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

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RATINGS: 454   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


Xstream's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xstream (218) - - AUG 20, 2013
Very nice refreshing summer beer. Has quite a load of all sorts of citrus flavor, with their trademark Amerillo hops, which are getting a little annoying because they’re in so many of their beers and many times for the wrong reasons. But in this case it’s used right. Doesn’t overpower and gives the floral / fruite flavors some bitter richness. Nice beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4786) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2/8/2009 7:57:40 AM As De Molen Amerikaans: Cracked Kettle. Golden body with medium head. Solid nose of grapefruit, honey. Taste of citrus, grapefruits and malts, with caramel on the back. Quite hoppy. Fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 13/11/14 Labeled as Amerikaans. Creamy white head atop a hazy copper body. Aromatic hop nose - lots of floral herbs, grass & spice, citrus rind & pine, touch of caramelly malts. Medium-to-full body, nice touch of malt chewiness, moderate carbonation. Doesn’t quite explode with flavour but nicely tempered flavour on the body - once again grass, floral spice & grapefruit/lemon rind. Bitterness somewhat subdued (for style), lingering spice to finish. Not too shabby - fail to see how it’s a Bitter of any sort though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1761) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 15, 2016
hazy amber colour, medium sized creamy, slightly yellowish head; aroma of peach, tangerine, orange zest, some caramel and bread notes; taste is also dominated by fruitiness (peach, grapefruit, tangerine) with adequate amount of bitterness, some bready notes and pine resin; excellent beer, though for me, it’s more like an APA than a bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatusBeer (78) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2016
330 ml bottle Amerikaans bottled in november 2014. Hazy dark orange colour with long lasting white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel, refreshing. Taste has lemon notes, grass, quite bitter.High carbonation, enjoyed it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1112) - 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 (620) - 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 (263) - 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 (4902) - 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 (534) - 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.


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