Heen & Weer
Brouwerij De Molen

Heen & WeerHeen & Weer
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #409
Ranked #31,842
3.73 | pDev: 13.67%
Brouwerij De Molen
Heen & WeerHeen & Weer
Notes: 42 IBU
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 73
Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De Zombier. En caliz La Trappe. Viendo Desencanto 1x02. No es la tipica tripel. Tiene notas como a mermelada con algo de oxidacion y un amargor superior a lo esperado. No obstante, se disfruta

 192 characters

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Body iscoppery to orange, having medium to low haziness. Head is white, with good retention and lacing.
S: The aroma is very strong of belgian candi. There's some light malts roastiness and belgian yeast.
T: Taste starts off with a honey, belgian candi like flavour, being a little bit salty and tart. There's really no sweet flavours to this beer.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is a bit noticed but still great. Bitterness is low. Sweetness is high but no sweet flavours.
O: Great Tripel out of Belgium. This is one of the best Tripels I've ever had.

 575 characters

Photo of patre_tim
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown and cloudy, copper with lots of particles floating in it. A finger of creamy, beige head.

Smells of pee, caramelised sugar, creme brulee, and standing barley.

Tastes radical in comparison to the nose. I get sweet and sour, alcohol like flames of fire, standing barley or fresh grains again. Also there's an aromatic, perfume like quality, in addition to an acrid, overdone, burnt out quality.

Medium, thick body, with alcohol burn, and moderate carbonation.

Got in Chiang Mai, drinking here March 23rd, 2017. Curiously interesting, by no means smooth, but good.

 580 characters

Photo of Everydayoff
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into a goblet.

Hazy brown amber hue with lots of tiny sediment floating in the texture, the pour yields one finger of foamy off-white head that stands for a while before sinking to some bubble sheet atop along with lots of sticky lacing patch on the glass-side.

Very malty in a nose with notes of sweet bread, nuttiness to caramel, some yeasty ester reminds me of ripe fruits in kind of pear, apple, and citrus. There are also touches of floral, honey, and slight spiciness.

Still malty as a backbone of the flavor, it is sweet, bready, and caramel. Fruity ester reveals thereafter ranging from pear, apple, and citrus. Touch of honey nicely discloses and same time with spiciness, herbal, and slight medicinal, at the final point, hop bitterness comes into play but it is just a ghost-like trace.

The body is rather full with smooth mouthfeel from its medium carbonation generated nicely crisp through the palate, dry finish.

Another good offering from De Molen, it is solid and quite complex Triple that hides alcohol very well even it is 9.2%.

 1,071 characters

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Pours a dark, murky orange with a white head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells of honey, citrus, flowers and yeast. The taste is quite interesting, malty sweetness, honey, a bit of lemon, soft herbal spices and a just bit too much alcohol.

 260 characters

Photo of flyingpig
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Whole Foods, Giffnock (£2.99):
A decent beer from De Molen, a lot sweeter than expect but with some earthy & floral hops too; bread malts, caramel & background fruits balance things out a little though. There was a few nice spices coming through & the beer had a nice alcohol kick too but I couldn't help but think it seemed a little bland & basic in a few areas, it could probably have been a whole lot better too. That being said, this was a nice beer & one that I enjoyed without it really doing enough to truly impress me.

 545 characters

Photo of drmeto
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

-pours a hazy amber with a medium,frothy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-lots of fairly big particle floaties
-caramel,toffee,honey,white bread,candied orange,coriander,slight lemon,faintly tart
-caramel,toffee,spicy,oranges,faint lemon
-high bitterness for the style
-low to medium carbonation
-full body
-alcohol well hidden
Certainly a different kind of Tripel.Colour-wise it reminds me of the "Gulden Draak 9000".
And its fairly hoppy.
I really liked it.

 488 characters

Photo of lmaduells
4.61/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer I liked a lot. Balanced, complex but compensated. A beer that has all the elements of a good three times well balanced. Evolve well in the glass and it is a beer that improves as you try it. Repeat

 207 characters

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle.(Bottled on Nov´11,enjoyed on Jan´14). Tripel Karmeliet Oversized Chalice glass. Burnish brass color, foggy appearance. Yellowish off-white foam, creamy & lasting crown. Perfumed aroma displays brown sugar, candies, molasses, ripe fruit –lychis- spices & herbs as well as coriander, biscuit & slight phenolic notes –those last both in flavor & aroma. Malty, sweet & warming upfront. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture & subtle spicy on palate. Gentle herbal & delicate bitterness. Sweet finish & fruity aftertaste. Well felt but integrated ABV.

