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Bed And Breakfast | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BMoldy on 11-16-2011

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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 65
Reviews by Morningstorm:
Photo of Morningstorm
2.13/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bought it a month ago. Decided to crack one open.

A: By opening the bottle, the foam starts gushing out. When I pour the beer in a Duvel glass it just explodes in the glass. It's literally 90% foam and 10% beer. After waiting 3 minutes the head finally died down a bit so I could pour more. The color itself is a bit dark yellow, kinda groundy yellow. The lacing stays on the rim of the glass, which is a good sign.

S: First smell is off-putting. Smells like a vegetable which has been in the earth, something like beetroot. Also smell of peppers and a hint of coffee.

T: Tastes like earthy and groundy comes first to mind. Also hints of peppers. No taste or hints of coffee. Aftertaste is the characteristic taste of the Amarillo hops. The spicey taste from the peppers stay pretty long.

M: Highly carbonated beer.

O: The beer is just off. I can't tell if my beer is skunked or just really bad. The earthiness and the hops just don't make a good combination in this beer.

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Photo of kaneel
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey its another coffee beer that isn't a brown ale or a stout, I can dig that, but after the Mikkeller Coffee ipa, I'm a little leery. This one pours like a standard amber colored beer with a nice 5/8" head on the top of it. The coffee aroma is present and more than adequate, enjoyable, nothing too exotic about it, just straight up coffee and waffles type of aroma, perfect for a moniker like bed & breakfast.

Taste, pretty easy drinking, in a way, I was a little disappointed it wasn't more robust, for the $5.49 price tag on something like this, but I didn't buy it because I truly thought it was going to be "worth" the price, but moreso to satiate my ticking curiosity. A little bit of that Denny's diner thing going on, some old school waffle and stale ash from the cigarrete tray thing going on with the wafting coffee aroma. I enjoyed it. If it was say, $6 for a 4 pack, it would be a repeat purchase, but at alsmot that much for a single 11oz bottle, well, its a good beer, but not worth the price.

Spoil yourself on an early morning fishing trip and try it sometime.

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Photo of Beerontwowheels
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DStoked
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of sfprint
3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Born on August 23, 2011

One of the few light coffee beers

A: Very soda-y foamy. Orangy tan haze, opaque, massive amounts of gushing carbonation.
S: Unique. An amber beer crossed with dirt, a bit sweet with some coffee grounds in there.
T: Fairly bitter, a nice coffee flavor. It's kind of like a bitter coffee soda with a decent quality coffee. No detected alcohol.
M: Light sparkle. Dry.
O: An honorable experiment with a decent result.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of robL
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.72/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter glass. This unique ale pours a hazy amber with a very nice head of dissipating foam that forms a thin layer and a thick ring with great lacing. Nose of light coffee, light caramel, moderate hop bitterness, and earthy goodness from most likely the yeast. Flavors surpass the nose with lightly sweet caramel notes, light cold brewed coffee, and earthy, lightly piney, hop bitterness that helps round this one out. Effervescent mouth feel sears in the flavors of the hops and coffee on the aftertaste, while still maintaining a seat in the refreshing category.....refreshing mainly because of it's uniqueness. Very solid and a welcome addition to an excellent brewers profile.


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Photo of EgadBananas
3.07/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I can see this being an amber ale...but I must say it's a slightly odd choice of style for a coffee beer. Pours an ambery color with a BIG 3+ finger of head. Be careful, pour gently...the head can get out of hand. The aroma is definitely comprised of coffee. There's some nutty malt sweetness as well. Not much in the way of hops, though, once you throw coffee into the mix, a hoppy red may not be best. Tastes of roast and a more milder coffee than in the aroma. Slight bitter finish with some maltiness. The feel is crisp and from the pour, a bit over carbonated. There's some stinginess too it and the body is more light.

Interesting, but It's not all there. I think something like this can work, but this definitely needs more of it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.66/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Gulden Draak Tulip. Pours a medium orange amber. Active carbonation with a one finger lively medium off-white head that dissipates somewhat to a thick ring leaving nice lacing. Strange aroma of malt, vegetables and coffee. Flavor is quite astringent and very bitter. Faint malt and dark fruit is overwhelmed by dry, somewhat smoky bitterness. Astringent bitter finish with a light coffee component. Phenolic band-aid flavor is too strong. The bitter component of coffee is present without a mitigating earthy, herbal component. Light to medium bodied. I like this brewery, but this is a complete miss for me. I couldn't finish a glass.

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Photo of DrBier
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mitlinks
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle- ½ pt glass. Enjoyed on agt´12. Bright golden color, crystal clear appearance. Close, fairly good retention, white in color froth. A thin & lasting layer remains on top. Floral aromas, hints of coffee & toffee to the nose. Spicy & bitter coffee grain flavor. Clean bitter hops in the middle with subtle fresh fruity touch. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Long finish overwhelmed by coffee notes. Refreshing & very easy drinkable. Morning cup of tea or coffee to awake me up… ?? No way! I´d better have one of this.

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Photo of Zaphog
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of aasher
3.02/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This bottle was filled to the brim. It gushed a little bit before calming down to look very highly carbonated with a lot of activity. Bed and Breakfast poured a very light bodied and very effervescent light copper in color with a billowing two finger, quickly dissipating white head. The nose is what I expected. There is a lot of coffee, a decent amount of bitterness, toast, and slight amber malt sweetness. The flavors are similar. The coffee and the bitterness are all you really get. It's very straightforward. There is also that toast quality as well. The mouthfeel is a trainwreck. There is far too much carbonation and this feels foamy as you drink it. Overall this is one is a miss for me. If it were fuller in body and had proper carbonation I'm sure it would be up my alley. This was just too rough around the edges.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jmtpi
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of those coffee beers that isn't brown or black. This one is amber. 1/2" of head. Coffee is quite enjoyable, does make me think breakfast.

Mild drinking, light body to it. Shows off the coffee for sure. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker, I get it though, mild, easy, breakfast. Price is a little much for a single, that's why even though this is good, it can't be too often of a purchase, cost/value analysis says awww. . .

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Photo of womencantsail
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color with an off-white head. A mild smokiness, strangely, but maybe it’s just the coffee? There is a fair amount of coffee and some bready malt along with a subtle earthy and floral hop note. The flavors are sort of muted due to the beer being so overcarbonated. A bit of coffee, bread, and a light toffee character. A strange idea and the flavor lives up to the strangeness of it.

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Photo of rmccomas
3.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass.
A; pours a cloudy burnt orange color with pillowy off white head that lingers. good lacing.
S; light fruits and yeast mostly on the aroma, no hint of the coffee it should be brewed with according to the bottle.
T; follows the nose very closely, red grapes and strawberries are the fruit esters i can detect, with the yeast coming thru more in the aftertaste. still no hint of coffee. Very nice red ale, but i'm left wondering what purpose the coffee served except maybe darkening the color a little.
M; light bodied and highly carbonated, typical of the style. maybe slightly above average.
O; overall this is a very enjoyable beer, still have to wonder what purpose the coffee served, i detected none at all in it, but still a very good brew, grab one if you can.

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