Mooi & Meedogenloos | Brouwerij De Molen

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155 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jeffo on 07-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of SayBoom
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with bulk of sediment and 1-finger nice golden head, leaving some nice laces. Smell - caramel, dark fruits, figs, dates, yeasts.
Taste - slightly acid, vinous, dark fruits, chocolate.
Smooth and drinkable, medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of MrDell
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

More like a stout than any quad I've ever had before, with little carbonation and thin body. Thoroughly enjoyable all the same with big dark chocolate and coffee flavours.

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Photo of cbutova
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle with date 13/02/2012 on the back. Enjoy within 5 years I will. Thanks ROBD for gifting me this.

A- Plain Jane 12oz poured into a tulip with a deep ruby-brown body and an insane cap. Foamy, frothy pillow about four fingers high with great retention; opposite of what I usually get out of this brewery. Lacing is ample, large twisted webs.

S- Dates, figs, raisins, grapes and heavily caramelized sugars fill the entire room it seems as soon as I pour this one. Beyond the big fruits are notes of rum, toast, Belgian yeast spice and musty oxidation.

T- As in the aroma, the dark fruits are very strong easily taking center stage in this flavor profile. Huge dark wine grapes, raisins, figs, dates and rum-molasses-caramel dark sugars. Malty backdrop is grainy, toasty, caramelized and ever so slightly roasted. Some yeast spice and a hint of smoke/char. Vinous.

MF- Probably the most surprising part of the beer is just how foamy this is. Super highly carbonated but inside an acceptable range by a hair. Creamy and puffy and the lightest warmth.

I always like trying De Molen brews; there is just a certain level of intrigue. Dark fruits really attribute to most of what is going on taking away from the complexity of the malts. Really heavy grape tone but very well hidden ABV and still solid to be honest.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts, licorice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, raisins and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from the Belgian yeast and a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and viscous, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour with a very thin tan head that is slow to rise to the surface. Smells like dark cherries, almonds and roasted malts. Taste like dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter cherries and a bit of coffee, as well as bitter hops. Smooth mouthfeel, flat and very bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330ml with a bottled-on date of 2/13/2012.

A - Soft pour into a tulip results in a glass full of beige foam - head seems to be all or nothing with these guys. It eventually settles to about a finger on top of what looks to be black beer, but a hold-up to the light reveals a very dark red beer and plenty of carbonation bubbles. Good lace splotches left behind.

S - Cigarbox-roast-fruitcake, raisin, brown sugar, chocolatey caramel sweetness, some oxidation. Definitely De Molen.

T - Big dark fruit here with lots of raisin and red grape, big sweetness with lots of brown sugar, chocolate, and kind of an odd smokiness. Bitter coffee-ish finish.

M - Definitely too much carbonation. Spiky foaminess detracts. A bit of an alcohol bite but not too bad for the ABV. Just an odd mix of sweetness, bitterness, roast, foam. 330ml...should certainly be shared. Maybe three ways.

O - Smell-to-taste transference has never been De Molen's strong suit, this one smells promising enough but feels like a bit of mess when it comes to the taste. The uber-foam doesn't help things.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark chestnut / amber body with a soapy, tan head. Yeasty, fruity, boozy. Raisins soaked in alcohol, ripe plums, yeast, brown bread, sugar. Medium bodied. Sweet and boozy. Best shared.

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Photo of Brewhemoth
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A strong dark beer, very aromatic (herbs and chocolate) with a hidden alcohol taste afterwards. Highly recommended esp. for dark beer lovers.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaiyote
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valianes
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Poupae
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of target88
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nordin
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Westmalle318
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

this is flat out up there with the best beers i have ever had, despite the fact that its nothing like a quad, or at least not like any i have ever had. brewed in 2012 the bottle tells me, i havent seen much of this one around, but found it on a dusty shelf down in the springs, score for me, this was on sale for like six bucks, what a steal! more head than you can imagine on the pour, i mean, its fizzing and frothing like a science experiment gone out of control, and i struggle to not waste any of the beer, the cap almost popped itself. the nose intrigues me right away, bitter orange peel and compost and again a yeast strain i have never encountered all grab me in a compelling fashion. what is this? not a quad as i know them, i mean, its not thick and sweet or even belgian in the least. totally different yeast, totally different grain build, but this one is about the synergistic whole, not the individual elements. there is a flavor here on the edge of fruity that comes on right after the initial rush of bubbles hits the tongue, but before the yeasty intensity sets in, and i cant quite place it. candied orange peel seems too sweet and acidic, a baked good of some kind, even a breakfast confection seems to heavy, and describing it as floral or blooming or even alive just doesnt do it justice. its familiar but not in beer, and i am in love with it here. the carbonation makes this drink like a session beer, the alcohol is wildly confusing to me, as the beer is only medium bodied without all the bubbles, but light as heck with them, and there isnt a sharpness of any kind. not sure about the yeast identification, its foreign to me, but id clearly does wonderful things to this beer. if this is what quad is in the netherlands, im moving. its that moving for me really. one of the best beers i have ever had, and reaffirms my new found love for de molen!!! this mouthfeel in this style is unheard of, and even if it tasted just okay i would score it well for that, but the fact that its so one of a kind yet totally incredible make it elite if not in a world of its own.

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Photo of SackBlabbath
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A hell of a quad!

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Mooi & Meedogenloos from Brouwerij De Molen
3.95 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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