Bloed, Zweet & Tranen - Brouwerij De Molen

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87
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blood, Sweat, & Tears. "It's a combination of English peat smoked malts and another smoked malt from Bamberg, Germany."

"German style"

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 12-07-2008)
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3.9/5  rDev 0%

Really dark brown, almost black, half finger light beige head, quick to a thick lace.
Nice layered smell, with salted smoked bacon up front, then strong peat (burnt rubber tire galore), some faint dark chocolate, salt water taffy, scotch. Nice German-English smokey goodness so far.
Peat is strong and quite "barbaric" right at the start, feels rather medicinal (big band-aid feel), with burnt plastic/rubber and also.. manure. Bamberg-style smokiness reminds me of fir-smoked cheese (kashkaval), but there's a bit malty sweetness that kinda messes with the overall smokiness of the beer. Or maybe sugars and smoke don't make such a nice combo for me. Thus, some overripe dark grape, light chocolate. Sugar coated roasted malts make up the finish, covering up the smokiness, with just some hints of smoke and some bitter hop.
Medium body, a bit sticky, low carbonation. Sweet aftertaste with some lingering peat and chocolate.
If only it wasn't so sweet, instead leaving more space for the smoked malts to shine, this would've been a real gem. Pity.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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3.9/5  rDev 0%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Dark. Almost no head. Smells super smoky, like a German rauchbier. Tastes like smoked... bacon. And maybe chocolate. Tasty. Body is medium. Surprisingly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(on tap at Monk's Cafe - served in a tulip)

A: nice, creamy foam cap on the pour - fell down to a ring... dark brown liquid... not a ton of lace

S: phenolics in the way of band-aid, but only as a highlight.... moderate punch of caramelized wood.... bold, underlying base of huge base and flaked malts, painted like an imperial stout, by way of Scandinavia

T: basically a thick, strong, sweetish stout at its core with a smattering of phenolics (roasted, smoked, band-aid-y) making brief appearances through the sip, ultimately coloring overall taste.... the band-aid (which is merely a background nuance) and roast start off, thick cakey malt mid-way, with the caramelized, smoky-bacony hit flaring up at the end.... the dense malty stout is central and center-stage, all said

M: static roast scrape up in the front of the palate, while a lightly-grainy, medium-thick, worty-viscous malt goo slips on through .... buzz of roast embers left... moderate residual coating, little alcohol to mask/thin

O: most, if not all, of De Molen dark ales have pretty much the exact same flavor profile, just kissed with a aura of whatever adjunct added or barrel aged in... not knockin' them - whatever base beer they brew here is killer - some really pop, others are just good... i don't know why they file this under "German-style" - doesn't taste like anything from Germany I've had... regardless, the mixture of peat- and beechwood-smoke malts clashes a bit - doesn't really add any dimension to the beer... still a fine sipper though

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/22/12. Definitely a Scotch-y, smokey smell to it, and maybe some port wine or grape to a lesser extent. Sweet up front, followed by some grapeor maybe some sort of berry-type flavor. Smoke just a tiny bit later with a hint of slight bitterness. Aftertaste is a bit like ash, or salami.

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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.