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De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
90
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Narke, belgian strong ale aged in bourbon barrels

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2013)
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2014 02:42:43 | More by brpendergast85
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Augzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-28-2014 00:48:09 | More by Augzilla
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TheCuriograph

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-27-2014 14:48:20 | More by TheCuriograph
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-17-2014 07:09:44 | More by random846
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-14-2014 17:29:35 | More by KAP1356
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-13-2014 18:15:25 | More by aslamm75
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-13-2014 15:08:39 | More by CDCNAM
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osuskin

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-09-2014 22:43:20 | More by osuskin
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 22:11:35 | More by mdaschaf
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Imported from Belgium by the Shelton Brothers.

A- One of the highest bottle fills I've seen, literally just about touching the cap. Cap comes off without much of a hiss. Pours a dark brown that appears an opaque brownish black in the glass, head is almost non-existent but appears to have decent carbonation.

S- Heavy bourbon creating a bit of a boozy profile, raisins, slight molasses, oak, plums and other dark fruits. Nice base beer with some decent complexity and nice aromas but barrel comes off a bit too strong.

T- Raisins, plums, light syrupy molasses, toffee, balanced barrel, finishes with oak, toffee, and some more dark fruits. Nice complexity, barrel complements the base beer, decent overall balance with just a touch of booze.

M- Slightly under-carbonated, slick mouthfeel with a medium body- slightly lighter then you'd expect a beer like this to have, fairly drinkable with only a slight alcohol burn. Could benefit with a little bit more carbonation.

O- This was a nice beer that was definitely worth trying however there were some minor tweaks that could have made this a lot better. The carbonation level could have been a little bit higher and the body could have been a little bit fuller and creamier. While I definitely enjoyed being able to try this beer I don't think I'd spend $11 on another bottle, although it might be interesting to cellar.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 23:22:32 | More by jaasen64
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-29-2014 12:58:20 | More by KevinmusPrime
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magictacosinus

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-27-2014 01:16:13 | More by magictacosinus
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-07-2014 10:55:44 | More by Kaizoku
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-29-2014 05:47:46 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2014 18:59:22 | More by MarkyMOD
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deNerval

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-26-2014 02:53:17 | More by deNerval
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cyrushire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-25-2014 03:50:23 | More by cyrushire
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cck5

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-25-2014 02:59:24 | More by cck5
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml poured to a Fantome tulip on a gloomy - gothic? - Friday night.

Appearance - Filled nearly to the top and barely any 'psst' when opened, per usual from De Molen. Beer is dark brown with some murkiness, bits of light are able to shine through. A finger or so of beige head retains decently as a patchy cap for most of the duration, eventually forming a thick ring by the end.

Smell - Very flavorful bourbon stands out, tons of vanilla, caramel, raisin and spice. Belgian yeasts, toasted oak, bread, molasses, alcohol. Sweet and boozy, but pretty awesome and complex, intensity decreases after some time but quite good.

Taste - Toned down but also smoothed out. Big raisiny dark fruit presence takes over a bit more, bourbon is tamer than in the scent but still a good amount of it. Nice sweet malts of vanilla, caramel, molasses, some chocolate. Biscuit, fruity yeasts and spice.

Mouthfeel - A touch on the thin side with low-but-there carbonation. Definite warming alcohol but doesn't detract. Good, works with all the sweet flavors, but some more oomph here would be nice.

Overall - Sippin' nightcap dessert beer that is probably best split, but a pleasure solo as well. Complex bourbon flavors ontop of a BSDA is a great combo I'd like to see more often.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 00:23:06 | More by Chico1985
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-16-2014 02:15:39 | More by DCgolfpro
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2014 20:59:16 | More by WillCarrera
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-07-2014 07:39:20 | More by PretzelCity
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Modernrickk

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-28-2014 05:17:27 | More by Modernrickk
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shleepy

California

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from small bottle into Cantillon glass.

Dark brown. No head - very flat.

Liquorice, dark fruit, caramel malt notes on the nose.

Taste is fairly sweet, liquoricy. Lots of vanilla/oak, as well. Finish has a distinct coffee note that I like.

Mouthfeel is smooth and syrupy. "Sticky" finish (i.e., sugar left over in mouth / on lips).

Body feels lighter, perhaps, than expected for such a dark, strong beer; but it's still fairly heavy, overall.

An enjoyable dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 05:01:58 | More by shleepy
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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2014 16:07:41 | More by billyshears
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De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals from Brouwerij De Molen
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.