Bloed, Zweet & Tranen - Brouwerij De Molen
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4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
Bottle: Poured dark copper with light haze color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt is dominant and quite enjoyable. Taste is also a solid mix between a lightly sweet malt backbone and some huge peat smoked malt with some extra dry smoke also noticeable in the aftertaste. Body is about average with OK carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Very good assembling of different smoked notes and I am sure this would pair well with smoked Gouda though I didn't have any.
10-25-2010 02:30:01 | More by Phyl21ca
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Nice deep crimson in color. Beige, close & dense froth. Copious, rocky head.Piney aromas, cask wood hues & slightly chocolate fragancy. Gentle smoky touch at first sip. Sweet toasted malts & dark fruit notes. Burnt fudge chocolate hints. Silky & bitter palate. Hoppiness in the middle shows a no bothering oily flavor while lingers into the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Smoke & cask wood on the aftertaste. Incredible well balanced & voluptuous flavors. ABV is just a gentle warming sensation masked inside a flavorful beer. Once again De Molen is a winning horse.
05-23-2012 10:02:31 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
A - Dark black with just a hint of brown and a big finger of khaki-tan head. Fades very slowly.
S - Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, smoke, oak, coffee, dark fruits.
T - Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, lots of smoke, some oak, dark fruits, coffee.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a smokey, warming finish.
D - Really nice smoked beer with good smoke flavor that is not overpowering.
04-12-2013 04:25:23 | More by ngeunit1
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,
A: Pours a very dark brown with a creamy off-white head, good retention.
S: Great smoky nose. Really a mix of Islay and Schlenkerla, beautiful.
T: The heavy smoke has a great interplay with the residual sugar with a lot of dark malt flavour, very tasty.
M: Medium-bodied, not the biggest feeling beer. Creamy and smooth, smoky aftertaste.
D: Cool beer, it would go great with BBQ, glad to try it. If you like Alaskan Smoked Porter and Schlenkerla Rauchbier you have to try this, almost an imaginary blend.
09-12-2010 23:23:03 | More by Halcyondays
British Columbia (Canada)
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
Had from a large wooden cask (225L I believe).
It is a nice dark brown beer.
Has a tempting malty smokey aroma.
Smokey flavour with chocolate followed by coffee. Definitely a smoked beer. The alcohol blends well and has a nice warming effect.
Has a larger medium body.
It goes down quite well, could drink a few in a sitting.
08-18-2009 10:02:44 | More by EskimoDave
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours a deep true brown colour with a few accidental floaties of sediment. Looks pretty damn heavy and opaque. Head is full and frothy and extremely rocky, a big beige bubble of lace-giving divinity. Looks very rich and robust.
Odd smoked notes on the nose -- certainly smoked characters in general, but it's a green smokiness, with big rippling vegetation characters mingled with the smokiness. Smells like a wood fire in the heart of the jungle. Pretty nice.
Certain smokiness on the front of the palate, which fluctuates in and out of view for a while as a roasted, chocolate malt note dives into the mix. At the very end of the palate, when the sweetness dies away, you're left with the crackling embers of pure smokiness, which dances on the tongue with its dry, parched finish. Really unique and lovely.
This is a really damn good smoked beer. Probably one of my favourites. It has this lovely sweetness to connect everything, but the delicate smokiness takes the lead. Really interesting and very drinkable.
09-18-2010 05:08:05 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.19/5 rDev +6.1%
On-tap at Café t' Arandsnest, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured into a goblet with a half finger high light beige head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of smoke are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite smoky from the start to finish along hints of underlying dark and roasted malts. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is remarkably easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste and the smokey flavors do not overpower the taste.
04-19-2013 19:40:14 | More by metter98
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
I lost a bit of this one when I opened it, as it unexpectedly fizzed out on to my counter and floor after just cracking the cap. It had been sitting unmoved for weeks, too, so it shouldn't have been too stirred up. Be careful!
A: The remaining beer pours a dark near-opaque brown, with a surprisingly small amount of dense tan head given the head explosion that happened when I opened the cap. This dissipates to a thin layer, leaving mild lacing.
S: Smoked ham. Lots of smoke, and lots of ham. There's a bit of malt too, but basically, smoked ham.
T: Lightly sweet, fairly smoky, and it feels like a touch of meatiness.
Overall, this is a weird one. It's pretty good though, as long as you aren't turned off by the smoked ham-ness.
03-30-2013 02:00:27 | More by seand
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
A dark black beer with a thin off-white head.
Smell of dark malt, roasty. Some woody notes that are a bit oaky. Some old coffee whiffs, which are a bit like spent coffee.
Taste is full of coffee, roasted with distinct cold coffee notes. This adds a nice maltbitterness on top of the normal bitterness, which is not extremely high, but does give an extra kick. If I am not mistaking this beer has coffee in it. This does not take over the beer, but adds an extra depth to the dark taste of the beer.
12-07-2008 15:39:16 | More by Absumaster
Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
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