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Heen & Weer - Brouwerij De Molen

Heen & WeerHeen & Weer

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BA SCORE
81
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TKempe on 09-17-2008)
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2013 21:33:24 | More by supermeniscus
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 11:54:33 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-10-2014 12:04:37 | More by Beer-Ed
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-30-2013 00:01:45 | More by ManforallSaisons
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-22-2013 09:06:14 | More by Kirk
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ihmurria

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

03-04-2013 21:10:46 | More by ihmurria
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jaimenavarrog

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-11-2013 03:38:10 | More by jaimenavarrog
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-06-2013 22:57:28 | More by BartMcStout
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sfprint

Germany

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 03:26:39 | More by sfprint
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kojevergas

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

D+

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 19:59:58 | More by kojevergas
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thierrynantes

France

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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°.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 17:49:57 | More by thierrynantes
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JavierGC

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-11-2012 20:14:45 | More by JavierGC
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:40:00 | More by Sammy
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-13-2012 13:33:54 | More by bostonryan
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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 16:25:55 | More by MAB
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 03:00:34 | More by biboergosum
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 01:18:20 | More by Sean9689
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rdespain

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-01-2012 20:10:00 | More by rdespain
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-03-2012 18:18:05 | More by samEBC
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BRW

Spain

5/5  rDev +41.6%

04-30-2012 15:34:47 | More by BRW
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-05-2012 12:59:22 | More by aztraz
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.83/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and not much carbonation. Aroma consists of overly sweet malt base with not much else to report. Taste is dominated by overly sweet malt with lacking ester and not much character from the yeast which is usually element that I look for in this style. Body was full with medium to low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not sure if this was a bad bottle but serious lack of complexity or attenuation.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 21:36:39 | More by Phyl21ca
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dgilks

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber colour with a big, fluffy white head. Decent head retention with the head dissipating slowly to a small head remaining over the beer.

Sweet, honeyed malt with some clear clove spice notes that are very prominent. Mild citrus and dark fruit notes. Extremely spicy and yeast driven.

Big malt flavour with a light honey note. Plenty of spice as in the aroma with some pleasant pear and other fruits playing on the palate. For mine, the flavours are really nice even if this isn't the slightly more refined Westmalle or Chimay.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. This works fairly well.

A great little beer and thoroughly enjoyable. The flavours aren't quite perfect for a Tripel but I still like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 10:39:44 | More by dgilks
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this beer at the Struise in Oostvleteren during my summer holidays of 2011. It was time well spend. :)

A - An hazy amber/golden colored beer with an off white head. There are some carbonation bubbles racing to the top, but I think that's because of a dirty glass. (I was at my father in law's place again. I brought the beer, he the glasses)

S - Nice and fresh because of the citrus hops and a light pine presence.

T - O! what a nice triple, why didn't I try this one earlier. A light sweet taste upfront, coriander, hops and a nice bitterness.

M - The carbonation is heavy but never unpleasant. The finish is nice and slightly sticky and than comes the bitterness.

O - I really don't understand the other rating, this is good stuff. I will buy this again. I was completely surprised by the taste, nicely done. My bottle had aged for 1/2 year, maybe that's why.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 19:57:58 | More by Mar02x
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RodneyFarva

Spain

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap into a pint glass (yes, i know)

pours a one-finger white head, hazy orange copper color

aromas of apricots, white grapes and pears, some spiciness and yeast present.

some flavors of white grapes and spices, but the alcohol presence is very noticeable and quite sweet as well.

carbonation is low enough to not cut the sweetness much. overall, interesting, but the alcohol and sweetness masked a lot of the flavors i was expecting from the nose.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 12:20:50 | More by RodneyFarva
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Heen & Weer from Brouwerij De Molen
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.