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De Molen / Alvinne / Haand / LoverBeer ESB Sour Ale

Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Editors’s note. A collaboration blend of sours from de Molen, Alvinne, Haand and Loverbeer. Blended by Menno Olivier at Brouwerij de Molen. ESB = European Sour Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJvd (898) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Small sample from botte at Camping Ratebeer ’14. Pours hazy reddish/brown with a very small white head. Aroma has quite some acetic acid, wood and quite some sourness. Taste is medium to heavy sour and quite dry with acetic acid and some fruitiness. Light to medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3832) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer. Aroma is big red fruits, light malt, barn and horseblanket. Flavour is medium sourness, red fruits, dust, barn. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SVD (595) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
@ Camping Ratebeer, Dark brown beer, aroma and taste is too sour for me, not just not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Flavour and aroma is sourness, vinegar, berries, lemon, fruit, caramel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @campingratebeers’14. Red pink color with no head. Smells and tastes raspberry, sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a dark orange slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells sour and green apples. Tastes very sour and watery. Low carbo, thin body and a watery texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (1300) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Roodbruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zuur en fruitig. Smaakt voor mij te zuur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled @ Camping Ratebeers 2014, small sample. Slight hazy copper to brown color, short frothy head. Aroma is fruity, grapes, tart, acetic acid, slight citric acid. Quite sour taste, some caramelly sweetness, slight fruity note. Balance goes slightly towards the acetic acid, but is kept into moderation by all the other flavors, which saves the beer and makes it quite nice. Though impossible to finish a large glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells mint, sour, fresh, fruity. Tastes sourish, raspberry, red fruits. Nice beer. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4518) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Cantillon glass: Brown pour. Small sized creamy vanilla foamy head on top of a hazy brown copper colored beer. Aroma reminds me a bit of the Belgian Oud Brown: yeast (wild and lacto), wood (sweetwood and some older oak), some caramel and brown sugars, berries (all (sour) kinds) and some light malty (toast). Flavours of vinegar, a hint of balsamico, brown sugars, wild yeast, berries, tart and sour, wood, caramel, some sour burn and bitters. Sour dominates everything, quite logic of course! Aftertaste is sour, vinegar, sour fruit, caramel and wood. Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, full bodied and a watery light dry tart texture! Quite a nice beer but nothing really complex or deep and way, read: WAY to expensive!

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