bitterntwisted (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aromas of lemony citrus, perhaps some apple and spice. Nice burnished orange colour with a very ample, lacing and foamy head. Very well balanced malty sweetness and lingering bitterness. As the head dissipates a touch, a quick swirl of the glass allows the full and slightly creamy mouthfeel to continue and complement the great taste.
Enjoyed this one a lot!
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish orange with a huge, fluffy beige head that lasts ages. Fruity, hoppy aroma has notes of peach, mango, orange, pine, toffee and herbs. Flavour starts out sweet, becoming fairly bitter on the back palate, and is quite similar to the aroma, possibly even fruitier with additional notes of apricot and grapefruit. Light, dry mouthfeel with high carbonation and a long bitter finish. Very good DIPA is bold yet refined, complex and well balanced. Another great beer from De Molen.
Nisse666 (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thx to Henrik S, 2010-06-28, Göteborg
AR: Amarillo, sweet apricot marmelade
AP: coudy ice tea, hughe creamy brulee colored head
F: Amarillo, sweet apricot marmelade, medium low bitterness, sugar, fullbody, great beverage - buy!
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle a amber colored beer with a big white head aroma a lots of hop citrus spices and some smoke taste hop spices citrus some sweetness and a hoppy finish a nice beer
theSlipperyPen (236) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opens with a loud pop. This is an exquisitely beautiful beer - I’d say it’s in my top ten lookers. It’s very effervescent, with a constant stream of bubbles rushing up to join the white, soapy head. A swirl effortlessly raises the head, which remains for ages until it subsides into a complex lacing. Aroma is grape fruit, grassy hops, mango and passion fruit. Taste is crisp, zesty oranges and lemons, mango and clean hops. It has a lovely mouth feel with just the right amount of body to feel creamy, but still light enough for a summer’s afternoon. The carbonation fizzes around the tongue and leads on to a good burp. Overall this is a superb offering from an impressive brewery. Cheers!
FeDo2010 (18) - , NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared this bottle during a beer drinking session together with my beer buddy PapaEugene. I had several beers from Dutch brewery de Molen, and until now, really liked most of them. Bottle from Berts Bierhuis beershop in Utrecht. Poured into an Urthel glass. The beers pours an hazy dark yellow (amber-like) color with a high, creamy long-lasting white head.
The scent is fresh, full of sweet fruits (Peach, apricot), sweet caramel hops and a bit floral (like a typical tripel).
The taste is full of spicy hops with balanced acidity, in general much less sweet and fruity compared to the scent, with a nice bitterness in the end. The alcohol taste is medium-well hidden.
The mouthfeel is good. A bit watery maybe, with medium-high carbonation.
Overall, another good beer from the Molen. Not their best one though, but I would definitely not mind drinking it again.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brasserie 4:20, Roma. Murky amber with a dense creamy beige head. Beautiful floral hop nose. Flavour is caramel, tropical fruits - orange, tangerine, stonefruits. Ridicously smooth. Underlying bitterness in the finish. Superb stuff.
usetheforce (52) - Wehl, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught@In De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Firkin Cask Conditioned. Redish brown and very cloudy and thick. Bubbly, soapy small head, which almost completely dissapears. Fruity, citric aroma. Strong taste of lime, lemon, quite bitter. Oily and full mouthfeeling. Bittersweet, alcoholic aftertaste which lasted very long. It took me long to finish this beer, but really enjoyed it.
spkevin (380) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Firkin Cask Conditioned. What a great beer. Hazy, muddy light brown with a small, soapy head which slowly disappeared. Strong, impressive aroma with hints of grapefruit, some sweet fruits and some typical De Molen hints. The taste was really great. Like above with a very hoppy, bitter kick. Long bitter aftertaste which seems to last forever. A big thank you to De Molen to taste this great brew Cask Conditioned. Will try a bottle later.
erickok (3491) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Shiny brown beer. Lots of hops, hay, earthy. Oily, somewhat fizzy body with lively carbonation. Balanced bitterness extending to its long aftertaste. Brilliant beer. (75cl bottle bought at the brewery.) (Rating re-indexed)