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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen - Brouwerij De Molen

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Bloed, Zweet & TranenBloed, Zweet & Tranen

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88
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, near black. Nice creamy beige head. Not much in the way of lacings.

On the nose, initially, a big hit of acrid smoke. This gives way, almost shockingly, to some really nice, sweet, malt. Roasted and lovely chocolate aroma.

Again, acrid smoke right up front, verging on sour, but it's followed by really nice roasted malt. Less chocolate in the taste, it switches to more dark fruits with a slight vinous touch to the finish.

A nice smooth drinker, good body.

This is an interesting smoked beer. I can't quite make up my mind about the smoke taste. I stand by "acrid" as a descriptor but I waffled between hating and liking it. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 18:47:25 | More by CanuckRover
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass

A : Deep mahogany with a small head, no lacing

S: Sweet caramel with red fruits, raisins and molases. Light hops and light smoke.

T : Smokey and sweet. A bit woody. Some butterscotch. Dry finish. Slightly bitter

M : Carbonation is lively but soft at the same time,alcohol is well hidden

D : smooth and very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 20:55:32 | More by beerpirates
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-02-2013 20:56:03 | More by ajtorres311
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-23-2014 02:13:45 | More by FadetoBock
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: cask

08-18-2009 10:02:44 | More by EskimoDave
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-13-2014 04:53:12 | More by razorsdescent
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-07-2012 01:58:09 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-31-2013 04:19:45 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Heretic42

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-16-2012 17:34:27 | More by Heretic42
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DerBayer

Germany

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very dark brown going on black with off-white head.

The nose is strongly of those peaty whiskey malts they use and not much else.

The taste is of peaty whiskey but there is an off-sourness to it and some fruitiness - not quite sure what I make of it.

The beer is quite drinkable for such a strong brew and I may revisit it just to make up my mind

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 20:18:46 | More by DerBayer
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

12-23-2011 06:40:58 | More by Telestic
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osuskin

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

05-26-2014 23:12:29 | More by osuskin
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-10-2012 22:56:24 | More by BogBoyJD
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle that includes a note it will last 5 years. Wow! Bottling date is 6/7/2011.

A - clear brown/dark amber with a VERY fluffy tan head that leaves streaky lacing down the glass. Lots of carbonation in the glass. Takes a while to settle.

S - huge, sweet smoke and honey on the nose. Exceptionally powerful.

T - this one is all smoke, start to finish. Underneath is fairly strong grassy hops finishing with dark fruit. Very earthy/leather undertones throughout. Smoke still dominates, but there are some other interesting tastes there.

M - mouthfeel is a bit harsh on initial taste. After a few minutes it settles significantly. Body is light to medium, and even after losing a bit of carbonation is a touch harsh.

Overall - this is a crazy beer. I've had Rauchbiers and lots of smoked porters, and plenty of Islay Scotch, and this is probably the most intense smoky beverage experience I've had. Impressively there are still some nice flavors under the smoke, but it's still super-intensely smokey.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 20:25:04 | More by DoktorZee
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle. This bottle produced a ridiculous amount of thick beige head no matter how carefully it was poured. That said, it really provided quite a whiff of the smokey goodness. There's lots of sweet bacon & leather on the nose. It's oddly enticing. The taste, however, is unbelievable. Doesn't seem like it would work, but the dark fruits, chocolate and smoke flavours are balanced and integrated with a lovely bit of sweetness that is gently knocked on the head by the bitter finish. So complex and interesting, even if you're not a fan of smoked beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 21:55:46 | More by CookstLiquor
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-26-2013 22:27:10 | More by BartMcStout
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geocool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-28-2012 13:09:59 | More by geocool
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Arherring

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

09-02-2013 03:21:27 | More by Arherring
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-22-2013 20:17:42 | More by mitlinks
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2014 05:38:42 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1%

05-11-2013 12:05:19 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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nico_freespirit


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

11-19-2012 21:52:01 | More by nico_freespirit
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ALBuff

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-25-2013 00:35:18 | More by ALBuff
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Aethien

Netherlands

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Very dark brown with a HUGE tan head that almost spills over the top of my Duvel tulip, almost but not quite. It did stick out over the top though. Aside from the explosion at first, it's a really nice head that sticks at close to half an inch and leaves plenty of lacing around the glass.

Smell: An intense smell of smoked bacon fills the nose with complimentary malts, chocolate and some grassy hops and dark fruits. The bacon is definitely the star though.

Taste: Smokey and charred malts, chocolate, dark fruits and the bacon is still in there as well though nowhere near as prominent as in the smell. There are some mild spices and medicinal notes in the flavour as well which really add to the meal in a cup taste.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly light given the taste, foamy and an almost smoke like feel with a dry finish that leaves an aftertaste like you've just inhaled some smoke from the barbeque, but in a nice way.

Overall this is a surprisingly easily drinkable meal in a cup. The only real downside is the rather explosive head that makes pouring this beer in one go a real challenge, even with a large tulip.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 18:17:05 | More by Aethien
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gushov

Germany

4/5  rDev +1%

02-18-2012 15:21:06 | More by gushov
Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.