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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Bitter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A 4.5% bitter dry hopped with USA Amarillo hops. Formerly known as De Molen Amerikaans


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1218) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
American pale ale (apa) de 4,5 % abv, pour 10° plato, et 37 ebu. Malts pils et cara. Houblons sladek et amarillo. Exemplaire à mi-validité pour 2 ans préconisés par le brasseur. Couleur ambre pêche (23 ebc), à la clarté nette. Bulles très fines, partout assez vives et quelques moyennes par à-coups. Mousse beige clair, à flocons moyens, nappage stable à 2 mm. Arômes de houblons fins, malt riche, agrumes, pointe légère de citronnelle, et touche de framboise. 1ère bouche soyeuse, à la très belle entame malt/houblon avec une nette touche de tabac. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume ciselée, quelques touches de trèfle. 2ème avec houblon fleuri et pointe de baies rouges, airelles. Arrière-bouche très fine, complexe, incisive. 3ème avec des nuances ultimes sur le houblon et l’amertume. Arrière-bouche très longue, délicieuse. La longueur donne une infinité de nuances et d’assemblage, du bois de pin, mangue, lichee, groseille blanche, et. Jambes fines, groupées, serrées. Levure fine, construite, un peu épicée, très belle ligne. Alcool : malgré son faible niveau, il agit à très bon escient sur l’amertume. La finale se déguste à tous petits flots, qui sont chacun de purs moments de bonheur. CONCLUSION : l’apa bien réalisée est un chef d’oeuvre comparable aux plus belles ipa. Nous en avons la démonstration ici … Qu’on se le dise !!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
On tap. Dark golden with white head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, grass, lemon. Bitter flavour, light bodied

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nonshaugen (333) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2016
De Molen Amerikaans, 33 cl, bottle conditioned, bottled April 2014, so it’s a bit old at the time for this review. Golden orange, slightly hazy, thick creamy white head, nice carbonation. Stunning! Aroma is slightly woody and grassy, hop notes may have faded away. Mouthfeel is bitter, dry, foamy and carbonated. Not much to say about the flavour other than the restrained citrusy and grassy hop notes. Would be very interesting to compare this one head to head with a Licht & Lustig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Draft pour at Little Beer Room in Hong Kong. Orange clear and white head. Mild bitter and hoppiness but a nice apricot and tropical side to it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Solid bitter and a nice refreshing light brew on a hot afternoon. Will have it again after I mow the lawn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (562) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2015
Nice clear amber ale with good tight white persistent head. Lots of grassy, piney and citrus aromas, a little biscuit. Yhe taste has lemon, tangerine, grassy notes, floral honey, cream cracker. Bitter and dry finish. Light bodied. Refreshing and enjoyable summer brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teran (254) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 17, 2015
Hardly cloudy copper colour Fluffy head, nice carboantion. Light citrus, floral hops, some caramel malt. Fresh and solid bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (483) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle - Cloudy amber colour, medium off-white head, good retention. Fruity hop aromas, peach, tangerine, pine. Taste of peach, tangerine, orange peel, some caramel, breadcrust. gentle bitterness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, thin texture. Very delightful summer refreshing hoppy ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1936) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Mrk bij mij. Hoppy de poppy, troebel, bitter vol van smaak. Backlog from 2015/04/17.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1436) - - NOV 23, 2015
Clear yellow color with small head. Aroma is hops, amarillo. Flavor is bitter, malt, hops. Really nice one!


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