Bloed, Zweet & Tranen | Brouwerij De Molen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked Stout. A combination of English peat smoked malts and another smoked malt from Bamberg, Germany.

Added by Absumaster on 12-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Photo of moose1980
1.51/5  rDev -61%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I've never drunk a melted tire before, but I can imagine that this would be it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.72/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown color close to black. A thin white foamy head started and dissipated within a sly roughly thirty seconds. Lacing seems to slide right on into the beer itself. The aroma is beautifully and wonderfully done ranging between the smoke, the sweet, the meat, the peat, the caramel and toffee malt and then some light vanilla and subtle milk chocolate. The flavor leads with the smoky sweet blend of arranging cool fresh sticky malts. Sticky sweet to smoky blend roaming into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels fairly low. Super smooth all around. Overall, damn nice smoked beer!

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Photo of patre_tim
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with no head, and only a slight ruby tinge when held to the light. No visible carbonation, in fact I thought it was completely flat until tasting it.

Blood oranges, red bbq rib sauce, sour and smokey, with a hint of liquorice.

Tastes slightly sweet, much like bbq sauce, and liquorice with a hint of watered down orange soda.

Medium, thick body, with a hint of carbonation.

Got in Chiang Mai months ago, I am drinking it at the Napatra Hotel here March 24th, 2017.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled 2013, consumed 2016.

The showcase is pure black with almost no any head and very limited spotty lacing on the glass-side, there are only some tan bubble films on the surface as well as lots of sediment floating around.

Heavily smoked aroma reminds me of smoke bacon or kind of smoke meat, some roasted malt, chocolate, burnt wood, earthy and lightly sweet cream.

The palate still being dominated by its smoky character, then it is roasted malt that yields notes of coffee, chocolate and astringency. Moderately sweetness from malt reveals in the middle while the smokiness wraps up again in the finish together with some bitterness and slightly warm alcohol.

Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation but has some crisp to generate some softness through the palate, dry finish.

Interesting and complex brew, not the beer for everyone but for those who appreciate this type of style.

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Photo of todd101
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/6/2013. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy very dark brown color with no head and minimal lacing on the glass. Good appearance. Aromas of big wood/peat smoke, salt, bacon, leather, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toffee, toasted brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, light dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/smokey earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready/smoked malts and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big wood/peat smoke, salt, bacon, leather, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toffee, toasted brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, light dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/smokey earthiness. Light herbal/spicy and roast/smokey bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of wood/peat smoke, salt, bacon, leather, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toffee, toasted brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smoked malts and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness as well. Light carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, lightly slick/silky, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 8.2%. Overall this is a great smoked stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smoked malts and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Was expecting it to be more roasty when I saw this was a stout, but perhaps that would clash too much with the amount of smoke flavor that is present. Very intensely smokey/peaty, but still has a nice malt backbone. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of -DF-
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tukis
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Firmabier - Pours dark black with a thin foamy tanned head. Medium carbonation. Smell - Smoky, roasted malts. Taste - Smoky, chocolate, caramel with a crisp dry bitter finish. Nice well balanced not overbearing smoked dark ale.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a creamy off-white head that has great retention, and sticks around long after the pour

S- aroma is dominated by smoked peat, giving that classic band-aide aroma, smoked meat & earthiness. Underlying chocolate and charred dark malt

T- Chocolate and charred dark malts up front, along with a hint of caramel & earthiness. Most of the smoke doesn't hit until the finish, bringing out bold smoked peat, smoked pork, phenolic, as well as herbal/medicinal notes. Long smoky linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a foamy finish, abv is hidden well

O- I'm typically not a huge fan of heavy peated beers or whiskeys, but this one seems to have just the right amount. Not overbearing & blends well with the other ingredients

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Photo of dougbreathe
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Disgusting smoke bomb, completely undrinkable.

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Photo of ystazi
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.7/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle purchased at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark brown, looks a bit oily, with barely any head, and no lacing.

This one smells mildly smokey, with some chocolate and caramel. If only the aroma carried over to the taste.

Upon first sip, I got some sweet caramel and treacle flavors, and I thought I'd be ok, but the aftertaste brought a horrid phenolic bandaid character that is just super hard to get past. The rest of the bottle followed in such a way, a mild slightly sweet start, and just an overriding smoky bandaid flavor. Trying to finish this quickly, to get it over with, was akin to ripping off a bandaid off. And then shoving it in your mouth.

This is thin bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. Really not drinkable at all.

This was a big disappointment, a gamble that didn't pay off.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
3.87 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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