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De Molen Lief & Leed

Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Flemish Red

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamestulloch (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with no head. Low carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of raspberry vinegar, orange sherbet and foam bananas. Flavour is extremely sour - underripe plum, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. Interesting aroma but bordering on undrinkable. Far too tart to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is nice, fruity, bit dusty and musty. Taste is good, nice, marzipan, brown sugar, initial puckering sourness. Finish is more fruity and with some maltiness hiding. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (607) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Aroma: barn, sour, phenols. Appearance: clear, copper color, no head. Taste: low bitterness, really sour, barn, bandage, dark malts. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, sour finish. Overall: One-dimensional sour beer, intensive wild notes, I expected something more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Fruity nose of cherries and light sweet fruit, some funk. Thin reddish brown color. Smooth but tart initial, some vinegar, berries, Brett, and gentle maltiness in finish. Thin body and quite crisp. Not a bomb of acid tartness, but full of moderated flavors. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4558) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
750ml bottle pours an amber orange color with a finger of white head that settles down to leave very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon and yeast. Taste is sour lemons with some dry yeasty notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, sour lemons and yeast in a bottle. This brew needs more malt and/or hops to balance out the sourness. A well crafted brew that just misses the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4oz pour on tap at Liberty’s, for $4.50. Dark fruit, vanilla, mild vinous character up front in the aroma, just a touch of vinegar. Some cherry and chocolate. Pour does not look very impressive at all. Pours with a minimal ring of bubbly head, which quickly fades to nothing. Hazy dark brown red color. Palate is also very light on carbonation, too, but its not too bothersome. Satisfying bigger body, kind of slick finish. Works. Moderate sweet taste, moderate tart, good woody character. Lightly spicy. Mild saltiness? Enjoyable flemish red style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8224) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Fast gone off-white head over copperish-ruby beer. Alcoholic, syrupy-sweet nose with fruity & hoppy aromas, liqueurish, hints at young oak. Smells phenomenally alcoholic for only 6.2% ABV. Sour with a faint fruity sweetness in the background. Sour cherries (yet not the sour cherry version!) and other (sour) red fruit. Bit of lemon, and very old wine, some wood. Retronasal strawberries - unripe ones. Sharp acidburn, nearly dry-out effect, lipsmacking acidity. No alcoholeffect in the mouth, in contrast to the nose. Good, if a tad crude Oud Bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzymol (115) - - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 33cl, 1 y.o. Pours intense tea with thin and short-lasting foam. Aroma is sour, very intense, biological, yeasty. Taste is amazing, very sour, a bit salty, with low bittering finish and dry aftertaste. Cannot feel roasted barley. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (349) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Clear, attractive red brown colour. No head to speak of. Light body and little carbonation, but the sourness gives an impression of a fuller body. Sour, sharp fruit, tea. Strong but well balanced sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1394) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark amber brown with a small tan head. Medium body with quite some carbonation. Nice sourness with some sweet tones. Apple, vinegar, lemon, spices and herbs. A great tasty well balanced sour brew.

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