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De Molen Blikken & Blozen

Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Saison
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Ingredients: water, pale and caramel barley malts, premiant, saaz (bitter), amarillo and citra hops (dry hopping, yeast (top fermenting). 19.7º Plato / 30 EBC

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amber colour with a huge off-white foamy head. Yeasty aroma with notes of ripe peaches, citrus, backed by slightly buttery, bready cara-malt. Moderately sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour-tart flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Fruit-accented, surprisingly moderate malty base with hints of caramel, tropic fruits and yeasty spice; a mildly but well-embedded hoppy bitterness joins in towards the finish. Likeable. 12.V.15

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llucmaduell (64) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
The kind of beer style, the producers, I thought that beer would be overwhelming without cheating. On the other hand, De Molen has many beers in their catalog and mass experiments that do not lead to anything. I have not understood this beer a saison? Perhaps, but with some shortcomings very clear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1306) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle, shared at Round Tower Brewery, 2nd July 2015. White lacing and a dark bronze appearance. Aroma is clove and coriander and clove. Taste burnt caramel, coriander and clove. Some pine and spruce. Fortunately it hadn’t aged too well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1051) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
33cl bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is opalescent ruby amber to hazy orange copper, head is small, white, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is tropical fruits, flavor is strawberry, spices, honey, lemon peel. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium bittersweet, light sour, light alcohol warmth, light peppery aftertaste. Full body, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation. Sweetish dessert, great taste, interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1794) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Clear burgundy with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Very sweet with subtle bitter and sour tones. Ripe fruits (peach, apricot), malts, caramel, cinnamon, alcohol and herbs. A sweet tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (448) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 19/9/2013. Clear, medium amber with a massive (a little gusher), foamy, stable, tan to white head. Intense aroma of peach and apricot, tangerine, banana, lemon and a bit of pepper and alcohol. Lovely, sweetish taste of apricot and peach, mango, tangerine and banana, followed by a long, yeasty, slightly spicy (pepper and cinnamon), gently alcoholic and rather bitter and dry finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very aromatic and tasty, delicious. Maybe a bit too much on the sweet side and a little too dry in the end, but still well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2452) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a copper/Amber with huge head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malts and light Belgisn yeast. Flavors follow same with additional doughy malts and raisiny fruit. Very malty for a "saison" but an incredibly smooth and creamy, tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
27.11.2014. Copper orange, hazy, very dark for saison. Big head, slowly getting out of bottle. Aroma of sweet caramel, yeast, raisin, dry fruits. Taste has plenty of dries fruits, yeast, plums, raisin, cherry, malts. Quite high carbonation. Kinda tastes fermentation is still on. Quite strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1786) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Pours hazy copper with a little of white head. Aroma is berries and toffee. Flavour is yeast, light bitter and citrus fruits. Not much carbonation. Another experimental brew from De Molen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
popiela (170) - - MAR 2, 2015
Barwa jasno bursztynowa, wyraźne zmętnienie. Piana mało obfita, szybko opadła. W aromacie wyraźny alkohol, jednak nie jest on bardzo nachalny. Do tego nuty winne i delikatny karmel. Bardzo rozgrzewające, smak winny i delikatnie alkoholowy. Bardzo przyjemna tekstura, gęste, niskie wysycenie. Średnia goryczka i delikatny, cytrusowy finisz. Ciekawe piwo.

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