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


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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2013
7/VII/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 23/VII/14, bottled: 23/VII/12 (2013-615)

Little cloudy orange beer, big irregular creamy yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, metallic, quite some chloride, citrus. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, lemony, little fruity, some pineapple. Aftertaste: bitter, citric hops, little malty, honey,grassy touch. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2013
The head is medium, the body cloudy and brown. It smells hoppy, fruity, interesting. The taste is hoppy, bitter, fruity, refreshing, hoppy-fresh. Good 12/12/11/12/12/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - JUL 4, 2013
Golden orange amber with a frothy, lingering, lacy, off-white head. Smells of citrus orange hops, peachy fruit with light pine and medium malt. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt with soft yeast and a general fruity hops with a bit of pine. Medium sweetness with a soft bitterness and a fruity hoppy lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Aroma: Clean aroma of (Belgian?) yeast, orange and a hint of white pepper.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a massive off-white head. Light carbonation. Lots of sticky lacing marks.

Taste: Subtle flavour of grass, straw and lime. Pear and coriander.

Palate: Thin to medium body with a very oily mouthfeel. Flat carbonation.

Overall: Itís listed as a Bitter but I think itís more of a Pale Ale. Itís certainly more hoppy and complex than all other Bitters Iíve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (538) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma: yeast, citrus, caramel, little bready; Appearance: orange/amber color, little hazy, small off-white foam; Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, little sour; Palate: medium body, a bit oily feel, long dry finish; Overall: very good beer, great drinkability

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (539) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUN 1, 2013
33 cl bottle @Bierkoning, Amsterdam, bottled 23,07,2012. Pours heavy hazy pale orange with white-off medium top diminishing in long lasting frothy layer, light lacing. Aroma - definetly US hops, fruity-citrusy, soapy, sweet malty, not yeasty at all. Taste - bitter with far away sour as American pale ale, minimal malt sweetness, light dry finish, medium to light bodied, watery texture. Some sweetness, caramely in aftertaste what surprises me cause sweet in flavour as it is - minimal. Overall - if this is bitter than it is my first bitter hopped not with English hops and there is no that sour berries-candy tones in flavour at all. But as some bitter pale ale I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
11.2oz, 4.42% labeled ABV, batch 753. No date on the bottle. Split with b3shine. Mildly hazy orange golden color. Big white head, that soon fades to a thin reasonable amount. Just some loose splotches of lace. Medium body. Soft, moderate carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Light to moderate bitter, minimal sweet. Unusual hop flavor, never heard of this "sladek" variety but it has a fascinating flavor profile thatís a bit difficult to pin down. Some citrus? Some spice? Light toasty malt. Solid, surprisingly drinkable bitter, it grew on me as I went. Kind of refreshing, with the lighter body and bright texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a hazy orange with AMPLE white head. Smells and tastes hoppy with a touch of caramel and a nice, light body. Lively on the palate. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
ivory white head that disappears quickly with thick CO2 bubbles in it that burst open. orange amber clear colour. aroma of hops, fruit, apricot but some hint of detergent as well. fruity sweet, apricot, citrus, sour, dry mouthfeel with a dry bitter finish. there is also an unpleasant taste of detergent. quite ok body and soft carbonation. sampling the yeast deposit at the end gives a very pronounced detergent flavour. possibly this bottle is spoiled or degraded in some way (itís almost 1 year old now), so this rating might not reflect (i hope) a fresh bottle. bottle 33 cl / bottled on 13-7-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1254) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
33cl bottle. Orange and hazy with small white head. Nose : tart with orange, ginger cookie, spices and citrus zest. Sip ; oily texture, low carbonation. Medium body. Sweet orange cake flavor, cookie with ginger. Strong citrus peel flavors. The ending is delicately bitter and fruity. Te beer is ok but quite far from a typical English bitter.

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