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Bed And Breakfast | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brouwerij De Molen

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BMoldy on 11-16-2011

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of those coffee beers that isn't brown or black. This one is amber. 1/2" of head. Coffee is quite enjoyable, does make me think breakfast.

Mild drinking, light body to it. Shows off the coffee for sure. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker, I get it though, mild, easy, breakfast. Price is a little much for a single, that's why even though this is good, it can't be too often of a purchase, cost/value analysis says awww. . .

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.72/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter glass. This unique ale pours a hazy amber with a very nice head of dissipating foam that forms a thin layer and a thick ring with great lacing. Nose of light coffee, light caramel, moderate hop bitterness, and earthy goodness from most likely the yeast. Flavors surpass the nose with lightly sweet caramel notes, light cold brewed coffee, and earthy, lightly piney, hop bitterness that helps round this one out. Effervescent mouth feel sears in the flavors of the hops and coffee on the aftertaste, while still maintaining a seat in the refreshing category.....refreshing mainly because of it's uniqueness. Very solid and a welcome addition to an excellent brewers profile.


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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

surprised people dont like this more, i thought it was super original and fantastic, i just wish i had a few more bottles. the color, admittedly, may not be the most attractive, pukey dull amber honey color, with a ton of haze. it does have a tall airy white head though, and you can hear it fizzing, still appealing to me. the nose is great, rich caramels and coffee notes, earthy and maybe a touch stale, after all this bottle has some age on it. it smells curiously yeasty, and for a coffee beer thats pretty unique. its also unique for a pale coffee beer, although they are coming a little more into vogue now, its cool to not have all that dark barley roasted bitterness interfering, and here, the coffee seems more sweet than bitter. its nutty and fuller bodied, but the beer feels so delicate, even despite all the yeast lingering. this is one of the most carbonated beers i have ever had, i can think of a handful of others like this, and one of them was from de molen as well. its almost hard to keep your mouth closed around a sip because the carbonation is volcanic, erupting on the palate and through the swallow, its so alive, which is so neat in a coffee beer, known for being mellow in feel. love the coffee, its different, almost preferable to the koppi beer they do, at least for me. beers like this clearly dont appeal to everyone, but i though it was incredible, not just for being different, but for literally creating a style all of its own. de molen continues to rank among my favorite breweries in the world because of beers like this.

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Photo of DrBier
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.12/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage.

Smells like hot pickles - seriously. Fortunately I love pickles and am not put off by this.

Pours and retains a 2 finger head in a Bell's snifter.

Tastes somewhat like mild vinegar and saison. Not registering the coffee at all, but enjoying the unique flavor. Acidic without being a jerk about it, and no salty/sour vibes. Just vinegar in a somewhat good way.

Paid $6 for a single 11.2oz. I might do it again when I'm bored.

*edit* It has occurred to me that I drank this well after the 'best by' date, so I can't fault Bouwerij De Molen for off flavors at this point.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Robloc303
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Holy Head!! I am surprised with all the carbonation that this did not explode! It has even been i the cellar for a few months and not shaken. Took literally 10 minutes for me to pour the entire bottle and let the head settle. Pours a very cloudy copper. The nose is heavy black pepper, and jalapeno. Smell indicates more of like a chili beer... The taste was very opposite to the nose and had a huge coffee bean and chocolate flavor. This is an interesting beer for sure.. The finish produces mild hops and is extremely dry with hints of black pepper and maybe even ginger? Not a bad beer, but not sure if I would drink this again. Worth a try for sure though!.

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Photo of gelasin
1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of jmtpi
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ViragS
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jabo134
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of becktone
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Done in a horizontal tasting with Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller and Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Ol.

Eye: This one pours the clearest of the three, orange hued with active carbonation. Huge rocky head foams up when poured and as it recedes leaves nice lacing along the walls of the glass. This one looks the best of the three.

Nose: Big coffee aroma in this one, I know its not an IPA but, the coffee is the dominant aroma here. Very nice. Rich coffee aroma. This one has the kind of coffee aroma that you would find in Founders Breakfast stout, bold strong and in your face.

Tongue: LIght body and overall just thin. I feel like this one is quite watery compared to the other two. There is coffee flavor in here, but I feel like its just watery, there doesn't seem to be much to back it up. Carbonation is higher than it should be. There really isn't much to this beer other than the coffee, I might as well drink a cup of coffee, no complexity whatsoever. I'm left wanting more, huge let down.

Drinkability: Overall this is a beer that I won't write home about, nothing really grand about it. I prolly won't buy this one again...it was worth the try but nothing coming back to. Out of the three this one is the weakest and my least favorite. If you want single minded go for the Mikkeller, if you want something more complex go for the Sleep Over IIPA.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange color forming a huge bubbled soapy yellow head with excellent retention and tons of lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Strong coffee and malts in the nose. Smokey, somehow. Brown sugar. Grassy hops

T: Strong notes of coffee in the mouth too. Now I understand its name, they've put a lot of coffee in it. :) Dry upfront. Dry, in overall. Caramel malts and nice hops bitterness. Dry hopped with Amarillo hops, a win-win strategy

M: Light body. Good carbonation. Coffee and grassy hops aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Quite peculiar beer. Nice combination of Red Ale and coffee. De Molen quality. Recommended

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Photo of sfprint
3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Born on August 23, 2011

One of the few light coffee beers

A: Very soda-y foamy. Orangy tan haze, opaque, massive amounts of gushing carbonation.
S: Unique. An amber beer crossed with dirt, a bit sweet with some coffee grounds in there.
T: Fairly bitter, a nice coffee flavor. It's kind of like a bitter coffee soda with a decent quality coffee. No detected alcohol.
M: Light sparkle. Dry.
O: An honorable experiment with a decent result.

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Photo of DStoked
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of bryang002
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cadaugherty
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Zaphog
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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