 575 characters

Photo of sfprint
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Lots and lots of carbonation and head, a dark honey color, hazy.
S: Almost IPAish. An edge of plastic on the nose but mixed with a yeasty honey. Minus the plastic, very nice.
T: Complex. Distinct layers. There's a cardboard taste, a certain tree, sage, a syrupy sap sweetness. Very interesting! A tripel? I'm not so sure. Unlike any other tripel I've had.
M: Smooth and round
O: Certainly a beer where I intellectualize the flavors, although in terms of repeated drinking, it's not a session beer. It's a thinkers beer.

 523 characters

Photo of kojevergas
2.42/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into stemware at De Molen in Bodegraven. Reviewed from notes taken July 2010. 9.5% ABV.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and below average retention. Body colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Smokey notes, amber hops, caramelized malt, light cherry hints, and yeast. A mild strength aroma.

T: Strange. Caramelized malt, off-cherry ester notes, biscuity yeasty notes. A very strange build with no real definite direction or focus. Feels lopsided and horribly imbalanced. Quite the mess. Completely off the mark for a tripel.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and undercarbonated. Very meh. I've noticed major carbonation issues with De Molen across the board.

Dr: The 9.5% is dangerously well hidden, but at 8 euro a pint, I expect more than this unflattering taste. I wouldn't get this again. A poor effort from De Molen.


 866 characters

Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Chez Clem (Nantes) and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : orange amber color, with tan foamy head (w some lacing).
Smell : roasted and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty with alcohol presence, leading to a dry spicy and bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Triple.
To drink at cellar t°.

 358 characters

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle imported by Bar Volo. Very sweet, better spiciness at room temperature. Coriander, orange peel, and sweet yeast. Drinkable and smooth mouthfeel.Some lace lines. Not what you expect from a triple, or from the brewery.Not too complex but Ok to try.

 253 characters

Photo of MAB
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer trivia: This beer is pronounced "Hane en Veer", according to a Dutchman whom I spoke to. Why a double-E would be "A" in the first word and "E" in the last makes no sense.
What a wacky language! This beer would go GOOD with FOOD, though I suppose....

The pour from the tap was torturously slow and foamy, but well worth the wait.

It is a deep copper color with a thick foamy white head. It has a very sweet nose, and slightly citrus-y.
The initial taste is malt & sugar but a hint of bitterness creeps in at the end. The alcohol is very present. Absolutely delicious.
I was most impressed with the mouthfeel. It is thicker than some other Belgian/ Belgian-style brews that I've had and that suits this beer.

You may not like it if you're not a fan of sweets but there is a residual bitterness that builds a bit as the glass empties.

My glass emptied far too soon. I'll have another, please!

 898 characters

Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. "Back and Forth", the name proclaims. But from what?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark orangish amber hue, with three fingers of tight, foamy white head, which leaves a few Southwest-worthy mesas of patchy lace around the glass as it genially sinks away.

It smells of sugary pale malt, sharp, yet sweet orange citrus, a bit of forest floor pine essence, and a middling green yeastiness. The taste is sweet fruity malt - wine wine concentrate, dried apricot - more hefty, bloated pale malt, some soft, sassy spice, redolent of coriander, I suppose, and equally brazen leafy, weedy hops. There may be grass in there, but it's hidden like the FBI's knocking on the front door.

The carbonation is quite frothy, but not really a concern, the body a nondescript medium weight, and smooth, but for a latent edgy, metallic snag, likely due to the burbling booze quotient. It finishes sweet, the saccharine bready malt, and attendant fruitiness offset in only a minor amount by the lingering hops, and heretofore ethereal booze.

I sense that this was intended to be something like a Belgian IPA - a hoppy tripel, or whatever. It turns out that it gets the tripel part down pat; however, the hops seem lost in the mire, though this takes little away from the overall experience. Enjoyable in its own right, and with just too little of that extra zazz, I am most certainly most to and fro about this one.

 1,415 characters

Photo of Sean9689
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rusty orange/red color, cream-colored head, thin cap. Aroma is fruity, toasted malts, pretty sweet. Flavor is burnt sugars, malts, carmel, and more fruity sweetness. Medium body, high carbonation.

This beer really doesn't do much for me, and there's a lot of other Tripel's I'd rather have other this one.

 314 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.8/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and not much carbonation. Aroma consists of overly sweet malt base with not much else to report. Taste is dominated by overly sweet malt with lacking ester and not much character from the yeast which is usually element that I look for in this style. Body was full with medium to low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not sure if this was a bad bottle but serious lack of complexity or attenuation.

 487 characters

Photo of dgilks
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber colour with a big, fluffy white head. Decent head retention with the head dissipating slowly to a small head remaining over the beer.

Sweet, honeyed malt with some clear clove spice notes that are very prominent. Mild citrus and dark fruit notes. Extremely spicy and yeast driven.

