Rooie Dop Utrecht Strong Ale

Rooie Dop
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

Style: American Strong Ale
Maarssen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
The city and province of Utrecht has got a great history (and future) of brewing beer. It deserves a beer that shows our appreciation and what more could we do than make this Utrecht Strong Ale. Big hops dominate the aroma and big malts support them in taste. Put your hands up for Utrecht, we love that city!

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Kadyfornia (6) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
On tap in Cuda na Kiju, Warsaw. Incredibly complex ale. Just trying to distinguish all the flavors and aromas present felt like getting lost in a maze. Yet considering its wonderful balance, getting lost is not a bad thing. Sweet, malty profile countered by strong bitterness and complex hop aroma, with pleasant, smooth warmth from alcohol and a hint of wine-like tartness. Just perfect!

jerohen (2277) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Bottled, courtesy of caesar. Orange/brown colored, almost no head. Absolutely fantastic fruity and flowery nose, hops all the way, lots of Cascade, but also more fruity notes (probably the Galena then). To my surprise the use of large amount of hop does not result in an extremely bitter flavor, which is probably because of the big malty backbone, creating a thick complex and very well balanced brew. Lasting bitter finish. I generally donít like these massively hopped beers because of the astringent bitterness, but when balanced like this you get an absolute masterpiece. Rooie Dop USA, i absolutely love it!

ErikvW (10) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
A beer that does almost everything right. Great fruity and hoppy aroma, flavors follow the nose in a briliant way. Good moutfeel, easy to drink despite the 9.1%. Readily available to me and Iím so happy for it.

77ships (9638) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. Obtained in a trade with tderoeck, cheers. Darker fox brown amber with a stick brown head. Nose is very hoppy, lots of sticky pine resin, caramel, sweet mushy apples, quite sweet despite the added on hoppiness, sweet very bitter sticky pine resin, quite a bit of bitter floral notes. Taste is heavy on the sticky strong bitter pine resin, sweet caramel goo, bitter herbal, sweet apples, sweet marmalade & lots of dried tangerine peel, dark citrus, dried peels, lightly sticky, full malt profile. Very fine brew.

kraddel (7815) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
tasted blind, with ( thanx to) 77 ships smells verry hoppy, somewhat plastic, sweet. pours amber. small white foam. REALY good hops, reminding even of heady topper, waaw !

Lore (2671) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2013
dark amber colour, moderate off-white head;aroma of citrussy hops and raisin with significant maltyness;taste of intensive hoppy bitterness with citrussy-grapefruit notes and malty sweetness, which ballances well the beer - excellent ale with long lasting bitter aftertaste

angelkostvo (1227) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2013
Amber color with 1 finger off white head. Aroma of red grapes, red apples, pine apple, peach, caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. amazing balance. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

androman (2290) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy reddish-copper color, medium beige head. Aroma rum, cherry cake, chocolate, caramel in the nose. Massive flavor of licorice, bread, brown sugar, belgian yeast, malty, slightly hoppy, slightly roasty. Very complex. Alcohol is totally hidden of course. Taste light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Extreme full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long lasting fine bitter finish. Reminds me to a belgain strong ale and an IPA mixture with hardcore aroma power. Very good heavy one.

rzymol (118) - - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 WOW. Bottle, 33cl, pours intense tea with copper reflections and a great long-lasting white head. Gorgeous! Aroma is very interesting with syrupy cherry sweetness of dense propagation mixed with pine needles. Taste is very malty, cherry, leaving kind of liqueur feel with bitterness balanced just fine and spicy aftertaste on the tongue tip. Perfect carbonation, full body, oily, intense, complex, rich, alcohol hidden, high drinkability. Great stuff.

erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2012
An Utrecht/American strong ale to advance their line up. Well, the reddish brown and light misty body looks good, with a creamy beige lace. Interesting aroma with both fresh, citrus hops - almost like lemon candy - verses the sweet sticky malty base. Quite a unique beer, and I like it a lot. Taste equals this, with solid bittering hops, fresh lemon grass (Galena?) and rounded of sweet malts. Lowish carbonation to match this. Reminds of of the super hopped up American and Scandinavian modern barley wines, but with a somewhat more moderate alcohol (even though this isnít weak). The original recipe with challenging hops and well execution makes this probably my favourite Rooie Dop beer so far. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

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