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Bloed, Zweet & Tranen | Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
132 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#12,651
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
132
pDev:
14.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of -DF-
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tukis
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +7.8%
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 +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -22.1%
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 -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i liked this beer i think the least of all of the de molen stuff i have had lately. not to say i didnt like it, but it was the least distinctive i think. to be fair, i had a heavy buzz on at the time of consumption last night, so take it for what it is. a smoked porter type with a ton of smoke to it, downright sooty and campfirey. lots of froth to the feel, but that classic de molen yeast i love so much is lost a little bit to the smoke, its just so overbearing. thats the point though i suppose. the other thing, is that its spring now, and this is a decidedly autumnal beverage. i want this while grilling the thanksgiving bird, its that kind of thing, it needs an occasion, at least a context, and i really didnt have much of one last night. my bottle was also pretty old i think, looking not like the one pictured here, but the standard white and black label these guys do, so maybe its faded some with time. all of the de molen beers are very unique, unique to them i should say, and this one certainly is that, although its not quite as for out as they usually take me. i like the frothy feel and i like the meatiness, but the residual smoke turns almost acrid bitter for a second, and the alcohol is a little exposed, but im real glad to have had the privilege of enjoying another fine de molen ale!

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Photo of Marius
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It smells as if the malts were smoked over burning tyres. The taste is only slightly worse than the smell. I should note that I am not a fan of peat-smoked malts.

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Photo of parintele
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poupae
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bloed, Zweet & Tranen from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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