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

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 (190) - - 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
RodrigoPacheco (43) - - APR 20, 2015
Uma bitter bastaste refrescante. A presença do Amarillo deixa um paladar frutado e bem interessante. Pouco amargor e excelente drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2879) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (195) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 10, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Opal amber one with a creamy off-white head on it. Citrus-fruity nose and aroma escorted by bread and caramel, mouthfeel is slick. Bittersweet, dry finish with earth and orange peel. Nice as expected...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gotterhalts (6) - - APR 2, 2015 does not count
Cloudy amber, with decent off white head. Nice gentle woody nose, gentle hoppiness. Medium carbonation, decent body with slight oiliness. Very gentle maltiness initially before a good dose of piney woody hoppiness kicks in, without being overpowering. Fades gently to a nice lingering bitterness. It?s hoppier and less estery than I?d expect from a bitter, and it?s more like an IPA for me, but it?s a pleasant drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle a amber dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus some yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits and hops

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper color with full head. Aromas of sourdough, honey, light toffee, and a bit of pine. Mild flavors of toast, honey, grass, and citrus. Light bitter finish. Foamy. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (283) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2015
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo. Bottled on: 30/09/2014. BBD: 30/09/2016. Color amarillo, espuma blanca. Aroma cítrico. Sobrecarbonatacion.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1648) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle, Coppers, Newcastle. Pours a lovely, clear copper colour, with a foaming white head that retains well. Light citrus and yeast aroma, dry orange flavour & some chalk. Solid stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordMariscal (19) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
Tomada en cerveceria KRAKEN. Oviedo. Rica cerveza de la casa De Molen. Una de mis preferidas. Toque amargo por la carga de lúpulo. Bonito color. Aroma suave y persistente. Trago facil. Muy recomendable.


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