Pek & Veren | Brouwerij De Molen

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Pek & VerenPek & Veren

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Absumaster on 05-02-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a solid and glossy dark brown, murky and opaque, with no head, and no lacing.

Smells like smoke, booze-soaked raisins, peat, toffee, cocoa powder, and leafy hops.

This has a super watery finish- it finishes quite flat. This is probably a product of the beer's age. The flavors are nice though- there's a nice fruity and smoky flavor to it, with peat, dark fruit, tobacco. It just feels old and over the hill, unfortunately.

This is medium bodied, with a definite lack of carbonation. It's not entirely still, but close.

I could tell this was great a while ago. As it is now, it's just interesting, but flawed.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

awesome beer, awesome brewery, and although its expensive, i believe it to be worth the money. those expecting an american stout, are in for a rude awakening, this is something entirely different, almost a scotch ale meets a stout, with a peaty sort of base, definitely some terroir on this, briny almost in the nose, and rich but not at all sweet. there is a real character to the beers these guys make, all of them so interesting and different, not really fitting neatly into conventional style guidelines at all, but still satisfying the basics for me. i love this, its as much a brown ale as a stout in many ways, as much cocoa character as roast, minimal bitterness, and a lightness shocking for both its depth of flavor and for its alcohol content. earthy, touch of smoke maybe, bakers chocolate minus the bitter, and layered in a new way with the grain flavors. it feels light, easy drinking for what it is, not all that stout-like for me, but it has so many cool features in feel, soft and yeasty in a good way, just awesome. surprised to see this rated so low, i can only accept that if the price is influencing peoples scores negatively. not often i buy an 18 dollar bottle, but in this case, for me, it was worth it all the way.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OleBruin
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Dope
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date but guessing this is a couple years old (last review was almost a year ago).

A: Pours a dark brown. Decent sized and fizzy medium brown head. Head fades somewhat quickly with no lacing, but has great retention.

S: Mild mellow chocolate. When swirled I get a smoky umami with it as well.

T: A bit of dark chocolate with lots of umami. VERY meaty. Smoke joins it along with a touch of soy sauce. Flavors are pretty mellow and smooth. A bit bitter and acrid in the finish from the smoke and bitter baker's chocolate.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: Not a bad FES. Smooth, mellow and easy drinking. Lots of smoke and umami though which really isn't my thing. Just too savory. Flavors are decent and balanced at least, I think my personal bias is mainly the problem here. Decent beer.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Summer78
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of cyrushire
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass. Thanks once again to Gordon's on this score of a beer.

Appearance: this beer poured a two finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black beer with no visions of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: roastiness, chocolate mocha, some booziness, molasses, and some fruitiness to the beer.

Taste: all of the above plus smoke and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: dry, full bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little bitterness, and slightly smooth.

Overall: not bad for a foreign extra stout, it got better with warming up to room temperature, but flavors could be blended better and the aftertaste took a little bit adjusting to.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of Auslander pours a foggy, dark brown color with a small cap of tan head.

Nose is interesting...TONS of bruised, dark fruit, black licorice, molasses and brown sugar. Wife thinks it smells smoky, hmmm…maybe some smoke aromas do creep in there a little.

Smooth, rich and velvety with lots of yeasty plums and figs. Touch of sweetness offsets the fruit nicely. The malts show some light roast and maybe some molasses. This is a nice middle ground stout...somewhere in between a Foreign Export Stout and a Belgian Stout. Has an odd little earthy, mushroom presence as it warms. Definitely worth a try based on uniqueness alone, not to mention it is pretty tasty!

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AndrewK
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of pants678
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a brown head that's frothy and dense.

Molasses sticks out for the nose as well as caramel, sweet malts that are lightly spiced.

There's a tinge of smoke, notes of cherry and chocolate that tip-toe around a creamy coffee. Pek & Veren is earthy, complex with maple and toffee, some whiskey gives it a bite as opposed to sharp hops.

Not your usual stout in terms of texture as it lends it self more to a soda. Surgary/sour is welcome to break up this potent brew.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch and half frothy tan head. The head stays around a while, and there's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is kinda weak, the brew smells like dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, and a bit of smoke and coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (plums, red grapes, somewhat tart berries), chocolate, roasted malt and some smoke. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. I think it's an OK beer, but there really isn't anything about it that stands out or would make me want to buy this again.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a jet black body with a faint thin glow of brown at the base of the glass. There is a thick bubbly tan head that turns to a sticky film and it is a bit too dense to see any carbonation.

S- The dark cherry notes and root cellar hint turns to more of a red wine tannin as the beer opens and a smooth black roasted malt aroma lingers.

T- The roasted black malt is a mellow blend with some flanders red cherry notes and a red wine tannin tartness that surrounds it. There is a chocolate richness that comes through and an earthiness to the dark roasted malt but never a bitterness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has no alcohol heat but does have a gentle fizz. There is no astringency or alcohol noticed.

O- This beer has a nice earthy flanders red quality with some nice dark stout characteristics for support. The tartness grows but the malt flavors still stay pretty subtle then the bitterness grows a bit in the finish. This beer paired pretty nicely with a mild white goat cheese.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750ml C&C bottle from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, CO. Around $12. Into an old school NB Globe.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a light tan colored head that an aggressive pour barely coaxed a quarter of an inch, quickly recedes to an island of bubbles in the center and a tan ring around the edges. A fairly dark beer, but a lot more towards the brown end of the spectrum.

S: Lots of toffee and brown sugar notes, some over ripened dark fruits, and a decent amount of chocolate as well. Caramel notes are way in the back but mix nicely. Smells like a malt bomb.

T: Not at all what I had expected from the nose. Dark fruits really dominate the flavor profile, pretty nice plum profile, some ashy burnt malt flavors linger on the end of the swallow. Its definitely an interesting beer, but not exactly what I had expected. I guess not having the huge toffee flavor and general huge malt profile that I smelled is disappointing. Seems watery. Faint bit of bitterness on the end.

M: Um...way off. This is way too thin and incredibly overcarbonated as well. Prickly on the tongue. Slight bit of boozey warmth. Unfortunately watery really comes to mind here.

O: Meh, for the price there are much better examples of an export stout, this just falls short in a lot of places. The mouthfeel and overall flavor of this beer just don't do much for me. Not offensive, but certainly not great.

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Pek & Veren from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 44 ratings