head. Peppery, dark fruity and slightly hoppy aroma. Alcohol coming through alot when warmer. Flavor is very similar, strong bitterness in finish. Felt raw and had a sticky mouthfeel.


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