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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen - Brouwerij De Molen

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87
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Absumaster on 12-07-2008

Smoked Stout. A combination of English peat smoked malts and another smoked malt from Bamberg, Germany.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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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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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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
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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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.