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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
88
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 8
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 seand
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.

seand, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of beerpirates
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

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

beerpirates, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FadetoBock, May 23, 2014
Photo of CanuckRover
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

CanuckRover, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

razorsdescent, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of ajtorres311
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Thomas_Picton, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of EskimoDave
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.

EskimoDave, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Bonko_the_sane, May 31, 2013
Photo of Heretic42
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Heretic42, May 16, 2012
Photo of osuskin
4/5  rDev +1.3%

osuskin, May 26, 2014
Photo of DerBayer
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

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

DerBayer, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of BogBoyJD
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BogBoyJD, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Hayley_86, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of DoktorZee
3.95/5  rDev 0%

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.

DoktorZee, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of CookstLiquor
4.03/5  rDev +2%

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.

CookstLiquor, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

geocool, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

BartMcStout, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

mitlinks, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BelgianBeerPope, May 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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ALBuff, Mar 25, 2013
Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.