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Rook & Vuur - Brouwerij De Molen

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80
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 21.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Premiant hop & Saaz as late hop.

(Beer added by: johnnybravo on 04-06-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

cmozz, Wednesday at 01:13 AM
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jbmalta, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

Claybully, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

afsdan, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Choco86, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Lare453, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a light mocha head.

S: This one acts infected, but doesn't smell infected. Nose is a nice blend of smokey and roasty characters, with notes of scotch smoke, dark roast coffee, espresso and dark chocolate.

T: Taste is much more smoke forward, with just a little dark chocolate and espresso.

M: Full side of medium bodied with IPA-esque carbonation. Could stand to be smoother.

O: First off, I don't know that I'd call this a rauchbier. I'd call it a stout with peated malt. Second, if you like Scotch smoke with roasty notes, I'd definitely recommend it. I liked it a lot.

BierJager89, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ncaudle, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

cyrushire, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. Dark brown pour, super big head, bottle overflowed upon opening. Disappated pretty quickly though. Just a bit annoying. Light cream colored head is left.

Aroma, Some woody beachwood smoke. Lighter toffee and malt. Some of the typical Belgian yeast I detect in their brews. Improves as it warms, smoke more prevelent and yeast less.

Taste, A lot of woody smoke again. Heavy toasted malt, peaty and leather. Earthy, toffee. Could maybe use a little more sweetness, say caramel and chocolate. Still pretty nice.

Body, the weakest part here. The carbonation is just too prickly. Lessens the body significantly. Drinks pretty easy though, abv is non-existent.

Honestly my expecations are never that high for De Molen, the half Belgian half other style brews they do are always just a bit of a miss for me. This one however, is a strong representation for the style. If they could just get that carbonation under control.

Bung, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

mattfuria, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle poured into a chalice. Bottled 6/25/2012.

Appearance - Wow, it's really overcarbonated. Can't fit this little bottle into a 500 mL glass. Overflow poured into a separate glass. Murky dark brown. Gigantic khaki head. Never goes away. Laces well and leaves a thick pillow.

Smell - Smoke and lots of chocolate. I dig the chocolate. The smoke is incorporated well, I thought it might be stronger. Slightly peaty and meaty aroma, too.

Taste - Much less smoke at the front. More caramel and chocolate. Not a really dark chocolate, sweeter and creamier. Smoke starts to build and finishes with a strong slightly briny flavor. Might be the remnants of peppers, which I don't get distinctively.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Makes it feel light and detracts from the flavors.

Overall - After drinking a bit of this, I lost interest in it quickly. Not rich enough and the chocolate flavor dropped off.

Alieniloquium, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BAsbill, Aug 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

grumblebee, Aug 10, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very dark hazy murky brown with a ungodly large light tan head.

S: Smoke and chili hit you like a punch in the face. slight whiskey character with tons of wood. leather and tobacco at the seams of this beer.

T: Fatty bacon and big wood characters jump out of this one. Hickory and peat. Smoke and whiskey. Caramel chocolate and bread. I tell you these flavors for me are coming in twos! a leather and tobacco with more smoke. a small hint of heat and chili spice. a slight bitter earthy finish.

M: Lighter than i would have expected. long lingering smoke.

O: wow. this is an interesting beer to say the least. good malt, great smoke, alot of earthy flavors. I couldn't drink alot of this but it is very enjoyable and would go so well with a nice robust steak or cigar. /88

schwemjw, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

APBTMarcel, Aug 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Higy, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

B-SHAY, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jkd03c, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Bonko_the_sane, May 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Irish12, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a light bodied milk chocolate brown with a billowing three finger, very carbonated and active mocha head. Like most of their 12oz bottles, this one appears to be a little too carbonated. The nose is full of chile pepper, leather, and peat. It's very intriguing. I'm glad it holds its own on the pepper front. The flavors are smoky, dry, leathery, has some bark to it, and earthy musty pepper. It's interesting. It's peaty. The peaty characteristic is it's greatest strength. It drinks lighter in body than you'd think, because of the carbonation. It's effervescent. Overall this was a nice smoked beer. It was pretty well balanced between the peat, earth, and pepper. Solid beer from De Molen.

aasher, Nov 04, 2012
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Rook & Vuur from Brouwerij De Molen
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.