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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-08-2014 17:12:34 | More by Oakenator
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:36:24 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-04-2014 19:59:54 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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utopiajane

New York

3.84/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 15:02:37 | More by utopiajane
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-29-2013 02:15:00 | More by Critters
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Arherring

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2013 16:32:53 | More by samEBC
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Beerenauslese

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-07-2013 06:34:14 | More by Beerenauslese
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beergoot

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 01:52:50 | More by beergoot
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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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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-22-2013 09:04:29 | More by Kirk
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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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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popery

California

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown. Looks cloudy but it's hard to tell. Head is smallish and beige. Fades pretty quickly. Little to no lacing. The aroma has a lot more smoke than expected. Otherwise, there's a rich caramel/molasses malt sweetness with some chocolate and oak. A touch of grapes and plums. Smoke is the star, though. Little roast. Lots more smoke in the taste. Pretty similar to the aroma in other respects, as well. Moderately sweet. It's a bit meaty with some dark malt fruitiness. Mild bitterness in the finish. Some tannic oakiness dries things out. Mouthfeel isn't quite as full as I'd like for the flavors. It's not thin; it just could use a creamier feel as a backdrop for the flavors. Carbonation is relatively low. Decent beer. Nothing really stands out as particularly good, though. The smoke flavor is nice but kinda takes over. The other flavors are too far in the background.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 04:03:46 | More by popery
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-19-2013 19:46:55 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2013 19:40:14 | More by metter98
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:25:23 | More by ngeunit1
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seand

California

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 02:00:27 | More by seand
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Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.