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Bed And Breakfast - Brouwerij De Molen

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 20.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BMoldy on 11-16-2011)
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Reviews by sfprint:
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sfprint

Germany

3.24/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

05-19-2013 21:58:47 | More by sfprint
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kaneel

France

4.5/5  rDev +36%

06-16-2012 20:54:40 | More by kaneel
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.83/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

04-12-2012 16:37:03 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-14-2012 01:12:48 | More by Beerontwowheels
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DStoked

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2013 18:25:28 | More by DStoked
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-10-2013 00:22:44 | More by Sammy
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aztraz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -9.4%

03-27-2013 18:40:34 | More by aztraz
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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

07-14-2012 05:40:27 | More by GRG1313
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robL

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

02-10-2012 20:44:29 | More by robL
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

04-01-2012 03:18:31 | More by EgadBananas
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LiquidAmber

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

01-14-2012 05:23:04 | More by LiquidAmber
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mitlinks

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

02-03-2013 15:19:53 | More by mitlinks
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

02-02-2013 16:27:17 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-29-2013 17:53:24 | More by Zaphog
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

08-09-2012 14:14:54 | More by aasher
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-15-2012 05:21:57 | More by JohnK17
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-26-2012 03:22:52 | More by TasteTester
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jmtpi

France

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

05-18-2014 20:12:39 | More by jmtpi
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womencantsail

California

3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

07-03-2012 18:33:01 | More by womencantsail
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rmccomas

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

03-09-2012 20:26:28 | More by rmccomas
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-08-2013 01:58:13 | More by cadaugherty
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +21.8%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a massive, fluffy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of coffee, chilis, and some chocolate.

T: Certainly not what I was expecting: A big heap of chili peppers, a bit of coffee, some cocoa, and a bit of malt and chocolate. It's an odd combination, but oddly likeable.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. The chili peppers give a little burn on the way down. Medium-bodied.

O: This is definitely an oddball beer. I don't know if I'd call it an amber/red ale (I don't know what I'd call it), but it's definitely worth a shot.

02-10-2012 14:12:56 | More by avalon07
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VierBier

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

08-26-2012 08:40:19 | More by VierBier
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kojevergas

Texas

2.08/5  rDev -37.2%

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. 5 September 2011. Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

Served a bit warmer than refrigerator cold. Side-poured with extra vigor as carbonation issues are definitely anticipated due to the brewery.

Not paired with food. Consumed on a full stomach.

Expectations of undercarbonation could not have been more wrong. The beer surged out of the bottle immediately upon opening, suggesting heavy overcarbonation. De Molen certainly isn't a consistent brewery.

A: Pours a seven finger head of beige colour, without much cream at all, of decent thickness, and good retention (though the ABV is rather low for the style). Colour is a nontransparent yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Stale coffee, dirty malts, overdone bittering hops, yeast, and java coffee bean wretchedness. The coffee couldn't be less appealing here. Very much one of the worst coffee aromas I've ever encountered. A mild strength aroma.

T: Putrid java/coffee notes, cream, stale bland barley, clean malts, hints of biscuity yeast, and strange horridly imbalanced hopping. Some earthy garbage that further turns me off and adds more unwelcome bitterness. All around a pretty bad build - in any style. No alcohol comes through. Really badly put together, both structurally and in terms of flavour. Not at all complex or subtle. Not pleasant or enjoyable.

Mf: In spite of the blast of head and the good retention, it still manages to come off flat. Smooth, wet, and somewhat watery. Not creamy or crisp. Too heavy on the palate for the lack of (good) flavours and the lack of alcohol. Too thick.

Dr: A pretty bad offering from De Molen. I didn't at all expect it to be this bad. It's hard to drink on account of the foul coffee flavour. Not at all recommended for anyone. Avoid. It isn't even any good for cooking because of the coffee note.

What's this claim that this will age for two years on the bottle? Ignore that rubbish. This isn't worth the cellar space and at 4.4% ABV, it won't age all that well either.

Wouldn't pair well with anything.

D

06-22-2012 06:13:47 | More by kojevergas
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superspak

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

330 ml bottle into tulip, bottled 8/31/2011. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a huge 3 finger fluffy off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice thick cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big coffee beans, chili pepper, herbal, floral, chocolate, and caramel. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of roasted coffee beans, chili pepper, herbal spiciness, caramel, and light chocolate. Good amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, caramel, pepper, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. The pepper flavor aspect is done very well; hardly any heat noticed here, just a lot of spicy flavors. Great balance of all flavors. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is invisible as expected for 4.4%. Overall this is a highly excellent brew from De Molen. Big flavor and balance for a session beer. Very unique, but still highly enjoyable. I look forward to trying more of their beers.

03-25-2012 04:51:09 | More by superspak
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