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Hamer & Sikkel - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
83
good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 06-27-2008)
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330ml bottle. Just a wee bit of Googling, and general inference, points the way to the purported style.

This beer pours a clear, very dark cola brown hue, with one measly finger of silkily foamy beige head, which, all for naught, seeps away in an instance, leaving but a few random specks of lace around the glass.

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S: A very underplayed aroma of malt, hops, and some chocolate.

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Hamer & Sikkel from Brouwerij De Molen
83 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.