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Brouwerij De Molen

Heaven & Hell

12 oz bottle with red wax on the neck. Brewed 23/11/09 and bottled on 08/01/10 - already 9 months old. Bottle # 1159. $8.99 from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. The beer pours as one would expect. Jet black body with a tan head that produces a little lace and some alcohol legs. The beers' overwhelming aspect is a deliberate and sapping dryness. It's not the alcohol that you remember (it's well hidden), nor is it the considerable bitterness (which is persistent) and it's not even the roasty, burned...

1914 Porter

First tasted at a Brick Store tasting in March of 2009, and subsequently twice more. This is a VERY odd beer that frankly I don't much care for. I seemed to remember hearing that this was built on an "original" or old style recipe for a Porter and if it was I am glad that the style has syubsequently evolved. The pour yielded a beer that was essentially porter-like, but with the emphasis on brown rathern than black. Head was poor. Nose was a little non-descript and offered nothing more than a...

Donder & Bliksem

750 mL corked and caged bottle. Slightly strange beast this. It's been at Green's for a little while now, but in the $15 range it makes me a little wary so I was happy to be a recipient of brickstoredave's generosity for a sampling at the pub (these bottles did not sell well apparently and are on their way out of the rotation at the BS). Serious carbonation on opening with a real gusher going on for a few minutes. Mocha foam. Dubbel pour (i.e. mid brown, cloudy and rather drab) with a small...