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


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our flagship light bitter ale dryhopped with Amarillo. Lots of fruit like orange and grapefuit mixed with grass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - 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 (2156) - Hagen, 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 (6459) - Out of the EU, 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 (261) - Vught, 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (996) - - OCT 10, 2014
Good hoppy beer with citrus aroma with notes of grass. . Taste is hoppy with mild bitterness. Tender bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at Good Meals Shop. Nice smell, light caramel, citrus, lemon, Belgian yeastiness. Very easy drinking. Refreshing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (404) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Slight hop aroma on the pour. Thin head, quickly disappearing. Nice orange colour. Taste is bitter-sweet to start, becoming progressively more bitter. Good mouthfeel, long dry, bitter finish. Overall a nice, easy drinker, well-balanced and low in alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a glass tankard, ABV 4.5%, sladek as bittering hop, Amarillo as late hopping. Amber coloured beer, hazy, with one finger of off-white head, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, some butter, light citrus. Taste is malty, light orange peel, citrus. Medium thin body, okay carbonation. Overall okay, nothing special though.

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