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


on tap

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A 4.5% bitter dry hopped with USA Amarillo hops. Formerly known as De Molen Amerikaans

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (500) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Upon pouring, this beer produced a huge, fluffy head that doesn’t settle and makes pouring difficult. The orange body is quite hazy and topped with a fluffy head. Nose is hoppy with apricot, pine and resinous notes and hints of caramel. Taste is bitter but not very strongly so, the finish is mild and fairly short. Low carbonation and medium palate. A nice, hoppy but light beer with good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (629) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Tap at DCBF15. Didn’t take proper tasting notes. Nice fruity bitter/ipa, great aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
Bottle at ÅBF08 as De Molen Amerikaans. Weak hop aroma. Tbe flavour is quite yeasty. Some hops, fresh and grassy. Slightly rough hoppiness, but still nice enough. 7 3 6 3 14

Draught at Alvinne pre-ZBF09 as De Molen Amerikaans. Draught, 4.5%. Very nice caramelly and slightly grassy aroma. Cloudy grey amber colour. Nice creamy tan head. Teaish and grassy hop flavour, good bitterness. Almost herbal finish. Cleansing bitterness. 7 3 6 3 16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
33cl bottle (BBD 1 July 16) in Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury on 28 April 2015 as Amerikaans. Being renamed because it hasn’t got a ’&’ in it’s name: the only De Molen without a ’&’. Amber with a tight head, hops burst onto your senses from the start, bitter, sharp and tasty, I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2040) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Alias Amerikaans. Orangebrun tåkete med høyt kremete hvitt skum. En god del bunnfall. Lukt av sitrus. Smaker medium bittert. Kort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (566) - FRANCE - APR 23, 2015
Pours clear amber author medium white head. Nose is citrus and fruity. Aromas are citrus, grassy hope and pine. Foamy texture and medium carbonation. Medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2015
Oranje geel kleurig bier met een wit crème kleurige schuimkraag. Geur licht zoetig en grapefruit. Smaak hoppig met citrus smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RodrigoPacheco (99) - - APR 20, 2015
Uma bitter bastaste refrescante. A presença do Amarillo deixa um paladar frutado e bem interessante. Pouco amargor e excelente drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3365) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
Tasted as Amerikaans, half year old bottle, generously donated by De Molen’s online beer shop in compensation for a missing bottle in my order... Big thanks to Joost. Deep orange blonde, misty but completely murky with deposit, under a milky, creamy, pale beige head with good lacing and good retention. ’Dank’ and rich aroma of blood orange flesh, pink grapefruit peel, strawberry ice cream, freshly toasted bread, bitter honey, tulips, unsalted peanuts, subtle caramel, vague suggestion of aniseed, fresh peaches and pineapple... Almost smells like a double IPA. Taste matches the promising aroma: crisp, fresh and fruity, vivid, suggestions of peaches, redcurrant and mango, minerals, salty touch fortunately staying subdued, honeyishly sweet maltiness underneath, medium carbo, smoothly slipping into the finish, where a whole bouquet of aromatic, floral and very citrussy hops come to development, somewhat resinous, dry, bitter and fairly long, but still gentle and in balance with the mouth-watering malt sweetness. About the name: I understand De Molen wanted a twofold name for this, like they do for most of their other beers, but why digging up the name of a different beer they produced a few years ago? In terms of style: if this is a bottled bitter with American-style C-hops, I don’t know what differentiates it from an APA. I will classify it as an APA in my personal data, and a damn good one at that. Apart from all this: the living proof that a (relatively) low ABV beer can boast tons of flavours, a new trend in the craft beer landscape, and I for one am curious to see if this will evolve any further than pure hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (268) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Della olandese De Molen. Una bitter sui generis leggermente ambrata, più simile a una IPA direi per la luppolatura, ma equilibrata con i suoi sentori erbacei non eccessivi.

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