(Bodegraven, NETHERLANDS) – De Molen got three more approvals recently for beers to be shipped into the U.S. for the first time.
The Shelton Brothers could import three new ones later this year: Bommen and Granaten, Heaven and Hell (a.k.a. Hemel and Hel) and Engels. Despite having the lowest overall rating of the three, De Molen has the 12th-ranked English Bitter in the world in Engels according to RateBeer.
Here are the beer descriptions off of the De Molen website:
Translation: Heaven & Hell
Twice the amount of dark roasted malts used, massive Imperial stout. This is a mad one. Black brown color with a thick and creamy tan head that can be added to as you wish if you give the bottle a swirl. Give this beer time to breathe and blossom into something truly stunning. Chocolate and alcohol are right there at the front but do not at all overpower the gorgeousness that is underneath. Full of leather, vanilla, amazing wooden notes, beautifully floral character from the hops, thick Belgian chocolate, much character. The flavor of crazy wooden tartness. An extremely bitter finish seems to come out of nowhere and is what really makes this quite unique. Superb width in the mouth and coats the whole palate beautifully.
Style Imperial Stout
Translation: Bombs & Grenades
With 15% ABV is was more than obvious that we had to name this dessert beer Bombs and Grenades. The use of champagne yeast has had it’s effect on both flavor and body. There’s plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. It’s powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise it’s our favorite amongst the female clientele yet also highly appreciated by the other sex.
Style Barley Wine
Our attempt at creating a real English cask ale. And we certainly succeeded. At the Great British Beer Festival our Engels was appreciated by all that tried. Cask ale from the continent? Yeah! Also available bottled by the way.