Big malt flavour with a light honey note. Plenty of spice as in the aroma with some pleasant pear and other fruits playing on the palate. For mine, the flavours are really nice even if this isn't the slightly more refined Westmalle or Chimay.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. This works fairly well.

A great little beer and thoroughly enjoyable. The flavours aren't quite perfect for a Tripel but I still like it.

 724 characters

Photo of Mar02x
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this beer at the Struise in Oostvleteren during my summer holidays of 2011. It was time well spend. :)

A - An hazy amber/golden colored beer with an off white head. There are some carbonation bubbles racing to the top, but I think that's because of a dirty glass. (I was at my father in law's place again. I brought the beer, he the glasses)

S - Nice and fresh because of the citrus hops and a light pine presence.

T - O! what a nice triple, why didn't I try this one earlier. A light sweet taste upfront, coriander, hops and a nice bitterness.

M - The carbonation is heavy but never unpleasant. The finish is nice and slightly sticky and than comes the bitterness.

O - I really don't understand the other rating, this is good stuff. I will buy this again. I was completely surprised by the taste, nicely done. My bottle had aged for 1/2 year, maybe that's why.

 875 characters

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap into a pint glass (yes, i know)

pours a one-finger white head, hazy orange copper color

aromas of apricots, white grapes and pears, some spiciness and yeast present.

some flavors of white grapes and spices, but the alcohol presence is very noticeable and quite sweet as well.

carbonation is low enough to not cut the sweetness much. overall, interesting, but the alcohol and sweetness masked a lot of the flavors i was expecting from the nose.

 462 characters

Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fair if a bit monochord take on a Tripel

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Simple cream illustration with a b/w drawing of a brick warehouse facade, within a light red framing. Notes ingredients, style, best by date 14/07/13, and 9,5% Alc. by Vol. Served on a tulip glass.

A - Hazy deep amber pour, fair frothy head, moderate retention with nice surface memory, and minimal blotches of lacing.

S - Light nose, soft yeasty notes, with caramel and a boozy hint.

T - Moderately yeasty, plenty of caramel and feeling rather hefty around it with a strong sense of bitterness. Yeasty but predominantly earthy at one point lacking much fruit or spice on the palate.

M - Medium to medium/full body with soft carbonation. Nice creamy flow with an slightly astringent finish.

O - Acceptable brew but nothing memorable out it.

Notes: A bit too hefty on the caramel and short missing some spicy complexity... not awful but one of the least memorable De Molen offerings I've tried.

 982 characters

Photo of RuudJH
2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

De Molen brewery has very interesting stuff, but this 'Heen & Weer' was very disappointing. It could be a misfortunate bottling, but it was just no good to me.

Very flat, light brown. Hardly any carbonation. Disappointing.

Smell and taste are very malty and yeasty, with a fruity sourness as well.
Equal in the taste, with a load of alcohol in it. Metallic, funky. I don't know how to describe it, but turned off by this beer, I'm sorry to say... It's strong alcoholic, and hardly any flavour at all.
I wonder if this was a bad sample, a bad bottling.
In this case, i only took one sip, and got rid of the rest.

 614 characters

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

Pours amber with a massive head.
Nose shows wheat, doughy yeast, pears and spicy phenols. Unfortunately the doughy character is very strong, almost overpowering.
Flavours include loads of alcohol, pretty sweet with lots of candi sugar. A little too much booze and sweetness.
Nice body and high carbonation, helps cut the sweetness.

 331 characters

Photo of thepeter
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly dark orange with a lot less head than I expected. The lacing left was nice but really I just wanted more head, and who doesn't!!

The Aroma was a lot of yeast, Citrus zest, some pepper adn herbs. I got some bubblegum which I believe was from the yeast.

Taste was similar but not nearly as sweet as it smelled. The yeast was still there but a sharper flavor with more pepper and herbal notes domitating and citrus in the backround.

Medium body, a bit bubbly at first but smooths out and finishes soft. A pretty drinkable beer but left a bit of sticky and odd aftertaste.

Pretty good tripel overall

 615 characters

Photo of ADZA
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a golden yellow hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell of this brew is very herbal with aromas of corriander,pepper,citrus and bananna peels,it has only an average mouthfeel which could be a little bit thicker in my eyes for this style and has tastes of corriander,barnyard funk,belgian yeast and i swear im getting a creamed rice flavour at the end of this brew aswell which makes this tripel finish quite sweet and bready,overall its definately not one of this breweries finest brews thats for sure even though its still easy enough to drink at its price and the selection of other fine beers from this brewery i wont be revisiting this one in a hurry with my hard earned.

 746 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Heen & Weer from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 73 ratings