De Molen Nood & Deugd (Necessity & Virtue)

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Schwarzbier
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sometimes things go wrong at a brewery. While brewing our Donder & Bliksem a mistake was made and we added a lot of malts that weren’t suppose to go in this brew. This is how our Bohemian Lager turned into a Schwarzbier. As you see, we turn our Difficulties into a Virtue.
14.9 ºP / EBC 113 / 35EBU
Pale, Cara, Chocolate malts & Roasted barley. Sladek & Saaz hops.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3834) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 4, 2012
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Deep dark brown pour, a hint of red showing through. Thin layer of beige head with mild lacing. Nose is roasty, slightly earthy, some chocolate. In the mouth the beer is roasty with dark chocolate notes, background fruitiness and caramel. Finishes with some rich cocoa-y notes, some roasted bitterness and a bit of sharper grassy hop. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not a text book schwarzbier but enjoyable.


3.8
sulawang (1197) - - JAN 6, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Their standard basic label, I like. Pours almost jet black with a large 1cm super long-lasting frothy head, sticky lacing, no visible activity.

Nose: caramelized roasted barley malts, hints of chocolate. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: creamy smooth, sharp crisp

Mid-palate: (lvl-6-sweetness), brown sugar sweet roasted barley malt, fruity light coffee,

Finish: light notes of chocolate, subtle hops mixed with roasted bitterness.

Summary: Super clean and smooth with zero sourness - all sweet roast counterbalanced with the hops to finish. The sugars get slightly cloying around 3/4 through and wishing there was a bit more aromatics in the mids to make it an [A].

3.5
rouhlas (3784) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown color with off white to beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, caramel, licorice, light hoppy, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.4
Arve_Christian (5219) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
On bottle at Sandar Bryghus. Dark color, slightly purple. Some foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Ok bitterness- some bitterness- enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
solidfunk (9409) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nice roar and some caramel. Pours black with food mocha head and lacing. Light bittersweet finish. Well balanced and great for style. Tap at Proletariat.

3.6
MisoW (3656) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, cocoa. Maybe sometimes thing go wrong at brewery, but not this time. This is much better than bohemian dark lager.

3.1
Stuu666 (14881) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is caramel, sugary, taste is sweet, thin, light roast malts.

3.4
allmyvinyl (11027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with an off-white head. Aromas of chocolate and nuts. Taste is light sweet. Not bad.

3.8
weark (889) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a small beige head, small lasting - Aroma of chocolat, cocoa bean, toffee, malty, earthy hops - same for flavor - medium body, light bitterness, good carbonation, sweet, sweet bitter toffee finish - really good, hints of sweetness, good malt backbone

3.3
Cunningham (8412) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Transparent black color with a small tan head. Light roasted, herbal and mild fruity aroma. Ok body and a mild round sweetness. A bit oily. Moderate bitterness. Fruity, herbal and mild roasted flavor. Quite decent Schwarzbier.
[Bottle at Daglighallen in Trondheim, Norway]

3.4
vtafro (7444)
- Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and light herbal/earthy hop aromas. Flavor is herbal and earthy hop tones with light roasted tones.


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