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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
88
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
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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Photo of shleepy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

shleepy, Tuesday at 05:09 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

cyrushire, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Hayley_86, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of osuskin
4/5  rDev +1.3%

osuskin, May 26, 2014
Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FadetoBock, May 23, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

afsdan, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

razorsdescent, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
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

Bouleboubier, Apr 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

PoppaSquat, Apr 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

waddellc2, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Lehighace06, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Oakenator, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black, more like dark caramel with mahogany hues where the glass will let in some light. Excellent clarity can be observed at the bottom where you can see the perfect bubbles rising to the top to greet a fat tan head of creamy foam. The head won't fall down no matter what and leaves thick creamy lace. Striking appearance.

Nose is smoke, ash and char. A bit of malt sweetness. It has deep blackened grain, dry biscuit and a an almost dry cookie like sweetness. No fruit but a nice woody earth. Taste is sensational. Smoke flavor dominates and the roast is big and full. Mouthfeel is smooth and the grain is blackened and earthy. Carbonation is perfect. It lightens the beer. Great balance and touch bitter in the finish from the burnt grain. The sweetness comes a bit forward as it warms to a terribly light caramel. The drink is pure simplicity.

Earthy, smoky and splendid. I loved this beer.

utopiajane, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Critters, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Arherring, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

samEBC, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Beerenauslese, Aug 07, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 22/05/12

Deep mahogany color with a thick, creamy beige head. Sweet, smokey scent; hints of caramel malts. Nice smoked malt flavors; touches of roasted grains and a nice hop bitterness sneaking up towards the finish; barest hints of alcohol. Medium-light body; smooth; semi-dry finish.

The smoke characteristics are up-front yet not overboard. Smooth drinking, malt-forward beer with a definite smoke and alcohol background. Nicely balanced overall. Not overly complex compared to a Schlenkerla variety of a rauchbier, but unmistakably a very good example of the smoked beer art.

beergoot, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ajtorres311, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 20, 2013
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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.