Heen & Weer - Brouwerij De Molen
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3.83/5 rDev +8.5%
330ml bottle.(Bottled on Nov´11,enjoyed on Jan´14). Tripel Karmeliet Oversized Chalice glass. Burnish brass color, foggy appearance. Yellowish off-white foam, creamy & lasting crown. Perfumed aroma displays brown sugar, candies, molasses, ripe fruit –lychis- spices & herbs as well as coriander, biscuit & slight phenolic notes –those last both in flavor & aroma. Malty, sweet & warming upfront. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture & subtle spicy on palate. Gentle herbal & delicate bitterness. Sweet finish & fruity aftertaste. Well felt but integrated ABV.
03-09-2014 11:54:33 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.83/5 rDev +8.5%
A: Lots and lots of carbonation and head, a dark honey color, hazy.
S: Almost IPAish. An edge of plastic on the nose but mixed with a yeasty honey. Minus the plastic, very nice.
T: Complex. Distinct layers. There's a cardboard taste, a certain tree, sage, a syrupy sap sweetness. Very interesting! A tripel? I'm not so sure. Unlike any other tripel I've had.
M: Smooth and round
O: Certainly a beer where I intellectualize the flavors, although in terms of repeated drinking, it's not a session beer. It's a thinkers beer.
01-04-2013 03:26:39 | More by sfprint
2.38/5 rDev -32.6%
Served on-draught into stemware at De Molen in Bodegraven. Reviewed from notes taken July 2010. 9.5% ABV.
A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and below average retention. Body colour is a semitransparent copper.
Sm: Smokey notes, amber hops, caramelized malt, light cherry hints, and yeast. A mild strength aroma.
T: Strange. Caramelized malt, off-cherry ester notes, biscuity yeasty notes. A very strange build with no real definite direction or focus. Feels lopsided and horribly imbalanced. Quite the mess. Completely off the mark for a tripel.
Mf: Smooth, wet, and undercarbonated. Very meh. I've noticed major carbonation issues with De Molen across the board.
Dr: The 9.5% is dangerously well hidden, but at 8 euro a pint, I expect more than this unflattering taste. I wouldn't get this again. A poor effort from De Molen.
12-05-2012 19:59:58 | More by kojevergas
3.75/5 rDev +6.2%
Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Chez Clem (Nantes) and tasted in 2012.
Appearance : orange amber color, with tan foamy head (w some lacing).
Smell : roasted and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty with alcohol presence, leading to a dry spicy and bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Triple.
To drink at cellar t°.
11-17-2012 17:49:57 | More by thierrynantes
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
Bottle imported by Bar Volo. Very sweet, better spiciness at room temperature. Coriander, orange peel, and sweet yeast. Drinkable and smooth mouthfeel.Some lace lines. Not what you expect from a triple, or from the brewery.Not too complex but Ok to try.
10-19-2012 02:40:00 | More by Sammy
4.38/5 rDev +24.1%
Beer trivia: This beer is pronounced "Hane en Veer", according to a Dutchman whom I spoke to. Why a double-E would be "A" in the first word and "E" in the last makes no sense.
What a wacky language! This beer would go GOOD with FOOD, though I suppose....
The pour from the tap was torturously slow and foamy, but well worth the wait.
It is a deep copper color with a thick foamy white head. It has a very sweet nose, and slightly citrus-y.
The initial taste is malt & sugar but a hint of bitterness creeps in at the end. The alcohol is very present. Absolutely delicious.
I was most impressed with the mouthfeel. It is thicker than some other Belgian/ Belgian-style brews that I've had and that suits this beer.
You may not like it if you're not a fan of sweets but there is a residual bitterness that builds a bit as the glass empties.
My glass emptied far too soon. I'll have another, please!
09-06-2012 16:25:55 | More by MAB
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
330m bottle. "Back and Forth", the name proclaims. But from what?
This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark orangish amber hue, with three fingers of tight, foamy white head, which leaves a few Southwest-worthy mesas of patchy lace around the glass as it genially sinks away.
It smells of sugary pale malt, sharp, yet sweet orange citrus, a bit of forest floor pine essence, and a middling green yeastiness. The taste is sweet fruity malt - wine wine concentrate, dried apricot - more hefty, bloated pale malt, some soft, sassy spice, redolent of coriander, I suppose, and equally brazen leafy, weedy hops. There may be grass in there, but it's hidden like the FBI's knocking on the front door.
The carbonation is quite frothy, but not really a concern, the body a nondescript medium weight, and smooth, but for a latent edgy, metallic snag, likely due to the burbling booze quotient. It finishes sweet, the saccharine bready malt, and attendant fruitiness offset in only a minor amount by the lingering hops, and heretofore ethereal booze.
I sense that this was intended to be something like a Belgian IPA - a hoppy tripel, or whatever. It turns out that it gets the tripel part down pat; however, the hops seem lost in the mire, though this takes little away from the overall experience. Enjoyable in its own right, and with just too little of that extra zazz, I am most certainly most to and fro about this one.
08-30-2012 03:00:34 | More by biboergosum
3.15/5 rDev -10.8%
Pours a rusty orange/red color, cream-colored head, thin cap. Aroma is fruity, toasted malts, pretty sweet. Flavor is burnt sugars, malts, carmel, and more fruity sweetness. Medium body, high carbonation.
This beer really doesn't do much for me, and there's a lot of other Tripel's I'd rather have other this one.
08-24-2012 01:18:20 | More by Sean9689
Heen & Weer from Brouwerij De Molen
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