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De Molen Op & Top (Amarillo)

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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our flagship light bitter ale dryhopped with Amarillo. Lots of fruit like orange and grapefuit mixed with grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (372) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Little hazy, light amber, excellent foam. Fine hop aroma: tropical fruit, floral, a little citrus and pine. Taste: clean, citrus, fruit, light malt, good hops bitterness. Pleasant and refreshing ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3925) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to my buddy Chris: Poured a huge carbonated white head with copper color. Aroma is nice citrus fruit with mild hops. Taste is nice bitter hops citrus fruit and light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gangstergafje (219) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 The beer has a beautiful orange color with a soft white foam head. The beer is very cloudy. The color is like an IPA or Pale Ale. The smell is really sweet and full of citrusy hop flavors of the Amarillo. The smell is really refreshing. Unfortunately the taste is less great. The citrusy sweetness of the Amarillo, which is clearly present in the smell, is almost not present in the taste. There is a lot of bitternes, almost to much. In the finish however there is a little of the citrusy sweetness of the Amarillo hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (686) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2015
Hazy golden, lasting white head. Nose is peach, pine and tangerines. Body is light, carbon light, texture thin. Taste is bitter. Palate is fruity and hoppy. Fresh. Bitter aftertaste. B@Leerdam

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (863) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
Une bitter américaine de 9° plato pour 4,5 % abv, et niveau ebu de 42. Elaborée avec du malt pils et cara, du houblon Sladek pour l’amertume, et de l’Amarillo en late hopping. Couleur roux moyen abricoté (ebc de 23). Voile de levure assez dense. Bulles fines en colonnes sur les parois, vives. Mousse blanc cassé, qui forme un nappage superbe à 2 mm . Arômes de malt grillé, agrumes douces, avec un zeste d’orange. Merveilleusement fleuri et équilibré, je reste de longues minutes à humer ce parfum subtil. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur un malt clair, amertume très plaisante, fleurs blanches. Arrière-bouche de grande saveur, fleurs de haie. 2ème sur le malt grillé, bonne tenue du fruité avec un fleuri distingué. Arrière-bouche bien fraîche, longue, précise. 3ème sur un malt finement grillé, bois de chêne blanc. Arrière-bouche très précise, sans faille. Longueur d’un admirable équilibre, douceur, saveur. Jambes un peu marquées, et lisses pour une autre part. Levure bien nette, un peu épicée, poivrée, très belle veine. Alcool tout à fait opérant sur les saveurs, et en préservant l’amertume. Finale au nez toujours aussi merveilleux, et avec encore d’autres nuances en bouche. Il faut la boire par toutes petites touches pour percevoir toutes ces nuances. CONCLUSION : la bière du retour des beaux jours (28 ° aujourd’hui), avec son cortège d’agrumes, son beau houblon, son malt finement grillé. Mais le nez d’entrée, qui se retrouve d’ailleurs à la finale, mérite déjà à lui seul quasiment un 5, un parfum digne de Dior ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 7, 2015
Very light amber color with a disappearing white head. Very strong aroma including grass, hops and some citric notes. Flavor is predominantly bitter with a dry long end and a clear yeast feeling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (286) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2015
0,33 l bottle, bottled on 12/6/2014. Clear, amber with a thin, soapy, white to tan head. The aroma is of orange, tangerine, honey and hints of caramel. Very nice but not that strong. Sweetish taste of honey and orange. Okay. Thin to medium body, a bit watery, average carbonation. Short, only slightly bitter finish. Nice beer - especially for 4.5 % - but not world class. Maybe that this beer breathed too much air in the supermarket if I read some of the other ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Recenzja z 13.11.2013. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, mocno oblepia szklo, zostawia gruba obraczke. Kolor bursztynowy, lekkie jednolite zmetnienie. W zapachu dominuje amarillo oraz lekka czeska nuta, dalej minimalny slod. W smaku wytrawne, ale jest troche slodu, nie jest calkiem puste, jest lekkie i co prawda troche wodniste, ale w przyjemny sposob. Goryczka niska, ale pasuje do lekkiego piwa, aromaty jak w zapachu, ale mniej intensywne. Wysycenie srednie. Bardzo przyjemne, lekkie i pijalne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at the King’s Arms tap takeover. It pours a orange-ish color with a nice creamy head. Aroma is faint fruit and hops. Flavor is bitter with some sourness in the background. Nice hoppiness. Very well rounded and hoppy bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
De Molen uses amarillo hops for the late hopping and this is a perfect choice for this beer. The combination with the sladek hop, that is used for the bittering, gives a complex bitterness to the beer. Something you might not expect while evaluation the aroma. It’s medium body, the fruity bitterness and the subtle hints of sweet malt build an refeshing combination that could stand all comparison with good IPA’s. An it’s definitely a wonderful summer thirst quencher as well. LIKE!

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